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Pain on right side of stomach under right breast?

Pain on right side of stomach under right breast?

Could be gallbladder: While there are many things, including muscle spasm or inflammation if the cartilage of the rib cage, gallbladder pain is typically in this location, and classically is worse 39-45' after meals, particularly with fatty foods. May be associated with nausea. See your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen?

Pain on left side of abdomen?

Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull pain on right side of pelvis-implantation?

Dull pain on right side of pelvis-implantation?

Rule out appendix: Any pain in the lower right side needs evaluation. This is the area of the appendix and can be an emergency. Remember though, most cases of right lower pain will not end up being appendicitis. See you doctor soon for evaluation. If you have fever, nausea or vomitting then this needs to be evaluated in an er now. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of stimach?

See a doctor: This complaint could be indigestion, infection, heart disease or other problems. You should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of jaw--causes?

Pain on left side of jaw--causes?

Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? Swelling? Infection? If it doesn't go away and bothers you, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?

Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?

?referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent,I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of  blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the left side under ribs?

What causes pain on the left side under ribs?

Many possibilities.: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. If you have on-going pain, make sure to get it evaluated medically. Severe abdominal pain = er. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain under my ribs on the left side. Nausea.

Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more

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What causes severe sharp pain on the right side under ribs?

What causes severe sharp pain on the right side under ribs?

Abdominal pain: Right side pain under the ribs is usually gallbladder related- because of stones or a blockage of the gallbladder, or poor function. Gallbladder pain many times also causes radiation of pain into the back on the right side. Pneumonia can also occasionally give you pain under the ribs. If it continues suggest calling your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that comes and goes left side of back below ribs, sometimes also on the right side. ?

Sharp pain that comes and goes left side of back below ribs, sometimes also on the right side. ?

There's not enough: info here to answer the question you didn't actually ask. Unless it's severe & incapacitating (in which case you need to SEE a doctor), you can set up a virtual consult with one of our doctors (I prefer the full audiovisual consult) and thru a dialog, we might be able to help you. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

What causes sharp pain under the right side of rib cage?

Gallbladder: The most common cause would be gallstones. Other possibilities would be ulcer pain, reflux, pancreatitis and some types of liver disease. See your physician and get it checked out. ...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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What are the causes of severe sharp pain on the right side under rib cage?

Unknown: It cld be due to your heart lungs stomach gb liver etc. See your doctor for a complete hx and physical exam. ...Read more

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Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?

Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?

Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intestinal infection. Could also be muscle pain if you've been doing abdominal work outs. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if it's that bad. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please help! pain on the right side of my stomach below rib cage?

Hard to say...: Could be pleurisy. Could be your gallbladder. Depends on timing, duration of symptoms, and character of symptoms. ...Read more

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On/off pain on right side of sternum. A week ago I vomited a lot. I've had the discomfort since. Had bell's on the same side very recent. ?

On/off pain on right side of sternum. A week ago I vomited a lot. I've had the discomfort since. Had bell's on the same side very recent. ?

Consider being seen: If your still having pain a week after a lot of vomiting, I may worry about an esophageal tear. It's not common, but does happen. It is common to have pain in the upper abdomen and lower chest with or shortly after retching, but it shouldn't last a week. The Bells is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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My husband has had pain in right side rib near sternum what do you think it could be?

My husband has had pain in right side rib near sternum what do you think it could be?

?costochondritis: The cause of the discomfort could be costochondritis(an inflammation of the joint between the rib and sternum) or due to problems with the gall bladder, liver, rib cage or simply a muscle injury or inflammation. I feel that your physician should examine him and order the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment. In the meantime he could try applying heat, rubbing liniment and ibuprofen(with food). ...Read more

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What can I do for chest pain in the right side of my sternum?

What can I do for chest pain in the right side of my sternum?

Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help injuries that are not fractures. ...Read more

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What would cause a sudden burst of pain along the right side of the sternum and the inside of the breast while reaching forward?Deep pain for 5 secs.

What would cause a sudden burst of pain along the right side of the sternum and the inside of the breast while reaching forward?Deep pain for 5 secs.

Chest pain: This could be from a muscle strain especially if it was very brief and resolved. There might be some residual tenderness which persists especially with movement. If there was no difficulty breathing, no weakness, no sweating or other symptoms and you are back to normal than discuss the episode with your doctor. ...Read more

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1/2 year ago sudden extreme pain right side of lung near sternum big as marble, since then pain after smoking, bending over,deep breathing. Dry cough?

1/2 year ago sudden extreme pain right side of lung near sternum big as marble, since then pain after smoking, bending over,deep breathing. Dry cough?

Quit smoking: 1st - Do everything you can to stop smoking - the doctors will be impressed that you do. Set up an appt for an exam. It's been long enough to suffer - find out what is wrong and treat it. I hope it goes well - you've a lot of life to live - be healthy! ...Read more

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After doing many pushups, my 16 year old son feels pain on the upper right side of his sternum. Physical conditioning is excellent. Costochondritis?

After doing many pushups, my 16 year old son feels pain on the upper right side of his sternum.  Physical conditioning is excellent.  Costochondritis?

Soreness: Muscle/tendon soreness at insertion on pectoralis muscles. He's fine. Don't take anything for it (will only establish symptom-pill pattern he'll continue as adult). Don't do pushups until soreness is gone. ...Read more

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Have I popping sensation when i push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. underneath i have pain sometime when push/pulling?

Have I  popping sensation when i push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. underneath  i have pain sometime when push/pulling?

There is: CARTILAGE there ...a part of the JOINT that exists between your sternum and the front part of your ribs!! This is the same as "cracking" your KNUCKES! STOP IT! you can irritate these joints and THAT causes a condition known as COSTOCHONDRITIS and THAT HURTS when you push/pull!!!! Hope this helps!] DR Z ...Read more

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What causes a 5 second deep pain in the chest Between breasts on the left side of sternum?Moments later same pain on right side.Passed stress test.

What causes a 5 second deep pain in the chest Between breasts on the left side of sternum?Moments later same pain on right side.Passed stress test.

Costochondritis: without an exam, I can only give general information, but costochondritis (irritaiton of the joints where the ribs join the sternum) is very common and has those symptoms. would NOT think cardiac etiology at all likely. ...Read more

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Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!

Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!

Very atypical: sounds very atypical and unlikely your heart but if see a cardio make you feel better , I'm sure they can set up a stress echo to assess your heart. No IV , no radiation and gives a great deal of information. ...Read more

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Found lump on right side of sternum, behind breast tissue. More pronounced when right arm is raised straight up. Spot aches. Should i see gyne or pcp?

Found lump on right side of sternum, behind breast tissue. More pronounced when right arm is raised straight up. Spot aches. Should i see gyne or pcp?

Either would be fine: I think you would be fine seeing wither. The physical exam will be helpful in deciding next steps. Imaging of this area may eventually be helpful for you. ...Read more

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4 days of intermittent stabbing chest pains. On right side of sternum, sometimes left. Sometimes in my throat. No SOB. Went to dr, they gave me nexium (esomeprazole). No EKG. No chest X-ray (Do I need one?)

Depends: X-ray would only show abnormalities in some conditions like pneumonia or pneumothorax. In other conditions like reflux it will be normal. The doctor would order the exam if they think an X-ray could answer the question. ...Read more

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Doesnt happen often but ive had 4 charlie horselike spasms on the right side of my sternum. Possible hernia? I'm 32 and good health usually.

Doesnt happen often but ive had 4 charlie horselike spasms on the right side of my sternum. Possible hernia? I'm 32 and good health usually.

Esophagus: I am thinking this is more likely due to a spasm in the esophagus than a hernia. If they are disturbing then I would see your MD who may recommend a gastroscopy. ...Read more

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The right side of my sternum is larger than the left. Feels like cartilidge. Starts at top and ends near middle. Is this normal?

The right side of my sternum is larger than the left. Feels like cartilidge. Starts at top and ends near middle. Is this normal?

Could be: This sounds like a form of pectus excavatum. These malformations are common and usually are asymptomatic, unless so severe and disfiguring as to affect a child psychologically. Then surgery is an option. ...Read more

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Painless fluttering directly under sternum, not to any 1 side. Random but frequent. Never happened previous to this morning. What could it be?

Painless fluttering directly under sternum, not to any 1 side. Random but frequent. Never happened previous to this morning. What could it be?

Palpatations: Tachycardia is an accelerated heart rate faster than one hundred beats per minute cause are many should seek medical attention. With history exam and appropriate diagnostic evaluation cause should be elaborated. ...Read more

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I lay down I get a severe achy pain in middle of chest right below sternum. Worse if I lay on my sides. Hurts all the way to my vocal chords?

Pain: Two options: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. or 2: Call your primary doctor's office now and see how quickly you can be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Side sleeper...pain to left of sternum upon waking...chrio. adjustments 2x/week...yoga daily...still happens...seekingpossible causes and/or solutions?

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Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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For last 2 yrs i feel pain near sternum around 3rd rib on the right side while shruging shoulders, bending forward, laying on that side. What can it be?

Cartilage: It sounds like the cartilage where the rib connects to the sternum is irritated. It's called costochondritis. It's common and sometimes responds to Ibuprofen and rest. So find a comfortable position. The less you aggravate it the faster it is liable to heal. As always, if it gets worse or fails to resolve see a medical practitioner. ...Read more