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Im having sharp chest pains on left side of chest above my breast when i breathe in?

Im having sharp chest pains on left side of chest above my breast when i breathe in?

Chest pain: That is unlikely a heart problem as it changes with breathing so one down of the bad things. It could be pleurisy or inflammation of the linings of the lung and chest wall, or musculoskeletal as in the muscles in between the ribs that get stretched with breathing. In any case try advil or aleve or your Ibuprofen and see, and then go see your doctor and discuss it. ...Read more

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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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Split second sharp chest pain in center of chest and under right breast that is intermittent. Can hear a lot of gas with stethoscope.

Split second sharp chest pain in center of chest  and under right breast that is intermittent. Can hear a lot of gas with stethoscope.

Prob. not a worry: Most sharp pains in the chest, unless there has been trauma to the muscles or rib cage, ate due to stomach or upper intestinal gas pockets and are not serious. However, if this continues, please see your health advisor. ...Read more

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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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Chest pain right side for almost an hour now. Under breast and across abdomen sometimes extending to back. Very sharp pain. Is it gas?

Chest pain right side for almost an hour now. Under breast and across abdomen sometimes extending to back. Very sharp pain. Is it gas?

ER visit now: Seems atypical for heart attack but cannot rule out. Also blood clot in the lung and tear in your aorta should be considered and ruled out. Hence any acute onset chest pain deserves an immediate evaluation. Please go to the er. ...Read more

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Headaches everyday. Breast/chest pain. Sharp pelvic pain on right side. What could this be? Last period ended 2 or 3 days ago.

Headaches everyday. Breast/chest pain. Sharp pelvic pain on right side. What could this be? Last period ended 2 or 3 days ago.

Check with doctor: You appear to have a condition involving multiple organ systems and need to consult your doctor to rule out a systemic disease (particularly an autoimmune one). ...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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Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!

Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!

Very atypical: sounds very atypical and unlikely your heart but if see a cardio make you feel better , I'm sure they can set up a stress echo to assess your heart. No IV , no radiation and gives a great deal of information. ...Read more

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