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

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Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Question: sharp pain on left side of breast, breathing sometimes make it worse. Lasts for a few minutes, then disappears for awhile
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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.
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What is the sharp pain on the left side of breast?

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.