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Ive been having needle-like pain around my heart. only happens when i lay on my left side, back, stomach. comes in pulses. happens almost every night.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Rib cage: A common cause of this type of positional,fleeting and often sharp pain is a pinched intercostal nerve or muscle that runs between two ribs. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious. See your physician if you have further concerns or persistent symptoms,however.
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