A 29-year-old female asked:
male,49 yo, smoker,for the past year i've been experiencing this pin prick feeling in left side of chest,ekg results :normal?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 24 years experience
A pin prick: sensation in the chest is almost never a dangerous symptom. The bad things that cause chest pain (heart attack, ruptured aneurysm, blood clot to lung, cancer) do not feel like that. A normal ECG is nice, but it doesn't guarantee that a person's symptom isn't dangerous. Hope this helps. Check out my website http://CardioGauge.com for heart health education.
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to say.: Probably worth a chest x Ray. Costo chondritis? Costal nerve neuropathy? With the symptoms provided I probably would Not have started with an EKG. Consider seeing another physician.
Last updated Jun 14, 2018
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