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Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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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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Woke up at 3:00am with extreme chest pain in upper right side of body above my right breast. Burping a lot too. ?

Woke up at 3:00am with extreme chest pain in upper right side of body above my right breast. Burping a lot too. ?

GI or cardiac: The two most important things to consider in a these symptoms are a gastrointestinal source or cardiac source. Women (& men) with coronary disease sometimes have symptoms that are thought to be indigestion. I would rule out coronary disease immediately. A cxr could reveal a hiatal hernia or pulmonary cause for symptoms. Heart testing may start with ekg, stress test or heart cath based on risk. ...Read more

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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Five second pain across center of chest between breasts.  Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain.  Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on the right side above my breast when ever i take a deep breathe.?

I have chest pain on the right side above my breast when ever i take a deep breathe.?

Pleurisy: This is termed "pleuritic" pain, meaning pain originating from the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). Common causes of pleurisy are infections of the lung's lining (e.g., viruses), bacterial infections of the lung (pneumonia), blood clots in the lung's blood vessels (pulmonary embolism), tumors, blood in the pleural space caused by trauma to the chest, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having really bad chest pain right above my breast on my right side every time i turn or move my right arm ?

I am having really bad chest pain right above my breast on my right side every time  i turn or move my right arm ?

It sounds musculoske: From your description, it sounds musculoskeletal, but you should go to a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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I have had chest pain for over six months. It is like burning/ache above my right breast into my throat. It is almost constant except in the mornings.

I have had chest pain for over six months. It is like burning/ache above my right breast into my throat. It is almost constant except in the mornings.

Probably reflux: Sounds non cardiac to me. I would try otc Prilosec to see if this helps. If so, you have you answer; possible gastritis or peptic ulcer. But to be safe, might what to have egd for definitive diagnosis because if ulcer would require bx and longer duration of treatment. Watch coffee and caffinated beverages, choclate etc. All these can antagonize problem. ...Read more

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I am having chest pain above right breast hurts when i inhale or raise right arm came on about an hour ago I am asthmatic inhalers not helping ?

I am having chest pain above right breast hurts when i inhale or raise right arm came on about an hour ago I am asthmatic inhalers not helping ?

See below: This may be muscle sprain from coughing or uncontrolled asthma. Take some ibuprofen, if that doesn't help go to urgent care or er, anyplace you can get a chest x-ray, these may be the symptoms of a pneumothorax. Pulmonary embolism is also in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!

Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!

Very atypical: sounds very atypical and unlikely your heart but if see a cardio make you feel better , I'm sure they can set up a stress echo to assess your heart. No IV , no radiation and gives a great deal of information. ...Read more

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