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Random pain in ribs on left side under breast and to the left. Only happened a few times taking deep breaths and moving?

Random pain in ribs on left side under breast and to the left. Only happened a few times taking deep breaths and moving?

Many possible Dx: I assume you do not have pain when resting but activities like walking, running, even lifting or carrying probably cause this discomfort/pain. Depending on your usual activities, you could have a chest muscle strain (most likely cause). Inflammation of the lining of the lung called pleuritis cd cause similar Sx. Given your heartburn history, stomach ulcers or gastritis is also possible. TTYD and get seen soon. ...Read more

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I have the cough and flu for over a month now and when I cough and sneeze I have a pain on my left side ribs under my breast what could it be?

I have the cough and flu for over a month now and when I cough and sneeze I have a pain on my left side ribs under my breast what could it be?

Pleurisy: Viral illness can cause inflammation in the lining of the lung which can cause rib pain. Alternatively, you could have coughed hard enough to sprain the ribs. Either way, it can take 4 weeks for the pain to subside. ...Read more

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What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit? Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit? Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch.?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch.?

Could be: Shingles. If caught early in its course, treatment with antiviral medication is effective. Also could be something else, so it is best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Woke up to dull left shoulder blade pain. Then pain in left breast /chest. Pain in ribs below breast, neck, and shoulder. Doc swears heart ok. Thoughts?

Woke up to dull left shoulder blade pain. Then pain in left breast /chest. Pain in ribs below breast, neck, and shoulder. Doc swears heart ok. Thoughts?

Prob not cardiac: Unlikely cardiac given your age. Depends on your level of activity etc. Need more information. Breast cancer and pain typically do not go together if you are worried about that. This should be something simple a practitioner can help you with instantly.

Had before? ...Read more

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Pain in ribs just below breasts. Could this related to my back pain?

Possibly: If the discomfort feels like a band enclosing your chest, then could be related to back pain or pinched nerve. Need more information to say. ...Read more

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I've been having pain under my breast but only when I press down on it slightly. Almost feels like rib pain but not sure. No lumps to my knowledge?

Breast pain: Consider viewing the HEALTHTAP topic page on breast pain. You will find tons of information on the frequency asked topic of breast pain. At age 19 it is not likely to be something malignant but any new breast lumps or skin changes should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breast cause rib pain?

Can fibrocystic breast cause rib pain?

Maybe: It may actually be a form of referred pain. The pain is actually in your breast, but it feels like the rib. I am assuming you were diagnosed with this condition by a physician. It is a good idea to get examined, other breast diseases, such as cancer, may cause pain. ...Read more

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Bilateral rib pain under breasts, 2 months postpartum, aching burning discomfort, xyphoid process tender?

Bilateral rib pain under breasts, 2 months postpartum, aching burning discomfort, xyphoid process tender?

Chest pain: There are many possible causes for rib pains. If you are breast feeding I might be concerned for potentially developing mastitis. It could also be pulled muscles from holding baby or something more serious with your heart or lungs. If it continues after rest, taking Tylenol or ibprofen, heating pad OR if you have a temperature over 100 degrees F, go to your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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I have severe Rib pain and Nausea feeling at the bottom of my breast bone, I have not had any fall or any obvious reasons for this to have occurred?

I have severe Rib pain and Nausea feeling at the bottom of my breast bone, I have not had any fall or any obvious reasons for this to have occurred?

See your doctor: Sometimes it is difficult to tell where the pain is coming from. From what you are describing it is possible that you might have an irritation of your stomach lining i.e. gastritis or Gerd, both of which can cause pain in the area as well as nausea. If the pain is from your ribs, you need to get at least an x-ray of the ribs. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Sharp pain under both lower ribs, breathing hurts. Started as breast pain to right rib pain, then back spazzed out. Fatigued lately. What could it be?

Costochondritis: The description of your symptoms seems most consistent with costochondritis. This is an inflammatory condition of the cartledge of your thorax. It is aggravated with inspiration and expiration, and also by direct pressure along the sternum or just off-center from your sternum. Fatigue and or back pain are not commonly associated with this condition. It is possible this may also be fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Ekg done 2 days ago ovulation about to begin having rib pain I guess from breast swelling how accurate is an ekg?

Ekg done 2 days ago ovulation about to begin having rib pain I guess from breast swelling how accurate is an ekg?

Not at all: In EKG should still be accurate. If there is a significant amount of tissue (for example if someone is obese or has very significant swelling), then the lead conduction will be reduced, but the overall picture should not change. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm stage 4 Breast cancer. Been having pain in ribs/ shoulder for 2 mths. Also cancer antigen 27. 29 blood test is back above normal. Is cancer back?

I'm stage 4 Breast cancer. Been having pain in ribs/ shoulder for 2 mths. Also cancer antigen 27. 29 blood test is back above normal. Is cancer back?

See your oncologist.: Stage IV describes invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs of the body, such as the lungs, distant lymph nodes, skin, bones, liver, or brain. Talk to your oncologist to determine the extent/ or remission of the cancer. Stage 4 usually means that cancer was not just in the breast area. ...Read more

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Dull pain in left side under breast x4.5 WKS. Feels like the pain is coming from ribs, breastbone, lungs, or upper abdomen. Not bad, but annoying. Dx?

Many possible: Pains in this area are most commonly stomach/esophagus (GE jxn), musculoskeletal (rib/muscle/connective tissue strain) and less commonly heart or pericardium or lung or mesenteric. But for allopathic dx it takes about $1000 worth of tests as well as a skilled practitioner. Remember, the textbooks weren't written to serve women. ...Read more

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What organ is on the left side about one inch below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

What organ is on the left side about one inch below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

Spleen & stomach: Lower edge of spleen and upper edge of stomach are in this area. ...Read more

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What organ is on the left side about five inches below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

What organ is on the left side about five inches below the breast at the edge of the rib cage?

There are a few...: The stomach, colon, and spleen are probably the 3 closest organs to the area you are describing. The liver has a left lobe near here. Lastly, the small intestine can be found pretty close to this area, as well. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on the left side of my rib cage (below my breast and to the right a little)?

What could cause pain on the left side of my rib cage (below my breast and to the right a little)?

First thought is upp: -er GI disease such as ulcers in stomach or duodenum. Could also B gall bladder. C Ur PCP. ...Read more

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What's cuasing this sharp pain on my upper left side of ribs next to my breast and it radiates to my back?

What's cuasing this sharp pain on my upper left side of ribs next to my breast and it radiates to my back?

Several things: Costochondritis or inflammation of anterior ribs and strained muscles can cause pain. Obviously cardiac issues occur in this region. Referred pain from below diaphragm such as gaseous distention of splenic flexure of colon, stomach distention, and pancreatitis. In the chest pleuritis, infammation of lining of left lung and pulmonary inflammatory process within the left lung. ...Read more

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What is the cause and how can I fix it when I have pain in the left side of the rib cage under the breast?

What is the cause and how can I fix it when I have pain in the left side of the rib cage under the breast?

Dietary, gas, spleen: Kimberly, there are air pockets that can move if you touch your toes and move about, then lie on the side of the pain on the ground. Repeat this process if it helps a little... If you are constipated eat metamucil and yoghurt (organic fat free, plain). Drink a glass of water afterwards, wait and repeat the above. If you have family with sickle cell blood get yourself checked. ...Read more

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When lying down my daughter finds her ribs on the left side under the breast is higher or more prominent than right. No pain etc. Any thing to worry?

When lying down my daughter finds her ribs on the left side under the breast is higher or more prominent than right. No pain etc. Any thing to worry?

Hard to say: A degree of rotational scoliosis may be present. Whether or not this would raise to a level of concern is unknown without a physical exam & x-rays if indicated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain on the left side of my rib cage, below my breast and to the right a little. Any ideas what it might be?

What to do if I have pain on the left side of my rib cage, below my breast and to the right a little. Any ideas what it might be?

Multiple things: A portion of the lung, the pancreas, the small and large bowel are all located deep to the ribs on the left side. If you are having trouble, consider being seen. ...Read more

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Every so often I get a this sharp pain on my upper left side, below my breast under my rib cage, and it lasts for a while, what might it be?

Every so often I get a this sharp pain on my upper left side, below my breast under my rib cage, and it lasts for a while, what might it be?

Upper chest pain: A sharp "knife like" pain, usually activated after a deep breath which disappears after less than a minute can be due to the lung not having been fully inflated and therefore stuck to itself partially collapsed. It can be the result of a "sticky" mucus on the surface of the lung. If this continues, see your health care provider for testing. ...Read more

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I've noticed that my left rib cage right under my breast is protruding out and not level with other side, is something going on? Its extreme.

I've noticed that my left rib cage right under my breast is protruding out and not level with other side, is something going on? Its extreme.

Rib cage: Outward flaring of the lower border of the rib cage is not at all unusual. Your physician can check you to ensure that there are no other significant abnormalities. ...Read more

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24 F with pain under left breast and to the side, maybe in ribs, tender to touch. More pain when slouching. Been going on a year. What could it be?

24 F with pain under left breast and to the side, maybe in ribs, tender to touch. More pain when slouching. Been going on a year. What could it be?

Costochondritis: This sounds like costochondritis, a form of rheumatism that is very common in young women especially. NSAIDs like ibuprofen (400-600 mg with food every 4 to 6 hours) or Aleve (naproxen) (1-2 tablets with food twice a day) usually helps. ...Read more