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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...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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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