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Why am I feeling pain below breast during night?

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My wife complains that during night while sleeping she feels pain below the left breast. During day time it is not felt so accutely. What could be the reason?
Posted Wed, 3 Apr 2013 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 19 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on health care magic.

Can you please give more information regarding:
1. Since when does she have pain?
2. Does she have history of trauma?
3. Has she lifted heavy objects recently with left hand.
4. When is she due of her periods?
5. Has she suffered from cold and cough recently?

Waiting for the response.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Why am I feeling pain below breast during night? 4 hours later
1. Since when does she have pain? - since a month but occassionaly.
2. Does she have history of trauma?
- No3. Has she lifted heavy objects recently with left hand.- No.
4. When is she due of her periods? - Due in another 10days
5. Has she suffered from cold and cough recently? - A month back she had cold, throat infection, cough.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 3 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for your reply.

She is having costochondritis of left rib which is causing pain below left breast.
There is nothing to worry.
It will normalize in 2 weeks.
Till then ask her to take tablet diclofenac twice daily(morning and evening) after food.

Hope this helps.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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