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I have a grey coloured discoloratio on my skin just under my breast bone between my breasts. It is not itchy or red or painful in any way.

I have a grey coloured discoloratio on my skin just  under my breast bone between my breasts. It  is not itchy or red or painful in any way.

Multiple causes : This may be caused by a number of different issues. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is darkening of the skin that can occur after minor injury such as rubbing or after a minor rash resolves. Seborrheic keratoses are benign grayish to brownish age or wisdom spots that grow in women commonly in this area. See a dermatologist to evaluate the cause of the discoloration in your case. ...Read more

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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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Had heamopluis influnzae now on inhalers chest driving me mad pain left side under breast and arm?

Had heamopluis influnzae now on inhalers chest driving me mad pain left side under breast and arm?

H. flu: Was the h. Flu infection a pneumonia? Sometimes, even after its properly treated, the symptoms of pneumonia can last for weeks to months - it's residual inflammation and fluid. For lingering pain and discomfort, we use anti-inflammatories and other pain meds. If you're having worsening symptoms, new fevers or you haven't been treated yet, please see your doc! hope this helps. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Sever pain left side under left breast the Er doctor said it us muscular but not real sure it really hurts sharp and stabbing pain ?

Sever pain left side under left breast  the Er doctor said it us muscular but not real sure it really hurts sharp and stabbing pain ?

Agree with ER doc: I would agree with the emergency department physician, given the nature of the pain that you described. Breast cancer is unlikely; but if you are concerned, then please see your medical provider for an examination, testing if needed, and subsequent monitoring for any suspicious changes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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What to do if my hubby for three days has been complaining about chest/breast pain. left side. last night the pain started ?

What to do if my hubby for three days has been complaining about chest/breast pain. left side. last night the pain started ?

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Pain in the upper left side under the breast bone?

Pain in the upper left side under the breast bone?

More info: Lots of tissue and organs in that area muscle, ribs, lung, nodes, and heart may cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
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Check daily in shower after soaping up
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Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
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Observe skin around nipples
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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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