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A 23-year-old male asked:

on the left side of my chest near my stomach i have been having this numbing/tingling feeling for awhile what could it be?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tough to say: Without an exam, but any time the chest is involved with numbness and tingling, it is important to make sure it is not your heart or "cardiac" in nature. Best for you to get and evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Consult a doctor: Any persistent symptom is cause for further evaluation. This numbness can be anything from cold symptoms to nerve sensitivity to heart attack or stoke warning signs. Make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as you can. Take care.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Irritability: This sounds like an area of irritability in a nerve or muscle of your rib cage. If a nerve in the rib cage gets pinched with a deep breath, a sharp, shooting pain often occurs. See your md if a steady pain, lump, rash, or tender spot appears.

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