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Doctor insights on: What Muscle Is On Top Of Your Rib Cage Under The Left Breast

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Muscle (Definition)

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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What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

Various: Irritation of muscles due to overuse or contorted positions; irritation of the intercostal nerves in the rib cage; irritation of thoracic nerve roots often from compression; irritating lesions deep to the muscle such as tumors, infections, etc. ...Read more

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I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

I have a muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage. Why would it twitch?

It Could be related: To stomach problem gerd.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. Thank you. ...Read more

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Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Muscle verses nerve: Continue to use the rub, heating pad to treat the strain. If the numbness and tingling doesn't improve, the possibility of thoracic radiculopathy should be considered. Thoracic imaging such as MRI can be utilized for further work up ...Read more

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I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?

I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?

Lipoma?: Only a biopsy can tell you for sure. But lipomas (benign fatty tumors) are common and can feel like you described. How long have you had it? Weeks? Years? If you e had it for years and it hasn't changed you may be able to watch it. If it bothers you or if it's new or if it's growing rapidly have it excised and they will tell you exactly what it is ...Read more

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Having extreme rib cage pain, even skin is painful for me to touch. Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Having extreme rib cage pain, even skin is painful for me to touch. Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Shingles?: This could represent shingles. Costochondritis is also another possibility. I think it would be best to see your primary care doctor to discuss this and have a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch.?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage, also entire rib pain even skin to touch.?

Could be: Shingles. If caught early in its course, treatment with antiviral medication is effective. Also could be something else, so it is best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel, hurts when I sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel, hurts when I sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?

Cyst or lipoma: You need to have this evaluated. Most of the time these are benign lipomas or cysts. BUT you can't guess at these things. See your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

See a doctor: Pain in the rib cage can be due to costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the cartilage where the rib meets the sternum. If you press the spot does it hurt? If so it could be costochondritis. You mentioned a previous breast biopsy, did you have invasive breast cancer? If so all the more reason to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

I have a sharp pain under my left breast into top of my rib cage and it stays very tender?

Rib cage: Sharp pain increased by a deep breath and with associated tenderness may come from a rib or a pinched nerve that is between the ribs. It wouldn't be from the lung if the area is tender to touch. Have your physician examine the area if the discomfort persists and an x_ray may be ordered. ...Read more

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21 yr female having pain under my left breast near top of rib cage. Hurts to get in/out of bed. What could this be from and anything I can do to help?

21 yr female having pain under my left breast near top of rib cage. Hurts to get in/out of bed. What could this be from and anything I can do to help?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

What can I put on or take to get rid of sharp pain? I have a rash with blisters on rib cage under the left breast and it's very painful.

? Shingles: Go see your dr. This could be shingles/ herpes zoster, a viral infection resulting from reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Take Ibuprofen for now if you have no allergies or you're not taking warfarin/coumadin.
Take care! ...Read more

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How do you treat pain under left breast by rib cage?

How do you treat pain under left breast by rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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How to dull sharp pain at left rib cage and left breast?

Costrochondritis?: If specific 2 ur ribs under the breast & muscle tissue it's a good chance it is. Rx ice nsaids & b cn if no improvement. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach, gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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I was wondering what is causing my shooting pain under my left breast where my rib cage is?

I was wondering what is causing my shooting pain under my left breast where my rib cage is?

Multiple factors: Chest wall strain, intercostal myalgia/neuritis, compression from underwire, breast issues, heart issues, nerve issues. I suggest a breast exam and a breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?

Get it checked: You should have it checked. If it is not in the breast tissue itself then it may be a cyst or boil that needs to be treated. If it is a painful lump in the breast then it needs to be examined by the doctor. Those are usually benign fibrous type growths but you need to have an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

I have been having really bad frequent chest pain under my left breast and around my rib cage area it stops me from breathing what could this be

You have a pain: Sensation in an area of your body were it is considered urgent or emergent to determine the cause asap. Please seek evaluation and do mot wait any longer. ...Read more

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Hi I've just noticed a small area that looks swollen below my left breast above the rib cage on the left side! Any ideas what it could be? Thanks

Hi I've just noticed a small area that looks swollen below my left breast above the rib cage on the left side! Any ideas what it could be? Thanks

Difficult to tell: Based on what you are describing, it is difficult to be exactly sure. This could be due to inflammation of your soft tissue (fatty tissue or muscle), from an enlarged spleen, etc. The best way to be sure is to have it examined by a doctor. It's advisable to make an appointment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Over the past few months I have a feeling of bubbles popping under my left breast and rib cage. It occurs at all times of the day at least once a week?

Over the past few months I have a feeling of bubbles popping under my left breast and rib cage. It occurs at all times of the day at least once a week?

Palpitations/Gas: It seems like you are feeling palpitations. It could also be some gas in your intestines or lung problems. Without a past medical history and furhter details about your symptoms, it is difficult to make a diagnosis.

Consider a consult with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more

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What is lower left breast area, rib cage pain?

Rib cage: Rib cage pain is usually produced by some. Blunt trauma producing rib fracture or tearing of the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Or can be secondary to a temporary inflammatory process involving the cartilaginous tissue which connects our ribs to the sternum. Because there are other causes one would be wise to be evaluated if the pain is increasing, occurs at night or lasts for more than a ...Read more