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Pain Under Left Breast And Around Back
Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?
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.
Burning pain under my left breast wrapping around to my back, used to get this pain regularly about a year ago, and happened again yesterday.
Your Question: What usually causes pain radiating from under left breast and around to the back as well GP prescribed Gapapentin 100mg 3x a day but did not work now taking 300mg 3x a day which works only slightly, now and then, Still in pain, Ideas?
Go up on gabapentin: A lot of gabapentin leaves your body through your kidney system, and this medication usually works better at higher dosages. The max dose can be as high as 3600mg per day. Taking 300mg three times a day is a good start, but if you don't have any side effects (common ones being tiredness/dizziness) yet pain is still there I would recommend you talk to your physician about trying even higher dosages ...Read more
Too many things: Can cause what you are describing, one really needs to know more about the pain itself, it's duration, intensity, quality etc. And about you - history, medications etc. It is also important to perform a physical exam and may be even run some tests. So the best. I can advise - see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a pain under left breast when I was pregnant 4 years ago but went away when the baby was born then when I was pregnant again the pain is back?
As above: Best to see your PCP for evaluation, if no finding don't worry about it. ...Read more
I have had a sharo stabbing pain under left breast since car accident two weeks ago. Sometimes it feels it goes thru to my back.
MVA breast/back: Seek medical attention today as soon as possible in ER. You don't mention what type of accident or degree of impact but you can develop delayed splenic hematoma and rupture with MVAs as well as aortic dissections, esophageal trauma which are medical emergencies. It may be muscle strain but you don't want to miss something that is significant. Go to an ER. ...Read more
I'm on 40mg protonix (pantoprazole). Had an endoscopy done other day ago said it was normal. I sometimes still get a slight pain under left breast into back.
Finish all therapy: Very important to finish your course of therapy. Please consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more
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Had an episode of stabbing spasmodic pain radiating like a whip effect from lower back curving around left rib cage withstand pain under left breast?
Check heart first: Once you are sure it is not your heart, you may have a pinched nerve in your back or nerve irritation under one of your ribs (intercostal neuralgia). Consider stretching, manipulation, physical therapy, or intercostal nerve blocks. Also be sure you have an up to date breast exam to be safe and again, make sure its not your heart! ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain under left breast that radiates to back when I breathe in. Typically worse in the morning. Had this for a week, what is it?!
See a doctor: The location of the pain is unusual, and the presence for a week is worrisome. Could be heart, lung, stomach, spleen, colon, kidney. ...Read more
I have left shoulder blade pain, pain under left breast and pain that goes from the left side of my neck down my left arm.
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
Pain under left breast/ upper left abdomen. 21 year old female. Ribs, thoracic spine and chest xrays are good.
Pain: If the pain get worse when you touch the area, it is probably muscular in nature. If it changes and gets worse with breathing, it could indicate something in the lungs, like pleurisy or pneumonia. The possiblity of heart problems at this age is unlikely, unless there is history from before ...Read more
I'm male 42 and I have pain under left breast toward side that radiates to back. Also left arm sore from shoulder to elbow?
What would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage? Doc says heart is fine. Left shoulder blade pain also.
The burning pain under left breast from acid reflux is now radiating to my back. Could this be something worse like an ulcer or hiatal hernia?
See a doctor: See a doctor or ER ASAP. You need an exam to fully evaluate. Worse case scenario is something with your heart. Best case scenario it is musculoskeletal. Err on the side of caution and get checked now. ...Read more
As above: See u pcp to r/o any serious condition. ...Read more
Go see a doctor: Chest pain can be caused by a number of musculoskeletal causes from the chest muscles, chest nerves and spinal problems. I hope you do not have a pinched nerve. Rarely we see this type of chest pain from shingles but it is usually associated with a skin rash/ or blisters. I would advise an examination/check up by your family doctor. He may have to do some further teating if the pain is severe ...Read more
I'm a 42 year old woman hurting under left breast and in middle of back. Is this just symptoms of age?
What is this buzzing/vibration around my left breast? It has happened before, years ago, and its back. Doesn't hurt, just scary.
Possible palpitation: Could be a flutter/ rapid / irregular rate of the heart. ...Read more
Pain inside left breast. Same pain and same place but in my back. Also started with what feels like spasms to the right of my left breast?
Probably OK: In your age group a painful breast is usually a result of fibrocystic breast disease which is benign. Breast pain is rarely a first symptom of breast cancer which is also rare in your age group. I would have a physician examine your breast to make sure there is no significant problem. ...Read more
I have been getting pains under my left breast that comes for about 5 minutes then goes away and comes back a day or so later. What should I do?
See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more
I have pain that radiates from the middle leftside of my back to underneath my left breast. There are points that I push on that make it hurt worse.??
Go see a MD: A MD visit is the best solution for your combination of problems. ...Read more
The pain, which started in center of my chest with breathlessnes, has moved to left breast area. It moves from back to chest to breast, comes & goes?
Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to her doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more
My age is 23, got married three months back. Two days back I observed my breast and found that, my left breast is comparatively larger and dropped y?
Is this new?: Breasts are often asymmetrical sometimes more noticeable than other times. No worry! ...Read more
Go to the doctor: Pain in the left chest that radiates to the arm or shoulder may be a sign of a heart problem. I can't make a diagnosis on the internet, but that is not a description I would mess around with. Even if this isn't an acute symptom, you need to discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more
I have a lingering dull pain under my left breast and my upper back that comes in sharp waves. What could it be?
See details: There are several possible causes including chest, chest wall and abdominal issues and possibly even the breast itself. Pain should be evaluated and I would start with your family doctor. ...Read more
I had a lump in my left breast and had it removed but it grew back and now bigger and with some pain, what does this mean?
Under my left breast I have this numb feeling that gets so numb it hurts. I get some relief if I lean back. What could it be?
I have pain sometimes in my left breast, an under my breast, an around to my upper back an shoulder. What do you think that is?
Age makes answer: Check your bra tightness and weight gain. The shoulder and back pain all sounds musculoskeletal but depending on age we start asking more specific questions about the heart, shortness of breath, cheap pain, etc. I assume you are in your late 30's so this unlikely. Look for creases in your skin from the bra and make some adjustments there to start. ...Read more
My boyfriend is a 42 yr old male who has been having a sharp pain under his left breast and he feels it in his back in the same spot.
Pancreatitis: Please have your friend seek medical care urgently. ...Read more
I am been having some weird chock felling in my left breast different from what I have before back in 2012 I have lymph node removed very painful.
Weierd feeling: It is best to get checked out by your doctor to rule out any problem with your breasts. ...Read more
Pain beside left breast that radiates to my back when breathing deeply and bent over. Diagnosed with reflux but is controlled. What could this be?
Depends, many things: Depends on age, family history, and other medical problems. Most benign causes are costochondritis which is viral inflammation of the rib cartilage that goes away on its own. Also precordial catch syndrome is common in young age. More serious causes include pericarditis, fluid around the lung, among others. You should have a complete exam with your doctor. ...Read more
Pinching pain next to but below left breast. Usually starts when laying on back at night. More annoying then painful. Tender when rubbing the area.
See your doctir: It may just be musculoskeletal, but I would recommend getting it looked into with your doctor to be safe ...Read more
Pain in left side of the mid/upper back. Sometime pain wraps or radiates to the front just below left breast. The pain comes and goes and is mild.
Your pain: Description is atypical for cardiac issues and sounds more musculoskeletal which is common. It is unlikely a 28 year old woman would have cardiac issues but women's symptoms are often atypical. Probably best and most reassuring to seek an evaluation by your health care provider just to be sure. ...Read more
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