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Pain Left Side Under Breast Bone
Lots of tissue and organs in that area
muscle, ribs, lung, nodes, and heart may cause discomfort. ...Read more
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
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
I am having pains like sharp high above my breast bone on the left side now today it has moved to the right sometimes what could this be?
Is it tender?: If the area around your breast bone/ribs is tender to touch you may be suffering from a benign inflammation of the area known as "costochondritis". Over the counter anti-inflammatories and local heat may go long ways to help resolve the symptoms. If the pain is not reproducible to palpation, gets worse with exercise or by taking a deep breath you need to see your MD as soon as possible ...Read more
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
Why is it that when I laugh or breathe deep I get bad pains on my left side at the top like just under my breast bone?
I have been getting pains just under left breast bone it's almost like a stiche pain and pain radiates round my neck and back only on left side?
Ans: You need to give a good history and have a pe. It does sound muscular skeletal. But if bothers you be checked out ...Read more
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an exam, possibly run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.
Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain. ...Read more
I've had a productive cough for nearly 6 months, as well as chest pain on left side of breast bone. 27 year-old male, who smoked for a year. Cancer?
Possible, but doubt: Lung cancer can occur in 27 yrs old who smokes, but chance is very low. Even if it is cancer, not likely from smoking at this point. If having lung cancer is causing severechest pain, you likely have other symptoms as well. Wt loss, fatigue/malaise, coughing, night sweat etc...So, your symptom of pain likely musculoskeletal strain/sprain. Please see doc for eval. U should stop smoking! Good luck. ...Read more
Pain when I lift left arm up above my head feel sharp pain/ pulling in left side of chest breast bone in one area have been coughing a bit cause?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are a rotator cuff injury or an injury to the labrum, both of wich are critical to movement in the shoulder. If needed, an MRI can usually show the issue as well. ...Read more
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.
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
I feel sore and stiff on left side of body. My neck, arm and upper chest. I have tender areas on my breast bone and upper arm when touched or knocked.
Exam: Please call your physician for a physical exam and blood testing. ...Read more
Had burning pain in right breast under breast bone & side near under arm same thing is happening 2 left breast now some itching no redness what is it?
Unsure: You should see a doctor. It is difficult to determine the cause without an exam. ...Read more
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
Pain in my left side (ribs/breast bone/back a chest X-ray says I've got a collapsed fracture to my d6 vertebrae gp sent me for blood test what's next?
Time should heal: Sounds like you have a compression fracture of d6. Typically it is treated with a brace, pain meds and time. If pain is too high one can always consider doing a kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty procedures. ...Read more
Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin. Not internally. Front left chest pain w/it.?
Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! It's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more
Have costosharp pain left side top breastbone twisted body felt like something popped in middle of chest and pain disappeared since is this possible?
Pop goes the Cart...: It sounds like a pretty good description of pain from the area of the cartilaginous junction between the ribs and the breastbone. This type of pain can come and go for seemingly no apparent reason, although twisting movements could be a contributing factor. Although medical treatment is not generally necessary, if concerns arise, a consultation with a specialist might allay your fears. ...Read more
Chest pain left side near heart felt when I laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Need exam: Dull pain over the right breast bone in a 75 year old male (or female) could be related to inflammation of the rib / cartilage (costochondritis), or it could be a sign of some underlying disease involving the lung or heart. Certainly the best course of action is to have an exam performed by your doctor. ...Read more
Pain in the: Chest can come from many causes. If you press on certain parts of your chest or move in a certain manner or position, and it hurts worse it's mostly likely related to a muscle or bone or cartilage. That is the least worrisome type of pain. If it only comes when you are under physical stress (like climbing stairs or running), or you get short of breath then see a healthcare provider ASAP. ...Read more
Get pain near breast bone and on right side of chest. Had for a couple months now it comes and goes. What could it be?
Costochondritis: Usually pain from the attachment of the muscle to the bone in your chest; ibuprofen/ice helps. Check for breastlumps, especially if related to your cycle some breasttissue can be tender. Get your yearly breastexam/mammograms and do monthly self breastexam. If shortness of breath or coughing as well see your doctor. ...Read more
I've got a chest pain which feels like its being pushed in, pulled both up & down. It's underneath my breast bone and it mainly hurts on the right side?
Chest wall: Probably a chest wall strain -- what have you been doing? Could be work or activity related -- did you fall? Please go see your doctor. ...Read more
Have knot on breast bone Lt. Side after felling on hard box hurts to pick up thing bend over or mash on breast bone been 6weeks what could be wrong?
Have a "sub-periosteal" hematoma ("bone bruise")
These take longer to resolve than soft tissue bruises.
Applied HEAT may RESORBTION
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
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