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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 theres 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 theres 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