Chest pain on left side above breast

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I am 40yr.old female. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> (just under <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>) began 1yr ago, sporadically, not necessarily during exercise (sometimes middle of the night), lasting for minutes to hours. Progressively more frequent. No significant SOB or fatigue. Edema in extremeties also comes and goes. Recent ultrasound revealed 1) Hypokenisis of left AND right ventricle, 2) mild pulmonary hypertension and 3) mitral regurgitation.
Her pelvis is also slightly misaligned on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> hand side, resulting in an increase in pressure to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> rib cage. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> she experienced was actually a result of her spine being slightly curved. Something that unfortunately was never noticed till now and she's in her late twenties. The spine being curved put pressure on her chest wall, leading to it being inflamed and eventually also some ribs becoming inflamed, which was the severe pain she experienced more recently.
Have been in antibiodics for almost 10 days now, there has been no change in the swollen lymph nodes, but about 1 week ago I began having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>, pretty much radiating throughout the whole <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my chest. It is not painful.. more of a dull annoying ache that wont go away. I have been severely stressed out over the past year about my health, and it seems no matter how much I try to calm myself down and not think the worst..
For about a week or so, I've had sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>. It kills me to cough, & hurts when I breath. It also hurts if I push on it. Can anyone help on what it could be?? Should I see a doctor? Where should I go if I have no insurance, but need to see a doctor?
About 5 days ago, I started experiencing stabbing chest pains on my right side under my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. I am a 56 yr old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> cancer survivor (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>) of 3 years. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is sometimes accompanied with heartburn but not always. It wakes me up during the night and if I roll around onto the other side, it subsides somewhat (but not completely).
Hi, I am a 22 year old female and for the past 4 days I have noticed not really a pain but that someting doesnt feel quite right on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. I am very active and have not had any problems before, Is this something I should be worried about.
Hi, I'm a 28 year old female and offlate (about 2 weeks) I've been feeling this vibration on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>. It feels more intense when I've got my arm against the side. It seems to be more in my left breast. I mostly feel it only while I'm sitting. Is this normal? Should I have this checked up or would it go away in a while?
I am a 30 year old female and for the past month (mostly this past week) have been having constant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> area (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>), my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> shoulder, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> upper back, and some pain into my arm. I had a blood test two weeks ago to check my cardiac enzymes, and the doctor told me they were fine. My heart rate runs in the 80-90 range and my bp runs a little on the high side at 130/90. I am overweight (5'3" and 200 lbs.
I am 36 yrs old and for the past hour I have been having a sharp, tight pain on the left side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> goes all the way down my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> arm to my fingers. Both of my parents died of heart attacks, what should I do?
because it doesn't hurt nor does it interfere with anything, I can just feel it and I know its there. So it's mostly on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side, Under the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> and also right above the left breast it feels bruised. I have a pinching sensation that comes on and off around my elbow. The bruised feeling above my breast tends to be there more often then the feeling below my breast. I'm just wondering are these signs that are possibly leading up to a heart attack ?
Hi I have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> just slightly below my colar bone, just about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> on the top of my left side. This is a aching pain which has been then for a few days. It feels like constant heartburn, and when I breath it aches. It not painful just uncomfortable, and makes me feel abit slow.
All came back well but during that testing I developed a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> under my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. It came and went, never very sharp but dull ache. My PCP did a full work up, sonogram of my upper ab., chest Xray, spine xray.... all came back well.Then she went on to have a chest CT Scan with contrast (about 8 months ago) and after that a thoracic MRI. She said all came back good except for a slight slipped disc in my neck.... She said it very well could be stress and psychosomatic pain.
( i also had a terrible migraine the past 2 days, which is finally gone, and my right upper arm was hurting several days prior TO THIS NEW <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, BUT IS JUST A DULL <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> NOW THAT THE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE MIX.) PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!! I DONT KNOW IF I HAVE A PULLED MUSCLE, PNEUMONIA, OR I AM HAVING A HEART ATTACK!! IT HURTS EVEN TO MOVE/BREATHE!!
hi im shane i'm 22 ai was a smoker but gave up 3 weeks ago because i had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> as if it was my heart i also get pains in the middle of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> like a burning sensation it feels worse when i touch that area i also feel my pulse in my neck but i can also hear my heart beat after a short jog i have been to doctors but no luck
I have been getting EXTREME <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>, just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. I have had EEG and EKG's done for prior medical conditions and they all came back normal. At my last admission my doctor found a slight heart murmur. Could these be related? I need to know for certain what these possibilities could be before going back to the doctor because of my negative tests. I am in so much pain. Please help.
im a 27yr old male. ive been gaving <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> pains, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> arm, strange twitching is different parts of my body, mild fever, cough, racing heart rate, etc... this all started about 5 months ago and the first symptoms sent me to the ER. since then all the doctors basically look at me like im crazy and all tests come back normal. i went to one cardiologist who told me that i had a "lazy heart valve" and gave me 25m of atenolol.
Hi, I'm 38 female and experiencing short pains on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> the breast, but occuring very spontaneously, twice or three times a day and not necessarily after strenuous exercise. It occured even when I wasn't doing anything. The pain wasn't sharp, but more of discomfort. My family doctor said it isn't heart attack symptoms and can be due to muscular pain. My questions are does muscular pain occur so frequently and what other possibilities besides that?
He looked at me and in an exclamatory voice said You definitely are having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> from the muscles in your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> wall!! Then he went on to explain how <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> can radiate and how the nerves are affected and how the breasts are included in the whole scheme of things. My mammograms are clear. I do get microcalcifications, had a few removed, henceforth scars, but no cancer, thank God. Have no fear, this is normal for fibro sufferers.
About 4 months ago I was making something for my son's preschool class when I got a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>. For the next 6 hours I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, sweating, trouble breathing and waves of weakness and chills. I went to my primary doc the next day. EKG: normal / chest xray: normal He sent me for an ctscan: normal, except small nodule on lung. Two weeks later I started to feel the same thing again and I went to the ER.
I just began having a sharp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side under my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>(not part of the tissue though) and above the rib. It hurts really bad and I can't even breathe without it causing me a ton of pain. Have no insurance and can't go to Dr. Help please.
I have logged on for the first time Noticed a number of comments re problems with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> armpit(lump) and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. I have had the same problem for about two years. Of recent weeks the breast pain has increased. Last week I was sent for an Ultra Sound, await the results. Over the years I have surgery for the removal of benign lumps and in 1982 had a reduction. With all of these adhesions it was difficult to do a self examination so had regular mamograms.All showed no problems.
Recently I have been having pain in my upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> back and side, and just below my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span>. These pains are always sharp and stabbing. They can last anywhere between seconds and minutes. They leave me feeling exhausted, sometimes makes breathing difficult, and make me dizzy. I have visited a cardiologists who ran an EKG, a stress test and a halter and all results came back within normal limits. Despite this i still worry because the pain is persistent. He said Pots syndrome was unlikely.
it never really went away and is now getting worse that ever, and i have now developed a rash <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>above</span> and below my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breast</span> on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side. have been told today that it is not pleurisy but it a viral infection, but surely this can't be right if symptoms have lasted over a year?
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