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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?

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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I occasionally get a sharp stabbing pain under my left breast inside my chest, it comes on suddenly, lasts for a min then leaves suddenly, what is it?

I occasionally get a sharp stabbing pain under my left breast inside my chest, it comes on suddenly, lasts for a min then leaves suddenly, what is it?

See your physician: Common causes for chest pains include muscle spasm, inflammation of cartilage between ribs, and gastric reflux. We take chest pains seriously because they could also be associated with heart disease. If you are above the age of 40, smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, or strong family history of heart disease, now's the time to visit your friendly neighborhood physician. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain under my left breast. Just showed up random 3 hrs ago. Hurts to take deep breaths. What could it be? No trama to area

A few choices: If this is a new, sudden pain, as you descibe, it could be spasm of the anterior chest muscles or intercostal (rib) muscles. Heat, stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds will help.
If the pain radiates to the back, consider intercostal neuralgia (irritation of the nerve for each rib). The rib can also be restricted on breathing in and out (inhalation or exhalation), which would cause pain -. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain (heart?) under left breast. During an episode it hurts to breath in or exhale. I have to take short shallow breaths until it subsides (?)

Stabbing pain (heart?) under left breast. During an episode it hurts to breath in or exhale. I have to take short shallow breaths until it subsides (?)

See your doctor: It could be minor as chest wall pain or could be as serious as heart or lung related problem. Best seek local doctor for closer eval. ...Read more

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Pain in left breast for about a month off and on and weather is not a issue. I just get stabbing pain?

Pain in left breast for about a month off and on and weather is not a issue. I just get stabbing pain?

Likely muscle/bone: Pain. I presume you had a baseline mammogram. Do a manual self-breast exam and check for lumps. Go see your dr & get checked for a heart and lung condition. Take care! ...Read more

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Chest pain started 4 days ago. Its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?

Chest pain started 4 days ago. Its a sharp stabbing pain that started in the middle of my chest but now has moved to under my left breast & shoulder?

Mgt: Please see the urgent care center right away, and if you are in extreme pain or short of breath, please see the ED.
These symptoms may be related to possible cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Pinching pain in left breast I wake at night with bad burning pain in that area. I turn on my back and it slowly subsides. Have some stabbing pain day?

Nerve pain: This sounds like pain from a nerve that may be irritated as it leaves the vertebra in your spine and wraps around your rib cage. A spur or disc could be the cause. Sometimes shingles has this type of discomfort but a rash appears after several days in shingles cases. Consult the physician who diagnosed your disc problem that you had in your neck. ...Read more

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Burning, stabbing pain behind left breast, in left rib cage, upper left back. Over a week now. Slightly worse when I inhale.

Burning, stabbing pain behind left breast, in left rib cage, upper left back. Over a week now. Slightly worse when I inhale.

Examination: It sounds like rib pain, but you should get an examination for final determination. A Doctor of Osteopathic medicine or Chiropractic medicine can diagnose and treat that condition. ...Read more

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4 months of stabbing pain through left breast starting at nipple straight through to back. No lumps but have history of fibrocystic breasts.

4 months of stabbing pain through left breast starting at nipple straight through to back. No lumps but have history of fibrocystic breasts.

Ribs: This is most likely an intercostal neuralgia, or irritation of the nerve associated with each rib. The pain is sharp, and stabbing, often radiating from breast area to the back.
Gastroesphageal reflux, particularly with hiatal hernia may cause similar symptoms.
Diagnostic workup may include thoracic ct / MRI to exclude aneurysm. ...Read more

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What causes a stabbing pain through entire left breast straight through to shoulderblade? All day felt like a knot in shoulderblade. PCP says heart ok.

Still a problem?: 3rd description: this time, it sounds more like fibrocystic disease in your breast. Does the pain come and go with your monthly cycle? ...Read more

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Under my left breast, towards the centre at the crease. I have a stabbing pain, it aches, a burning sensation, and the skin is numb. What could it be?

Under my left breast, towards the centre at the crease. I have a stabbing pain, it aches, a burning sensation, and the skin is numb. What could it be?

Slipped Rib Syndrome: This window won't fit all the details but please refer to my blog here.
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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Sever pain left side under left breast the Er doctor said it us muscular but not real sure it really hurts sharp and stabbing pain?

Sever pain left side under left breast the Er doctor said it us muscular but not real sure it really hurts sharp and stabbing pain?

Agree with ER doc: I would agree with the emergency department physician, given the nature of the pain that you described. Breast cancer is unlikely; but if you are concerned, then please see your medical provider for an examination, testing if needed, and subsequent monitoring for any suspicious changes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left breast on and off for 2 years now. Different from PMS breast soreness. What is it? Breast cancer runs in my family..

Sharp stabbing pain in left breast on and off for 2 years now. Different from PMS breast soreness. What is it? Breast cancer runs in my family..

Breast Awareness: Transient sharp pains are often harmless and occur when you are anxious about a possible problem. You should get a physical exam by your doctor once yearly so that he /she can check you for any lumps. You should also look and feel your breast once monthly and be aware of what is normal (now) and be able to see any changes in size, shape or deformity affecting one breast over the other. ...Read more

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I'm 27 at times I hav soreness in my left breast & armpit sometimes stabbing pain it's not cyclical. I'm very worried. My grandmas had breast cancer?

I'm 27 at times I hav soreness in my left breast & armpit sometimes stabbing pain it's not cyclical. I'm very worried. My grandmas had breast cancer?

Worried: I understand your worry over your symptoms. I certainly would not want you to have persistent worry and I recommend even just for that reason, that you let a physician exam your breasts and if warranted, refer you for a mammogram. ...Read more

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What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit? Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit? Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.

Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more