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Doctor insights on: Severe Pain Under The Breast At The Top Of The Left Rib Cage

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Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. severe pain?

Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. severe pain?

Intercostal: Pain that radiates from back to front , usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve supplying each rib can be treated by rib mobilization techniques or by intercostal nerve block, which is diagnostic as well as therapeutic. In either case it is crucial to assure proper rib motion is re-established , or pain will return

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I have severe pain on my rib cage under my left breast upon twisting reaching coughing or sneezing . Have had it in the past. Why is this re injured?

I have severe pain on my rib cage under my left breast upon twisting reaching coughing or sneezing . Have had it in the past. Why is this re injured?

Could be: Slipped rib syndrome, pain in the rib is usually worse with movement or deep breathing. Find a pain management doctor nearby for evaluation and possible nerve block and find a physical therapist that will manually put it back in place when the area is numb. First stop, is your primary doctor to rule out other causes of this pain.

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I am having severe pain under my right rib cage. It is 1 or 2 ribs under my right breast. It has been coming and going for over a year. ?

I am having severe pain under my right rib cage. It is 1 or 2 ribs under my right breast. It has been coming and going for over a year. ?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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If I sleep on my left side, I wake up with severe pain where the bottom of the chest plate meets the rib cage. I can't move just apply pressure. ?

Needs workup: Attention: any chest pain should be taken seriously and needs to be discussed with a physician as soon as possible as heart issues can manifest in non-classical ways as well. Having said that, the location of the pain seems to be in the area of costochondral joints where ribs meet the breastbone. There could be some inflammation in these joints. Medications and injections can help.

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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.

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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.

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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

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I have a lump on top of my top left rib cage, below my breast - what could it be?

I have a lump on top of my top left rib cage, below my breast - what could it be?

See doctor: If this has been present for more than a week or getting larger, you need to consult your doctor.

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I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?

I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?

Lipoma?: Only a biopsy can tell you for sure. But lipomas ( benign fatty tumors ) are common and can feel like you described. How long have you had it ? Weeks ? Years ? If you e had it for years and it hasn't changed you may be able to watch it. If it bothers you or if it's new or if it's growing rapidly have it excised and they will tell you exactly what it is

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Having extreme rib cage pain, even skin is painful for me to touch. Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Having extreme rib cage pain,  even skin is painful for me to touch.  Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Shingles?: This could represent shingles. Costochondritis is also another possibility. I think it would be best to see your primary care doctor to discuss this and have a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps!

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

Rib cage: Sharp pain increased by a deep breath and with associated tenderness may come from a rib or a pinched nerve that is between the ribs. It wouldn't be from the lung if the area is tender to touch. Have your physician examine the area if the discomfort persists and an x_ray may be ordered.

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch. ?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch. ?

Could be: shingles. If caught early in its course, treatment with antiviral medication is effective. Also could be something else, so it is best to see a doctor for this.

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I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage.  I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

see a doctor: Pain in the rib cage can be due to costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the cartilage where the rib meets the sternum. If you press the spot does it hurt? If so it could be costochondritis. You mentioned a previous breast biopsy, did you have invasive breast cancer? If so all the more reason to see your doctor.

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I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel,hurts when i sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel,hurts when i sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

Cyst or lipoma: You need to have this evaluated. Most of the time these are benign lipomas or cysts. BUT you can't guess at these things. See your doctor for evaluation

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I had a cough that caused severe pain in my chest. It's been 2 months, the pain is still there (less) and there's a visible dent in my rib cage?

I had a cough that caused severe pain in my chest. It's been 2 months, the pain is still there (less) and there's a visible dent in my rib cage?

Could be broken rib: From the sever coughing you had and know it is healing this why you feel slight lump . Also could be costochondritis.

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better) Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z