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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia.  With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain.  My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Is it safe to get a tattoo on the upper chest right below collar bones even though it's close to the heart and arteries?

Is it safe to get a tattoo on the upper chest right below collar bones even though it's close to the heart and arteries?

Yes: You are still outside the ribcage and probably on top of the chest muscles, so deposition of ink in the skin would not be expected to affect the heart and arteries. Still need to be careful for infections. Ensure sterile technique. Use an experienced professional; dont let your buddy with his tattoo machine fresh from ebay do it :o). ...Read more

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What are causes of upper chest pain on the right side for a 20 y/o man? Hurts to press against it, not on its own. No lump.

What are causes of upper chest pain on the right side for a 20 y/o man? Hurts to press against it, not on its own. No lump.

Chest pain: You stated that the you have the right side of the upper chest pain to pressure. Your age is 20 years correct? Have you had any other diseases in the past? Have you had trauma in the past? Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident in the past? Days, months, years? Is the pain against the chest wall, in the axilla, radiating towards the front, or towards the back. Do you have pain when you br ...Read more

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29 y/o woman when i take deep breath i get sharp pain under left brest upper chest. Should i be concerned? Only hurts with deep breath.

Breathing pain: It sounds musculoskeletal in nature. Muscle pain is usually short term, aggravated by movement (deep breathing) and goes away with rest. Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help in the short term or slow stretching, or ice might make it feel better. If it doesn't feel better with these short term solutions i would visit a primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Rigth upper chest pain?

Rigth upper chest pain?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a toothache cause pain in the neck and upper chest?

Could a toothache cause pain in the neck and upper chest?

No chest pain: Toothaches will not cause chest pains. Chest pains could be signs of a heart attack. Please call 911 and get to hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Getting pain in upper chest and shoulder when i breathe. What should I do?

Getting pain in upper chest and shoulder when i breathe. What should I do?

Take it seriously: Because of the possibility of this being related to either a heart or lung issue which could be very serious, i would get this checked out immediately. If a cardiac or pulmonary cause is ruled out, then a less serious musculoskeletal cause can be evaluated. Go to er or family doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have red skin on upper chest from 3 to 4 years what to do please tell me ?

I have red skin on upper chest from 3 to 4 years what to do please tell me ?

Poikiloderma: Poikiloderma is a term used to define skin which has a thinned appearance along with some redness from blood vessels and brown discoloration. Poikiloderma can be caused by several underlying disorders, however, poikiloderma of civatte is a specific variant thought to be caused by cumulative sun exposure. The tendency to get poikiloderma of civatte may be genetic. Treatment is difficult. ...Read more