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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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I've been feeling chest pain above my left breast after I take a deep breath it feels hotn heavy?

I've been feeling chest pain above my left breast after I take a deep breath it feels hotn heavy?

See your md: Anytime you feel chest pain that you can't explain, especially if it involves your breathing pattern, call 911 or get to your doctor pronto. ...Read more

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I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

Chest pain needs to: be evaluated by your doc. It MAY be simple muscle tightness or something more but a doc needs to make that determinations. The presentation of cardiac issues w/women is different from that of men so please don't look on the net or talk to well meaning folks because it may be mis-information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 22, female.I've been experiencing chest pain above my left breast. Also I have some shoulder pain(could be from working out).Should I be worried?

I am 22, female.I've been experiencing chest pain above my left breast. Also I have some shoulder pain(could be from working out).Should I be worried?

Probably: musculo-skletal pain due to muscle spasms from stress or anxiety or inflammation of the connection sites of the ribs to the chest bone. Mitral valve prolapse is a possibility and needs to be checked . I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this contact me by e-mail or text chat or video chat at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Dull chest pain above left breast, wheesing chest and mucus no flu symptons?

Dull chest pain above left breast, wheesing chest and mucus no flu symptons?

Might be bronchitis: Call your doctor tomorrow, you need someone to take a listen to your breathing and treat you. ...Read more

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Chest pain above left breast seems like it's the veins.Helps when I press there. On and off 3 days.Was seen twice checked for blood clots, negative .

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for what could be causing this, but it requires an evaluation and examination to identify probable causes. Inflammation of the rib cartilages is a common cause of pain above the breast (costochondritis), but such pains can also come from the chest wall, heart, lining of the heart, or lungs. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain above left breast when i was sleeping on my back. I woke up with fast heart beat while trying to grab my chest.Then fell back asleep.

Sharp chest pain above left breast when i was sleeping on my back. I woke up with fast heart beat while trying to grab my chest.Then fell back asleep.

Question?: Not sure what your question is. If you're prone to bouts of rapid heart beat, a 24 hour recording (or 30 day, if needed) can help your doctor determine what type of rhythm disturbance you have which is essential to choosing the right course of treatment. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause pain and pressure in chest above left breast? PCP says heart ok.

Can stress and anxiety cause pain and pressure in chest above left breast?  PCP says heart ok.

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. See your PCP. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have thyroid problems I have been getting some pain in my chest above my left breast is this normal?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have thyroid problems I have been getting some pain in my chest above my left breast is this normal?

NO: That area is too low to be the thyroid. If you have not had it check out by a physician yet you should asap to make sure there is no problem with the heart or more commonly in a young woman could be musculoskeletal pain. But see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast, what to do?

I have chest pain under my left breast, what to do?

Depends: Thirties person having left chest pain absent cough, fever, or sob. If male then needs eval for heart disorder. In either sex might reflect costochondritis, inflammation of rib/cartilage junction, which should be exquisitely tender to direct palpation. See an osteopath. If tietz's syndrome then a single cortisone can resolve the problem; provided excess mechanical activities are avoided. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chest pain on my upper left breast?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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I have chest pain near left breast for 5 days now, what to do?

I have chest pain near left breast for 5 days now, what to do?

Depends: Thirties person having left chest pain absent cough, fever, or sob. If male then needs eval for heart disorder. In either sex might reflect costochondritis, inflammation of rib/cartilage junction, which should be exquisitely tender to direct palpation. See an osteopath. If tietz's syndrome then a single cortisone can resolve the problem; provided excess mechanical activities are avoided. ...Read more

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Chest pain, pain below left breast. I'm scared because of it. Help?

Get evaluated: Always get evaluated for chest pain. Many causes of chest pain are not life-threatening - and fear/anxiety will just make it worse. There are several things that cause chest pain that are very serious. For this reason, you need to get the chest pain checked out as soon as possible. Emergency departments are the best first place to go if you can't see your doctor immediately ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain, pain below left breast. Scared because of it.?

What do you advise if I have chest pain, pain below left breast. Scared because of it.?

Evaluation: You should have your chest pain evaluated by your physician. This could simply be musculoskletetal pain, but a cardiac cause should be considered given the location of the pain. The physician will take a more detailed history and examine you. You may end up getting a stress test and echocardiogram to evaluate for cardiac disease. Chest pain should not be taken lightly! ...Read more

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I'm having some chest pain underneath left breast....It's not severe but i'm noticing it. ?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Middle of chest pain towards left breast. How do I relieve this?

Pain: To suggest a pain relief method more information and an idea of the cause of the pain is needed. Your description alone isn't enough to provide this information. ...Read more

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Chest pain under left breast for a month now and started from digestion problem.

GERD : Your acid reflux was under treated or you have another problem. See physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when i press on it. What should I do?

I am experiencing  chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when i press on it. What should I do?

You may have: pleurisy or an inflammation of the muscles and bones of your chest. Fibromyalgia? It is highly unlikely to be cardiac. If it persists after taking an anti-inflamatory like Aleve or Motrin you should see health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat a musculosqueletic pain. I have been having this chest pain below left breast. Sorry if i couldn't write it properly. Thx alot.

Sorry for the wait: I've reviewed your meds, all over the counter. You are attempting self-treatment of muscular skeleton pain however, since pain meds especially codamol have offered no relief, i think you need to seek medical attention, and since you have upper left- sided chest pain (a cardinal symptom of heart attack or angina) best to go to er. This is rare in a 25 yr old female, but why not have er check up. ...Read more