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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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My left breast has been sore close to my underarm pit. The dull "muscle" ache has then spread. No sharp pain but dull. Now both my Breasts are aching.

My left breast has been sore close to my underarm pit. The dull "muscle" ache has then spread. No sharp pain but dull. Now both my Breasts are aching.

Depends: Breast/chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck

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Pain above left breast in the muscle/rib area.?

Pain above left breast in the muscle/rib area.?

See your MD U are 83: Because of your age please see your internist for a minimum neuromuscular exam, possible ekg, and mammogram! yes a mammogram until god calls you!

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My left shoulder has pain in the muscles. My left axilla stinks like bo. Bad bo. Left breast is full. More than right?

My left shoulder has pain in the muscles. My left axilla stinks like bo. Bad bo. Left breast is full. More than right?

Infection?: Perhaps you have an infection, either cellulitis or abscess, leading to fullness, pain, and possibly malodorous body odor. Only way to figure out what's going on is to go see your Family Doc for evaluation. Speculation won't help. In meantime, you can apply warm compresses to area to focus body's immune system. Some pus pockets can drain on their own so don't be alarmed if that happens.

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Off and on pain over top of left breast towards center. Don't have tight pec muscles cause I stretch them regularly as I work out. Annoying pain?

Off and on pain over top of left breast towards center. Don't have tight pec muscles cause I stretch them regularly as I work out. Annoying pain?

Breast pain: A simple question is if your bra is too tight.
Also if you do a self exam do you feel a lump as there is a chance you have a small cyst that gets irritated.

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Having a sharp pain in my left breast that only happens when I am leaning over, could it be a pulled muscle?

Having a sharp pain in my left breast that only happens when I am leaning over, could it be a pulled muscle?

Unlikely: You describe a positional chest wall pain. This often comes from the back (spine and ribs) not muscle. See your physician for a spinal exam and to consider working with a physical therapist to work on stretching and postural exercise.

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Have pain like a pulled muscle behind left breast. Did not do anything to injury myself but pain can be felt in my back same spot.

Have you had a mammo: Well could be just a pulled muscle. Do you exercise? If the pain feels deep in the breast may be good idea for you to have a mammogram. Best to be checked ny your doctor

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17yo Asian. Did 1st self breast check, found 3cm thick hard strip of sth from bottom to left side of left breast. Is it muscle or sth more serious?

17yo Asian. Did 1st self breast check, found 3cm thick hard strip of sth from bottom to left side of left breast. Is it muscle or sth more serious?

May be rib: It would be very unlikely that you would have something serious at 17. The most likely thing that fits your description is a rib. Any time you wonder about a finding, check the other side. If you find the same thing there, it is probably normal. Hope this helps.

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Last few days, my left breast, deep down inside, in the pec muscle area has been itching & appln pressure only seems to help (temp). No other symptoms?

Last few days, my left breast, deep down inside, in the pec muscle area has been itching & appln pressure only seems to help (temp). No other symptoms?

Unusual for muscle: Itch in body. You should discuss this with your doctor to see what may be causing it that might be revealed by physical exam. Usually, itching occurs on the skin level, and not down deep into the pectoral muscle. Do get a 2nd opinion, especially if you are showing signs of hives, wheals, or swelling that will need further work up.

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Muscle building supplements that can cause a lump in a males left breast?

Muscle building supplements that can cause a lump in a males left breast?

Yes: Absolutely. They also contribute to enlargement of the male breast which can be permanent. Consider stopping.

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What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

Various: Irritation of muscles due to overuse or contorted positions; irritation of the intercostal nerves in the rib cage; irritation of thoracic nerve roots often from compression; irritating lesions deep to the muscle such as tumors, infections, etc.

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I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

It Could be related: To stomach problem gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. Thank you.

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I have some unconfortable sensation under my left breast that spread to my arm and to my neck muscles what does this mean?

I have some unconfortable sensation under my left breast that spread to my arm and to my neck muscles what does this mean?

Confusion: Left sided chest pain is complicated. Everyone thinks about heart disease and woman are twice as likely to get a heart attack. But could be lots and lots of things. Gas, muscle strain, infection, trauma, cervical disc disease or a combination of these. Worrying about it will make it worse so get it checked out for your peace of mind.

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It just felt like a painless muscle spasm behind my left breast. It lasted just a second but set off panic. Possibly anything dangerous?

It just felt like a painless muscle spasm behind my left breast. It lasted just a second but set off panic. Possibly anything dangerous?

See that you suffer: From anxiety disorder. It may have been a muscle spasm since your pecs are deep to the breasts. It sounds like it only lasted a second - so you are most likely fine. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat.

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Muscle knot feeling left side of back near shoulder blade, frequent burping, weird feeling in left breast in same area what could this be?

Muscle knot feeling left side of back near shoulder blade, frequent burping, weird feeling in left breast in same area what could this be?

Specialist will help: It all makes sense except for the "frequent burping", however a variety of strain patterns of the back can produce a visceral-somatic response. See a musculoskeletal specialist, usually a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) that specializes in omm (osteopathic manual medicine) or nmm (neuromuscular medicine) with a sports medicine background. They'll also weed out unusual causes like zoster.

Dr. Raj Upadya
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