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Pinching pain on left upper side of chest for a while now. What could this be?

Pinching pain on left upper side of chest for a while now. What could this be?

Chest wall problem: Likely due to rib or cartilage dysfunction. Read more about slipped rib syndrome here http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html
of course it could be also be a heart or lung problem. See a good osteopathic family physician for work up. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old female and have been having pinch like pain on the left side of my chest by the heart for about 3 wks. Now any ideas on what this is?

I'm a 17 year old female and have been having pinch like pain on the left side of my chest by the heart for about 3 wks. Now any ideas on what this is?

Not your heart: Your muscles in your chest wall, or other structures like ligaments or cartilage, a pulled muscle is the most common cause for such pain, it will take its time, can use OTC analgesics or analgesic gel to help control the pain till it resolves, good luck ...Read more

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Pinch inside the left breast going towards the middle of the chest when I stretch my chest it pinches under inside the breast?

Pinch inside the left breast going towards the middle of the chest when I stretch my chest it pinches under inside the breast?

A Pinch In Time: A common phenomenon in the area of the mid chest is movement of the costo-chondral joint. This can be described as a pinch or pop with movement or expansion of the chest wall. This rib-breast bone (sternum) joint can also become painful and swell. Avoid repetitive movement as this can be a painful condition if it becomes chronic. ...Read more

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I've been having a little bit of pain on the left side of my chest when I breathe and a little pinch. Blood pressure is normal, what could it be?

I've been having a little bit of pain on the left side of my chest when I breathe and a little pinch. Blood pressure is normal, what could it be?

There are many: Potential causes for the symptoms you are expressing. Some are potentially serious. If you are a smoker and/or use BCPs you should be more concerned. There are too many possibilities to determine this without examining you and perhaps getting some tests. Get checked out by a health care professional if it persists. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Shape of the chest: Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
good luck ...Read more

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During workout I started feeling a pinch in the left side of chest. Not pain just a pinch when I do specific moves. Should I worry for heart disease?

During workout I started feeling a pinch in the left side of chest. Not pain just a pinch when I do specific moves. Should I worry for heart disease?

Don't worry Be Happy: If you can point to the area of the chest pain with one finger as you are describing, you most likely do NOT have pain originating from the heart. Cardiac pain is diffuse and is associated with nausea, vomiting, feeling light headed, sweating, fatigue and anxiety. You will likely have shortness of breath with exertion or even at rest. Keep exercising! Have fun. ...Read more

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Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Yes: Yes, it does sound like a pinched nerve somewhere. In general, when you bring your chin down to the chest it increases pressure in the spinal canal, which traditionally will bring on symptoms from a pinched nerve. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Sharp pains on my left chest area when I breathe. It almost feels like my lung or heart is being pinched. Happens mostly if I'm laying down.

Sharp pains on my left chest area when I breathe. It almost feels like my lung or heart is being pinched. Happens mostly if I'm laying down.

See doctor today: Most commonly this is an inflamed or bruised muscle or bone in the chest wall. Other causes, especially because its positional, include inflammation of the heart sack, the lung, or the internal organs, like the pancreas, stomach, gall bladder, or esophagous, rare, but dangerous conditions include a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lungs) and heart attack. Ocp's and smoking increase risk. ...Read more

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My left side of chest just around my nipple hurt. It' feels heavy. And once in a while it pinches like a sharp knife. Is that heart problem.?

My left side of chest just around my nipple hurt. It' feels heavy. And once in a while it pinches like a sharp knife. Is that heart problem.?

Un-likely cardiac: Based on your description, it is unlikely to be cardiac pain. It is most likely breast tissue or subcutaneous tenderness. So if worm compression or gentle heat improve the symptoms, if not have it checked please by healthcare professional.

Can you send a picture of the site? ...Read more

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What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

Nerve: Sounds like it could be a pinched nerve in your lower neck. Typically these will get better on their own. You can try icing, antiinflammatories and give this some time. If it doesn't seem to be letting up, an MRI can be done and other treatments can be tried. Follow up with your doc too. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably: Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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Sometime im having a chest pain but II thinks its not a chest pain at all bcos II only feel it on my left breast it feels like someone pinch my heart?

Sometime im having a chest pain but II thinks its not a chest pain at all bcos II only feel it on my left breast it feels like someone pinch my heart?

Atypical: This is atypical for cardiac disease. It is low likelihood for ischemic heart disease. However, if you have age, htn, high cholesterol, family history or smoke you should be checked further. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving

What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving

Many possible, r/oMI: Various issues can yield left chest pain radiating into the upper back. First you need an EKG to rule out a myocardial infarction, as it can present in the manner you're describing, but is usually, but not always, accompanied by chest heaviness, shortness of breath, sweats, and left arm or neck pain. A chest xray will show wether is it pneumonia or maybe just a sprained pec muscle ...Read more

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31 male Pain in my left chest above my nipple. When I move only feels like a pinched nerve it squeezing? Also what does pi in oximeter stand for? Is it the strength of the pulse? It was 12.2 and I can't feel the pounding heat beat feeling in chest

31 male Pain in my left chest above my nipple. When I move only feels like a pinched nerve it squeezing? Also what does pi in oximeter stand for? Is it the strength of the pulse? It was 12.2 and I can't feel the pounding heat beat feeling in chest

A pinching feeling: Above the nipple could be a sign of costochondritis, inflammation of the joint that connects a rib to the breast bone. Pulse oximetry measures the percent of your red blood cells that are carrying oxygen (normal >95%.) It also measures heart rate (normal 60-110) but not the strength of heart contraction. A doctor can estimate the strength of contraction by feeling your pulse. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Not likely heart: Shooting pain is most often associated with a nerve problem, as you suggested. It is rare to find heart problems in your age group, and shooting pains rarely reflect heart disease in any patient group. So a cardiac cause is most unlikely. ...Read more

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Chest tightness not heart related since checked by cardiologist. Have pinched nerve on left arm and it feels weak. Other reasons for this?

Chest tightness not heart related since checked by cardiologist. Have pinched nerve on left arm and it feels weak. Other reasons for this?

Sounds correct: Sounds like a pinched nerve. A cervical MRI would be helpful to look for structural issue that accounts for your symptoms. Your primary care doctor can order or I recommend seeing a board certified pain specialist. ...Read more

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Accident 1 mo ago, pinched ulnar nerve. Chest pain when I lay on left or belly. Related? Had blood/ekg all normal. Also GERD symps. Neck shoulder pain

Ulnar nerve Sx: It is most likely that ur gerd is giving you the chest pain rather than your ulnar nerve. Patients w/ulnar nerve compression can have pain, numbness, tingling, cold hands/arms, neck ; shoulder pain; just about any symptom from the fingertips to the neck, but not chest pain. A good way to find out is to have a physician block (numb up) your ulnar nerve and see what sx go away. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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Being male, my left nipple has a hard swell beneath it that is no larger than the halo and hurts when pinched. Could this be a tumor?

Being male, my left nipple has a hard swell beneath it that is no larger than the halo and hurts when pinched. Could this be a tumor?

It may be normal: It may be normal at age 18 in a male. But I will recommend that you have it checked by your doctor to make sure it is not a tumor, which is very unlikely but for your satisfaction. ...Read more

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I have a small mass under my left nipple that began development when I was around 13, I am now 23. It hurts if pinched, no discharge. What is it?

I have a small mass under my left nipple that began development when I was around 13, I am now 23. It hurts if pinched, no discharge. What is it?

Gynocomastia: This is a condition where breast tissue enlarges in the male usyally starting with puberty in response to hormone changes. In most condition it resolves. However, the persistent of these tissue is called Gynocomastia. In older population medication can cause this condition. It is benign and surgical removal to resolve the pain is often the treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a guy. 24 yrs old. My left breast is firmer than the other. When I pinch it it I can grab something that is firm and a bit off of an oval shape.

I'm a guy. 24 yrs old. My left breast is firmer than the other. When I pinch it it I can grab something that is firm and a bit off of an oval shape.

Breast issue in a gu: You may have some asymmetrical breast tissue - likely benign - BUT also likely being made worse by pinching and grabbing it. I would try not pinching it and simply observing it for at least two weeks if it seems to be enlarging or getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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My right breast has no feelin! I pinch myself to make sure and I can't feel it, yet my left breast is completely fine... I'm 22 & have a 17 month!

My right breast has no feelin! I pinch myself to make sure and I can't feel it, yet my left breast is completely fine... I'm 22 & have a 17 month!

Need an exam: This could be a result of breast feeding, if you did that after you had your baby. These symptoms can be short lived and completely benign, but a medical evaluation is warranted in this situation. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain in a small area above my left breast. It feels like a pinch feeling. It comes and goes sporatically, and lasts from 10 secs to 2 min?

I'm having a pain in a small area above my left breast. It feels like a pinch feeling. It comes and goes sporatically, and lasts from 10 secs to 2 min?

Chest wall muscle?: I don't know how old you are and so I cannot be sure that it is not your heart /lungs but the symptom pattern suggests that muscles in between your ribs are likely causing intermittent spasm thus the symptoms you are experiencing. If pushing on the area causes the pain, then you can be more reassured that it is actually the muscles of your rib cage that is causing your trouble. Consult doc.
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Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?

Think I have a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck. Would I be getting pain when I turn my body to the left in my ribs and also upper back pain?

Not typically: As a spine specialist, I can say that this is not a typical radiating pattern for cervical nerves.

Other possibilities would be myofascial trigger points, cervical facet referred pain, rib "subluxation/fixation", etc. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my left shoulder and it goes down toward my breast I have has a pinched nerve before and it doesn't feel like that?

I am having pain in my left shoulder and it goes down toward my breast I have has a pinched nerve before and it doesn't feel like that?

See Your Doctor: There can be a number of causes for the pain described & more history will be needed such as duration, injures, eliciting factors, existing medical conditions, & more. Additionally there are several anatomical structures that make up the "shoulder" & thorough examination is needed to pinpoint the cause, eg. Bone, muscle, nerve, & more. See your doctor to formulate the correct diagnosis & treatment ...Read more

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I had a small pimple on the side of my left breast, cleavage area. I pinched it and a little bit of pus came out. The next day, that area was a big I?

I had a small pimple on the side of my left breast, cleavage area. I pinched it and a little bit of pus came out. The next day, that area was a big I?

Infection?: Some "pimples" are small areas of infection. When you squeeze them, the infection can spread into the surrounding tissue. Usually your immune system will get rid of the infection but sometimes you can get a larger infection or abscess. Best wishes! ...Read more