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Doctor insights on: Torn Pectoral Muscle Rehab

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I do not have a right pectoral muscle. My abs are also messed up on my right side too? Is this something I should be worried about?

I do not have a right pectoral muscle. My abs are also messed up on my right side too? Is this something I should be worried about?

Poland Sequence: Look up poland sequence http://omim. Org/entry/173800
thought to be a sporatic event 1/20, 000 births the ps affects m>f, r>l, is thought to occur because of an interruption of fetal blood flow to the developing muscle, associated problems mostly involve the limbs on the same side. A visit with a clinic that specializes in genetic counseling may provide you with the best info for your case. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How can I exercise one pectoral muscle?

How can I exercise one pectoral muscle?

Kettlebell: Well this is a unique question. A kettle bell fly or press. One handed knee push ups. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a pectoral muscle pull and a tear?

I want to know what is the difference between a pectoral muscle pull and a tear?

Both are strains of: Pect ms. The tear is generally associated with its tendon part, ie being torn, while the pull refers to the muscular part of it.
Each muscle has a body (the fleshy part, muscular part) and a tendinous part, which attaches to a bone. ...Read more

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The past week I've been having sharp pains in my uppermiddle left pectoral muscle. It seems to only have the sharp pains when it is fully stretched

The past week I've been having sharp pains in my uppermiddle left pectoral muscle. It seems to only have the sharp pains when it is fully stretched

Injury to fibers: Sounds like an injury to a select group of muscle fibers in the pectoral muscle (which is very broad and has many different fibers that are used more or less depending on the specific action you are performing). Strain or tear would be treated with anti-inflammatories and rest. If symptoms persist or are associated with a mass or other finding, you should see a doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I will get this random pain under my left pectoral muscle, it's sharp and quick doesn't stick around for very long. It occurs maybe once every 2 week?

I will get this random pain under my left pectoral muscle, it's sharp and quick doesn't stick around for very long. It occurs maybe once every 2 week?

Musculoskeletal?: Fleeting sharp chest pain lasting only seconds, worsened by movement is usually musculoskeletal in nature. For ex: a young man who does upper body weight lifting may strain his pectoralis muscle, causing fleeting sharp pain. See doc if pain is associated w/shortness of breath, or palpitations, lasts longer than a few minutes, or increases in frequency or intensity, or does not resolve. ...Read more

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What can cause an ache in my pectoral muscle?

What can cause an ache in my pectoral muscle?

Any heavy use of the: Pec even one lifting episode or pulling a heavy door or object away from U may have caused a strain & now it is sore. Also a blow or minor contusion of the chest wall or again a pulling or lifting episode that goes unnoticed can cause underlying chodrochondritis, which may B the cause. If it the left pec area it could B cardiac in origin. Have your PCP eval ig 2 B on the safe side.
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I discovered a small lump on my pectoral muscle?

Have it checked by -: Your PCP and then a surgeon. It should be investigated and possibly removed or biopsied, or aspirated.
Generally these lumps are benign, and could be a cyst, or a Lymph node, etc.
Your examining physician should have a better sense and will decide what will be the best recourse to take.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will working out my pectoral muscle make my breasts bigger?

Will working out my pectoral muscle make my breasts bigger?

As your pecs get-: -larger, the will make your breasts stand out some, but the actual breast size remains the same. I would think also that the breasts will spread some as your pecs enlarge, which is not the effect you want. Want bigger breasts consult a plastic surgeon. And my advise is DON'T GO HUGE! BUT PICK A SIZE TO COMPLIMENT YOUR BODY. ...Read more

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When I move my left shoulder, my left pectoral muscle hurts. Is it probably okay for me wait and see what happens?

When I move my left shoulder, my left pectoral muscle hurts. Is it probably okay for me wait and see what happens?

Yes, probably OK: Pain in your pectoralis muscle with shoulder motion is most likely from a strain from recent overuse of that muscle (lifting, bench press, chest flies, etc.). Mild strains should resolve spontaneously with time for rest and muscle recuperation. The pain should generally reduce gradually but steadily in a couple days. Once full painfree motion returns, it is safe to resume normal activities. ...Read more

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Sharp pain deep under my left pectoral muscle for the past couple weeks. Not all the time, but several times daily. Not muscular. What should I do?

See a doctor: Chest pain can have many causes, including inflammation of cartilage, muscle strain, lung disease and heart disease, so some chest pains are self limiting and others may indicate significant disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could u please tell me symptoms for a pulled pectoral muscle from repetitive work? Hve seen my dr and he says my aches r muscle related! Suffer anxiety!

Could u please tell me symptoms for a pulled pectoral muscle from repetitive work? Hve seen my dr and he says my aches r muscle related! Suffer anxiety!

Many: Chest pain, pain when you move you arm, could even be pain when you take a deep breath. Pain when you push on your chest or under your arm. Pain when you move. You can have weakness if really bad and trouble lifting or trouble moving the arm on the affected side across the body. Don't worry. Just follow your drs advice ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between costochronditus and sore pectoral muscle.

How can you tell the difference between costochronditus and sore pectoral muscle.

Exam localization: If one has greater discomfort on compression of the ribs near the cartilaginous joints rather than a diffuse tenderness over the chest wall, it would be more likely to be a costochondritis. Physical examination needs to be more detailed and more specific in its results to answer this question more accurately. ...Read more

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Yesterday I started to have a sharp, pulsing pain under my left pectoral muscle. I have had it all day today.?

Yesterday I started to have a sharp, pulsing pain under my left pectoral muscle. I have had it all day today.?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor or a doctor in the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a problem with the pectoralis muscle, the ribs/cartilage of the chest, the heart and it's large vessels such as the aorta, the lungs, the esophagus, etc... A chest x-ray can be done to look at the heart and lungs. Further testing is available, if needed. ...Read more

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I got punched in the left pectoral muscle one week ago, and it now hurts worse also hurts when I cough. What is the problem and how do I fix it?

Muscle pain: How hard was your punch in muscle.? Does not sound like you fractured anything. Muscle trauma can cause mild hematoma - bleed in muscle. Usually resolves on its own in 2to3 weeks. Ice gentle massage and pain meds in form of Ibuprofen if not contraindicated can help. Rest muscle and avoid straining. Ice is your best friend. ...Read more

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What is a pain in left scapulae that runs under left armpit and to left pectoral muscle caused from?

What is a pain in left scapulae that runs under left armpit and to left pectoral muscle caused from?

Seratus anterior: 40's male has pain in "armpit to pectoralis", and he queries as to cause. The serratus anterior muscle is implicated ; pushing his arm forward against resistance would be expected to arouse pain. Pushing and weight lifting stressors might be expected to cause this type of muscle injury ; reflexive muscle spasm. Rest and heat might benefit. If persists see an osteopath or a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Can a strained pectoral muscle cause shortness of breath?

Can a strained pectoral muscle cause shortness of breath?

If it hurts your: Chest when you take a breath, then yes it can cause that. Any muscle strain in the chest and back area will have the same effect. However there are other things that can mimic muscle strain, including bad things like blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolism), pneumonia, aortic aneurysm and heart attacks. Be sure to visit your healthcare provider to make sure these conditions are ruled out. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter noticed that her right breast is much firmer on top at the pectoral muscle than the other breast. Normal?

My 13 year old daughter noticed that her right breast is much firmer on top at the pectoral muscle than the other breast. Normal?

Breast budding: Breast budding in your women is notorious for leaving firmer and larger tissue on one side than the other normally. Have her Pediatrician or Pediatric GYN MD check the area if she experiences breast pain and a definite "lump" or nodule can be felt. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in my left pectoral muscle area., its tight. And its worse when I lay down to sleep, I fell it tight around the pec connect to arm.

Muscle sprain??: I don't know how you injured your muscle. Maybe in doing some exercise routine. You can speak to a PT or a coach of a team or at a gym that you're a member of. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mild pain under myleft armpit and pectoral muscle, is this a heart attack in waiting?

What to do if I have mild pain under myleft armpit and pectoral muscle, is this a heart attack in waiting?

Heart Attack?: It could be a heart attack. The best thing to do is to get evaluated by a doctor right away. This is too important to speculate. There is so much more of your history that would be important to be able to tell you more about your risk. Since I do not have that information, I recommend you get checked. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 yo male sporadically experiencing pulsating on my right chest close to the axilla. Could this be a pectoral muscle spasm? Worth going to dr?

Muscle twitch?: You know where your right pectoralis major is, and if this gets episodes of the twitches from time to time, it's no concern unless you have other obvious pathology. Keep exercising ...Read more

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If I feel a tear pain and chest pain in right pectoral muscle what could this be? I went to the doctor and she said my heart sounded good and lungs

If I feel a tear pain and chest pain in right pectoral muscle what could this be? I went to the doctor and she said my heart sounded good and lungs

Pectoralis muscle st: It sounds like a pectoralis muscle strain, or possibly an intercostal muscle strain. The pectoralis muscle lies over the chest; the intercostal muscle lies in between the ribs. They can be strained during strenuous exercise, coughing, or some other problem; however, other possibilities exist. Just by auscultation (listening), you can miss some heart/lung/stomach problems. Use HealthTap Prime. GL. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strained pectoral muscle. Doc says I have that yet I don't know. It hurts far too much. Right side. Armpit to below nipple.

Armpit pain: Do you have numbness tingling, coldness in the arm? That would point to something like a clot in the vein artery is really painful with real coldness to the arm). Did it occur after exercise? Thoracic outlet syndrome? rarely gallbladder., mediastinal/.neck lesion, carotid issue, need CXR f/u w/ doc,

http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/services/heart/disorders/hic_Thoracic_Outlet_Syndrome ...Read more

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Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much? It is preventing me from sleeping. Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems

Pec Major injury?: The Pectoralis Major muscle and tendon course across the chest laterally across the axilla to insert onto the arm bone. Pain about the muscle may be a symptom of a muscle strain or partial tear. This injury usually occurs during weight lifting. Seek an orthopaedic evaluation if the symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more

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