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A 22-year-old male asked:

Right under the left side of my chest where you feel the heart beat i keep having spasms and tightness. it hurts my back and abdomen as well.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Chest pain: I always recommend erring on the side of precaution when it comes to chest pain on the left side that radiates. See your physician for a workup.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Chest pain: Your description makes the cause sound muscular. There are other structures besides the heart that cause similar sounding pain. If you have had chicken pox look for a rash. It does not sound cardiac in nature. Follow up with your doctor.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Without context...: ...its impossible to tell from here whether this was a physiologic (due to fear, exhaustion, overexertion, excitment, etc.) or pathologic response (e.g. tachyarrhythmias). Although what you describe may be noncardiac, never ignore chest pain and seek evaluation.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2017

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