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Right at my left nipple I have a slight pain it keeps going

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Right at my left nipple I have a slight pain it keeps going and coming back what is this??
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

Associated swelling,redness on left side of chest?

Any history of trauma?

Shortness of breath,cough,chest pain?

Tightness and heaviness in chest?

Is area tender to touch?

Heartburn?

Nausea and vomiting?

Alcohol and smoking?

Any other medical history?

Are you taking any medications?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just from tonight no don't smoke no not on any medications thier is noo redness just a wee bit if pain coming from under my nipple can u tell me most likely what it will be????
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 years ago.

Hello,
Thanks for providing more information.

Firstly at your young age,chances of cardiac pathology are less likely.

As you have sudden onset of pain in chest so it suggests the possibilities like Costochondritis(inflammation at the junctions of rib and cartilage),Gastroesophageal reflux disease,Muscloskeletal pain.

So you can try OTC Prilosec.

And do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment and apply warm compresses with a heating pad.

You can try Tylenol/Motrin after taking meals.

Avoid spicy food,fried food,carbonated beverages,caffeine.

If you develop severe pain,swelling,shortness of breath then visit ER for prompt management.

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Do u think it is something serious or not at such a young age???
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Do u think it is something serious or not at this age???
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

Thaks for the follow-up.

It is not so serious as per your current symptoms.

You should try self care measures as i have mentioned in previous reply to see they help.

If your pain gets worse over the time then you need to visit ER.

 

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have not slept tonight yet cause I have been up all night cause I have been worrying about this pain and wondering if it serious?? But the condition I am in the now it's not serious is it???
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

At your young age,heart attack is less likely.

So firstly you shouldn't worry about heart attack.

And your current symptoms can be associated with Gastroesophageal reflux disease,Costochondritis which can be treated well with medications and are not serious.

Take OTC Prilosec and Tylenol to see if they help.

Do gentle massage with muscle relaxant ointment on affected area.

 

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
When u touch the top of my nipple and massage it it is sore tho??? Or push down on my nipple I think it's just my nipple can u tell me???
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

The pain denotes some sort of inflamation in the region.

It could be superficial/subcut infection of the fatty tissue of the breast under the nipple .

You can take motrin 200 mg every 4-6 hourly.

That will resolve the issue most of times.

If the soreness persists see your doctor who can do clinical examination and rule out a lump and start you on antibiotic.

 

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