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I keep having a sharp pain above left breast. When I touch it hurts, am I having a heart attack?

I keep having a sharp pain above left breast. When I touch it hurts, am I having a heart attack?

Unlikely: A sharp pain above the left breast that hurts when you touch it is not by itself a sign of a heart attack. Such pains usually have a local cause - infection, inflammation, or trauma to the area are common causes. Costochondritis, a benign inflammation of the cartilage joints on your ribs can also cause this symptom. ...Read more

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Since a few days there's a sudde sharp pain above left breast, but yday it went till my left arm which felt really tight. Nausea attimes. Female 18?

Since a few days there's a sudde sharp pain above left breast, but yday it went till my left arm which felt really tight. Nausea attimes. Female 18?

Normal: Breast soreness is normal specially after ovulation. when your breast is sore sometimes, pain can radiate to the left arm. So, do not worry. When your period comes, your pain should resolve. Wear a good support bra and drink less caffeine. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have this sharp pain above my left breast and my left breast itself. Should I go to the er? It started this morning went away, its back again.

I have this sharp pain above my left breast and my left breast itself. Should I go to the er? It started this morning went away, its back again.

Not ER issue: It makes sense to make a regular doctor's appointment for an exam but this is not a good reason for an ER. If it is still there as the week begins, call for an appointment and keep notes on the daily changes. Whatever it might be will almost certainly not become critical and if it does get much worse somehow or other symptoms emerge - the ER will still be there. Best! ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain above the left breast and under left arm down to the finger tips.?

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What causes sharp pain above the left breast and under left arm down to the finger tips.?

Pain above breast: If pain is felt on/above breast and on chest, most importantly is not from the heart! Nerves from the neck spine covers the area from above breast to the arms and fingers. When there is pressure on the trajectory of the nerve, pain irradiates along the nerves. Or pain can be just strictly cause by chest problem unrelated to nerves = heart and lung and esophageal prob result in same pain trajectory. ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain above left breast near corner of armpit? I do exercise 5 days a week and didn't have the pain this morning. Started 1 hour ago.

Sharp constant pain above left breast near corner of armpit? I do exercise 5 days a week and didn't have the pain this morning. Started 1 hour ago.

Might be a: Pectoralis major muscle strain from workout injury -- esp. If worsen only with arm movement. But remember to do your usual breast self exam, checking all quadrants etc. And discuss with your doctor if this is persisting. Try a NSAID to see if it gets better. Also cardiac origin to this although not as likely is important to rule out if symptoms still present. Discuss with your primary care doctor. ...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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Just had sharp pain just above my left breast lasting about 20 seconds while at rest. I'm a 27 year old female with no prior history of heart issues.?

Chest pain: chest pain can be due to alot of possible causes. Chest pain does not always have to be heart. Symptoms such as breathing difficulty, nausea, vomiting, burning in chest can help lead to the cause. If the pain has resolved, and it was at rest it probably was not heart. If it continues or reoccurs, get a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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What could a sharp pain in the left breast area mean?

Breast pain: breast pain can be related to cysts in your breasts but it will tend to change depending on your menstrual cycle; breast pain that persists and with breast discharge or fever or other symptoms may mean something more serious. Any breast pain that does not go away in a couple of weeks should be discussed with your own doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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What is this sharp pain in my chest under my left breast?

What is this sharp pain in my chest under my left breast?

Cp: CP can be due to various causes. Heart attack, pericarditis, aneurysms, costchondritis, pleurisy, pneumonia, acid reflux, cancers, esophageal spasms etc. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a sharp pain underneath my left breast?

I'm experiencing a sharp pain underneath my left breast?

If concerned>see Dr: Pain underneath left breast could be coming from
chest wall, lungs or heart. Listing the various causes won't be helpful as you won't be able to diagnose yourself. If you are concerned you should see a physician for an examination. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Am experiencing a sharp pain under my left breast. What could this be?

Could be many: Things. Could be chest wall pain because of rib problem, could be chest pain because of heart, lung, esophagus or stomach problem. See your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried if I have a sharp pain in my left breast?

See details: Is the area tender to the touch? The pain may also be related to several other possible causes. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain in my left breast it comes and go last fo rabout 10 minites.?

Check Lymphatics: You may have some blocked lymph nodes in that area. A lot infections from the head and neck (including mouth) drain to these nodes and could be causing you this problem. I see this a lot with tooth infections and teeth that have had root canal treatments. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest under my left breast what could this means?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my chest under my left breast what could this means?

Depends.: It depends from your underlying condition and physical exam. It could be a musculoskeletal- skeletal pain or a miocardial infarct. I bet it's a first one because of your age. But you never know. And to be sure visit your doctor who might want to order some tests on you. Best! ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind left breast in the morning and at no other time during the day. What could this be?

See below: This could be diet related such as fibrocystic changes if you drank coffee. Could be a result of how you slept the night before. Try not drinking coffee the night before and sleep on your right side to see if it helps. ...Read more

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I have been having real sharp pain in my upper left chest right above my left breast. Is this serious?

Maybe: 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. If she sleeps on her stomach she could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. ...Read more

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Since 2 weeks ago I have a sharp pain in my left breast. It usually happen at night. What could it be?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have been feeling this sharp pain on my left breast for two days now and wondering why I am having them.?

I have been feeling this sharp pain on my left breast for two days now and wondering why I am having them.?

Multiple Causes: There are many causes for breast pain. If it is periodic, then hormonal changes during your menstrual cycle may be one potential cause. Other reasons such as infection, cysts, and superficial venous clots can also cause breast pain. Should the pain persists, a more detailed workup guided by your physician is warranted. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain somewhere under my left breast, but cannot pinpoint the exact location of the pain. What do you think it is? Thanks!

Breast pain: Pain in the breast can be associated with several conditions. Fibrocysti breast decease, tomors, muscle pain, old scars from previous surgeries or infections, arthritis of bones, ribs under breast. Referred pain from another area in your body, trauma.
You schould see a physician for proper exam and diagnostic studies to at least rule out any condition which could affect you. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have no other symptoms except that sharp pain. I've had it for two days now. What could it be?

If you can: Reproduce the pain by pushing on the area it is most likely costochondritis which is inflammation of the rib and cartilage junction near the sternum. It can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Minor sharp pain under left breast, moved to side. Still sharp and minor. About 2-3 hours after pain started I collapsed. What could this be?

Minor sharp pain under left breast, moved to side. Still sharp and minor. About 2-3 hours after pain started I collapsed. What could this be?

Get examined ASAP: Could just be vaso vagal reaction to pain. But heart and brain conditions have to be considered and excluded. Give us some feedback! ...Read more