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Doctor insights on: Pain Under Left Breast Near Rib Cage That Radiates To Middle Back

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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?

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

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What would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage? Doc says heart is fine. Left shoulder blade pain also.

What  would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage?  Doc says heart is fine.  Left shoulder blade pain also.

It depends: Chest pain can have multiple other reasons if not your heart. It may be your skin, muscles, bones, lungs or lining of lungs, food pipe "esophagus" disorders or anxiety. Please consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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I get random pain under my left breast on my rib cage off and on. I also have a pain upper left back between spine and shoulder blade. Related?

I get random pain under my left breast on my rib cage off and on. I also have a  pain upper left back between spine and shoulder blade. Related?

Possibly related: Hi Kkovac4
They could possibly be related. This sounds like what we call "radicular pain" meaning it could be originating from the thoracic nerve roots that come off the spinal cord. We see that sometimes with Shingles especially if you had a skin rash in the same location. I would check with your GP/Family doc.
Best of luck!
Dr. Ayman Omar ...Read more

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Today i just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection(skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more

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I have dull ache behind left breast and below rib cage. Could this acid? I had h plyori few months ago. Can it come back even though biospies clear?

I have dull ache behind left breast and below rib cage. Could this acid? I had h plyori few months ago. Can it come back even though biospies clear?

Could be acid.: Generally speaking, yes. The real answer would be depends on two things: (one) are you receiving any treatment for the acid, and (two) what is the mechanism whereby the acid is present? Obviously, if you are not receiving acid reducing medication then symptoms could come back. As well, if you are dealing with a structural issue, such as hiatal hernia, symptoms can certainly recur. ...Read more

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I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage and since then I've had a dry cough and aches in the same area. I can now feel the achyness at the bottom of my ribs and in my upper back sometimes.

I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage and since then I've had a dry cough and aches  in the same area. I can now feel the achyness at the bottom of my ribs and in my upper back sometimes.

Worrisome: The sudden pain could have been from irritation of the pleural lining around the lung (eg from viral infection). If the cough began only afterward and is associated with worsening shortness of breath and more diffuse discomfort, then lung collapse must be considered and is diagnosed by physical exam and xray. ...Read more

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Burning, stabbing pain behind left breast, in left rib cage, upper left back. Over a week now. Slightly worse when I inhale.

Burning, stabbing pain behind left breast, in left rib cage, upper left back. Over a week now. Slightly worse when I inhale.

Examination: It sounds like rib pain, but you should get an examination for final determination. A Doctor of Osteopathic medicine or Chiropractic medicine can diagnose and treat that condition. ...Read more

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I've had chest pain (near my left breast, inside my rib cage) that spreads to my back. It hurts to cough, take deep breaths and talk. What could it be?

Atypical: Your pain is atypical and not likely from your heart may be pulled muscle. If you have fever etc may be infection and inflamation. You should see ur dr get labs cxr ekg etc. He'll know if any further tests are needed such as echo of the heart cat scan etc. ...Read more

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Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back ?

Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back ?

Muscle verses nerve: Continue to use the rub, heating pad to treat the strain. If the numbness and tingling doesn't improve, the possibility of thoracic radiculopathy should be considered. Thoracic imaging such as MRI can be utilized for further work up ...Read more

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What causes an Intermittent burning pain in rib cage below armpit,just below left breast, shoulder blade?Pcp says heart ok.ekg,stress test, monitor ok

Likely biomechanical: rib pain or intercostal nerve pain, since all the heart work up was negative. Could also be GI issue. Ask for a referral to a physical therapist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain under left breast by rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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I have a pain under left breast and rib cage. It seemed to have come on after eating but will not go away any suggestions?

I have a pain under left breast and rib cage. It seemed to have come on after eating but will not go away any suggestions?

Need to see Doc: We consider all the organs in that part of body, which is stomach, so you have to consider gastritis, peptic ulcer disease etc. Other organ is lung, so that pneumonia, pleurisy may be a problem if accompanied with fever, chills, sweats, cough and discolored sputum. It could be muscles, rib, cartilage. Hence, to find the proper cause, further work by doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Sharp extreme pain under left breast/ behind left rib cage. Gets way worse as i breathe in! happening more frequently?

Sharp extreme pain under left breast/ behind left rib cage. Gets way worse as i breathe in! happening more frequently?

Call 911: The tightness, pain or pressure, in your chest and shortness of breath is always a red flag and visit to the ER or Urgent Care is warranted. Do not drive, call 911. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?

DDx: What is the differential diagnosis (DDx) of chest wall pain? First thing anyone in an ER would want to rule out is heart ischemia or pulmonary embolism (PE) or aortic dissection. I think those are highly unlikely. Most likely includes pleurisy (inflammation of the lung lining), costochondritis (connective tissue inflammation), fractured rib (from trauma including cough). Also breast cancer or cyst ...Read more

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What is lower left breast area, rib cage pain?

Rib cage: Rib cage pain is usually produced by some. Blunt trauma producing rib fracture or tearing of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Or can be secondary to a temporary inflammatory process involving the cartilaginous tissue which connects our ribs to the sternum. Because there are other causes one would be wise to be evaluated if the pain is increasing,occurs at night or lasts for more than a ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am i hurting under left breast into rib cage?

Why am i hurting under left breast into rib cage?

Seriously?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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Catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

Catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

Probably muscle: At age 29 it's probably muscle pain or a cramp. It could be a heart rhythm issue or lung infection depending on other symptoms. If it continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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A few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage. Today there was a dull achy pain in the same area. Any concerns?

A few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage. Today there was a dull achy pain in the same area. Any concerns?

Possibly: This could be many conditions, cardiac, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal or pulmonary. You should see a primary doctor and have this evaluated. ...Read more

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21 yr female having pain under my left breast near top of rib cage. Hurts to get in/out of bed. What could this be from and anything i can do to help?

21 yr female having pain under my left breast near top of rib cage. Hurts to get in/out of bed. What could this be from and anything i can do to help?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Lately I've had dull achy pains under my left breast in my rib cage along with coughing. Few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains in the same area. ?

Lately I've had dull achy pains under my left breast in my rib cage along with coughing. Few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains in the same area. ?

Probably inflammatio: Could be just flu with viral inflammation of rib cartilage (costochondritis) and related to cough. However, if history of smoking or breast disease/cancer visit your pcp. Assuming first issue use cough suppressants and nsaids for the inflammation ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination , possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy . See your doctor with out delay ...Read more

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Is the gall bladder under your left breast or under the rib cage?

Is the gall bladder under your left breast or under the rib cage?

Right side: Is is in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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How to dull sharp pain at left rib cage and left breast?

Costrochondritis?: If specific 2 ur ribs under the breast & muscle tissue it's a good chance it is. Rx ice nsaids & b cn if no improvement. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for 6 days now. and now i noticed that under my left breast my rib cage seems to be swollen.

I have been coughing for 6 days now. and now i noticed that under my left breast my rib cage seems to be swollen.

See Doc: With a cough that is almost 1 week, and now possible swelling in your Lung cavity/rib cage area, it is best for you to get an evaluation and examination by your Dr. to get properly diagnosed and treated as needed, Best wishes. ...Read more