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Doctor insights on: Pain Under Left Breast Rib Cage

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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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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 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?

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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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 was wondering what is causing my shooting pain under my left breast where my rib cage is?

I was wondering what is causing my shooting pain under my left breast where my rib cage is?

Multiple factors: chest wall strain, intercostal myalgia/neuritis, compression from underwire, breast issues, heart issues, nerve issues. I suggest a breast exam and a breast ultrasound. ...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?

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