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I am female 22years old I have had intermittent pain under

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I am female 22years old
I have had intermittent pain under my left side for about four months. Now the paid is steady, and severe.
My doctor told me to change the type that I wear and no underwire. Still severe pain. Today I wore no bra and the pain is severe.
Please help......thank you, Sherly
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 6 months ago.
Hello Sherly,I'm Dr Chaithanya, experienced physician attending you.I completely understand your problem. Don't worry, I will help you.Intermittent pain under the breast can be due to the following reasonsA heart problemA rib pain, rib cartilage pain, can be a injury for inflammation due to a autoimmune causeor it can be due to a tight or loose, I mean to say not properly fitting bra. Now, I suggest you to undergo an EKG once to rule out heart disorder, don't worry it is unlikely, but as a major cause to rule out.Second, get a complete blood picture done, along with RA factor and ANA to ruleout autoimmune cause.A chest x-ray to ruleout rib causes - injuryAbout bra, it should not be tight, loose, yes, no wire one, it can also be a cause for your pain.If you wear no bra, the weight of the breasts beared on the ribs can cause more pain,so waer a soft, cotton, and correctly fitting bra and correctly fitting cup size.For the pain now, I suggest you to take Ibuprofen twice a day for 2 to 3 days, and you can keep a soft cotton pad in the botton of the bra where elastic exists to avoid pressure, keep changing cotton pads.You can discontinue using cotton pads once the pain reduces.
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