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Doctor insights on: Pain Left Side Under Breast Bone

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Get pain under my breast bone on the left side it is sharp that last between s few seconds and a few minutes?

Get pain under my breast bone on the left side it is sharp that last between s few seconds and a few minutes?

Sharp pains under: the sternum or breast bone can be from many different things, but more importantly they need to go away and not bother you. If they don't, then you need to get some help from a healthcare provider. At your age the most common cause for sharp pains is costochondritis which is an inflammation in the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. No one knows the cause. But you can also have othe ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?

What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?

Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left hand side, just under my left breast bone, when I breathe?

I have pain on the left hand side, just under my left breast bone, when I breathe?

Pleurisy: Well localized pain in your chest (rib cage) after taking a deep breath is often due to "pleurisy" a viral infection (cold) that gets into the lining of the lung, producing pain when the inflammed surface of the lining of the lung rubs against the ribs when you take a deep breath. The same thing can happen after a contusion or bruise to your rib cage. ...Read more

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I've had a sudden onset of pain in my left side, pain in my chest under my breast bone and 2 large bruises have appeared on thigh.

I've had a sudden onset of pain in my left side, pain in my chest under my breast bone and 2 large bruises have appeared on thigh.

Go see your doc: With a history of a blood clot in your lung in the past, and new onset chest pain i would advise you to go directly to the er to have this evaluated! ...Read more

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Cramping, sort if jittery type pain always inside chest on left side and under breast bone an shortness of breath. Ekg was fine what could it be?

Cramping, sort if jittery type pain always inside chest on left side and under breast bone an shortness of breath. Ekg was fine what could it be?

Heart or not?: An ekg only shows the heart's rhythm during the 10 seconds that it was performed. A 30 day heart monitor can catch the heart rhythm during symptoms to see if an abnormal rhythm is occurring. And many other conditions can cause chest symptoms, including muscle spasms and other non-heart diagnoses. Take note of when you feel symptoms, such as with exercise or with breathing, and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause your left side under your breast bone to hurt to breath?

Could be many: Things. Could be chest wall pain because of rib problem, could be chest pain because of heart, lung, esophagus or stomach problem. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more