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Sharp Pain In Chest Above Left Breast
Go see doctor: Pain breast can be from any causes- most commonly a non harmful condition called "fibrocystic breast disease". Most concerning would be breast cancer- at 33 you are at risk and would need eval with either mammogram and/or ultrasound. There are other possible conditions - such as infection, cyst etc- but you wont know unless you go for evaluation. ...Read more
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more
Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
Go to the doctor: Pain in the left chest that radiates to the arm or shoulder may be a sign of a heart problem. I can't make a diagnosis on the internet, but that is not a description i would mess around with. Even if this isn't an acute symptom, you need to discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more
Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?
Recommendation: I recommend an full physical examination by a physician. ...Read more
Pain in left shoulderblade.Burning and aching. Moves under armpit, across chest/left breast.Some pain below breast. Doc says heart ok. Muscular?Gas?
More likely : Musculoskeletal but GI also possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?
Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...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.
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
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
Sharp Pain in chest jaw below left breast, numb pain in arm clear ecg ett echo,borderline hi cholesterol.family hist of heart.could it still be heart?
Coronary pain?: The symptoms of coronary pain in women is almost exactly what you describe. With high cholesterol a plaque can temporarily obstruct a coronary vessel, and give rise to the symptoms you stated, and an EKG and ECHO would be negative after the plaque passed. It is important for you with a family hx to see a cardiologist for follow-up. ...Read more
Chest pain started 4 days ago. its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?
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
Chest pain on left breast & underneath. It feels sharp @times. Went to ER, X-ray & blood work is fine. Burning sensation @times. Is it gas or muscular?
SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely good place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests; Why? Humans are far more complex than what any of these usually show. Go better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes 1 sharp pinching pain in chest at the edge of sternum where it meets left breast while walking up stairs?PCP says heart ok.Fear cardiac.
M 38 intermittent sharp pain below left breast lateral chest area seems to occur when working in a squatted kneeling position. What can it be and why?
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
I have been having real sharp pain in my upper left chest right above my left breast. Is this serious?
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
Sharp pain around top of left breast around chest... but not not on it.. Have felt for lumps but none there.. Any ideas?
Some possibilities: If your breast examination was normal, this discomfort could be due to an irritated/inflamed chest wall muscle or could be due to a pinched intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs and may increase with a deep breath and often radiates around the side of the rib cage. A muscular discomfort usually has associated tenderness. Your physician can advise you after an examination if it persists. ...Read more
Many Reaons: Muscle pull, stretching of ligaments, infection, blocked duct, etc. So many possibilities if it continues see your dr. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain under my left breast . With a feeling that something heavy has been placed on my chest and a tingly feeling under my feet?
Not clear: Hello, without knowing your other health issues it’s hard to know what is going on. If you are middle aged, overweight or a smoker you should get cheched for heart disease or diabetes. If you are a young slim. On-smoker probably no cause for worry but you might consider a checkup if symptoms persist ...Read more
Im only 19 I have a sharp pain in on the left breast on my chest im a male its not a heart attack so what else could it be?
Many things: If you are 19, likely nothing serious but if you really don't feel well or the pain doesn't go away in a couple of days, by all means have yourself checked. There are a number of serious conditions that may cause this, such as pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism etc - rare but possible. Or, it may be muscle sprain or indigestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in left side of chest....Bp and heart rate good. Pain feels like it right under left breast..Sharp pain then goes away....Left back pain too?
Er: You should be evaluated immediately to rule out any cardiac issues. ...Read more
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