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Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Sharp stabbing pain in left side of chest in ribs next to breast. Stops me in my tracks and can't move. Last 1-5 mins. Ideas? Be worried?

Chest pain: The pain you describe is most often musculoskeletal and may be a strained intercostal muscle. It can be due to activity or a cough but if it is at rest, is associated with shortness of breath, chest pressure or other similar symptoms seek immediate medical attention. Women often have less signs of a heart condition and their first event is often a more serious one then men. ...Read more

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Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

Sharp Stabbing pain on left side of chest a little under the breast?

SeekMedical help NOW: Any Chest pain, especially with a description over the computer of "Sharp and stabbing Left sided" needs to be evaluated ASAP to assure it is not cardiac in nature, etc. Seek medical attention NOW. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo.gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Intercostal muscular: There can be intercostal muscular spasm sometimes with the slightest movement. Stabbing pains are not typical of cardiac pain ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left side - muscle spasm in chest?

Several things: That is a very non specific symptoms and should be evaluated. Any sharp stabbing g pain should be addresses promptly. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Am getting sharp stabbing pain on my left side of my chest and some times gets flutters?

Am getting sharp stabbing pain on my left side of my chest and some times gets flutters?

Stabbing pain: You may have side pain or side stich which is a short, sharp pain under the rib cage. It is benign and its cause is unknown. Ibuprofen is usually helpful ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a sharp stabbing pain in your left side of your chest?

Anyone know what is a sharp stabbing pain in your left side of your chest?

Almost anything: It could be pleurisy, a nerve pain or even neck pain radiating to the chest. It can also be related to rib pain , costrochondritis or a pain form a costovertebral articulation . A thorough examination should answer the question definitively. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What is this sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest? While laying down it hurts to move.

Sharp pain: You need to see your physician or go to the er. There are several possible reasons for chest pain, but cardiac chest pain has the best chance to be healed the sooner it can be gotten to. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit. What should I do? What tests should I have done?

I have sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my chest about 3 inches or so below the arm pit.  What should I do?  What tests should I have done?

Emergency: Left side chest pain is always treated as an emergency as it can be caused by a variety of heart and/ or lung related life threatening conditions. With limited information available a visit to the closest ER will be appropriate and highly recommended. ...Read more

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Had sharp stabbing pain left temple earlier lasted 20 mins , tonight i was just relaxing had a sudden sharp pain left side of chest out of knowhere?

May be a fluke: or the chest pain if recurrent will need attention. Go to the closest healthcare provider and request examination. You may be surprised that it can lead to some reassurance, or some real pathology. ...Read more

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Sudden stabbing pain on the right side of chest. It doenst last long but now it happen quite frequent. What to do?

Sudden stabbing pain on the right side of chest. It doenst last long but now it happen quite frequent. What to do?

Osteopathic eval: Sharp, relapsing pain (not pressure or burning) is most likely musculoskeletal.Muscle relaxants or NSAIDS may help, but if it keeps coming back, a good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.You situation sounds like rib or intercostal muscle dysfunction.Manipulation could potentially help or even cure pain without meds. ...Read more

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I have intense stabbing pain in right side of chest under breast, what could this be?

May be musculoskelet: Your pain may be musculoskeletal, it is best to see doctor for proper m ed and evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes sharp short stabbing pains in left side of chest? Duration 5 sec. Non exertional. Can't reproduce them. Pcp says heart ok. Fear cardiac.

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more