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Sharp Pain Under Left Breast And Rib Cage
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?
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 more
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.
Sharp pains under left breast and left rib cage, it hurts when I breath deeply and when I would try to move the pain got worse?
A few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage. Today, I've had dull achy pains in the same area. Any concerns?
A few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage. Today there was a dull achy pain in the same area. Any concerns?
Possibly: This could be many conditions, cardiac, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal or pulmonary. You should see a primary doctor and have this evaluated. ...Read more
Lately I've had dull achy pains under my left breast in my rib cage along with coughing. Few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains in the same area.?
Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?
I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage and since then I've had a dry cough and aches in the same area. I can now feel the achyness at the bottom of my ribs and in my upper back sometimes.
Worrisome: The sudden pain could have been from irritation of the pleural lining around the lung (eg from viral infection). If the cough began only afterward and is associated with worsening shortness of breath and more diffuse discomfort, then lung collapse must be considered and is diagnosed by physical exam and xray. ...Read more
A few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains under my left breast in my rib cage. Since then, The same area has been achy and sometimes throbs when I lay on it, but not all the time. I've had a low grade fever and dry coughs. The achyness spread to my low
Pain on the bottom left of left breast on the rib cage. Burping (acidity). If I move a certain way it gets sharp then stays dull. Heart rate normal?
Sounds non cardiac: It sounds like musculo skeletal; pain non cardiac pain mostly confused as cardiac pain ...Read more
I have a pain under left breast and rib cage. It seemed to have come on after eating but will not go away any suggestions?
Need to see Doc: We consider all the organs in that part of body, which is stomach, so you have to consider gastritis, peptic ulcer disease etc. Other organ is lung, so that pneumonia, pleurisy may be a problem if accompanied with fever, chills, sweats, cough and discolored sputum. It could be muscles, rib, cartilage. Hence, to find the proper cause, further work by doc is indicated. ...Read more
Over the past few months I have a feeling of bubbles popping under my left breast and rib cage. It occurs at all times of the day at least once a week?
It seems like you are feeling palpitations. It could also be some gas in your intestines or lung problems. Without a past medical history and furhter details about your symptoms, it is difficult to make a diagnosis.
Consider a consult with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more
Best advice anyone -:
Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more
Had an episode of stabbing spasmodic pain radiating like a whip effect from lower back curving around left rib cage withstand pain under left breast?
Check heart first: Once you are sure it is not your heart, you may have a pinched nerve in your back or nerve irritation under one of your ribs (intercostal neuralgia). Consider stretching, manipulation, physical therapy, or intercostal nerve blocks. Also be sure you have an up to date breast exam to be safe and again, make sure its not your heart! ...Read more
What is causing pain under left breast above or on the rib cage after ablation which causes left chest tightness and sob.
Post procedure: Post procedural mild pericarditis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more
I have been coughing for 6 days now. And now I noticed that under my left breast my rib cage seems to be swollen.
I've had a pain right below my left breast like under or next to my rib cage. It is only in that one spot. What can it be?
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I'm not having pain; but I have a very odd feeling directly below my left breast UNDER my left rib cage that feels as if it's pushing outwards.?
Common sensation: Your spleen and colon are located there. If this persists for a week or more you may want to have someone look at this. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with costochronditis, mostly on my left breast and wrap around rib cage. I have had numerous tests. What can I do for bad pain?
Costochondritis?: Sometimes people get good relief from numbing patches (lidoderm for example) for costonchondritis. However costochondritis is inflammation in the joint between the ribs and the cartillage border of the sternum (breastbone). Typically this is specific to this area and does not wrap around. Make sure your diagnosis is correct...And if so try the numbing patches. ...Read more
Rib cage: Rib cage pain is usually produced by some. Blunt trauma producing rib fracture or tearing of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Or can be secondary to a temporary inflammatory process involving the cartilaginous tissue which connects our ribs to the sternum. Because there are other causes one would be wise to be evaluated if the pain is increasing, occurs at night or lasts for more than a ...Read more
Seriously?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more
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