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What would cause a dull burning pain on left side of chest above breast line and below collar bone? 20 minutes so far. Pcp says heart ok.

What would cause a dull burning pain on left side of chest above breast line and below collar bone? 20 minutes so far. Pcp says heart ok.

A couple of things: There are a few things that can cause that symptom. Regurgitation and reflux probably being one of the more common ones. If your PCP has ruled out the heart and there's nothing else except that prolonged burning then, I think it less likely cardiac. You may also have an entrapped nerve twig supplying the pectoral region or skin (perhaps trapped by the clavicle)...sensory neuropathy. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest above breast. Comes and goes, not constant. Sometimes a sharp pain, today more of an ache.

Pain in left side of chest above breast. Comes and goes, not constant. Sometimes a sharp pain, today more of an ache.

Musculature: If you do not feel a lump, warmth etc., then anything that is sharp or stabbing is usually of musculoskelatal origin (rib, muscles, tendons). Pleurisy would usually be associated with a cough and fever. This pain pattern is not typical of cardiac origin. ...Read more

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Dull/sharp pain in upper left side of chest above breast and into neck. Hurt worse to breath in?

Dull/sharp pain in upper left side of chest above breast and into neck. Hurt worse to breath in?

Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read more

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Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.

Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.

NO: This should not be related to a hormonal problem. Usually when a lymph node (if that is what it is) enlarges as a response to infection or inflammation of which there can be many causes. It may not be a lymph node. It could be a cyst or an early abcess. If it persists, it needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pains on left side of chest above my breast when I breathe in?

I'm having sharp chest pains on left side of chest above my breast when I breathe in?

Chest pain: That is unlikely a heart problem as it changes with breathing so one down of the bad things. It could be pleurisy or inflammation of the linings of the lung and chest wall, or musculoskeletal as in the muscles in between the ribs that get stretched with breathing. In any case try advil or aleve (naproxen) or your Ibuprofen and see, and then go see your doctor and discuss it. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of chest above breast sometimes in left side. I have a huge amount of catarrh in my throat, swollen lymph node in neck for 2 weeks?

Treat infection: All three symptoms may be related to an infection. After 2 weeks, it is certainly time to see your physician for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

SeekMedical help NOW: Any Chest pain, especially with a description over the computer of "Sharp and stabbing Left sided" needs to be evaluated ASAP to assure it is not cardiac in nature, etc. Seek medical attention NOW. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild random chest pain on left side of chest. Usually under breast. Almost feels like ribs. Had EKG, bw, stress test, ECHO and xray. All normal?!

Mild random chest pain on left side of chest. Usually under breast. Almost feels like ribs. Had EKG, bw, stress test, ECHO and xray. All normal?!

Maybe it is ribs: Having all those tests you mentioned being negative is good, and seems to rule out a cardiac condition. Maybe it is a rib issue such as costochondritis. best wishes. ...Read more

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Having pain on the left side of chest under my breast what does this means?

Having pain on the left side of chest under my breast what does this means?

See doctor: Chest pain can have a variety of causes, some minor, some serious to life threatening. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I keep having this vibration sensation on left side of chest just behind my breast. What could it be...It comes and goes....

I keep having this vibration sensation on left side of chest just behind my breast. What could it be...It comes and goes....

Vibration sensation: The sensation can be caused by your heart bumping up against a thin chest wall giving you a funny feeling. Nothing serious. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest under my breast and around that hole side coughing deep breaths r so painful what could it b?

Pain in left side of chest under my breast and around that hole side coughing deep breaths r so painful what could it b?

Acs vs PE vs bronch: Would see an urgent care as it could be a sign you have a pulmonary emboli or an acute cardiac event or may be related to bronchitis or muscular skeletal pain. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Chest pain: The pain you describe is most often musculoskeletal and may be a strained intercostal muscle. It can be due to activity or a cough but if it is at rest, is associated with shortness of breath, chest pressure or other similar symptoms seek immediate medical attention. Women often have less signs of a heart condition and their first event is often a more serious one then men. ...Read more

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I'm having vibrating sensation on left side of chest near underarm and breast area. All labs normal. Some shooting pain in areola.

I'm having vibrating sensation on left side of chest near underarm and breast area. All labs normal. Some shooting pain in areola.

Nerve pain: This is typical of nerve irritation. Might want to ask your doc what they think. I would certainly consider mechanical issues in the breast including masses / recent trauma / etc. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest under breast when I sometimes take a deep breath been noticng it the past week, esp if lie down on my left arm age23

Sharp pain in left side of chest under breast when I sometimes take a deep breath been noticng it the past week, esp if lie down on my left arm age23

Atypical CP: Your description sounds sounds less like pleuritic (lungs) and more like costochondritis (musculoskeletal) pain. Without any other history it does not sound like a heart attack.
Costochondritis can be treated with anti inflammatory medication such as nsaids. ...Read more

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Tingling on left side of chest and under breast on left side. Previously had x-rays at ER but have a app soon at my family doc.

Does not sound anything seriou: Your primary care physician may give you more answer after examining you. Could be coming from rib sprain. I wouldn't be very concerned with your age and not having any other risk factors for any heart disease.. ...Read more

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Left side of chest has felt uncomfortable for a week (can't tell if just chest pain or breast too). Weird chest spasms & fast heart beat, serious?

Left side of chest has felt uncomfortable for a week (can't tell if just chest pain or breast too). Weird chest spasms & fast heart beat, serious?

Time to see a doctor: Chest discomfort, weird chest spasms, or a new fast heart rate are signs that that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. She should not drive herself (have someone else drive, or use ambulance). If it turns out not to be an abnormal rhythm, myocarditis, anxiety attack symptoms, a collapsed lung, or pneumonia, the E.R. will be able to start treatment quickly. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest just under breast and pain in upper back and left arm feel more when lying down been like this for 2 months had EKG check?

Chest pain: If this pain has been continuous for 2 months, it is a good idea to see your doctor who can diagnose the cause of the pain, possibly muscle strain ; prescribe some medication. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pains on left side of chest under breast? Worsens when inhaling or moving. Have to take shallow breaths until over. Lasts a few minutes.

Probably gas.: Most sudden, sharp pains in the chest and upper abdomen are due to gas. Every time you eat and swallow, you ingest air (gas). At times these gas bubbles cause sharp pains. Bend and stretch, move about. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest....Bp and heart rate good. Pain feels like it right under left breast. Sharp pain then goes away....Left back pain too?

Pain in left side of chest....Bp and heart rate good. Pain feels like it right under left breast. Sharp pain then goes away....Left back pain too?

Several causes: If each pain is lasting literally 1 or 2 seconds, it is not cardiac. If 30 sec. Or longer, or aggravated by exercise, consider heart. Compression of a thoracic nerve in your back is possible. If skin in painful area is hypersensitive, consider early shingles. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left armpit area, left side of chest, and upper part of breast for an hour and a half? Started in armpit area. Sort of short of breath

Injury, Clot risk?: If you have had blood clots in the past, seek evaluation immediately through the emergency room. If your breast feeding is complicated with pain or bleeding, call your physician for immediate counsel. If you injured your chest or the shortness of breath grows, er evaluation needed. Get going. ...Read more

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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

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo. Gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of chest above breast for months?

Pain in right side of chest above breast for months?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Right side of chest, above breast, getting sharp pain, feels heavy. Happened 1st around 6 hours ago, and my right arm tingled too. Happening again.

Right side of chest, above breast, getting sharp pain, feels heavy. Happened 1st around 6 hours ago, and my right arm tingled too. Happening again.

Need exam: I would suggest getting a medical exam.
Impossible to give you reassurance that this is OK and does not need immediate attention without an exam ...Read more