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I'm having sharp pain in the middle of my chest right below my bra line. What could be causing this? And how do I stop it?

I'm having sharp pain in the middle of my chest right below my bra line. What could be causing this? And how do I stop it?

Several possbilities: There are several possible explanations and so you should see your primary MD. These include the bra is too tight, cardiac issues (less likely) muscle spasm or costochondritis and reflux to name a few. A good exam will include more history than we can get here and a physical to evaluate the causes and order the appropriate tests and initial treatment. Keep me posted ...Read more

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I suddenly had very sharp pain in the middle of my chest when I would breathe in. There was also pain in my upper back at the same time. Thank you!

I suddenly had very sharp pain in the middle of my chest when I would breathe in. There was also pain in my upper back at the same time. Thank you!

Precordial catch: This is a relatively common occurrence termed "precordial catch". The exact cause is unknown but it is felt to be when a dry spot on the lung lining sticks to the wall of the chest and the stretching when you breathe in causes the sharp pain. These are benign and will do no harm but they are dramatic. The best way to handle it is to "bite the bullet" and rapidly breathe in deeply. ...Read more

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Hello sir. I feel a sudden sharp pain in the middle of my chest when I stretch or suddenly move. I go to the gym about 4 times a week. The pain stays for about 30 minutes. Within that 30 minutes. It hurts if I cough, sneeze or breath deeply. It doesn't h

Musculoskeletal: Meaning: pain originating from muscles/ligaments/tendons/bones in the middle of your chest, not related to an inner organ like your heart, as it is reproducible by movement not occuring at rest. You need to rest your muscles, apply analgesic cream and warm compresses to the area, and possibly painkillers. If pain persists check with your doctor for further treament, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Hi im 22 and have a sharp pain in the middle of my chest between breasts. Hurts when I breathe in and out but no shortness of breath?

Probly not serious: But, could be a musculoskeletal, pulmonary, or related to the membrane that covers the heart, or nothing. Can't pursue it further in this limited space. Ur doctor by asking more questions, examining u and doing some rather simple tests should be able to arrive at a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on middle of my chest.

Many reasons: Reason can be ardiac, gastrointestinal, or musculoskeletal.

If with your chest pain, you have shortness of breat, nausea, vomiting, sweating, or the chest pain goes down your left arm, this maybe a sign of a heart condition. You should call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.

If you do not have the above symptoms, I would seek the advice of a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What's causing sternum pain? Sharp pain in middle of my chest, last few secs-5 minutes then goes away and might come back if I get up. Not daily, random

A number of causes: Including: foodpipe or the windpipe problems are the commonest cause of pain there. Most likely its inflammation of the foodpipe (esophagitis).
Other causes include a bony lesion, like costochondritis, and very rarely a heart or the large blood vessels issues, at your age.
See your pcp to be diagnose/treat you. Maybe sleeping with head propped up about 30 degrees (on 2-3 pillows) would be helpful. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my chest that lasts for a few seconds?

Sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my chest that lasts for a few seconds?

Likely your joints: Pain like this is often attributed to the joints in your anterior chest where the breastbone meets the ribs. Costochondritis. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my chest and then the pain spreads to the left side of my chest. What could it b?

I have been having sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my chest and then the pain spreads to the left side of my chest. What could it b?

Many things, but: Esophageal spasm is a possibility, but could be of cardiac, gastric, pancreatic, pulmonary or musculoskeletal origin, between others. Tell me more about the circumstances when the pain presents and wether you have any other symptoms or medical problems. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pain in the middle lower part of my chest and if I touch the center of my chest where the ribs end it hurts like the dickens a knot?

Could be broke rib: You could have a broken rib or a costovertebral joint subluxed in the back causing the rib pain.

See an osteopath or a doctor who can manipilate the rib back n place. ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pain in my middle to right side of my chest?

What can I do for sharp pain in my middle to right side of my chest?

Physical exam: Is required before effective treatment can be suggested. If the pain is due to slipped rib or costochondritis, bench press with light weight or dumbells may fix biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more

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I put to bed 35 days ago and since then I been having this sharp and brief pain at the middle of my chest. Do I need to worry? Thanks

I put to bed 35 days ago and since then I been having this sharp and brief pain at the middle of my chest. Do I need to worry? Thanks

Likely musculo: Skeletal pain. Get reassurance from your dr that your heart is fine. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/chest-pain/ds00016. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mgt: Please see the urgent care center right away, and if you are in extreme pain or short of breath, please see the ED.
These symptoms may be related to possible cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Can a sharp shooting pain in the left middle side of my chest be acid reflux? It gets to be so painful, and feels like there's pressure on my chest.

Maybe: The spillover of acid into the esophagus can cause severe pain and pressure sensation in the chest. The main differential is cardiac disease, but at your age that is unlikely. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting a sharp pain in the middle of chest and it often goes off in 10-15 seconds when I stretch my arms for some time. Is this can be ignored?

I am getting a sharp pain in the middle of chest and it often goes off in 10-15 seconds when I stretch my arms for some time. Is this can be ignored?

No...: Chest pain should never be ignored. The odds are that the pain you are feeling is muscle pain or joint pain, but there are other possibilities. See if anything else brings it on, or if you are avoiding exercise due to the pain.... And then go see you physician. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain in the middle above my belly button. The pain will shoot to the right side too. I will feel nausea. And right chest pain.

Gallbladder?: Abdominal pain can be caused by many things but a common cause of right upper abdominal pain can be the gallbladder. Many times certain foods like fatty/greasy foods and green leafy vegetables can bring the symptoms on. You should see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Fit male twenties, For the last week or so I have had a pain in the middle of my chest. It isn't a sharp pain, more of a dull ache. What could it be?

A few causes: Cardiac pain is usually associated with exertion and resolved with rest. Chest wall pain associated with movement of upper torso/arms, or can be pinpointed with a finger pushing on a spot, is musculoskeletal. There are other causes. See your doctor for more detailed interview and exam. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I turn or moved my upper body, I get a pain in the middle of my chest, like it gets tight and there’s a sharp pain.

Sometimes when I turn or moved my upper body, I get a pain in the middle of my chest, like it gets tight and there’s a sharp pain.

Just a thought: But you may have pretty "classic" costochondritis of your breast bone cartilages where they join the ribs to the breastbone. (Called Tse Tse's syndrome" Ask your primary care provider to confirm or rule out this rather common problem in young people.

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain right side of my chest near middle of my chest. It comes and goes put is painful?

Costochondritis: This sounds like a typical case of costochondritis, inflammation of the cartilage at the joint of rib to sternum ("chest plate"). Ibuprofen can be helpful though only necessary if the pain is a nuisance. It should heal within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Chest pain right after singing. In the middle of my chest sharp pain. Didn't happen till after I stopped singing?

Chest pain right after singing. In the middle of my chest sharp pain. Didn't happen till after I stopped singing?

Few causes: There are a few things that could be causing your pain. Most likely, you pulled the muscles and ligaments around the ribs and inside the chest. This may be sore to touch, and actually worsen for a few days before improving. Less likely, you can actually pop your lung by straining. That pain is usually more one sided. If at any time you feel short of breath, you need to be seen right away. ...Read more

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Sudden coughing about 10 hours ago. Now the middle of my chest has sharp pain while coughing and moderate pain while breathing. Should I wait it out?

Sudden coughing about 10 hours ago. Now the middle of my chest has sharp pain while coughing and moderate pain while breathing. Should I wait it out?

Could be serious: "Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists (LABAs), such as formoterol, one of the active ingredients in mometasone/formoterol (Dulera), increase the risk of asthma-related death."
Also, the possibility of a pneumothorax, pulmonary embolus, or early pneumonia need to be considered.

Unusual to see the sudden onset of pain + coughing.

See your physician or go to an urgent care or ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left arm when I breathe as well as the middle of my chest. I'm 33 yrs old and am a smoker. Female.?

Sharp pain in my left arm when I breathe as well as the middle of my chest. I'm 33 yrs old and am a smoker. Female.?

Get checked: These complaints should be addressed at an emergency room. Although some causes are minor, its best to rule out life threatening disorders first given the history you provided. Call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pain that starts from the side my head and travels to my throat and to middle of my chest pain last for one to two minutes.?

I've been having sharp pain that starts from the side my head and travels to my throat and to middle of my chest pain last for one to two minutes.?

? 2 entities: There is no anatomic connection to those 3 areas of the body. It is possible that you're having symptoms of neuralgia (mild inflammation/irritability) of a superficial scalp nerve; and pinched nerve in the rib cage or esophageal spasm. For neuralgia, try TYLENOL (acetaminophen). I feel that these symptoms will resolve without any specific treatment but see your Physician if they persist. ...Read more