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Sharp Pain Above Left Breast
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
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?
Sharp pain above my left breast when I take a deep breath. It has occurred on and off for almost a week now. What could this be?
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
I have just got a really sharp pain above my left breast ehat could it be it did it a couple of timed over a short period?
Could be: A pulled muscle. If it keeps happening see your doc ...Read more
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
Sudden sharp pain above the left breast. I have constant left shoulder and arm pain as well as tingling in left hand from my thumb to my middle finger?
Chest pain?: It sounds to me like you should be evaluated to rule out a heart attack right away. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
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
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
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
Sharp but infrequent pain above left breast. 48 yr old f anxiety and panic history, gerd. Just trying to reassure myself.
Get a check up: Most likely it is not heart related, but important to rule out a heart cause ...Read more
Last night I had sudden sharp, burning pain above my left breast, more in the chest area. It was sensitive to touch. Woke up with it going into armpit?
Evaluation: Check the armpit for redness or swelling, it could be reason for this pain. If no problems there, better to see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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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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
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
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
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
Today I am feeling sudden sharp pain around my left breast area. I can not sure it is from chest or breast.
EVALUATION: This needs more through evaluation, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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!
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
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
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