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I have sharp pain under left breast when breathing. What's wrong?

I have sharp pain under left breast when breathing. What's wrong?

Probably: Slipped rib syndrome or costochondritis. Rarely it could be inflammation of lung lining, but if you're not otherwise febrile or ill, rib problem is more likely. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Sharp pain in left breast sometimes when breathing in. Happens once in a while and lasts for about a minute. Only hurts when breathing in but it's worst pain I have ever felt.

Sharp pain in left breast sometimes when breathing in. Happens once in a while and lasts for about a minute. Only hurts when breathing in but it's worst pain I have ever felt.

See a doctor: Pain in the breast while breathing in is not a specifically recognized sign of anything, however anytime a patient describes something as "worse pain i ever felt" that means you need to see a doctor asap, possibly even go to the er. ...Read more

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Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pain on left side under breast when breathing in.

Pleurisy v costochon: You may be describing pleurisy which is due to inflammation of pleural membrane surrounding lungs. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pleurisy/basics/definition/con-20022338 & http://www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-pleurisy-basics. If pain is more centered towards sternum or breastbone, then possibly costochondritis http://goo.gl/rrSo1n (Mayo Clinic). If persists, c FamilyDoc ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left breast which comes and goes. no problem in breathing. pain radiates to left arm also sometimes.what it could be?

I have shooting pain in left breast which comes and goes. no problem in breathing. pain radiates to left arm also sometimes.what it could be?

See your doc: You should have a cardiac cause ruled out with an cardiac work up. Other considerations include a thoracic outlet syndrome. Please see your physician for an evaluation and further guidance. ...Read more

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I have pain under my left breast and it hurts more when I'm breathing and coughing what could it be?

You need to go to ER: These typed of symptoms warrant a medical evaluation to ensure that you are not having a life threatening event. It is not possible to give you a clear answer of the nature of the complaint without a physical exam. Please do not delay and go to the nearest urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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Pain beside left breast that radiates to my back when breathing deeply and bent over. Diagnosed with reflux but is controlled. What could this be?

Pain beside left breast that radiates to my back when breathing deeply and bent over. Diagnosed with reflux but is controlled. What could this be?

Depends, many things: Depends on age, family history, and other medical problems. Most benign causes are costochondritis which is viral inflammation of the rib cartilage that goes away on its own. Also precordial catch syndrome is common in young age. More serious causes include pericarditis, fluid around the lung, among others. You should have a complete exam with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

You have a pain: Sensation in an area of your body were it is considered urgent or emergent to determine the cause asap. Please seek evaluation and do mot wait any longer. ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast exactly where my heart is, pain when laying down on left side, does not go away, I have asthma, makes my breathing very hard?

Pain under my left breast exactly where my heart is, pain when laying down on left side, does not go away, I have asthma, makes my breathing very hard?

Not sure: There could be many things that cause your symptoms. The good news is that a heart attack in a 21 yr old woman would be highly unlikely. Usually is a musculoskeletal problem. However, i recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out. The only way to say for sure is with a detailed history and physical exam and maybe a few specific tests. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause my constant pain under my left breast and major difficulty breathing?

What could cause my constant pain under my left breast and major difficulty breathing?

Get seen: Not enough info to try to diagnose BUT anytime there is major difficulty breathing - you need medical assistance asap. ...Read more