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What causes a short squeezing pain under left breast?

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What causes a short squeezing pain under left breast?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Since when do you have this pain ?
Do you have heartburn / diabetes / heart disease ?
Are you on any medications ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Pain since last night. Am diabetic. Takes meds for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Has this pain increased in intensity over time ?
Does this increase on exercise / movement ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No, the pain is just off and on and hit in the middle of the night. I turned to my left side and the pain went away. then it happened for a brief couple of seconds this morningat 5:00. The pain is not severe. Just a short squeezing discomfort.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.


This type of pain can be from a Gastro Esophegeal Reflux Disease or even a heart related chest pain.

Considering your history of high blood pressure, diabetes and Cholesterol, I would advise you to first rule out a cardiac cause by having an EKG done.

That should be your immediate concern.

I would advise you to consider going to the ER to rule out a Cardiac Chest Pain, if this is ruled out, you can pursue other non emergency causes like GERD or chest infections, etc.

Kind Regards,


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