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I recently been having pain from my left shoulder blade running down to my left arm especially tricep region with slight chest pressure. im taking nexium for gerd but i keep having this pain off and on no shortness of breath and my heart rate is 72. i

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gerd: This doesn't sound like a gerd symptom, but seems to be musculoskeletal or possibly related to a nerve impingement from a spur or a disc pressing on a nerve root. An orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist would be best qualified to evaluate you and order any appropriate tests and treatment.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Chest pressure: Do you have the following risk factors: 1. smoking 2. Diabetes 3. Hypertension (high blood pressure) 4. High cholesterol 5. Family history of heart attacks (coronary artery disease)?

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