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Dull/sharp pain in upper left side of chest above breast and into neck. Hurt worse to breath in?

Dull/sharp pain in upper left side of chest above breast and into neck. Hurt worse to breath in?

Pleurisy or costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation often caused by a virus in the Cartlidge in your ribs it will hurt when you breathe and if you press on it. If it hurts when you breathe but not if you press on it it's more likely pleurisy. If it's not too bad heat and anti-inflammatories like Motrin will help. This does take a long time to improve so don't get frustrated if your symptoms get worse see your doctor ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest above breast. Comes and goes, not constant. Sometimes a sharp pain, today more of an ache.

Pain in left side of chest above breast. Comes and goes, not constant. Sometimes a sharp pain, today more of an ache.

Musculature: If you do not feel a lump, warmth etc., then anything that is sharp or stabbing is usually of musculoskelatal origin (rib, muscles, tendons). Pleurisy would usually be associated with a cough and fever. This pain pattern is not typical of cardiac origin. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest under breast when I sometimes take a deep breath been noticng it the past week, esp if lie down on my left arm age23

Sharp pain in left side of chest under breast when I sometimes take a deep breath been noticng it the past week, esp if lie down on my left arm age23

Atypical CP: Your description sounds sounds less like pleuritic (lungs) and more like costochondritis (musculoskeletal) pain. Without any other history it does not sound like a heart attack.
Costochondritis can be treated with anti inflammatory medication such as nsaids. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Several causes: If each pain is lasting literally 1 or 2 seconds, it is not cardiac. If 30 sec. Or longer, or aggravated by exercise, consider heart. Compression of a thoracic nerve in your back is possible. If skin in painful area is hypersensitive, consider early shingles. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left armpit area, left side of chest, and upper part of breast for an hour and a half? Started in armpit area. Sort of short of breath

Sharp pain in left armpit area, left side of chest, and upper part of breast for an hour and a half? Started in armpit area. Sort of short of breath

Injury, Clot risk?: If you have had blood clots in the past, seek evaluation immediately through the emergency room. If your breast feeding is complicated with pain or bleeding, call your physician for immediate counsel. If you injured your chest or the shortness of breath grows, er evaluation needed. Get going. ...Read more

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Pain when I lift left arm up above my head feel sharp pain/ pulling in left side of chest breast bone in one area have been coughing a bit cause?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are a rotator cuff injury or an injury to the labrum, both of wich are critical to movement in the shoulder. If needed, an MRI can usually show the issue as well. ...Read more

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Right side of chest, above breast, getting sharp pain, feels heavy. Happened 1st around 6 hours ago, and my right arm tingled too. Happening again.

Right side of chest, above breast, getting sharp pain, feels heavy. Happened 1st around 6 hours ago, and my right arm tingled too. Happening again.

Need exam: I would suggest getting a medical exam.
Impossible to give you reassurance that this is OK and does not need immediate attention without an exam ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest? Only lasted a minute. Happened last week too?

Can be heart disease: Can be stable angina. I would go to cardiologist. Have an echocardiogram and thallium stress test. If a positive stress test, undergo a cardiac catherization to rule out coronary arty disease vs coronary spasms known as prinzmetal angina. ...Read more

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Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Random sharp pain in left side of chest. Sister and brother have it too. Asked a doctor about it years ago was told it was a pinched nerve. Common?

Shape of the chest: Since it is common to many members of the family equally between males and females, then it must be the shape of the thoracic cavity that could be inherited is the cause of the problem
costochondritis is common in some family more than others more common in female because of the breast weight and the nature of the bra women ware
try NSAIDS, and heat pad, abd soft bra.
good luck ...Read more

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What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

What are the causes of really sharp pain in left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is it mean when there's a sharp pain in left side of chest like right under left boob?

Please tell me what is it mean when there's a sharp pain in left side of chest like right under left boob?

Costochondritis: In fortyish female chest pain aroused by direct palpation often reflectscostal chondrites & inflammation where rib joins cartilage; between rib and the sternum. Point palpation of this region often arouses exquisite pain. A cortisone injection can dramatically dissipate. Most generalist doctors can adequately discern, unless they refuse to touch you and just get an ekg, as some will do. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of chest and right side of face and head at the same time. Worse when bending down?

Interesting symptoms: These varied symptoms could be caused by several things. Please see your family physician. Unable to made judgement without an exam. ...Read more

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No appetite, sharp pain in left side of chest when I bent over to pick something up, no bowel movement for days even after taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sound serious?

No appetite, sharp pain in left side of chest when I bent over to pick something up, no bowel movement for days even after taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) sound serious?

GI Issues: It sounds like you've got some GI issues that need close physical examination. Stop taking the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and see your pcp asap to be sure what it is. Gerd, upper GI ulcers, gastritis etc. Could be responsible for the symptoms. You'll get a clearer picture with a physical exam by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about sharp pain on left side of chest?

CP - lots of causes: Detailed history and physical. Type aggravating, relieving factors, risk factors for heart blockages. It could related to the heart, lungs, GI tract (stomach) or skeleto-muscle. ...Read more

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I have had bypass surgery and still have sharp pain in the left side of chest. What are my options?

I have had bypass surgery and still have sharp pain in the left side of chest. What are my options?

You have options: How long ago was surgery? If in past six months, could be a rib fracture (see chest radiograph), could be from sternal retractor, could be a costal neuralgia (damaged intercostal nerve. These are potential complications that do occur not infrequently. A rib fracture will resolve, a nerve problem may be treated by a pain doctor with good success. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a sharp pain when I take a deep breath on left side of chest for 2 days. I don't have a cold but when I sneezed the pain was even worse?

Chest pain: This may either be due to an inflammatory process in your rib-cartillage attachments, intercostal (between ribs) muscles or tendons, something causing irritation of the pleura (two thin layers of tissue protecting the lungs), or something in the rib itself. You need to be seen and examined by a professional to get this worked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest. I have gallbladder disease?

What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest. I have gallbladder disease?

No: The gallbladder is on the right side. Sharp pain in the left chest could be related to your stomach, such as gastritis or ulcer disease, or it could be your heart, among other possibilities. You should talk to your doctor immediately or go the er for sharp pain in your left chest. ...Read more

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Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. What's this?

Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. What's this?

Pinch: Positional changes causing this armpit pain are likely due to pinching a nerve, muscle or joint. If this is the only position that creates this pain, it is likely not harmful. If this persists and is present in a more regular position see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain left side of chest, no heart problems, ?

What can cause sharp pain left side of chest, no heart problems, ?

Ribs, lung: It sounds as if you have had detailed cardiac testing and all normal. Sharp chest pain can be from rib or muscle in chest wall, an irritated surface nerve or from the lung or lining of the lung (the pleura). You can get chest pain from the esophagus, but less likely to be sharp and more likely in the center. ...Read more

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Who do I call for sharp pain left side of chest?

"Stitch"?: A sharp, stabbing pain on the inner lining of the chest that increases when you breathe in is caused by a little fold in the membrane that lines the chest cavity. A very deep breath may end it, and in any case it is transient. If this is not what you are having, a physician office visit may be in order. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that comes and goes on left side of chest. Been hurting on and off for two days. Also get winded easy but am also over weight. Bp 123/69?

Sharp pain that comes and goes on left side of chest. Been hurting on and off for two days. Also get winded easy but am also over weight. Bp 123/69?

So, recurrent chest: Pain and (associated?) shortness of breath makes me want to rule out a heart attack in an emergency room, right away. Other possible symptoms of acute heart disease are palpations, dizziness, nausea, profuse sweating, sense of impending doom, relieved with rest, made worse with exertion, and radiation of chest pain to L arm/shoulder, neck, jaw, back. Also, important to remember, women present different than men ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of chest releived by passing gas sometimes. Scary! My doc can't explain it. Male 35 yrs. Have had for yrs. Ty?

Sharp pain on left side of chest releived by passing gas sometimes. Scary! My doc can't explain it. Male 35 yrs. Have had for yrs. Ty?

Sorry too vague.: There are too many possibilities for left sided chest/abdominal pain to suitably answer this question in the space available and without a clinical exam and laboratory tests. If you remain concerned you should go back to your doctor and ask him to perform a diagnostic work up. ...Read more

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Had sharp stabbing pain left temple earlier lasted 20 mins, tonight I was just relaxing had a sudden sharp pain left side of chest out of knowhere?

May be a fluke: Or the chest pain if recurrent will need attention. Go to the closest healthcare provider and request examination. You may be surprised that it can lead to some reassurance, or some real pathology. ...Read more