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Pinching Pain In Upper Left Chest
Well, with only that: I would have to recommend you see a doctor right away to rule out a heart condition if this is the very first time you are experiencing the symptom and if you have risk factors such as a positive family history, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes mellitus (which you have) etc. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
Likely muscular: Usually if the pain occurs with movement it is probably related to the muscles that enable your arm to work. If you can recreate the pain by pressing on the area with your hand/fingers this should make it more clear that it is muscular in nature. Feel better. ...Read more
Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.
Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more
Maybe supraspinatus: The muscle in your upper shoulder blade is your supraspinatus. Pain there can be from injury to the muscle, impingement to its tendon (the rotator cuff) or from irritation to the nerve that goes to the muscle. You need an orthopedic surgeon, physical medicine or sports medicine doctor who can sort through these possibilities and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more
Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. but with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more
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
I've been feeling a pinch sensation on my chest in the left side, i'm wondering what i could be, it comes and goes and wake me up when hurts me. Thx?
I have like discomfort in my left side of chest sometimes when i eat or whenever. Not really a pain but feels like a pinch or something?
Sounds : Gastrointestinal ....Talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sir..Im a student from india .i do get little pain in my left chest just like a pinch of a nail for few seconds the reasion ?
Ignore: it is nothing get busy with ur work or studies do reg exercis ...Read more
The last 6 mon. I've had pain in the left side of chest where the ribs meet the sternum. Hurts to press, lift and stretch.Almost feels like a pinch.?
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
Im 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 have a pinched nerve on upper left back that gives my left arm &chest pain but somedays i feel small pains &somedays i don'tfeel it is that possible?
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
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
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
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?
Dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently been getting sharp pains in mainly the left side of my chest under my breast, sometimes shooting down my arm. could it be pinched nerve?
Possible: The only way to determine the etiology is to get an exam. Call your health care provider and schedule an apt. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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