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Scared out of my mind, mass under ribs

Hello everyone, I will try to make this as brief as possible. I am 35 year old female looking for someone/someone’s who are or have been where I am now.

A few weeks before Easter while in the shower I felt a lump under my ribs on the left side. I called my primary for an appt and found out my insurance assigned me to a new primary Dr. I called my new primary and was given an appt for May 1st (over a month and a half away) because I was a new patient they had nothing sooner. I called ever morning trying to get in sooner but had no luck. May 1st comes, I go to my appt, Dr says he feels something there and orders chest x ray, x ray of ribs, basic blood work and a cat scan of my abdomen without contrast. On May 9th I go for my follow up appt and am told x rays were normal, blood work was normal except high triglycerides and low good cholesterol and cat scan is normal other then a kidney stone and a small umbilical hernia. I am very confused by this because the lump can be felt when felt for and I can also feel it inside my body when it’s touched. My Dr tells me he will refer me to a general surgeon and I get an appt for May 22nd.

Since I first found this thing, it has gotten bigger and for weeks now I can feel it without having to touch it. It feels very uncomfortable and awkward. I am guessing because of it’s location. The lump/mass itself does not hurt when touched but for the last week and a half the area it’s in is becoming somewhat painful, also on my back level with where this thing can be felt from the front has been numb going on 2 weeks and it feels like something is putting pressure on my ribs back there from the inside and the numbness is also somewhat present on my side at the same level. The numbness started off and on a little over 2 weeks ago but has been constant for the most part for almost 2 weeks now. 

When the numbness first started I went to the emergency room cause it was a weekend. I explained everything that had been going on. They did a cat scan of my chest without contrast which came back normal.

I am very afraid and this is starting to cause me great anxiety. I think its absurd the amount of time I had to wait to see a Dr and it worries me that if it’s something bad it would have been better off figuring it out sooner and I don’t understand why these scans are not showing anything. Perhaps it’s because they were done without the use of contrast but surely the DR must have known this would be the case.. Please has anyone been through similar? I have 3 kids that need me to be well and the worry is starting to cause me depression.

Sudden sharp pain under the left rib? Reasons other than heart attack

Have you ever taken a deep breath and felt a sudden sharp pain under the left rib? You might have thought at that point of time that it is a heart attack and an end of you. Pain under the left rib can cause a lot of anxiety, especially when you’re a heart patient. As stinging the pain may be, the thought of experiencing an attack can be all the more tormenting. However, instead of rushing to conclusions, you must consider other ailments that can cause pain under your left rib. In case you feel a stabbing pain below your left rib, you need not panic as it can happen due to other reasons too. We have listed some below for you:


Costochondritis refers to the inflammation of the cartilage which connects your ribs to your breastbone. You might feel a sharp pain under the left rib if you take a deep breath which can worsen while coughing or sneezing.

Costochondritis can happen due to an injury, infection and in rare cases, arthritis.


Pleurisy is a condition which leads to an inflammation of the membrane around your lungs. The inflammation can be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection in the membrane. In rarest of the rare cases, pulmonary infections which lead to blood clots or pus in the lungs can also be a symptom of pleurisy. The symptoms of pleurisy could be chest pain, fever and shortness of breath.

Kidney stones

In many cases, a sharp stabbing pain can also be caused by kidney stones. Kidney stones are not easy to detect and can happen at any point of time. They usually happen when waste builds up in your kidney and does not get enough water to flow out.

In order to prevent kidney stones, you must drink enough water and not control the urge to urinate.


Gastritis refers to the swelling in the inner lining of your stomach. It can also cause a sharp pain under the left rib along with other symptoms such as burning pain in your stomach, nausea or a sensation of fullness of your upper abdomen.

Bacterial infections and consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs are the main reasons which lead to Gastritis.

Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen can also be the reason behind you experience stabbing pain under your left rib. The spleen might enlarge because of bacterial infection, parasitic infection or a liver disease.

There are high chances that an enlarged spleen gets ruptured and cause further complications. A ruptured spleen can cause internal bleeding and must be reported to the doctor as soon as possible.


Another reason of pain under the left rib is Pancreatitis. It causes an inflammation of the pancreas which further instigates pain. Pancreatitis comes with additional symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

There are two types of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. Symptoms of acute pancreatitis include fever, stomach tenderness and abdominal pain that spreads to your back. Chronic pancreatitis can bring along unintentional weight loss and pain in upper abdomen.

In case you experience pain on the left side of your rib along with cold sweat, shortness of breath, tightness in your jaw and shoulder blades, then there are high chances that you are suffering from a heart attack. In such a situation, you must not ignore it and rush to a hospital to seek medical help.

Chest Wall Lumps | Rib Injury Clinic

Chest wall asymmetry (variation between one side and another) is common and often presents in childhood as a lump in the anterior chest wall. It may be related to scoliosis (curvature of the spine) presenting with a lump on the chest on the opposite side to the curvature along with uneven shoulders and/or hips. Pectus deformities – pectus excavatum and particularly pectus carinatum can present with a ‘lump’ in the anterior chest wall.

Pectus carinatum in a 14 year old boy. It developed during a rapid growth spurt over a year

Pectus Carinatum Bracing treatment – pectusclinic.com Find out more

Pectus deformities can be present at birth or within the first year, but often only become noticeable during puberty. Associated musculoskeletal abnormalities such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos and Poland Syndrome are common but other associated conditions include Congenital heart disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, muscular dystrophy, Pierre Robin Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, and prune belly Syndrome.

Rib Abnormalities and anatomical variations of ribs can cause an ‘apparent’ chest wall lump. One of the more common variants is Prominent Convexity of the anterior rib/s presenting at a young age. It’s important to differentiate this from a pectus carinatum deformity.

Other types of rib abnormalities presenting with an apparent chest wall lump include rib Segmentation and Fusion Anomalies leading to abnormally shaped ribs for example bifid rib, fusion or bridging between ribs or smaller (hypoplastic) or missing ribs (absent) as in Poland’s Syndrome.

Young man with Poland’s syndrome. Note missing right pectoralis muscle and upper ribs at front (red ring). When he breathes in, due to missing upper anterior ribs, chest wall draws inwards (left image, red arrow) and then when he breathes out, lung bulges outwards (right image, blue arrow)

Supernumerary or extra ribs can also be seen, the most common is cervical ribs, arising from the 7th cervical vertebrae, on one or both sides. It does not present with a chest wall lump but can cause temporary loss of feeling, weakness or tingling in the affected arm and fingers.

Why do I have pain under my left rib cage?

Pain under your left rib shouldn’t be ignored, as this area contains several organs, including your stomach, left kidney, spleen and parts of your liver, pancreas and bowel.

This area is known as the left upper quadrant (LUQ), and any pain you feel here could be a sign that something is affecting 1 or more of those organs.

Pain here could also be caused by problems with your gut.

It’s important to know what may be causing your pain, and whether you need to see a doctor or get emergency medical help.

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Pain under left rib: What could it be?


This occurs when the strong tissue (cartilage) attaching your ribs to your breastbone (costochondral joint) becomes inflamed. It can cause a sharp, stabbing pain in your chest and left ribs.

It can be caused by injury or straining that area, or can result from an infection, for example an infection of your airways (respiratory).

If your pain is due to costochondritis, you may find it gets worse when your body moves suddenly, such as when you cough or sneeze, or when you’re doing exercise. It may also get worse when you lie down.

If you think pain under your left rib may be caused by this condition, try not to do any sports or anything that places more strain on your breastbone.

If you only have mild chest pain and no other symptoms, you should be able to care for yourself at home by resting and avoiding any activities that make the pain worse.

But always see a doctor if you have chest pain that doesn’t go away, feel breathless or if your pain is severe and comes on suddenly.

Problems with your gut

Common problems that can affect the stomach and gut can cause pain in your upper tummy (abdomen), and under your left rib.

Stomach ulcer

These are sores that form in your stomach lining when it’s damaged. This can happen when you’ve been taking certain anti-inflammatory medications for a long period of time, or you have an infection caused by Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) bacteria.

If you have a stomach ulcer, you may experience a sharp pain in the middle of your tummy just below your rib cage that gets worse — this is the most common symptom. But you may also feel sick or have indigestion.

If your stomach ulcer is caused by Helicobacter bacteria, it may be treated with antibiotics. If it’s found to be caused by taking anti-inflammatories, then a doctor will prescribe you other medication.

Usually stomach ulcers clear once the cause is found and you have the right treatment, but complications can occur, such as internal bleeding. So it’s important that you see a doctor immediately if:

  • the pain under your ribs comes on suddenly and gets increasingly worse
  • your poo is dark in colour
  • there’s blood in your vomit


Indigestion is common, affecting 4 in 10 people each year in the UK. It’s not a condition, but a series of symptoms which includes pain in the upper part of your tummy, just below your ribs.

It’s thought to occur when stomach acid breaks down the lining of your digestive system, causing a burning pain.

If you have indigestion, any pain you feel in this area may come on after eating. You should look out for other common indigestion symptoms too, such as heartburn, bloating, farting or feeling sick.

If you think the pain on your left side under your rib cage could be due to indigestion, then you can treat it at home. For example, you can try:

  • eating smaller meals and eating slowly
  • cutting out smoking
  • avoiding any particular triggers you might have, such as spicy foods

However, if you keep getting indigestion — or a pain in this area that you think may be indigestion — you should see a doctor to find out if there may be an underlying cause.

You should also see a doctor if:

  • you’ve noticed blood in your vomit or poo
  • you have iron deficiency anaemia
  • you’re aged 55 or over
  • you can’t stop being sick
  • you’re finding it hard to swallow
  • you’ve lost weight


This is swelling in your tummy lining and it’s usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. It could be the cause of pain under your left rib as it can give you pain anywhere around your tummy.

If you have gastroenteritis you may also feel sick or be sick, have a temperature (fever) or have diarrhoea.

If you think you have this condition, there’s no specific treatment for it except to stay at home, rest, stay hydrated and take painkillers if necessary. Speak to a pharmacist or doctor for further guidance on how to safely get and use these medicines.

If your symptoms don’t improve within a week, you should see a doctor.

But if your symptoms are severe you should see a doctor immediately. Severe symptoms include:

  • being sick a lot
  • having a high temperature over 38C
  • having blood in your poo
  • having an underlying health condition

It’s important to note that gastroenteritis is infectious, so if you think this may be causing your pain, make sure to wash your hands regularly while you have symptoms and for up to 48 hours after your symptoms have gone.

Problems with your spleen

Your spleen is a non-vital organ that sits next to your stomach in the LUQ, just below your left ribs. Any pain you feel under your left rib cage could be caused by a damaged or enlarged spleen.

You may be able to identify if your pain is caused by damage to your spleen. For example, have you injured the area? Have you been involved in a sports or road accident? Have you recently broken or injured a rib on that side?

If you think your spleen could be damaged due to injury, you may have pain around the left ribs or just below, and you may feel faint or have a faster heart rate.

If you experience these symptoms, you should go to your nearest emergency department immediately.

If you’ve injured your spleen or have a condition like rheumatoid arthritis, your spleen could also swell or become inflamed, causing it to brush against your stomach. This can make you feel full more easily (even if you haven’t eaten anything) and can cause pain around your left ribs and to the left of your back.

If you suspect anything is wrong with your spleen, see a doctor. They will be able to diagnose the problem and help you treat the underlying cause.


The pancreas isn’t an organ but a gland. It sits behind your stomach, and part of it is in the LUQ.

This gland can become inflamed, usually as a result of heavy drinking. This inflammation can lead to acute pancreatitis (a short-term condition where the pancreas recovers) or chronic pancreatitis (when your pancreas is inflamed for a long time).

If your pain has come on suddenly and you’re not sure what’s caused it, it could be due to pancreatitis. Pain in the upper part of your tummy or below your left ribs is a common symptom — sometimes sharp or severe pain.

Other symptoms may include feeling sick, vomiting or a reduced appetite.

If you have this condition, you’ll need medical help to treat it quickly as there can be complications.

Check to see if your poo is pale or smelly or if you’ve lost weight recently. If this is the case, you should see a doctor.

Kidney stones

It’s less likely that pain under your left ribs is caused by a problem with your left kidney, but any pain you feel in your left side or back can spread.

Kidney stones affecting your left kidney can cause pain. These are hard stones that form inside the kidneys, and can be caused by not drinking enough fluids.

Kidney stones may not cause any symptoms if they’re small, but pain can occur if a stone gets stuck in the tubes or openings within your kidney or becomes infected.

If you’re not sure what’s causing your pain but think it may be coming from your left kidney, see a doctor.

Key points

  • don’t ignore pain under your left rib as this area is home to several organs
  • common problems that affect the stomach and gut can cause pain in your upper tummy, such as indigestion, gastroenteritis or a stomach ulcer
  • pain in this area may also be caused by problems with your spleen or pancreas
  • if your pain persists, you should see a doctor

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Introduction. Giant cell tumor of the bone is a rare benign lesion that infrequently affects the ribs, and if present, is usually located
posteriorly. The rarity of this tumor poses diagnostic and therapeutic problems for physicians, especially when it is located in the anterior arc of the rib in close proximity to the breasts in female patients. Case Presentation. We report the case of a 32-year-old Asian female with a giant cell tumor of her anterior rib, presenting as a large inframammary mass. Computed tomography showed a tumor arising from the 7th rib anteriorly with marginal sclerosis, cortical destruction, and a soft tissue mass. She was treated with surgical resection, and the defect was reconstructed primarily. The surgical specimen measured 28.0 × 24.0 cm. The microscopic examination showed a large number of multinucleate giant cells scattered over the parenchyma. Patient recovered uneventfully and continues to be recurrence-free six years after surgical resection. Conclusion. We report the largest known case of giant cell tumor arising from the anterior aspect of a rib. We recommend including giant cell tumor in the differential diagnosis of chest wall masses especially in female patients, regardless of the size on clinical examination.

1. Introduction

Giant cell tumors (GCTs) of bone usually arise in the epiphyseal region of the limbs, and their occurrence in the ribs is unusual [1]. These are usually found posteriorly in the ribs (epiphysis of head and tubercle), and their presentation anteriorly is very rare [2]. Giant cell tumors of the anterior rib in close proximity to the breasts may pose diagnostic and therapeutic problems [3], which prompted us to report this unusual case.

2. Case Presentation

MK, a 32-year-old Asian female, was admitted to our surgical unit with the chief complaint of a slowly enlarging mass just below her left breast for past 4 years. The only associated symptom was mild occasional pain of recent onset. Clinically, the lump was approximately 20.0 × 15.0 cm, hard in consistency, mildly tender, and located anteriorly below the left inframammary fold (Figure 1). The margins were indistinct, and the surface was smooth with tense, patchily erythematous overlying skin.

Chest and abdominal radiographs showed a radiolucent shadow in the left lower chest region. Computed tomography of the chest (Figure 2) showed a tumor arising from the 7th rib anteriorly with marginal sclerosis, cortical destruction, and a soft tissue mass. The patient was investigated to rule out hyperparathyroidism.

The tumor was excised along with the rib above and below and a length well past the tumor margin. The defect was reconstructed primarily, and the patient made an uneventful recovery. Histopathology reported a large lobular mass enclosing the rib and measuring  cm (Figure 3). Cut section showed areas of necrosis, hemorrhage, and a gritty feel.

Microscopic examination revealed a large number of multinucleate giant cells scattered over the parenchyma (Figure 4). The stroma contained vesicular plump spindle cells with nuclei. There were large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis. A final impression was made of a grade III giant cell tumor of the rib. The patient remains recurrence free 6 years after tumor excision.

3. Discussion

Giant cell tumors of the bone account for 5% of all primary bone tumors [4]. Most (85%) occur in the long bones, and approximately 50% are found around the knee joint. Many large series have reported an incidence of around 1% in the ribs; after reviewing 15 cases, Gupta and Mittal show that most of these involved the posterior aspect of the rib [2]. Microscopically, the two basic components of benign GCTs are stroma and multinucleated giant cells; the stromal cells are mononuclear and may be spindle shaped, ovoid, or round, while the multinucleated giant cells may be so large that the numerous nuclei are almost uncountable. The frequency of multinucleated giant cells is variable and most likely dependent on stromal pattern [5]. Variants of GCTs include chondroblastoma, chondromyxoid fibroma, aneurysmal bone cyst, and “brown” tumor of hyperparathyroidism [6]. When differentiating GCTs of rib from simple bone cyst Oschner described that the latter are more likely to be formed in the anterior part of the ribs, whereas GCT are mostly located posteriorly in the epiphysis of bone (i.e., the head and tubercle of ribs) [7]. Only 3% of GCTs develops in the immature skeletons which distinguishes these patients from those with aneurysmal bone cysts, in whom the tumor maximally occurs prior to epiphyseal fusion [6].

Giant cell tumors are aggressive tumors and present with the signs and symptoms of pain, swelling, and limitation of motion about a joint. Hutter et al. report that patients experienced symptoms for an average of 10 months prior to first treatment of benign GCT [5]. However, our patient noted a slowly growing inframammary mass over a period of 3 to 4 years, and the occasional pain began near her time of presentation. This delayed presentation probably contributed to the extremely large tumor size found at the time of surgical resection. While multiple cases of GCT originating from the rib have been reported, the two-dimensional span of  cm resected in our patient appears to be the largest to date (Table 1) [4, 8–14].

AuthorLocationSurgical specimen size (cm)a

Riddle et al. [8]5th anterior5.0 × 5.0 × 4.5
Sakao et al. [9]5th (anterior?)5.8 × 5.2
Sakao et al. [9]2nd anterior6.0 × 3.5
Tavecchio et al. [10]11th
(entire floating rib)
7.0 × 6.0
Shin et al. [11]2nd anterior8.0 × 6.5 × 6.0
Sakao et al. [9]2nd anterior9.0 × 7.0 × 5.0
Al-Otaibi et al. [12]9th anterior9.5 × 6.5 × 3.0
Sakao et al. [9]4th anterior10.0 × 7.0 × 5.0
Sakao et al. [9]3rd anterior11.0 × 12.0 × 13.0
Dehghan et al. [4]4th anterior12.5 × 10.5 × 5.7
Briccoli et al. [13]9th anterior/posterior13.0 × 11.0 × 2.5
Sakao et al. [9]4th anterior15.0 × 7.5 × 5.5
Cordeiro et al. [14]4th and 5th anterior25.0 × 17.0

In our case report the giant cell tumor originated from the anterior aspect of the left 7th rib. The excised specimen measured 28.0 cm × 24.0 cm.

Current methods available to treat GCT include curettage with or without the use of alcohol, liquid nitrogen, phenol or methylmacrylate or bone graft, and complete surgical resection of the affected segment of bone [8]. Excision is desirable as 10% of GCTs in ribs undergo malignant transformation [7], while radiation therapy is not recommended as most of malignant transformations are related to previous radiation therapy [4]. Thus en bloc excision is an appropriate treatment, and disease-free survival is directly proportional to negative resection margin [15]. Hutter et al. report that most recurrences (81%) appear in less than 2 years, and almost all have been manifested by 4 years. Thus at least 5 years of close followup are recommended. However, it has been reported that the course of a benign giant cell tumor undergoing malignant transformation may take longer than 5 years [5].

4. Conclusion

In conclusion, ribs are a rare site for giant cell tumor and when present most of these tumors are located posteriorly near the epiphysis of the rib. We report the largest known case of giant cell tumor located on the anterior aspect of rib that was successfully managed with wide excision and primary repair of the chest wall defect without any recurrence.


Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the editor-in-chief of this journal.

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Authors’ Contribution

A. Sharma conceived, critically revised, wrote, and edited the paper. A. Armstrong collected data, reviewed the literature, and wrote the paper. All authors read and approved the final paper.


Copyright © 2012 Amit Sharma and Amy E. Armstrong. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

4 Things That Pain in Your Left Boob Might Mean

Have you ever felt quick, stabbing pain in your left breast? A pain that comes on fast, but leaves just as quickly? You’re not alone, so we decided to scope out the possible reasons why.

Here are four possible causes of this mysterious pain.


Pleurisy is a condition that causes sharp, stabbing pain under your breast that can be made worse by breathing in deeply. Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the thin membranes that surround the outside of your lungs and the inside of your chest cavity, called pleura. When these membranes become inflamed (usually because of a viral or bacterial infection), they can rub against each other, which is what causes the sharp pain you feel. Pleurisy itself is not usually serious and typically goes away on its own, but it can be symptomatic of other more serious conditions and diseases, so it should be discussed with your healthcare provider (HCP).

Precordial catch syndrome

Precordial catch syndrome causes intense, sharp, knife-like pain under the left breast area, often right under the left nipple. Like pleurisy, it can also be made worse by breathing, and you may find yourself taking very shallow breaths in order to avoid making the pain worse. While the pain itself is intense, precordial catch syndrome is harmless and its exact causes aren’t known. It’s not related to your heart and lungs and goes away on its own with time. This condition is mainly found among children, teens and young adults, but can also be found in older adults as well. While it can be painful, precordial catch syndrome is nothing to worry about.


Pericarditis is the result of inflammation of the pericardium, which is basically a sac that surrounds your heart in order to keep it in place and help it function. When the pericardium membranes become inflamed, it can lead to chest pain, specifically under the left breast. It may feel like a stabbing pain in your heart or under your breast bone. While it is most often found in people assigned male at birth, it can also be found in people assigned female at birth. Its exact cause isn’t often known, but it may be the result of a viral infection. Pericarditis is usually harmless and resolves itself with time, but in rare cases can cause serious complications and can become chronic.


Costochondritis is another form of inflammation, this time of the cartilage where the ribs go into the sternum. It’s actually a musculoskeletal pain that doesn’t come from the breast at all, but because of its location, the pain can seem like it’s coming from your breast. Like most of these other conditions, it usually goes away on its own but it can last several weeks or more. The pain can be treated with medicine or physical therapy, but if you suspect you have this condition, you should definitely talk to your HCP to find out for sure, and they can determine the best course of treatment for you.

Because of the way your body is put together and where your internal organs are, the left side of your body is often affected more than the right by some of these conditions. While a fleeting pain in your left breast is usually nothing to worry about, rarely it can point to something serious. That’s why it’s always a good idea to talk to your HCP to rule out any health conditions that might need to be treated.

Help! I’m pregnant and experiencing pain under my left breast

In the third trimester of pregnancy (for some women a little earlier) you may experience sore or painful ribs on your left, right or both sides.

A reader asked:

I am 29 weeks pregnant and I have been having this uncomfortable pain under my left breast just after entering the second trimester. It usually starts when I stand for a very long time or when I sleep on my side. It only goes away when I sleep on my back.

Now I’m worried because I heard that pregnant women should not lie/sleep on their back from the second trimester and that’s the only position I’m comfortable with. The pain is so uncomfortable and doesn’t allow me to enjoy lying on the bed. Is there anything I should do or take to get rid of it?

Tina Otte answers:

This is a very common complaint of pregnancy and involves the ribs and muscles of your ribcage. In the third trimester of pregnancy (for some women a little earlier) you may experience sore or painful ribs on your left, right or both sides – which can range from mild discomfort to extremely sore. The pain and soreness is caused by pressure from the top of your growing uterus, as well as baby kicking or punching the area.

Sore ribs are usually on the side of the baby’s position and can be felt just below the breasts. Usually this pain is worse when sitting and leaning forward. Once your baby drops (usually between 36 and 38 weeks), things will improve.

Here are some suggestions to ease your discomfort until your baby move slower:

  • Make yourself as comfortable as possible by wearing loose fitting clothes.
  • Support yourself with cushions when lying down. 
  • Sit up straight and don’t hunch over – bad posture is a cause of this discomfort. 
  • Avoid sitting down for too long and get up and take regular stretch breaks or short walks. 
  • Use heat packs or cold packs and do exercises that help you stretch out and support your body. 
  • Try sitting in a cross legged position and place your hands on your ribcage. Inhale as deeply as you can and expand your ribcage, and then breathe out slowly. Do this at least 8 times during the day to relieve the heavinesst hat you feel. 
  • Also try the following stretch: Stand facing a wall, with your feet 40cm from the wall and cross your arms in front of your face. Lean your crossed arms on the wall sliding them up the wall above your head and stretching yourself up as far as possible. Hold the position for as long as comfortable. This lifts the diaphragm and ribcage up off the uterus and provides huge temporary relief. 

Lying on your back is not as dangerous as it is made out to be as you move a lot during sleep. I suggest you place a flattish pillow under the right side of your back, so that you are slightly tipped to one side. This will alleviate pressure on the major blood vessels that run behind your uterus.

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90,000 Chest pain treatment in Kurkino

Do you feel pain in the projection of the chest? Does the pain sometimes radiate downward or to the left side of the chest? These symptoms can be manifestations of Tietze Syndrome. This problem requires professional treatment and comprehensive prevention, under the supervision of a doctor.

The Freedom of Movement Medical Center will help you determine the exact causes of chest pain, help you quickly relieve acute pain syndrome and restore health in a short time.

Tietze’s syndrome is also called costal chondritis. With this disease, the cartilaginous tissue of the ribs in the area of ​​their articulation with the sternum becomes inflamed. The most common localization of pain is in the zone of the 4, 5 and 6 ribs. It is important to diagnose the patient’s condition in a timely manner in order to exclude other, more serious problems. In general, the prognosis of recovery in the treatment of Tietze syndrome is favorable.

Causes of Tietze’s syndrome

  • suffered injuries;
  • increased physical activity;
  • previous surgical interventions in the chest area;
  • infectious processes, against the background of which immunity decreases;
  • allergic manifestations;
  • circulatory problems;
  • metabolic disorders.In particular, vitamin B, C, calcium.

Symptoms of Tietze’s syndrome

  • increasing pain in the projection of the chest;
  • more often one-sided pain;
  • The pain becomes acute when breathing, turning, sneezing, coughing, bending over, maintaining a standing position for a long time;
  • pain syndrome can be given to the right or left hands;
  • pain on palpation of the site;
  • swelling on the chest measuring 30 – 45 mm, edema, redness.

Generally, the general health of the patient is not affected by Tietze syndrome. Also, the disease is characterized by the periodicity of conditions – from exacerbation to remission.

To diagnose a disease, it is recommended to perform an MRI study, including to exclude other diagnoses (for example, heart disease).

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Effective treatment of Tietze’s syndrome

Recommended for the treatment of pain:

  • course of physiotherapy;
  • manual therapy;
  • therapeutic massage.

Also, experts advise to limit physical activity for a certain period. If you follow expert recommendations and undergo a course of treatment within a few days, acute symptoms will disappear. To start treatment, make an appointment with an orthopedist at the Freedom of Movement Medical Center by phone +7 (495) 212-08-81 Trust your health to the best!

90,000 ᐈ Breast fibroadenoma • Surgery to remove breast fibroadenoma

In the practice of the Specialized Breast Center, this pathology is more common than other breast diseases.The reason, most likely, is that a woman can feel a seal in her breast from 3-5 centimeters or more during self-examination.

Remember 5 important things about breast (breast) fibroadenoma:

1. Fibroadenomas do not have universal characteristics in terms of density and size. There are single and multiple formations, in one, and simultaneously, in both mammary glands.

Fortunately, the culture of caring for one’s own health is gaining momentum, and neglected cases of detection and treatment of large fibroadenomas are becoming less and less common.

2. Often this disease accompanies patients with mastopathy, or with a separate form of this disease – nodular mastopathy.

The disease is often formed against the background of hormonal disorders, the causes of which can be diseases of the gynecological sphere, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, liver dysfunctions, etc.

3. Fibroadenoma and fibroadenomatosis of the mammary glands are often confused, although they are two different diseases.

Fibroadenoma is a tumor formation, and fibroadenomatosis is a process accompanied by the growth of fibrous and glandular tissue, manifested by its heterogeneity and the appearance of areas of diffuse compaction, sensations of soreness and swelling in the chest.

Treatment of fibroadenoma is available to absolutely everyone, and fibroadenomatosis, as a state of dysregulation, requires a different tactics for diagnosing and correcting the identified disorders.

(Fibroadenoma.Cyst. Abscess. Fibroadenomatosis. Tumor.)

There is such a thing as focal fibroadenomatosis of the mammary gland (OFAM), which is manifested by the presence in the chest of a formation of a dense elastic consistency, a mobile, painful seal on palpation, with relatively clear contours. OFAM differs from fibroadenoma in that it does not have a connective tissue capsule, therefore, treatment should be started with a conservative one, taking into account the pathogenetic factors that led to the onset of the formation.

4. By its structure, fibroadenoma, like most other benign formations, has a connective tissue capsule, which significantly impairs the process of its treatment.

Benign tumors are not as critical as malignant ones.

However, you should not delay with their treatment, turning to less radical tools, but also to less effective in this case.

5. It happens that fibroadenoma rapidly increases in size – this may indicate its phylloid origin (leaf-shaped fibroadenoma).

In this case, a biopsy will help to quickly determine the diagnosis.

When the diagnosis is confirmed, immediate surgical removal of fibroadenoma is indicated, since the ability of leaf-shaped fibroadenoma to recur or transform into malignant fibrosarcoma is many times greater. You can check the prices here.

How we operate.

Our equipment allows you to determine changes in the mammary gland from fractions of a millimeter, we can easily diagnose fibroadenomas at the initial stages and prescribe effective treatment.

Depending on the density of the structure of the mammary glands and the age of the patients, we use mammography of the breast and / or ultrasound diagnostics, with the obligatory use of the elastography mode, which provides a deep study of the structure of the formation.

In cases requiring cellular confirmation of the diagnosis of fibroadenoma, in accordance with international research protocols, we perform a biopsy (puncture fine-needle biopsy, trephine biopsy) of the mammary glands.

When the presence of fibroadenoma formation is confirmed, we select an effective and gentle treatment tactics for the body and psyche.If it is possible to cure the pathology without surgery, it will be found.

To do this, we conduct an examination for the presence of a hormonal disorder in the patient, the presence of a metabolic change, we take into account the history of the disease and the anamnesis of life. Therefore, in these cases, the most experienced endocrinologist of our Kiev center is actively involved in the treatment process.

Even if there was a question about the operation, in order to forestall the possibility of a relapse, we strongly recommend that you undergo an examination for the presence of concomitant diseases, especially those provoking the appearance of changes in the breast.Of particular importance in this situation is the competent work of an endocrinologist to normalize hormonal changes and metabolic disorders.

In the choice of tactics for the treatment of fibroadenoma, the degree of responsibility of each individual patient to her health is of great importance! Will she be able to adhere to the recommendations?

Wouldn’t our patient be hesitant about the need for observation by a mammologist during treatment and will she be able to come for a regular examination with constant ultrasound or mammographic control of the state of the mammary glands? Or, the patient is inclined to frivolously “hide” from the diagnosis, and then appear for a visit to the mammologist with an already advanced form of fibroadenoma.

We take into account all factors, even these purely psychological ones, because our main vocation is to really help and heal. And with a careful attitude of a woman to herself, when there is confidence that she will follow the prescriptions of our doctors, we actively use conservative methods of treatment – treatment without surgery.

And if there is no way to avoid surgery, if the risks of recurrence are so high, if fibroadenoma is neglected and the time for “sparing” methods is missed, we perform removal of fibroadenoma at the highest technical level, taking into account the peculiarities of the structure and shape of the breast.

We will definitely use the plastic stage of the operation so that the breast does not lose its beauty.

We recommend, if there is a need, simultaneously with the removal of breast pathology, to take advantage of the possibility of simultaneous plastic surgery. We have extensive experience and excellent results in plastic surgery of the breast: plastic correction of the shape of the breast, changing the size of the breast, changing the size and shape of the areola, the size of the breast nipple.

3 honest and useful facts:

1.the likelihood of fibroadenoma degeneration into a malignant tumor is often manipulated. Moreover, it is small – only 2-3%.

But, this probability increases in cases of prolonged neglect of the disease. And also during pregnancy and lactation, during periods of stress shocks and oppression of neurohumoral mechanisms of self-regulation of the body, when the breast becomes especially sensitive to changes not only within the body, but also to the effects of external factors on the body.

2. Taking into account the existing risks in the development of breast diseases during pregnancy and after childbirth, when planning a child, the leading world practices strongly recommend conducting a thorough examination of the chest for the presence of neoplasms or identifying processes that are just being formed.

Treatment of pathologies in such cases should be carried out before pregnancy. When fibroadenoma is confirmed by clinical and instrumental methods, women who have not given birth are subjected to surgical intervention in the form of enucleation of a benign formation, i.e.That is, removal of the tumor without removing the surrounding tissue, so the woman retains the opportunity to fully breastfeed her baby.

3. After the operation to remove fibroadenoma, an ultrasound or mammography of the mammary glands must be performed annually.

This is not an opportunity to intimidate a woman and profit from her fears – everything has its own clear medical indications. Control is carried out with the aim of early detection of possible relapses of the disease or the appearance of new formations.

In some cases, fibroadenomas may reappear in other areas of the breast. In the state after the operation, strict treatment and adherence to all the recommendations of the doctors involved in your recovery is important.

When you have at stake the vital confidence in your own health for the long term, there is no place for doubts and fears. Carefully follow the recommendations of the experienced doctors of the Specialized Breast Center, our experience will give you confidence and results.After all, these are the main assistants for quick recovery and effective treatment.

Chest deformity – causes of appearance, in what diseases it occurs, diagnosis and treatment methods


The information in this section cannot be used for self-diagnosis and self-medication. In case of pain or other exacerbation of the disease, only the attending physician should prescribe diagnostic tests. For a diagnosis and correct prescription of treatment, you should contact your doctor.

Deformation of the chest: causes of appearance, in what diseases it occurs, diagnosis and methods of treatment.


The deformation of the chest is understood to mean changes in the degree of severity of the shape of its bone structures, in some cases manifested not only as a cosmetic defect, but also leading to functional disorders on the part of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems due to compression and displacement of the organs of the chest cavity.The rib cage is a part of the body formed by the sternum, ribs, vertebrae, and also muscles interconnected with the help of joints.

In other words, the chest is a musculoskeletal framework that protects vital organs from external influences.

The rib cage changes as a person grows and develops, and in adults, its shape and size depend on gender, development of muscles and respiratory organs, type of activity, lifestyle.The shape of the chest has several variants of the norm: flat, cylindrical and conical.

Varieties of chest deformities

All chest deformities are divided by origin into congenital and acquired. Congenital defects include funnel-shaped, keeled, combined chest deformities and more rare developmental defects. Funnel chest is characterized by retraction of the sternum and anterior chest wall.This is the most common deformity – it accounts for about 80% of all deformities (occurs 3 times more often in boys) and in 25% of cases is hereditary.

Funnel-shaped chest

Keel-shaped chest is enlarged in its anteroposterior part, the sternum protrudes forward in the form of a keel. It occurs with a frequency of 6 to 20%, more often in males.

Acquired chest deformity can be scaphoid, emphysematous, or barrel-shaped, paralytic, kyphoscoliotic, and keeled chest (rickets).

In the form of , deformations are divided into symmetric and asymmetric.

Chest x-rays or computed tomography (CT) are done to determine the severity of the deformity.

On the roentgenogram, the ratio of the smallest size between the sternum and the vertebral body to the largest is calculated, which is the Gizycka index. Depending on the value obtained, four degrees of deformation are distinguished. When conducting computed tomography, the Haller index (computed tomographic index) is determined, which is equal to the ratio of the horizontal distance between the inner part of the ribs to the distance between the sternum and the vertebral body in the place of the greatest retraction of the sternum.

At stage , deformations are compensated, subcompensated and decompensated. With compensated deformity , the cosmetic defect is insignificant, shortness of breath and heart palpitations are not observed. With subcompensated deformity , the cosmetic defect is pronounced, there is shortness of breath and tachycardia during exercise. With decompensated deformity , a disfiguring cosmetic defect, dyspnea and tachycardia are present at rest.

Possible causes of chest deformity

Congenital deformities of the chest are associated with a genetic anomaly in the development of cartilage and bone tissue, and are often combined with defects in connective tissue (in hereditary diseases: Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, etc.). Some types of deformities can be diagnosed in infancy or early childhood (costal-muscular defect, sternum cleft). Others make their debut and progress during periods of accelerated growth of the body, mainly such leaps occur at the age of 5-6, 8-10, 13-15 years.

Acquired chest deformities occur as a result of external influences (trauma, burns, surgical interventions, for example, for cardiac pathology) or past diseases (more often inflammatory or infectious, associated with impaired calcium metabolism).

Diseases in which deformity of the chest occurs

Diseases that cause deformation of the chest and associated with impaired calcium metabolism include rickets .

Rickets is a disease of childhood, in which, due to various reasons, a rapidly growing organism develops polyhypovitaminosis with a predominant decrease in the level of vitamin D – the bones lose their mineral density and are deformed during the growth of the child, the chest acquires a keeled shape. Currently, deformations are less common, because rickets is recognized in the early stages.

Syringomyelia is characterized by a fluid-filled cavity located in the spinal cord.The disease can occur due to impaired development of the embryo, due to birth trauma, spinal cord injury, obstruction of the outflow of cerebrospinal fluid. The walls of the cavity push back the surrounding tissues, which consist of nerve cells and the pathways of the nervous system. As a result, the innervation of the muscles, including those forming the frame of the chest, is disrupted. In later stages, this can lead to curvature of the spine and the formation of a scaphoid depression on the anterior surface of the chest.

Osteomyelitis is an infectious-inflammatory purulent-necrotic lesion of bone tissue, the causative agents of which can be staphylococci, streptococci, Escherichia coli, etc.

Osteomyelitis of the ribs occurs extremely rarely, is more often post-traumatic, less often bacterial, when bacteria enter the bone tissue with blood flow or spread by contact (for example, with purulent lesions of the lung membrane).

In the acute period, symptoms such as an increase in body temperature to 39–40 ° C, pain, redness, and swelling in the area of ​​the affected rib come to the fore.

Among infectious diseases, tuberculosis is of particular importance. Not only pulmonary tuberculosis (in the later stages), but also tuberculosis of bones (sternum, ribs, vertebrae) can lead to deformities of the chest. The process proceeds according to the type of osteomyelitis, but it is caused by its specific pathogen – Koch’s bacillus. With tuberculosis of the ribs or sternum, swelling and soreness in the affected area is externally determined. With tuberculosis of the spine, the vertebral bodies are affected and destroyed, which is manifested by pain, in the later stages the spinal column is deformed.The disease is accompanied by an increase in body temperature to 37.2–37.6 ° C, general malaise, night sweats, lack of appetite, and weight loss.

Emphysema of the lungs – a disease in which the walls of the alveoli, structural elements of the lung tissue are irreversibly destroyed and lose elasticity, gas exchange is disturbed and increased airiness of the lungs occurs. Emphysema can occur on its own or against the background of obstructive pulmonary disease.

Due to the increased airiness of the lung tissue, the chest increases in volume, as if freezing on inhalation (it becomes barrel-shaped).

In diseases of the lungs and pleura , leading to the formation of connective tissue in them and a decrease in their size, the chest is deformed as paralytic – it decreases, flattens, on the side of the lesion, intercostal spaces are drawn in.

Which doctor should I contact for chest deformity

An initial assessment can be made
general practitioner, general practitioner,
pediatrician. If indicated, the patient is referred to narrow specialists, such as a surgeon, orthopedic traumatologist, phthisiatrician, oncologist,
cardiologist, psychologist, geneticist,
endocrinologist, otolaryngologist, etc.

Diagnostics and examinations for chest deformity

Before prescribing treatment, the doctor needs to assess the type and form of the cosmetic defect, to find out when and under what circumstances it arose.

It is imperative to inform the doctor about other symptoms, if any: general weakness and fatigue, episodes of fever, shortness of breath, palpitations.

If necessary, to assess the state of internal organs or clarify indications for surgical treatment, the specialist will prescribe additional examination methods: chest x-ray in two projections with the calculation of indices, general blood test with leukocyte count and ESR, general urinalysis, spirography, electrocardiography, echocardiography (Echocardiography) computed tomography of the chest and mediastinal organs, magnetic resonance imaging of the chest.

Self-diagnosis of early breast cancer

Self-diagnosis of early breast cancer

Early diagnosis of breast cancer: signs and prevention

Self-diagnosis of breast cancer

Breast cancer occurs not only in women, but sometimes in men. If breast cells begin to develop uncontrollably and a malignant tumor has formed, then doctors diagnose cancer.

It is important to be able to identify the first signs of breast cancer at an early stage of the development of the disease. Self-diagnosis (knowledge of breast self-examination techniques) helps detect breast cancer before it spreads throughout the body. Regular mammography is also helpful.

Self-diagnosis – breast self-examination

Self-examination of the breast should be carried out regularly, every month, 5-7 days after the end of menstruation.It is advisable to mark in advance on the calendar the days when you will carry out self-diagnosis of cancer.

Remember: Regularly self-diagnosing breast cancer will help you identify and remember a “normal” breast condition.

In order not to miss a day of self-diagnosis, put a reminder on your phone or hang a reminder in your bedroom or bathroom. Try to write down all your observations in a journal.

Carry out diagnostics in a room with good lighting. The procedure for self-diagnosis of breast cancer is as follows:

1.Visually inspect by standing with your hands on your hips and looking at yourself in the mirror. Evaluate the size, color and shape of your breasts, if there are any abnormalities. If you have any of the symptoms, tell your doctor:

Take a good look at yourself in the mirror.

Noticeable breast swelling, although you are not on your period at the moment

Roughness, wrinkling, swelling of the skin

Inverted nipples

Nipple displacement

· Redness, rash or tenderness.

2. Raise your hands and re-inspect.

Raise your hands and look in the mirror again. Check for nipple discharge. If there is discharge, determine their color (yellow, transparent) and consistency (bloody, milky). Pay special attention to the discharge that comes out when you are not squeezing the nipple. Also tell your doctor if you have clear, bloody, or clear discharge from only one breast.

Feel your chest well.

3. Feel your chest. Lie on your back. Bring the index, middle, and ring fingers of your right hand together. Feel your left breast with the pads of your three middle fingers in small circular motions. Their circumference should be 2 centimeters. Feel your chest, moving from your collarbone to your stomach. And then, starting at the armpit, work your way from side to middle. Repeat the above with your other hand and opposite chest. To make sure you feel the entire area, move in vertical lines.Then stand or sit down and repeat these steps. Go over the entire surface of your breasts. Many women choose to take this last step in the shower.

· Check for lumps or other changes. Tell your doctor about any lumps you find.

· The chest should be felt with light, medium and hard pressure with each lap. In other words, feel a small circle with light pressure, and then repeat over the same area with medium to hard pressure.Light pressure helps detect tissue changes near the skin’s surface. Medium pressure allows you to feel the deeper tissues, and the strongest pressure helps to reach the deepest tissues near the ribs.

It should be remembered that the results of self-diagnosis are inconsistent. Some studies show that self-diagnosis does not increase the likelihood of detecting cancer. Talk to your doctor about breast cancer self-diagnosis. Your doctor may recommend that you examine your breasts carefully so that you can notice changes if they occur.

Breast cancer risk factors

The risk of developing breast cancer increases after age 40.

It is vital to identify breast cancer at an early stage, especially if you are prone to risk factors for developing cancer: there is a genetic predisposition, you are over 40 years old, lumps appeared when palpated. If in doubt, a mammogram should be done.

Helpful hints

  • If someone in your family has breast cancer, gather details that may help your doctor, such as the type of tumor (primary or secondary), treatment or surgery performed, response to treatment, and outcome.
  • Sometimes, treatment started just a few weeks earlier can save a person’s life. Do not postpone the examination until later.

Some people are genetically predisposed to breast cancer.

Be aware of genetic predisposition. Women are more likely to develop breast cancer than men. In addition, if any of your close relatives (for example, mom, sister) had breast cancer, you are more likely to develop breast cancer.There are also inherited gene mutations that predispose a woman to an increased risk of breast cancer. These gene mutations are BRCA1 and BRCA2. Five to ten percent of breast cancers are caused by these gene mutations.

· Caucasian women are most at risk of developing breast cancer.

· Some ethnic groups are more prone to mutated BRCA genes. These include people of Norwegian, Icelandic, Dutch and Jewish descent.

Many conditions you currently have can affect your chances of developing breast cancer. Certain illnesses can affect your exposure to breast cancer risk. Women who have already had cancer in one breast are more likely to develop cancer again.

Certain diseases contribute to the development of cancer.

People who were exposed to radiation in the chest area during childhood also have an increased likelihood of developing a tumor.In addition, other medical facts, such as the onset of menstruation at age 11 or earlier, may increase this risk.

The onset of menopause later than normal may also be cause for concern. If a woman is undergoing hormone therapy after menopause has started or has never been pregnant, it also increases her chances of developing breast cancer.

Lifestyle strongly influences the predisposition to breast cancer. Obese people, smokers and drinkers are at risk.For example, women who drink more than three times a week increase their chances of developing breast cancer by 15%, and smokers who started smoking before the birth of their first child are at a special risk zone.

Breast cancer prevention

Breast cancer prevention is very important.

The increase in the number of patients with breast cancer indicates the need for preventive measures aimed at reducing the risk of the likelihood of the disease.To reduce the chances of getting cancer, you need to regularly visit a gynecologist, mammologist (do mammography), keep constant monitoring of your breasts, and change your lifestyle to a healthier one.

Volume mammography

Positive mammogram results

Stages of breast cancer

Visit your gynecologist annually. During your annual pelvic exam, your doctor will examine your breasts for lumps or abnormalities.If the doctor discovers something unusual, they will recommend a mammogram.

If you do not know where to go for help, go to your local clinic, to your GP. The therapist will refer you to the appropriate specialist, depending on your situation. You may get mammograms for free or inexpensive.

Regular visits to specialists are the key to success.

Get mammograms regularly. If you are over 40 years old, then mammography should be done once every 2 years, until your age is over 74 years old.The sooner breast cancer is detected, the easier it is to cure it.

Mammography is said to be painful, but the pain is immediate and not too severe. Remember, this pain can save your life.

If you are at risk, talk to your GP or PCP about how often you should get your mammogram. If you are at increased risk, but you are not yet 40 years old, your doctor may recommend a mammogram at that age.

Be vigilant and be attentive to your health.Taking a good look at your breasts and paying attention to them is the best thing you can do to detect signs of breast cancer. If you have any doubts about breast cancer self-diagnosis, see your doctor immediately.

90,000 Russian doctors removed a 20-centimeter tumor from the chest of a 6-year-old child health care.

Nothing bothered the boy, but during a routine ultrasound examination, doctors discovered a huge cyst in his chest.

Head of the children’s surgical department of the hospital, Irina Nazarova, said that at the first meeting, the boy’s family was warned about the need for surgery. “The cyst can break through at any moment and then the catastrophe cannot be avoided, the child can die. Mom was impressed by the conversation with me, so they immediately entered the surgical department of the children’s district hospital for examination and treatment, ”Nazarova said.

Experts have identified cells in the cyst that are characteristic of malignant tumors. A council of doctors made a decision on complete removal. The health department noted the uniqueness of this case: a tumor of such a large size had practically no effect on the well-being of the child, it was removed endoscopically. “The child in the postoperative period did not have a pronounced pain syndrome, all important functions of the body quickly recovered, and he was transferred to the general ward to his mother on the second day after the operation,” the message says.

The boy’s mother, Rukhsatgon Ergasheva, said that her son was already breathing and eating on the second day after the operation. She thanked the head and surgeons, as well as the staff of the children’s hospital.

Earlier in February, doctors from the Petrov National Medical Research Center of Oncology in St. Petersburg removed a 13-year-old Russian woman a rare tumor the size of a tennis ball. The neoplasm was discovered in August 2020. At first the girl was diagnosed with pneumonia, then the suspicion of tuberculosis arose. CT scan showed a tumor of the right lung – the tumor penetrated the entire organ, grew into the mediastinum, pushed back the esophagus and the left pulmonary artery.

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Sharp or, on the contrary, a dull pain in the chest area at least once happened to each of us … “Heart hurts” – we decide and drink, offered by well-wishers validol. Of course, no one goes to the doctor. What for? After all, it has passed …

As it turned out, this characteristic pain may have completely “non-heart” reasons. Here is a list of the most common problems.

Heartburn. Disease of the esophagus.
Symptoms: burning sensation in the chest. Most often, pain occurs after eating, when the body bends or in a supine position.
Reason: discharge of gastric juice from the stomach into the esophagus.
Advice: Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist at Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye.

Panic attacks.
Symptoms: chest pains, palpitations, rapid breathing, profuse sweating and bouts of unreasonable fear.
Reason: dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
Advice: Make an appointment with a cardiologist and neuropathologist at the MC “Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye”, make an appointment with a good psychotherapist.

Symptoms: Acute chest pain, aggravated by inhalation or coughing.
Causes: Inflammation of the membrane that lines the chest cavity from the inside and covers the lungs. Most often, pleurisy occurs with pneumonia.
Advice: Make an appointment with a pulmonologist, therapist of the medical center “Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye”, make an x-ray.

Tietze Syndrome.
Symptoms: sudden and rather intense pain, as in an attack of angina pectoris, but with different localization. The pain may increase when pressing on the sternum or ribs near the sternum.
Causes: Inflammation of the cartilaginous parts of the ribs, especially the cartilage attached to the sternum.
Advice: Make an appointment with the therapist of the MC “Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye”.

Osteochondrosis of the cervical or thoracic spine
Symptoms: pain in the sternum or in the left side of the chest. The pain is intense and prolonged, it can “give” to the hands or interscapular region. The intensity of pain changes with a change in body position, head turns or hand movements.
Advice: Make an appointment with a therapist and neurologist at the Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye medical center, do an MRI of the spine.

Pulmonary embolism.
Symptoms: sudden, sharp pain in the chest, most often occurs or worsens with deep breathing or coughing. Shortness of breath, increased heart rate, unreasonable feeling of anxiety and loss of consciousness are also characteristic.
Causes: A blood clot enters the pulmonary artery and blocks blood from reaching the heart.
Advice: Call an ambulance, make an appointment with a therapist and pulmonologist of the MC “Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye”

Muscle diseases.
Symptoms: Pain in the region of the heart that occurs when turning the body or raising the arms.

Rib damage and pinched nerves.
Symptoms: pain is localized along the intercostal spaces and intensifies when pressed.
Causes: bruises and fractures of the ribs, pinching of the nerve roots.
Advice: Make an appointment with a therapist and neurologist at the Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye Medical Center

Shingles .
Symptoms: pain in the left side of the chest or shingles.
Causes: infection caused by herpes and affecting the nerve endings.
Advice: Make an appointment with a dermatovenerologist of the MC “Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye”

Disease of the gallbladder and pancreas.
Symptoms: pain in the upper abdomen, radiating to the region of the heart.
Causes: gallstones, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) or pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Advice: Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist at the Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye Medical Center

As you can see, pain in the heart area can be the result of many different diseases! So it is not worthwhile to engage in treatment or try to determine the disease yourself. Also, do not ignore severe and prolonged pain. It is possible that their cause may not be so serious – but in order to establish it, you still need to see a doctor!

Medical Center “Oxford Medical – Zaporozhye” – always on guard of your health “!!!

Published: 29.01.2014

Updated: 19.03.2019

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The doctor told when chest pain speaks about cancer


The doctor told when chest pain talks about cancer

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The doctor told when chest pain talks about cancer

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MOSCOW, June 19 – RIA Novosti.If pain occurs in any part of the body, it is worth paying attention to them and not ignoring the signals of the body, obstetrician-gynecologist Ekaterina Zhumanova said on the air of the Russia 1 TV channel. She explained that pain in the mammary glands can occur for various reasons … One of them is improperly selected underwear. In addition, the breast can hurt due to mastopathy – benign formations in the mammary gland, in some cases associated with various hormonal changes. If the pain is accompanied by an increase in temperature in certain areas of the breast, edema, redness, then it is important consult a doctor immediately.These symptoms may indicate that a woman has thrombophlebitis of the saphenous veins of the mammary gland. The doctor added that pain can also signal a cyst. “This disease often occurs and accompanies fibrocystic breast disease,” Zhumanova said, adding that in this case it is necessary to do biopsy. In cancer, chest pain is rarely the first symptom. However, if the patient irregularly palpates the mammary glands, the tumor is large enough and disrupts the venous outflow, then pain may appear.”This, as a rule, in advanced cases,” – said the head physician of the MEDSI clinical hospital Tatiana Shapovalenko. Cancer symptoms can also be nipple discharge, changes in the skin on the chest and its color, as well as swelling.



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MOSCOW, June 19 – RIA Novosti. If pain occurs in any part of the body, it is worth paying close attention to them and not ignoring the signals of the body, obstetrician-gynecologist Yekaterina Zhumanova said on the air of the Russia 1 TV channel.

She explained that pain in the area of ​​the mammary glands can occur for various reasons. One of them is the wrong underwear.

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In addition, the breast can hurt due to mastopathy – benign formations in the mammary gland, in some cases associated with various hormonal changes.

If the pain is accompanied by an increase in temperature in certain areas of the chest, edema, redness, it is important to consult a doctor immediately. These symptoms may indicate that a woman has thrombophlebitis of the saphenous veins of the mammary gland.

The doctor added that pain can also signal a cyst.

“This disease often occurs and accompanies fibrocystic mastopathy,” Zhumanova said, adding that in this case, it is necessary to do a biopsy.

In cancer, chest pain is rarely the first symptom. However, if the patient irregularly palpates the mammary glands, the tumor is large enough and disrupts the venous outflow, then pain syndrome may appear. “This, as a rule, in advanced cases,” – said the head physician of the MEDSI Clinical Hospital Tatiana Shapovalenko.