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Grayslake, IL
A 38-year-old female asked:

What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?pcp & cardiologist say not heart.

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Dr. Aleks Radovic
A Verified Doctoranswered
8 years experience
Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck.
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Grayslake, IL
A 38-year-old female asked:

What causes short shooting pains from ribs up into left breast,from shoulder blade to left breast,and left breast? PCP & cardiologist say not heart.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Albright
A Verified Doctoranswered
Integrative Medicine 19 years experience
Nerves: If PCP and cardiologist have ruled out heart problems, the most likely is intercostal neuralgia. Nerves running between the ribs can get irritated and cause shooting pains wrapping around the torso. If not, intercostal neuralgia, trigger points (muscle spasms) can cause referred pain. Any of these can readily be addressed by your chiropractor.
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