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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 lonelymidnight21, Community Member, asks

Q: Cause of pain in left breast?

I have had this pain under my left breast around the bottom of my ribs for more than eight months, and it feels like it's getting worse. It's like a swelling pain, almost like a constant cramp, but it doesn't hurt when I breathe. Sometimes it feels like pain in my chest, too, or in my upper and lower back.  What could it be?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
4/29/09 5:05pm

Hi Lonelymidnight21,


This could be a number of things, but any pain that lasts for that long or is severe enough to affect your sleeping should be checked out by a doctor.  Also, any chest pain should be evaluated by a health professional immediately. I'm sorry it's hurting you so much.  I hope you find out what's happening from your doctor soon.


You may be interested in the following two articles.


What are the Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women?
The Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke - Re-Visited


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Kritter, Community Member
4/30/09 2:01am

Cardio pain RARELY lasts for an extended period of time unless its diagnosed angnia. I doubt it its heart attack related.

lonelymidnight21, Community Member
4/30/09 1:45pm

Im sorry, did you mean that it is heart attack related or no?

Mary Robinson, Community Member
4/30/09 5:03pm

My husband recently had severe pain in his abdomen.  It was scar tissue from surgery which was done when he was a teenager.  You should have an ultrasound or a mri.  Consult your doctor.  They removed the scar tissue and he is now fine.

rhotonanita, Community Member
5/22/11 1:19pm

I am not a proffesional and I am asking the exactly almost question, my e-mail is if you would like to correspond. I am thinking congestive heart failure as I have gained 60 lbs in 9 months and feeel like Im 6 or 7 months pregnant with pushing pain starting on the left side under left breast and ribs now to the right side all pushing out from the pressure in my upper stomach, like right under breast. write to me, maybe we can help each other. Anita Rhoton

nuphilagal, Community Member
12/ 6/11 8:13am

i am having this same condition i have had a hidascan for gallbladder and i hv a stone but they say its not causing it. i had a colonoscapy and throat scope done havent gotten those results yet. my reg doc thinks its a pinched nerve and im going to go to a new pain clinic. i have read on boards it may be ulcer related as have been found through colonoscapy diagnosis. ive had this for 6 yrs now.

avg.woman, Community Member
1/24/13 8:52pm

what causes pain under left breast but not to effect breathing ?

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By lonelymidnight21, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/17/14, First Published: 04/29/09