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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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