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Right sterno sticks out/clicks, right shldr blade clicks, ribs sore, Thoracic O.S symptoms/neuropathy.Esoph spasms, always swallowing air.All related?
Can B but not direct: Your right sternum and shoulder blade, rib complex can be related musculoskeletally to create the clicking action. The thoracic outlet syndrome with neuropathy is usually a lower extremity (arm/neck) issue. Esophageal spasm can occur from vagal nerve roots, and/or cervical ganglion issues. So, taking advil or ibuprofen can cause gastritis, and spasms. ...Read more
Is it pleurisy or pericarditis for chest pain in the center of sternum, below left breast.Normal 2decho jan2013, chest xray, 12lead ecg, threadmill test?
Describe the pain: How long have you had it? Is it the sequelae of a flu or cold you've had recently. If the pain increases with inspiration or coughing it is more likely musculoskeletal so costochondritis or pleuritic pain is most likely. See your doctor tomorrow. Those tests you're asking about are only necessary if more simple diagnostic steps haven't succeeded in identifying the problem. ...Read more
2 stabbing pains left breast/ left sternum this am.1 pain left breast while reaching 2 hrs later.Took breath away.Muscular?High anxiety over this.
Pinched nerve: Sharp, stabbing, fleeting pains in the rib cage often are due to pinching of the intercostal nerves which run between ribs. A deep breath may bring on the sharp, shooting pain which lasts seconds only. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious. However if these symptoms persist or worsen an examination by your physician is indicated to rule out other causes such as muscular or breast. ...Read more
Burning where top of right breast meets sternum and center of chest at breastline.Just started protonix (pantoprazole).Is this my GERD or cardiac?PCP says heart ok.
Likely GERD: If your PCP did an evaluation on you and has cleared you from a cardiac possibility, then it is most likely GERD. You should take the Protonix (pantoprazole) daily as prescribed. If no relief in 4-8 weeks after taking it, then consider speaking to your doctor again about further evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is right-sided chest pain between breast bone and nipple cause for concern? Mild; onset w/ bending, breathing/bending, hugging, pressing on ribs.
Pressure under l armpit, mid chest r medial scapula w/belching. Not exertional. Increase when lean forward. Neg mamo. Think lymph inf. What md?
Possible causes: There are a number of entities that can cause the symptoms that you are having. It appears that a work up has been started (negative mammogram). One thing that comes to mind with pressure that increased with leaning forward would be pericarditis, which is inflammation of the sac around the heart. As your work up appears to be in progress please continue to see your provider. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Resting on right side.Left shoulder blade ache.Similar ache felt in left breast chest area.Stretching/pulling ache.Cant be reproduced.Muscular?Cardiac
Any injury: Sounds like muscle pain especially if the movement of the left shoulder and arm can reproduce the pain having said that it is not possible to exclude the cardiac pain there are associated symptoms like sweating generalized tiredness shortness of breath that can be associated with cardiac episode if you are concerned about it the be safe and contact your primary care doctor good luck. ...Read more
Sharp stitch pain off&on just below right ribs.Worse bending over.Nausea&burping.Pressure between shoulder blade-also felt in throat. US neg4 G.stones?
See your DOC: The symptoms you described are typical for few conditions such as acalculus cholecystitis (GB inflammation without stone), and acid reflux or peptic ulcer disease. This is unlikely for cardiopulmonary condition. Need a bit more information to differentiate between GB & acid reflux. Tips: Avoid smoking, spicy food, heavy meals at least 3 hrs prior sleep. Also see a DOC for eval. & recommendation. ...Read more
What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.
Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more
Burning pain on top of left breast where it meets chest.Doc says heart ok.Some upper back,shoulder, shoulder blade and arm pain. Ideas? Fear cardiac
Not cardiac: Consider neck, especially cervical disk disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stabing chst pain under sternum left side since 2 day.worse w moving &walking &aftr meals.prgnant 17 weks.clexane 0.8 daily for factor 5.heart atack??
GET CHECKED ASAP!: YOU NEED TO GET CHECKED. Don't panic (could be nothing to something very serious). Heart attack although very uncommon in your age is unlikely, is possible as is angina especially w factor V Leiden dz. Pregnancy is a state of increased clotting as is factor V Leiden dz, even on Clexane (enoxeparin), with the preg & Factor V dz a pulmonary embolus (clot) is a big concern & needs to be checked for! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes short shooting pains from ribs up into left breast,from shoulder blade to left breast,and left breast? PCP & cardiologist say not heart.
Anxiety: If cardiologist is reassuring that the pain is non cardiac, then the pain either is musculoskeletal- skeletal or anxiety related or both. Take some OTC anti inflammatory and apply heat and cold alternatively for a few days and continue to do relaxation exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
21 m.felt pulsation around umblicus.cant feel apex beat.beating pulse in the fifth ICS near sternum.no chest pain.nose running whole yr.Pls advice me.
Recurring bra line pain posteriorly, breast burning pains in menopausal woman common? feel like anterior rib cage is hinged backwards under breasts
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!
Male 65 pain L jaw/arm/chest, nuclear stress apical ischemia, angiogram neg, cardiolo says all ok. Sternum pain, clutching worsening w/anxiety/cancer?
YOU ARE OK: A NEGATIVE ANGIOGRAM MEANS NO SIGNIFICANT BLOCKAGES IN YOUR CIRCULATION IN YOUR HEART. THEREFORE, YOU CAN BE REASSURED THAT YOU HAVE NO SIGNIFICANT HEART DISEASE. THE SYMPTOMS MAY BE DUE TO A MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEM IN THE AREA OF THE HEART OR DUE TO RESPIRATORY(BREATHING) ISSUES OR DUE TO ANXIETY. TALK TO YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS AND HE/SHE CAN HELP YOU OR FURTHER REASSURE YOU. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers