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Doctor insights on: Upper Left Chest Pain When Breathing

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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What could this be a left chest pain gets worse when im breathing and feels like its radiating in from under my breast to the center and upper chest?

What could this be a left chest pain gets worse when im breathing and feels like its radiating in from under my breast to the center and upper chest?

Fever?: If you've been ill, i i would think about pleurisy. If your pain is worse lying down and relieved sitting up, i would consider pericarditis. If you have fever, you should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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No fever, no pain when deep breathing, just a left chest pain that starts from below the breast to center of sternum to upper chest, pain when press on?

No fever, no pain when deep breathing, just a left chest pain that starts from below the breast to center of sternum to upper chest, pain when press on?

Possi costocondritis: Since you have tender chest wall, it sounds like costo chondritis. This is benign and will disappear with time. If not gone in 2 months , see your pcp. ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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My left side chest pain while breathing, should I be worried?

My left side chest pain while breathing, should I be worried?

Pain with breathing: Pain with breathing could be due to a variety of reasons, e.g. Muscle, bone, lining of the lungs (pleural), etc. Not all diagnoses are "worrisome" however you should first be evaluated to determine what the cause of your pain is before one can tell if it is serious or not. ...Read more

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I been having chest pain for a year now.. Mostly left sometimes right and it hurts when i flex.. My breathing is fine. What could this be? Serious?

I been having chest pain for a year now.. Mostly left sometimes right and it hurts when i flex.. My breathing is fine. What could this be? Serious?

More info needed: The diagnosis depends on the type of chest pains. They don't sound heart related, but may be due to irritated/inflamed chest wall muscles or pinching of intercostal nerves which run between ribs. Avoid stretching or straining your chest wall or rib cage. If symptoms persist, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Left chest pain, breathing pain, random attacks?

Several causes: Well at 17, i would say that anxiety could play a role. If chest pain was cardiac certainly you would have had known this from prior physical exams by doc. Now, breathing pain could be viral or perhaps inflammatory such as in pneumonitis. Ramdom attacks must mean they come and go and resolve without treatment. I would ask your doc to schedule full lung function testing with provocation. ...Read more

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Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Constant pain: The only cause of constant, or nearly constant pain is rheumatologic or neuritic: joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, fasciae ,or nerves. Your observation indicates it does not involve your accessory muscles of respiration but it could be referred from your shoulder or be due to a pinched nerve from your cervical (neck) spine. Trial of an NSAID is in order. No relief suggests nerve. ...Read more

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Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it ?

Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it
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Many possibilities..: It is very difficult to tell just w/ this piece of information. Since it is possible that your heart could be the problem you are young and this could include a wide range of possibilities: lung problems(like asthma or COPD), muscular, gastritis or acid reflux, to mention a few. It is important that you see someone for exam and possible tests. If pain gets severe and lasts > few mins go to ED. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more