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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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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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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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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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Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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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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Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain: The way you describe your does not sound typical of a heart problem. It looks like you may have costchondritis considering your age. However it is a good idea to see your family physician to check out. ...Read more

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44 fem anxty/panic hiatal hernia center chest pain in betw breast reflux burping EKG chest X-ray labs all good. 40mg Prilosec worried about cause?

44 fem anxty/panic hiatal hernia center chest pain in betw breast reflux burping EKG chest X-ray labs all good.  40mg Prilosec  worried about cause?

Many reasons : Large hiatal hernias referred to as paraesophageal hernias can cause this type of pain. Esophageal spasm could also be a cause. An upper GI contrast study, esophageal manometry, 48 hour ph study, and upper endoscopy should be able to sort out any anatomic imitate physiologic issues if the esophagus and stomach that may be causing your pain. ...Read more

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