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A 40-year-old female asked:

Shortness of breath, left side chest tightness/tenderness.had every cardiac test avail.not cardiac related. previous valley fever, possibly back? poor quality of life do to breathing issue. er visit?

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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Probably not: If your symptoms are chronic in nature, the er is not the best place for you to be evaluated. Go back to your regular phsyician, who knows your entire story. Ask if there is any other specialist who might be helpful in solving your difficult problem.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Other causes: If cardiac evaluation is normal, other causes of chest pain have to be ruled out., chest xray and / or ct of chest will demonstrate possible recurrence of valley fever or other causes of chest pain. Shortness of breath suggests possible lung problem. Gastrointestinal tract, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, can contribute to chest pain. May have to see internist or pulmonologist if chest problem.
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