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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?

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

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Sharp extreme pain under left breast/ behind left rib cage. Gets way worse as I breathe in! Happening more frequently?

Sharp extreme pain under left breast/ behind left rib cage. Gets way worse as I breathe in! Happening more frequently?

Call 911: The tightness, pain or pressure, in your chest and shortness of breath is always a red flag and visit to the ER or Urgent Care is warranted. Do not drive, call 911. ...Read more

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How to dull sharp pain at left rib cage and left breast?

Costrochondritis?: If specific 2 ur ribs under the breast & muscle tissue it's a good chance it is. Rx ice nsaids & b cn if no improvement. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Probably inflammatio: Could be just flu with viral inflammation of rib cartilage (costochondritis) and related to cough. However, if history of smoking or breast disease/cancer visit your pcp. Assuming first issue use cough suppressants and nsaids for the inflammation ...Read more

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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?

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?

Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in terms of pain control and resolve or remove the so called benign tumor if this lesion is felt to be the cause of your pains. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

Sudden pain in your: Rib cage may indicate pleurisy, infection or clots.
Due to your cough and fever, you need to see a physician either at the Urgent Care, ER or doctors office as soon as possible for a thorough history, exam and xrays. Get well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Palpitations/Gas: 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

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How do you treat pain under left breast by rib cage?

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

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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?

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

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What would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage? Doc says heart is fine. Left shoulder blade pain also.

It depends: Chest pain can have multiple other reasons if not your heart. It may be your skin, muscles, bones, lungs or lining of lungs, food pipe "esophagus" disorders or anxiety. Please consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

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

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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 have been coughing for 6 days now. And now I noticed that under my left breast my rib cage seems to be swollen.

See Doc: With a cough that is almost 1 week, and now possible swelling in your Lung cavity/rib cage area, it is best for you to get an evaluation and examination by your Dr. To get properly diagnosed and treated as needed, Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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What is lower left breast area, rib cage pain?

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

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

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. ...Read more

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Why am I hurting under left breast into rib cage?

Why am I hurting under left breast into rib cage?

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