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Chest Pains

I am 29 years old, female and I am obese. For the last year I have had these sharp stabbing pains in my left breast. I thought it might be heartburn so I took over the counter heartburn meds. plus I started eating healthy and excising. I have stopped eating before bed and stopped eat food that might trigger the episodes. The pains have not stopped but they haven't gotten worse either. I don't have any other symptoms other then the sharp stabbing for a few seconds. What could be the cause of my pain?
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You absolutely did the right thing by eating healthy, exercising and stop eating before bed. The latest is the harder. I drink a glass of orange juice before bed instead of eating.
Give it a little time, and keep doing what you are doing, most likely losing many kilos that you need :will take care of the pain!
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It sounds like something ive been feeling non stop today idk what it is... however i get bad sever heartburn everyday & if this is your problem take tums they relieve the burn almost instantly also drinking milk makes it better
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

If with movement you are getting pain it is likely to be an inflammation of the skin, subcutaneous tissue or the bone. This can happen with injury, repetitive activity or an infection of the skin. Sometimes it can be costo-chondritis, inflammation of the sterna rib junction. If the pain is aggravated with work or exercise then it could be due to cardiac pain. But when in doubt always best to have it checked. So please consult your primary care physician who may ask for an EKG or a treadmill test to rule out a cardiac cause for the pain.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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