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Doctor insights on: Could Heart Pain Be In The Upper Left Back

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I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade. Pain is worse when I breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when I eat or drink?

I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade. Pain is worse when I breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when I eat or drink?

Need evaluation: This could be chest wall muscle pain, pain from inside the chest sometimes call pleurisy, pain from your heart, sometimes call pericarditis, or some other reason. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Male 29, 45 KG, Height 5'6". Pain in left arm, shoulder, back pain centered right behind heart. I ate meat in noon, feel heavy. Gas or Heart Pain?

Male 29, 45 KG, Height 5'6". Pain in left arm, shoulder, back pain centered right behind heart. I ate meat in noon, feel heavy. Gas or Heart Pain?

GERD: I see you're treated for GERD and have taken Nexium/Esomeprazole. At 29, your risk for heart disease is exceptionally low. Your symptoms are very strongly suggestive of acid reflux with esophagitis and/or gastritis/or dyspepsia. Have you been checked for H. pylori? Barrett's Esophagus? You need more testing to find out why your symptoms are so severe. ...Read more

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Is getting pain left side of my body indicative of heart pain?

Is getting pain left side of my body indicative of heart pain?

Depends: Left arm or left chest discomfort may be heart related. In volvement of the lower extremity is almost always non cardiac. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp stinging pains in my heart & pain on left side of head? Blood tests are ok & I also have a heart murmur.

What could be causing sharp stinging pains in my heart & pain on left side of head? Blood tests are ok & I also have a heart murmur.

Not your heart: It's probably not your heart -- but stress that causes chest wall strain and tension in the neck that causes your headaches -- you need to relax and do some exercise -- but if persisted, go see your doctor -- and it has nothing to do with your heart murmur. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest today when moving around? What does heart pain feel like?

Sharp pain in left chest today when moving around? What does heart pain feel like?

Not Likely: Without knowing your age or health hx, the most common type of heart pain is usually not "sharp" in nature. If you have pain in chest wall when twisting or touching the area, it's probably not your heart. On the other hand, if you have pain or tightness feeling in chest just due to exertion that you can't reproduce in other ways, you need to get checked out. Same if sharp pains persist. ...Read more

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I sometimes get heart pain and spine pain where I cannot move or breath I just have to wait it out.

See your doctor: With symptoms lasting this long you need to be seen by your doctor who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having a hard time breathing while laying on my back, I also been having heart pain and heavy pressure on my chest while laying down.

Get basic tests: You are describing positional pain - there are many causes - have you had a fever or sore throat? Do you have chronic illness? Any fall or injury? It could be many things at your age most of them will likely be benign. You should get an EKG / Echo and other test based on your history. ...Read more

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Slight pain in left arm randomly, no heart pain. It feels like an aching feeling. Should I be worried?

Slight pain in left arm randomly, no heart pain. It feels like an aching feeling. Should I be worried?

Left arm pain: Can be caused by many things. At first blush it does not sound cardiac in etiology but this also depends on any risk factors you may or may not have. Most likely musculoskeletal in etiology but talk to your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a heart pain occasionally at night when I sleep on my left, once I shift my sleeping posture it goes away. Am I facing a heart problem?

I have a heart pain occasionally at night when I sleep on my left, once I shift my sleeping posture it goes away. Am I facing a heart problem?

Heart pain: This is more likely pain from your chest muscles and ribs. It would be highly unlikely to be heart pain. Relax and do not worry so much. Change you sleep positions more often. Live a healthy life style. ...Read more

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Mild heart pain on & off for 4 hrs. Bp 97/62.Normal ECG one month back.33 years female. Had same pain when I was pregnant on 2010.Got better soon. Help!

Mild heart pain on & off for 4 hrs. Bp 97/62.Normal ECG one month back.33 years female. Had same pain when I was pregnant on 2010.Got better soon. Help!

Chest pain: Any chest pain is worth checking out... There are many causes for chest pain... Reflux, heart attack, inflammation, rashes, . .. Impossible to say the cause without an exam, but best to check it out with your doc! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my right kidney hurts and my left one hurts sometimes? I also have foamy and dark urine. And I have sharp heart pain occasionally

What does it mean if my right kidney hurts and my left one hurts sometimes? I also have foamy and dark urine. And I have sharp heart pain occasionally

Its quite: UNUSUAL to feel "Kidney Pain" unless infected or otherwise abnormal (obstruction, stones, etc)
"Foamy and Dark" are very NON-SPECIFIC appearances for urine! @
The sharp "heart pain" is most likely NOT from your heart....people don't describe cardiac pain as pain "in or from" their hearts
THUS:" YOU NEED A VISIT TO YOUR PCP (Primary Care Provider) with whom you should discuss these concerns!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Lots of pain in my scapula area in left side what can I do if I go to ER they gone just cheek my heart pain just resting in that area?

Lots of pain in my scapula area in left side what can I do if I go to ER they gone just cheek my heart pain just resting in that area?

Chest pain. ..: Chest pain can be confusing. We want to be sure the heart is not the source of the pain since it is potentially a lethal problem. However, there are many other causes of chest pain. You could have a strained muscle, a broken rib, an inflamed bursa, a pulmonary infection, or even a problem in your abdomen causing the pain. I suggest a trip to your family doc as a good starting place. ...Read more

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Is it typical for cardiac pain heart pain, left arm pain, jaw pain to come and come throughout the day&night? 2012/2013 cardiac tests neg.

Yes: Heart pain can certainly come and go, but coronary disease is almost unheard of at age 23. The best test to truly eliminate coronary artery disease is a catheterization, which should be done even if stress test is negative IF symptoms persist, AND there is no other reason, such as spasm of the esophagus, reflux disease, costochondritis, etc. AND clinical picture is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Shortness of breathe or gasp for air for seconds while asleep, slight heart pain and tingling in finger tips with slight heavy feeling in left arm?

Concerning: Concerning symptoms that can overlap a number of conditions from heart, lung and neurologic. This is a common symptom of sleep apnea contributing to changes in blood oxygen level. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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My lower back was injured in a motorcycle accident. Recently I have started having heart palpitations. Is the lower back pain related to my heart pain?

Below: Pain can cause palpitations.

IF your are having heart PAIN, then you need to be seen.

IF the palpitations continue, then you also need an evaluation including an EKG ...Read more