Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
150 Doctors are Online

What is the sharp pain on the left side of breast?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1979
Answered : 1126 Questions
sharp pain on left side of breast, breathing sometimes make it worse. Lasts for a few minutes, then disappears for awhile
Posted Mon, 3 Mar 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 34 minutes later
Brief Answer: It could be a nerve getting irritated. Detailed Answer: Hello Bobbie, In view of the history of CAD in your case, any pain on the left side of chest will naturally draw attention to heart and cause anxiety. As you have mentioned that you have recently had a heart check up and nothing abnormal was detected, i`m of the opinion that you need not worry. Since you have not mentioned about any other symptoms like cough, fever, breathlessness etc, the pain could be because of some minor nerve getting irritated or because of some muscle fibre strain. You may take some pain killer and apply some local heat and analgesic ointment. However, if pain persists for a long time you may consult your cardiiologist once again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pulmonologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor