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A 37-year-old male asked:

Left chest back shoulder pain clear ekg, echo, holter, stress ekg, blood work, upper endo, abd ct, all clear. my concern is location of pain. heart?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Left thorax: Your tests are very reassuring in ruling out a heart problem. That distribution of thorax and shoulder discomfort may be due to nerve impingement by a bulging disc or spur at the vertebral level at the neck or upper back. Neurologist consultant and/or xrays or MRI of the neck or thoracic spine may be revealing.
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Left chest pain: The workup sounds very thorough and reassuring. You may have more of a musculoskeletal issue in the chest wall or shoulder. It is good that your heart work up is negative, so be assured that the heart is OK!
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