What is chest wall pain? Diagnosis 4. Coping with chest wall pain.
Over a month ago I noticed that my breast was really sore on the left side toward my armpit. I didn't think much of it first as I have lupus so I seem to always have aches and pains. But one day I was feeling it and I noticed that there seemed to be a lot more "tissue" in that area if that makes sense?
The heart on the right shows a heart with pericarditis, in which the membrane pericardium that surrounds the heart is swollen and infected. The heart on the left shows a heart with a normal pericardium. Pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the thin saclike membrane surrounding your heart.
However, most cases of chest pain under the left breast and rib cage area are caused by benign or easily treatable conditions. You may think: chest pain under my left breast? Time to call the ER!
Although chest pain is often—and rightfully— associated with heart disease, other medical problems can be causes of chest pain. Angina—feelings of pressure, heaviness, tightness. You can learn more about angina in the Harvard Special Health Report Diseases of the Heart: A compendium of common heart condition and the latest treatments.
Non-cardiac chest pain is the term that is used to describe pain in the chest that is not caused by heart disease or a heart attack. Non-cardiac chest pain is often described as feeling like angina, the chest pain caused by heart disease. The patient feels a pressure or squeezing pain behind the breast bone.
Sharp pain under your left breast can be a symptom of a minor ailment or a life-threatening condition. It may be due to musculoskeletal pain, digestive gases, heartburn, a hiatal hernia, or gastritis. This pain can be anything from sharp, stabbing pain to dull and throbbing all of which have different causes.
What are the causes of left breast pain in women? We will address the many possible causes of pain in this region—both those due to breast issues and those that are not—but first: Make sure it isn't your heart. While your left breast pain is most likely due to something else, the first question you need to ask yourself is if you could be having symptoms of a heart attack. Pain may be mild, feel like a burning pain, or may simply feel like breast pain.