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I am a 26 year old female, overweight and donf smoke. 2 mths. ago i developed this almost constant dull ache in the left side of my chest w sporadic shootting pains and burning. ekg, x-ray, blood, and stress test were normal. my troponin i was <0.02.

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely heart. : Based on the information you provided, it does not sound like a heart issue. Could be GI, such as heartburn or esophageal spasm, but I would assume that pain to be more intermittent and related to eating. Could be muscular. Could be lung-related; negative chest X-ray encouraging but not definitive. Could be from the breast, too. May want to consider a chest CT and mammogram.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Not likely heart: As Dr. G said, what you describe is highly unlikely to be cardiac and your data support that. All the possibilities he lists are possible and perhaps others too.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

I am a 26 year old woman, overweight and don't smoke. 4 mths. ago I developed this almost constant dull ache in the left side of my chest w sporadic shootting pains and burning. EKG, x-ray, blood, stress test, & mini echo were fine. Troponin i < 0.02?

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Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
Phlebology 31 years experience
Chest pain: Not all chest pain is cardiac related. Once the cardiac work up is completed, seek other causes like esophageal motility disorders, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc under the guidance of your doctor.

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