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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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My son is 14yrs old, and sometimes he gets a sharp pain in the upper left side of his chest, it feels like if something is putting pressure.

My son is 14yrs old, and sometimes he gets a sharp pain in the upper left side of his chest, it feels like if something is putting pressure.

Precordial Catch: Precordial catch syndrome (pcs), also known as texidor's twinge, is a common cause of chest pain complaints in children and adolescents. It also occurs, though less frequently, in adults. Pcs manifests itself as a very intense, sharp pain, typically at the left side of the chest, generally in the cartilage between the bones of the sternum and rib cage, which is worse when taking breaths. ...Read more

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Hello, I am concerned about my left eye twitching for couple of days and I have a sharp pain in my upper left side of my chest?

Hello,
I am concerned about my left eye twitching for couple of days and I have a sharp pain in my upper left side of my chest?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching is common and benign. There are no real treatments for this except tincture of time. Some have found that supplemental calcium helps shorten the episodes. This is not related to the pain in your chest. See your primary doctor for that please. ...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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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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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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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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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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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