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Sharp chest pain above left breast when i was sleeping on my back. I woke up with fast heart beat while trying to grab my chest.Then fell back asleep.

Sharp chest pain above left breast when i was sleeping on my back. I woke up with fast heart beat while trying to grab my chest.Then fell back asleep.

Question?: Not sure what your question is. If you're prone to bouts of rapid heart beat, a 24 hour recording (or 30 day, if needed) can help your doctor determine what type of rhythm disturbance you have which is essential to choosing the right course of treatment. ...Read more

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I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

I started getting chest pain above my left breast recently. It's a constant dull pain that often becomes a sharp pain. Should I ignore or be seen?

Chest pain needs to: be evaluated by your doc. It MAY be simple muscle tightness or something more but a doc needs to make that determinations. The presentation of cardiac issues w/women is different from that of men so please don't look on the net or talk to well meaning folks because it may be mis-information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

Chest pain: Among the many possible causes of chest pain are inflammation of muscles or cartilage, reflux of stomach contents, lung disease and heart disease, the latter two including blood clot in the lung and heart attack. Best to see your doctor for complete examination. Sudden onset of chest pain warrants emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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21/F Eval for chest pain full work up and echocardiogram all was clear but have sharp pain under my left breast and then after gone full chest pain?

21/F Eval for chest pain full work up and echocardiogram all was clear but have sharp pain under my left breast and then after gone full chest pain?

Not cardiac.: At ur age & gender (21F), the chances r overwhelming in ur favor that this is not cardiac chest pain (esp with a neg test). I would focus on a careful breast exam by a gynecologist & then TTYD about other possibilities like acid reflux or lung disease/bronchitis (esp if u r a smoker). Lastly, muscle strain is possible depending on activity level & which exercises u perform. GL & thanks 4 ur questi ...Read more

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I'm having a dull chest pain on my left breast bone and it feels sharp when walking I don't know what it could be can you give an answer?

I'm having a dull chest pain on my left breast bone and it feels sharp when walking I don't know what it could be can you give an answer?

Pain: you may have strained or pulled a muscle in your chest,called an intercostal muscle. Try some moist heat applied to the chest wall and Aleeve 200 mg, two tabs once a day with food ...Read more

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Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?

SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely good place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests; Why? Humans are far more complex than what any of these usually show. Go better. ...Read more

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Dull chest pain above left breast, wheesing chest and mucus no flu symptons?

Dull chest pain above left breast, wheesing chest and mucus no flu symptons?

Might be bronchitis: Call your doctor tomorrow, you need someone to take a listen to your breathing and treat you. ...Read more

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Chest pain above left breast seems like it's the veins.Helps when I press there. On and off 3 days.Was seen twice checked for blood clots, negative .

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities for what could be causing this, but it requires an evaluation and examination to identify probable causes. Inflammation of the rib cartilages is a common cause of pain above the breast (costochondritis), but such pains can also come from the chest wall, heart, lining of the heart, or lungs. ...Read more

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Middle of chest pain towards left breast. How do I relieve this?

Pain: To suggest a pain relief method more information and an idea of the cause of the pain is needed. Your description alone isn't enough to provide this information. ...Read more

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Chest pain under left breast for a month now and started from digestion problem.

GERD : Your acid reflux was under treated or you have another problem. See physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when i press on it. What should I do?

I am experiencing  chest pain on deep breaths above left breast. Alos gurts when i press on it. What should I do?

You may have: pleurisy or an inflammation of the muscles and bones of your chest. Fibromyalgia? It is highly unlikely to be cardiac. If it persists after taking an anti-inflamatory like Aleve or Motrin you should see health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat a musculosqueletic pain. I have been having this chest pain below left breast. Sorry if i couldn't write it properly. Thx alot.

Sorry for the wait: I've reviewed your meds, all over the counter. You are attempting self-treatment of muscular skeleton pain however, since pain meds especially codamol have offered no relief, i think you need to seek medical attention, and since you have upper left- sided chest pain (a cardinal symptom of heart attack or angina) best to go to er. This is rare in a 25 yr old female, but why not have er check up. ...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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I have chest pain under my left breast, what to do?

I have chest pain under my left breast, what to do?

Depends: Thirties person having left chest pain absent cough, fever, or sob. If male then needs eval for heart disorder. In either sex might reflect costochondritis, inflammation of rib/cartilage junction, which should be exquisitely tender to direct palpation. See an osteopath. If tietz's syndrome then a single cortisone can resolve the problem; provided excess mechanical activities are avoided. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chest pain on my upper left breast?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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I have chest pain near left breast for 5 days now, what to do?

I have chest pain near left breast for 5 days now, what to do?

Depends: Thirties person having left chest pain absent cough, fever, or sob. If male then needs eval for heart disorder. In either sex might reflect costochondritis, inflammation of rib/cartilage junction, which should be exquisitely tender to direct palpation. See an osteopath. If tietz's syndrome then a single cortisone can resolve the problem; provided excess mechanical activities are avoided. ...Read more

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Chest pain, pain below left breast. I'm scared because of it. Help?

Get evaluated: Always get evaluated for chest pain. Many causes of chest pain are not life-threatening - and fear/anxiety will just make it worse. There are several things that cause chest pain that are very serious. For this reason, you need to get the chest pain checked out as soon as possible. Emergency departments are the best first place to go if you can't see your doctor immediately ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain, pain below left breast. Scared because of it.?

What do you advise if I have chest pain, pain below left breast. Scared because of it.?

Evaluation: You should have your chest pain evaluated by your physician. This could simply be musculoskletetal pain, but a cardiac cause should be considered given the location of the pain. The physician will take a more detailed history and examine you. You may end up getting a stress test and echocardiogram to evaluate for cardiac disease. Chest pain should not be taken lightly! ...Read more

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I'm having some chest pain underneath left breast....It's not severe but i'm noticing it. ?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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