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Sharp Pain Under Left Breast And Rib Cage
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I have a sharp pain under left breast in rib cage. It also is sore when I press down about 2 inches to the right under my nipple. Could it be gas?
DDx: What is the differential diagnosis (DDx) of chest wall pain? First thing anyone in an ER would want to rule out is heart ischemia or pulmonary embolism (PE) or aortic dissection. I think those are highly unlikely. Most likely includes pleurisy (inflammation of the lung lining), costochondritis (connective tissue inflammation), fractured rib (from trauma including cough). Also breast cancer or cyst ...Read more
Sharp extreme pain under left breast/ behind left rib cage. Gets way worse as i breathe in! happening more frequently?
What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.
?Shingles: Go see your dr. This could be shingles/ herpes zoster, a viral infection resulting from reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox. Take Ibuprofen for now if you have no allergies or you're not taking warfarin/coumadin. Take care! ...Read more
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more
Rib cage: Sharp pain increased by a deep breath and with associated tenderness may come from a rib or a pinched nerve that is between the ribs. It wouldn't be from the lung if the area is tender to touch. Have your physician examine the area if the discomfort persists and an x_ray may be ordered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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