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Some times I get a sharp pain underneath my right breast.. Specially when I take a deep breath.  unbearable sometimes and I try to breath slowly.?

Some times I get a sharp pain underneath my right breast.. Specially when I take a deep breath.  unbearable sometimes and I try to breath slowly.?

"Stitch": If the pain occurs only when breathing in, or is much worse when breathing in, it is almost always due to a fold in the pleura (knife-like pain) and is a non-problem. A very deep inhalation will generally smooth out the fold (though it hurts). ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
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I have a sharp pain between my breast. It hurts to swallow & also when I take a deep breath. What could it be? Is it something serious?

I have a sharp pain between my breast. It hurts to swallow & also when I take a deep breath. What could it be?  Is it something serious?

Likely not serious: It sounds like you have musculoskeletal chest pain. However, there may be other causes. You should see your doctor for evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my left breast when i take a deep breath . Plus headache fever nausea . Should i be concerned?

I have sharp pain under my left breast when i take a deep breath . Plus headache fever nausea . Should i be concerned?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Seek immediate evaluation by your physician
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Have diagnostic mammography, ultrasound or MRI if recommended
once
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I am have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have high cholesterol and the pain is worst when I take a a deep breath. ?

I am have a sharp pain under my left breast. I have high cholesterol and the pain is worst when I take a a deep breath. ?

Control cholesterol: The symptoms you describe suggest pain due to issues with the chest wall. However, cardiac disease remains a possibility. It would require physical examination and some tests to assess your health status. Please see your doctor for suitability for starting exercise, modification in diet and may be medication to reduce your risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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I have been getting sharp pain under my left breast(ribcage) for months now. Sometimes hurts when taking deep breaths. Heart related?

I have been getting sharp pain under my left breast(ribcage) for months now. Sometimes hurts when taking deep breaths. Heart related?

Unlikely: These kind of sensations are not rare. Very frequent actually. That said, you do need to get into the habit of doing self-breast exams. Same time every month, either in shower or lying down 2-4 days after your period ends. "lawn mower" technique advised. W/respect to cardiac worries, need an in-person eval to listen to heart sounds, get chest XR & 12-lead ECG, which may prompt echo & telemetry. ...Read more

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