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Breast Area Pain



I am a 40 year old female. I have been experiencing pain on left side below my left breast area,just below where I feel my ribs. I mostly feel it when I slouch or bend. I have issues with acid reflux and women stuff like endometriosis. I get constipated a lot and do have gas pains. But this is a new pain to me and when I went to the doctors last he said he felt nothing. I know its not my imagination. As I sit here at the computer I can't sit still because it is so uncomfortable. What could this be? What should I do?


The most likely cause is a herniated disc in the thoracic spine. A thoracic spine MRI would be indicated for now.

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Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University