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Garner, NC
A 56-year-old female asked about a 58-year-old male:

Strong ache under the arm pit on the chest side radiated later to the shoulder blade, then down to make a band on the left upper arm. pain stronger when standing. nothing done to cause muscle strain.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Go to the hospital: The symptoms you describe are very concerning given your age. Without something that makes you think of a muscle strain, this is even more concerning. If you are short of breath, nauseated, have palpitations or are sweaty, please seek care immediately. Call 911. This can be a heart attack or a problem with your aorta. I hope it is neither of those things, but you should be seen asap to be sure.
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Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Requires Examination: While this sounds neuromuscular in nature involving your ribcage or shoulder, i would advise being examined by your physician to also make sure this does not represent a problem in your chest or a pinched nerve in your neck or should area.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2019


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