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Old 03-04-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Left Breast & Sternum pain

Last Friday I began experiencing sharp, stabbing, burning pain under my left nipple, which radiates out to my arm pit area. It mimicks the pain you get in your breasts during your period, but to a much higher degree, I've had this pain off and on since approximately 2004, but it generally went away within 24 hours or so. This time, itís not going away. I mentioned it to my gyn last year and she told me that it was normal for some women to have an aggravated nerve when they are stressed, and back then I was REALLY stressed. However, this time it's non-stop and more intense and I don't feel any stress. Ive taken Motrin, Advil, etc., slept with support on, put a heating pad on it, massaged it, etc. No relief.

On top of that, my sternum, between the breasts is also very sore to the touch. If feels like someone is digging their fingers into me HARD with just the slightest touch of my own fingertips. Clothes against the skin doesnt aggravate it, just touch. My right breast is also somewhat ďsoreĒ, but nothing compared to my left breast. *wonders if itís having sympathy pains*

I have no inflamed lymph nodes, that I can tell. No lumps. No leakage. No inflammation anywhere on my chest. No bruises. No redness. No fever. A bit fatigued, but thatís normal for me. No injuries to speak of. Bought new bras, thinking it was a ďsupportĒ issue (Iím a D cup). I noticed a small blood clot on my face, but i'm sure it's not in relation to anything. I just happen to look for changes since i'm a fair skinned redhead whose father dealt with skin cancer. I've also noticed i'm *blush* a bit gassier since this started and last night was very nauseated and hot....sweaty hot.

Iím 37 and in generally good health. I have no problems to speak of, other than with my feet and some IBS. I had breast implants done in 2006, but the pain started before that. Ive had two kids, but had tubal ligation done in 1997, so I cant be pregnant. I take colonzapam, paxil, miralax, probiotic and a vitamin each evening. I work out 5 mornings a week and eat healthy.

Has anyone ever experienced this before? I have an appointment Friday, but was wondering if I could go in with some knowledge. Thanks in advance!

 
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #2
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Re: Left Breast & Sternum pain

It sounds to my like you are having flare up of CostaChondritis. (See another post on this subject) What you a feeling sounds just like I have had for 30 years.
Sorry, there is no cure. Louise

 
Old 07-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Left Breast & Sternum pain

the same thing is happening to me...
me and my husband have been trying to conceive too...so we don't know if it is because i am pregnant or what...
but anyways mine just started a couple days ago...and it started in my left one and it is usually in my left one...but sometimes (barely) it is in my right one.
anyways we went to my husband's cousin's house and she gave me some charco caps...she said that it could have been gas and she said that they worked really really well. well that night me and my husband came home and my chest didn't bother me the rest of the night...
well early this morning when i was turning over i noticed that i had a pain in the middle of my chest (sternum). last night before i took the pill, i was crying because my breast hurt so bad, but now it is in the middle and it only hurts when touched or when i get up, go down, or cough or laugh...and sometimes it is pretty bad...
i don't know what it is neither. if it gets any worse me and my husband are going to go to the doctor to see what it could be...

do you think that the women that messaged you could have had the right thing...?

 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:32 AM   #4
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Re: Left Breast & Sternum pain

I get sharp pain in my left breast and armpit, sometimes it just comes and goes other times it hangs around. My Doctor diagnosed it as referred pain from my neck. My neck felt fine but he said that doesn't mean anything. He advised me to get some treatment for the tight muscles in my neck, I did and the pain went away. I still get it at times, been getting it for nearly 6 years now. I find if I get my neck massaged and also do stretches it goes away. I don't get sternum pain but it might depend on which muscles in the neck are affected as to where the pain is. My Doctor says that we carry our worries in our necks and we don't necessarily have to feel stressed at the time because it builds up. Another thing that effects my neck muscles is sitting in front of the computer or sewing machine for hours. I've got unbelievable pain in my left shoulder and down my arm at the moment from a long sewing session. I hope I have been of some help to both of you.

 
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