I'm 42, had hystectomy in july, kept ovaries. Having sharp shooting pain occasionally left breast. Quite sure it is in breast and not chest. Causes?

Do a mammogram. Get breast examined to rule out any pathology do a mmmogram if all well then it is muscular pain take motrin.
Depends . Before you make a self diagnosis and rule out potential causes, why not have yourself examined by your doctor. Aside from obtaining your history an objective physical exam by your doctor is most appropriate. Depending on what your doctor finds then the appropriate differential diagnosis and laboratory test will be ordered and will be helpful in either ruling in or out potential causes.

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I am a 42 year old woman, that had a hysterectomy, so I know I am not pregnant. I have a very sore, shooting pain in my left breast. Suggestions?

Need to see your MD. Even though hysterectomy was done some times ovaries were not removed , still you will have hormonal activity , most likely benign fibrocystic disease, you need to see your doctor for exam and mammogram to make sure it is not any serious condition . Read more...
Yes, go see your. Doctor for physical exam and mammogram, so that unlikely possibility of breast cancer can be excluded. It is probably cystic mastitis, but medical evaluation and mammogram is necessary now. Read more...
See your doctor. Most likely and inflammatory process (mastitis? Infection?)which points more to benign condition than a malignant one. Either way you need an evaluation right away by your primary physician. Read more...