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Pain In Left Breast When Taking Deep Breath
Pain in left breast when taking a deep breath. This has happend before in past it last a couple days then goes away?
The pain is likely: The chest wall and not the breast. The fact that it resolves spontaneously and returns further suggests that it is musculosleletal and not related to the lungs or pleura. If you have any associated symptoms such as shortness of breath, new cough, palpitations or fainting/near fainting then by all means be immediately evaluated by an ed physician. Otherwise just another of life's aches and pains. ...Read more
Several things: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
Pain underneath left breast into armpit. Sharp pain. Comes and goes x3hrs. Sometimes when taking deep breath, not always. 26/f. Heart attack?
Not likely: The pain of heart attack is generally a steady aching, pain or pressure sensation. However, it can present in many different ways. The pain you describe does not sound like a heart attack. Other possibilities to worry about include blood clot in the lungs. Best to see your doctor, or go to an urgent care, especially if any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness etc. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when I press on it. What should I do?
For a week had pain under left breast, worst when rolling to that side in bed or getting up from laying down. Most of the time I cannot deep breath?
Exam/x-ray: Please call for an appointment for a thorough exam and a chest x-ray. ...Read more
I have had a pain under my left breast since I woke up this morning and hurts a bit when I do a deep breath. Any ideas why this could be?
Chest wall: Watch it, and if it begins to take your breath seriously away, or starts to radiate or becomes severe get seen. Chances are it's a small fold in the pleura or other mechanical problem in the chest wall. Check and see if there is a tender spot over one of your ribs or the cartilages that attach them to your breast bone -- if there is, read up on "costochondritis" & if it gets worse, get seen. ...Read more
I've got a pain just below my left breast, it's stabbing like pain if I take a deep breath in and it's worse if I bend forwards? What could it be?
Inflammation: Pain that changes with position or deep inspiration us usually inflammatory in etiology. This may be from the muscles/bones of your rib cage, or the lining of your heart or lung. ...Read more
Sometimes I get pain right above my left breast. Deep breaths give me sharp pain. The pain can last from hours to days. Any idea what it could be?
Lung problem?: You need a medical examination to find out the cause of the pain. Self medication does not find the cause. ...Read more
When yawned I felt a tremendous pain under my left breast and every time I took a deep breath it really hurt but went away after 10mins. What is this?
I got woke up at 2 a.m from a really bad pain under my left breast. Every time I try to take a deep breath it hurts worse! Do u have any suggestions?
Pleuritic or muscle: This kind of pain can come from spasm of the muscles between your ribs or from the lining inside your rib cage called the pleura. Much less likely is something growing into or around the nerve on the rib. Persistent pain is likely from inflammation of the pleura like with a cold. Treat the cold plus pain med. If muscle spam, stretch your side. If persists 24 hr see your MD. Chest expansion = pain. ...Read more
I get very random sharp pains right under my left breast that seem to pop when I breath in deep and push out hard. This can happen even when I'm sitting down not doing any physical labor. Should I be worried its something serious?
Unlikely: Given your age, it is unlikely to be something other then benign musculoskeletal issues, however you might benefit from a quick exam just to make sure. If you have a family doctor who sees you for routine exams, it could be mentioned during one of these. If things change, worsen, then doing it sooner would be advised. Other factors could influence urgency too. ...Read more
Sharp pain lower back left side. Same pain is directly below my left breast at times when I lay on my left side, esp w deep breath. Like a stitch?
I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec.?
Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents ...Read more
I started having sharp chest pains 2 hours ago at the top and around my left breast that intensified when I bent forward and took deep breaths. It was?
Unfortunately: This is tough to diagnose over the internet. You require a physical exam. Most pain such as this is caused from inflammation in the chest wall, but more serious causes such as a blood clot in the lung, collapsed lung, or even atypical angina (heart pain) are possible. If you become short of breath or the pain is bothersome go to the emergency room where it can be sorted out. Best wishes ...Read more
Started having sharp pain immediately under my left breast. 5 hrs ago. If I'm in a certain position, it subsides, can't take deep breaths w/o sharper?
Get to a doctor: Symptoms like this need to be evaluated soon, and not online. ...Read more
I occasionally have a sharp stabbing pain behind my left breast and feel it in the front and back. I have to take shallow breaths until it passes. If I try to take a deep breath the pain is excruciating. It passes after a few shallow breaths. It can happe
Need full history and exam and testing to determine cause
too nonspecific to suggest cause but sounds more pulmonary, pleuritic but there are significant causes in the list! ...Read more
I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left breast. Just showed up random 3 hrs ago. Hurts to take deep breaths. What could it be? No trama to area
A few choices:
If this is a new, sudden pain, as you descibe, it could be spasm of the anterior chest muscles or intercostal (rib) muscles. Heat, stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds will help.
If the pain radiates to the back, consider intercostal neuralgia (irritation of the nerve for each rib). The rib can also be restricted on breathing in and out (inhalation or exhalation), which would cause pain -. ...Read more
Hi there I have had flu with a real chesty cough for three weeks now I have developed pain on the outer side of my left breast worsens on deep breath?
Pleuritic Pain: Could be from ongoing lung injury or inflammition of the surface of the lung. You may have fractured a rib from coughing, but that is unlikely. If this pain persists you need to see your doctor who will probably order an x-ray if your symptoms continue. Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dizziness or nausea should hasten your visit. ...Read more
Throbbing pain under my left breast when I lie down. Did yard work week ago some heavy lifting. Use to hurt to take deep breath- now hurts 2 lay down?
Hard coughing has caused me pain under my left breast & continues to my back. When I take a deep breath, move, or cough it's intense pain. What injured?
Pleurtic Pain: Forcefully coughing for your chest/back/ abdominal muscles is like going to the gym and working muscle groups that you don't typically use in that manner. This results in them becoming sore and being uncomfortable when they are used to breathe. If not contraindicated you can use over the counter analgesics like Ibuprofen or acetominophen and that usually helps until the coughing resolves. ...Read more
I have been getting sharp pain under my left breast (ribcage) for months now. Sometimes hurts when taking deep breaths. Heart related?
Unlikely: These kind of sensations are not rare. Very frequent actually. That said, you do need to get into the habit of doing self-breast exams. Same time every month, either in shower or lying down 2-4 days after your period ends. "lawn mower" technique advised. W/respect to cardiac worries, need an in-person eval to listen to heart sounds, get chest XR & 12-lead ECG, which may prompt echo & telemetry. ...Read more
I am have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have high cholesterol and the pain is worst when I take a a deep breath.?
Control cholesterol: The symptoms you describe suggest pain due to issues with the chest wall. However, cardiac disease remains a possibility. It would require physical examination and some tests to assess your health status. Please see your doctor for suitability for starting exercise, modification in diet and may be medication to reduce your risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more
I am 29 and having pains in my left breast, its pain underneath and on the side and when I take a deep breath. It's not from my menstrual cycle I know?
Costochondritis: The fact that you describe it under the breast and worse with breathing suggests the problem is in your chest wall and not your breast. Most likely a condition known as costochondritis. A painful condition of what we think is inflammation and irritation in the muscles of the chest wall. Don't really know what causes it. Anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen, naproxen) moist heat to area can help. ...Read more
I suddenly got an excruciating pain in my left breast, sharp like my muscle is being squeezed. Deep breaths and moving certain ways bring it back. Er?
Yes: Any excruciating pain of unknown cause has to be evaluated. It could all be muscle or costochondritis but I can't tell from your history. Women on contraceptive pills and who smoke are at higher risk for blood clots and there is a condition of lung collapse during periods (catamenial). From your short history, it is just impossible to make a diagnosis and you said severe or excruciating. ...Read more
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