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Throbbing Pain In Upper Left Chest
Have it checked out: It is always better to be safe than sorry for any chest pain after the age of 40. It is more so if you also have shortness of breath and sweating with it. If you have added risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes than it increases the risk of having a heart attack. Bruising inside the chest without trauma is unheard of. Please go and see a doctor right away or go to E.R. ...Read more
My daughter has been having a throbbing pain on the left side of chest and sometimes on the right side under ribs?
Chestpain: Need more information. How old is your daughter? Most probably muscular but need more info ...Read more
I have been experiencing throbbing pain near left chest heart area nearly every day which lasts for around 1 minute. I've felt this pain since I was 13?
Anxiety?: At your age it is more likely a neurotic type of pain assuming you have no other issues with your skin or chest muscles. It is important to identify the circumstances or conditions that trigger the pain ...Read more
I'm 16 years old and I'm having a severe throbbing pain in my chest and left arm what should I do?
E.R. can evaluate: A person with "severe" pains in the chest and left arm can seen by an E.R. doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels his pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, he can go to the E.R. by ambulance. ...Read more
The left side of my chest hurts but I feel it more towards the center left side but its like an ache throbbing pain and I'm so worried please help?
Exertional?: Chest discomfort that is brought on by exertion, relieved by rest is worrisome. Discomfort going on for days is unlikely to be cardiac. If your chest is sore to touch or gets worse with cough/deep breath, it's not due to coronary disease. If you're not sure, & esp if this is new, you should go to the er for a checkup. Always better safe than sorry. You'll at least feel reassured to get checked. ...Read more
What can a crack sound in the chest mean, followed by a throbbing pain into left arm and side for over a week?
? thoracic outlet: A cracking sound in the chest is usually the result of the breastbone/sternum moving against the ribs and clavicle/collar bone. It might be possible that this bone movement resulted in some nerve impingement near the 1st left rib, a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. It is probably made worse by associated swelling. You can observe a few more days, or go in to see your doc now. Good wishes ...Read more
I've recently had throbbing pain the rightside of my neck that radiates into my jaw and chest. I've also had sharp pains in my left rib What could it be?
I don;t know: The first thing with radiating pain to the jaw and chest, one needs to do is rule out the heart as the source of the pain. You should get checked ASAP. ...Read more
Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?
See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be serious. I would have a doctor examine you to check for possible causes. Pain in the elbow may or may not be a sign of a serious issue. ...Read more
Sharp throbbing pain in left shoulder and under breast sometimes chest usually only when I inhale deeply?
Very little history is given but this is consistent with pleurisy. Have you been exercising or doing martial arts? Do you have a job that requires physical effort?
This could be the cause?
Are you on the pill? It could possibly be a pulmonary embolus but is less likely
See the doc and have an exam. ...Read more
Got lil drunk last night hangover a little been having some pains in chest and light throbbing pain in left arm doctor says it angina idk?
Angina: It sure could be. Did your doctor examine you? ...Read more
What would cause intermittent throbbing pain behind left rib cage, not the actual ribs...No injuries?
Breast pain: The precise location matters. This may indicate a cyst or trauma with what is called 'fat necrosis.' This can hurt. If the pain is upper and outer area of the breast, then a lymph node could be swollen or inflamed. Throbbing suggests inflammation and this is of concern. A careful exam is essential. ...Read more
I have a lower left throbbing pain (reminds me of labor contractions) under my ribs. What could this be?
Under ribs would: Include the muscles in that location, intercostal rib cage muscles, diaphragm, colon, stomach, small bowel, even heart (much less likely), etc. Study abdominal anatomy online & experiment with what movements/actions consistently change the pain; intensity, location, sensation for better clues. Usually works much better to seek help in person: too many variables. ...Read more
Throbbing pain on upper left side of ribs under boob, pain constant for mins and fades, had X-rays done everything normal. Wht can it be?
Several thoughts: Might be cardiac, gastric, pulmonary or muscular. Is it affected by eating certain foods? Does activity bring it on? Any effect with certain movements of arms or chest? Tender when you press on the area? Does deep breathing affect it? In a 20 yr old woman, likely muscular, but the others cannot be ruled out.. ...Read more
I have a throbbing pain that can be sharp in my left abdomen right under my ribs. I also have a clear liquid coming from my belly button. What is this?
Examination needed: Clear liquid from belly button is not a common complaint, surgery recently? Family history of imflamatory bowel disease? Get abdominal pain checked out immediately. Left sided belly pain can be as simple as constipation, but you need a plan based on a good examination. ...Read more
Hy im 34 my left breast has gotten bigger an feels like fever inside the pain feels like a pulling an throbbing pain everyday.... mamagrm GOOD?
I've been having an aching pain in my left breast on and off for weeks that has now turned into a throbbing pain that is keeping me awake at night.
See your MD: It is hard to know the cause without more details, but whenever there is a history of ongoing breast pain it is always a wise idea to see your Dr. Whatever the cause is, the therapy is more likely to be successful the sooner it is started instead of delaying it. Pain is your body's warning system that something is wrong, just like a warning light on your car, it is not something you should ignore. ...Read more
I experienced fairly severe throbbing pain in the left side of my left breast and the area leading to my underarm. It lasted for a good 20 minutes.?
See your doctor: As this can be an atypical presentation of a heart attack ...Read more
Throbbing pain under my left breast when I lie down. Did yard work week ago some heavy lifting. Use to hurt to take deep breath- now hurts 2 lay down?
What would a sharp pain on the left side starting under the breast down to the left knee resulting in a throbbing pain e caused from?
Unusual: That is unusual. A medical exam is needed to sort it out. ...Read more
Sharp throbbing pain (comes and goes for couple min.) that happens at the exact same time in left breast, nipple and left lower neck. Possible causes?
Rib or myofascial: Hisdelucas, it could be rib pain or myofascial (muscle and fascia) pain. The distribution you describe suggests something is wrong at thoracic vertebra 4. Base of the neck is something else. Either the two are from postural imbalance or something is going on at the spinal cord. See a pain specialist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have a throbbing pain in the right side of my back chest level it's not a pain that I can touch it's on the inside?
SoMany possibilities: & without considerably more information, unable to even narrow down to half-way reasonable differential diagnosis & possible plan of action to distinguish. Physicians only make guesses (educated) based on training, experience, individual perspectives, etc. & powerfully rely on much more information from clients as clues for detective work, sometimes very misleading & expensive. Use Dr. Google. Com? ...Read more
Go to ER if bad: This is too vague to be sure, but especially if severe and left forearm - go to ER to be evaluated for cardiac issues. Don't wait if it's bad. ...Read more
For a week I've felt a throbbing pain on the right side of my chest right above my breast. What could this be?
It is impossible to give an accurate DX to you without a full medical exam.
I would suggest calling and seeing your DR. ...Read more
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