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Dr. William Galli
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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Five second pain across center of chest between breasts.  Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain.  Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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What causes a sharp 5 second pain from center of chest between breasts straight across to right chest/breast?feels almost electric.PCP says not heart.

What causes a sharp 5 second pain from center of chest between breasts straight across to right chest/breast?feels almost electric.PCP says not heart.

Atypical chest pain.: This is not cardiac. Most often these are muscle spasms from injuries, from stress or infection. If you are in doubt get a stress echo. You learn a lot from it. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Harinder Gill
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What causes a sharp five second stabbing pain in the center of chest directly between breasts? PCP says heart is fine. This was shortly after eating.

What causes a sharp five second stabbing pain in the center of chest directly between breasts?  PCP says heart is fine. This was shortly after eating.

Atypical chest pain: There are myriad causes for such brief pains;follow through with your PCP for further assesment or management,given relationship to eating consider a GI evaluation ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
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What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

Many things: This could related to a soft tissue injury with referred pain. It could also be related to irritation of one of the intercostal nerves, which can sometimes be related to recurrent chickenpox(so called zoster). It could be lung related inflammation and damage too. To be honest, you'd be best suited to be evaluated in person. If you develop shortness of breath seek a more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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What could this be a left chest pain gets worse when im breathing and feels like its radiating in from under my breast to the center and upper chest?

What could this be a left chest pain gets worse when im breathing and feels like its radiating in from under my breast to the center and upper chest?

Fever?: If you've been ill, i i would think about pleurisy. If your pain is worse lying down and relieved sitting up, i would consider pericarditis. If you have fever, you should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Is it true chest pain in the center of the chest is more likely to be cardiac in nature then pain on the left side (breast area)?

Is it true chest pain in the center of the chest is more likely to be cardiac in nature then pain on the left side (breast area)?

Not really: But, historically a pressure type retrosternal chest pain associated with activities and better with rest is typical for angina. But as we get older and with female diabetic patients, less typical become typical. I take chest pain very seriously, specially if associated with chd risk factors. Evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Rock
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Split second sharp chest pain in center of chest and under right breast that is intermittent. Can hear a lot of gas with stethoscope.

Split second sharp chest pain in center of chest  and under right breast that is intermittent. Can hear a lot of gas with stethoscope.

Prob. not a worry: Most sharp pains in the chest, unless there has been trauma to the muscles or rib cage, ate due to stomach or upper intestinal gas pockets and are not serious. However, if this continues, please see your health advisor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Drescher
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Chest pain center under left breast. Hurts to breath and when pressure applied? Came on suddenly.

Chest pain center under left breast.  Hurts to breath and when pressure applied?  Came on suddenly.

CP can be serious : This could be pain from the chest wall muscles but also could be more serious. If it lasts more than a few seconds at a time you should really call your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency department for a more detailed history and physical. ...Read more

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