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What could cause sharp stabbing pain under left breast?

What could cause sharp stabbing pain under left breast?

Rib dysfunction?: May be muscle tear, costochondral inj., pericarditis, pleurisy, rib dysf. The latter often presents w/ pain (often sharp or severely achy & worse w/ deep inhaling or exhaling.) See Dr. to rule out serious problem like heart/lung. If determined to be musculoskeletal, may be treatable by osteopathic manipulation or prolo/neuroprolotherapy.Then see good osteopath for assessment. ...Read more

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I have intense stabbing pain under left breast, can you help me?

Rule out your heart: Go to the emergency room. Make sure you aren't having a heart attack. Call 911. Chew two aspirins while you wait for them to come. ...Read more

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I have had a sharo stabbing pain under left breast since car accident two weeks ago. Sometimes it feels it goes thru to my back.

I have had a sharo stabbing pain under left breast since car accident two weeks ago. Sometimes it feels it goes thru to my back.

MVA breast/back : Seek medical attention today as soon as possible in ER. You don't mention what type of accident or degree of impact but you can develop delayed splenic hematoma and rupture with MVAs as well as aortic dissections,esophageal trauma which are medical emergencies.It may be muscle strain but you don't want to miss something that is significant .Go to an ER. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain under left breast by abdomen when I lift something?

Sharp stabbing pain under left breast by abdomen when I lift something?

Probably muscular: If it's only with lifting, it's probably muscular. Many muscles are attached to the lower part of your chest, so that's a common place to have pain. Sometimes, the cartilage along your ribs also becomes irritated and hurts there. As long as you aren't having shortness of breath, and the pain is only with lifting or motion, take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil, put a little heat on it, and don't worry. ...Read more

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Past 2 days had sharp stabbing pain under left breast. Hurts to move or breathe. Can't sleep due to pain. Getting worse. What could it be?

Rib most common: Most likely cause is pain from either the intercostal muscles , or nerves. This is a sharp , stabbing pain that may radiate towards the back. Deep breathing and coughing increase this pain. See your family doctor to assess pleuritic chest pain, costochondritis, variant asthma, or cardiac causes. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain under left breast for about a hour now went to cardiologist said I might have mitral valve prolapse could this cause this pain?

Sharp stabbing pain under left breast for about a hour now went to cardiologist said I might have mitral valve prolapse could this cause this pain?

MVP: MVP has been reported with sharp pain though other causes need to be seriously considered. Such pains usually aren't heart related. You noted a liver biopsy and various meds. Other considerations might be suggested by your history. ...Read more

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