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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?

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Dr Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr Payam Rafat
Dr Payam Rafat
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Dr Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably chest wall

If it is tender, then it is probably musculoskeletal and not heart, but you need to see a doctor to be sure.

In brief: Probably chest wall

If it is tender, then it is probably musculoskeletal and not heart, but you need to see a doctor to be sure.
Dr Mark Stern
Dr Mark Stern
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