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Sometimes i feel tightness under my left breast what could that mean?

Sometimes i feel tightness under my left breast what could that mean?

Chest wall: Generally that is caused in the chest wall or breast structures. It could possibly have a cardiac relation but that is much less likely. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Tight cramping sensation left breast Heart area. About a minute long. No other complications. History of inflamed chest wall and anxiety, palpitations?

Tight cramping sensation left breast Heart area. About a minute long. No other complications. History of inflamed chest wall and anxiety, palpitations?

History repeats: Seems like history is repeating itself. Those things may be a good way to motivate yourself to get into CBT therapy and learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. It works if you do and your whole long, healthy life will prove how worthwhile it was. ...Read more

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Discomfort and pain starting below my left breast and going up to my shoulder. Also hurts through to my back as well. Feels tight as well.

Discomfort and pain starting below my left breast and going up to my shoulder. Also hurts through to my back as well. Feels tight as well.

Chest pain?: Your compliants falls into description of chest pain. There are many causes of this symptoms from plain anxiety to very serious ones such as heart attack. See your doctor asap or go to er if you feel symptom are getting worse. Let it be sorted out and get right advise. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with, for over a year, a tinglng feeling under my skin of my left breast. I also feel a tighting of muscles underneath in lung?

I have been dealing with, for over a year, a tinglng feeling under my skin of my left breast.  I also feel a tighting  of muscles underneath in lung?

Breast exam?: Have you had a breast exam or mammogram? I would recommend this to make sure there is nothing worrisome going on. If that is normal, you may be having spasm of your pectoral muscles. Try massage, alternating ice and heat, and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen ...Read more

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I get a tight pain feeling under an in my left breast, my armpit and into my shoulder blade, then it turns in2 proper pain if i hold my breath it eases?

I get a tight pain feeling under an in my left breast, my armpit and into my shoulder blade, then it turns in2 proper pain if i hold my breath it eases?

See below: Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blase pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. Ribcage pain can be from rib joints. Its important to establish a diagnosis. See ortho. ...Read more

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I feel chest tightness in my left chest behind and above my left breast. I also feel off balance from time to time. Been happening 4 months. Ideas?

I feel chest tightness in my left chest behind and above my left breast.  I also feel off balance from time to time. Been happening 4 months.  Ideas?

Chest tightness: 4 months of chest pain and loss of balance. You need stress test and ekg . Sometimes stress test can be falsely negative. If pain persists you will need to rule out coronary artery disease. An angiogram is needed to prove or disprove coronary disease if pain is not relieved. ...Read more

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Since a few days theres a sudde sharp pain above left breast, but yday it went till my left arm which felt really tight. nausea attimes. Female 18?

Since a few days theres a sudde sharp pain above left breast, but yday it went till my left arm which felt really tight.  nausea attimes. Female 18?

Normal: Breast soreness is normal specially after ovulation. when your breast is sore sometimes, pain can radiate to the left arm. So, do not worry. When your period comes, your pain should resolve. Wear a good support bra and drink less caffeine. Good Luck! ...Read more

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