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weird pain in heart /chest area if i sleep on my left side. why? 27 male

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: To help figure out why sleeping on the l side causes some "weird" chest pain, a person should write down details, take them to the doctor, and lie on the exam table in the problem position to show the doctor. The heart usually doesn't change whether one lies on his r or l. Stomach may be a cause, because reflux and heartburn changes with position. A chest exam or x-ray can look for a lung problem.
Answered on Dec 12, 2015
Dr. Einar Ottestad
18 years experience Pain Management
Msk: It sounds musculoskeletal but i recommend a physician exam to be sure it is not cardiac.
Answered on Feb 14, 2015
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Dr. Raja Fattaleh
26 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Need more info: If sharp pain, likely related to condition of inflammation on chest wall rib joints; try not sleeping on your side; take otc medications.
Answered on Jul 20, 2016
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Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu commented
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
do you have any family history of heart disease? any other symptoms? if so, or if the pain doesn't go away with ibuprofen or another otc pain reliever, see your healthcare provider.
Nov 24, 2012
Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Guessing here...: But since it is positional, i'll guess it is musculoskeletal. With that said, anything in your chest cavity can potentially hurt, heart, lungs, esophagus...Could even be pain coming ip from the abdomen! if it is concerning you, go get it checked out, especially if worsening!
Answered on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux: Likely cause reflux which can be aggravated by lying on left side and back.. Anatomic position of stomach prevents emptying. Best to not lay down within four hours of eating. If persists see physician.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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See your GP: Although sounds more likely to be musculoskeletal, I suggest you see your GP for cardiac and respiratory appraisal.
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Pain: it may be associated with your anxiety I would see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis
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Soft cervical...: ...Collar? If you can't change the sleep position, you might try one of the special sidesleep pillows such as: http://riroads.Com/images/sleep_p ... Read More
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