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I feel a pain in right, left and center of my chest which last for few seconds  and tingling in my arm?

I feel a pain in right, left and center of my chest which last for few seconds  and tingling in my arm?

See your doctor ASAP: Tingling in the shoulder, arm, jaw, neck, or hands may be associated with chest pain due to cardiac causes such as angina or heart attack (poor blood supply to the heart muscles) among other conditions that affect the heart or the major vessels.

I do not think your symptoms are neurologic in origin. I am more concerned about your chest pain. Please see your doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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What can I do for pain on left side of chest and center of chest?

What can I do for pain on left side of chest and center of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in center of chest that moves to the left and right, what to do?

Worth checking out: Most chest pain in people your age turns out not to be serious. However, that doesn't mean it should not be evaluated. It is worthwhile seeing your primary physician to have a full history and physical. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Does costochondritis typically move around the chest from left to center of the chest?

Sometimes: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the small joints between the sternum-breast bone - and the ribs. Costchondritis is often idiopathic - meaning we don't know what causes it, but is frequently assumed to be viral in origin. At other times it is directly related to exercise using the upper extremities or trauma to the chest. It can move around the chest, but discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been hurting on the left side of my chest but not severe pain and now the pain is like in the center of my back?

Heart Check First: Chest pain, particularly left sided pain, can come from various things. However, it is very important you get checked for early heart disease, even at your age. It is possible you could have reflux, indigestion or even costo-sternal joint pain. However, heart disease is the only thing that is life-threatening and therefore needs immediate evaluation. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could chronic non diagnosed chest pain and uppeback pain. Chest pain is center of chest slightly to the left. With "flareups" about 2-3x/month.

Costochondritis?: The location and timing suggest costochondritis, a rheumatologic pain syndrome most often affecting premenopausal women that is highly prevalent and not dangerous. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) can provide some relief but it may be incomplete in some people. ...Read more

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25 fem under a lot of stress. Last night suddenly pain started on left side moved to center of chest. Laying down made worst. Woke up with same pain?

25 fem under a lot of stress. Last night suddenly pain started on left side moved to center of chest. Laying down made worst. Woke up with same pain?

Diagnosis unclear: In a 25 year old female, sudden pain like that which you describe is usually due to inflammation (often due to a viral or bacterial infection or underlying inflammatory disorder) of the lining around the heart (aka pericarditis). Inflammation of the gut wall (peptic ulcer or esophagitis) or lung lining (pleuritis) or chest wall (costochondritis) are other possible causes. You should consult an MD ...Read more

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Where is heartburn discomfort typically located? Center? Left side if chest?

Where is heartburn discomfort typically located? Center? Left side if chest?

Usually...: Heartburn is felt in the upper abdomen or lower chest in the midline. But, it can even be felt in the throat or anywhere in the chest. ...Read more

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Pain on my right center and left chest area. From breastbone to collarbone and radiates to the back. I have no gallbladder what can it be?

Pain on my right center and left chest area. From breastbone to collarbone and radiates to the back. I have no gallbladder what can it be?

Maybe esophagus: Could be an esophageal motility disorder such as esophageal spasm or a nutcracker esophagus. Need a high resolution motility study to find out. This is a small tube placed in to the esophagus, and you swallow water 10 times. Done without sedation, and takes about 15'. May also need a barium swallow. Usually ordered by primary care or GI doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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They found diverticulotis, but not diverticulitis. Now I have pain in the center under my chest and to the left. It is worse when I walk.

They found diverticulotis, but not diverticulitis. Now I have pain in the center under my chest and to the left. It is worse when I walk.

You new pain: Is probably not related to your colon, but more to your heart. It could be angina, so get back to your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp ripping pain in chest (left side center) can only breath in short bursts. Gone after 30 secs-3 mins. Sporatic since childhood, worst one today.

Sharp ripping pain in chest (left side center) can only breath in short bursts. Gone after 30 secs-3 mins. Sporatic since childhood, worst one today.

Needs to be checked: Any chest pain at age of 33 needs to be checked by your doctor. It may be nothing serious but there is always a small chance of it being serious. We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your pain. The pain you describe needs to be checked right away. Go to ER and get it checked asap ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my breasts for about a week now. It started off on my left one towards the center of my chest and now my right is achy also.?

I've been having pain in my breasts for about a week now. It started off on my left one towards the center of my chest and now my right is achy also.?

See a Gyne doc: If you are towards the middle or latter half of your period, this would be considered a 'normal' time for this to occur due to higher estrogen levels in your body. If the symptoms do not improve with your period, or you are late, wait a week and take a urine pregnancy test if you are sexually active. If you can't wait and symptoms are not improving, see your OB GYN soon ...Read more

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Quick, sudden sharp pains on left side of chest. Too far away from center to be from heart?

Quick, sudden sharp pains on left side of chest. Too far away from center to be from heart?

Can't say: Quick, sharp sudden pains in the left side oif the chest aren't usually associated with a heart attack but heart attacks don't always have classic symptoms. It would be anything from a muscle strain, to a virus, to pnemonia, to a blood clot, to a lung collapse. You should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Headache/pressure in center of head and chest pain on the far left side that is intermittent?

Headache/pressure in center of head and chest pain on the far left side that is intermittent?

It sounds: Like tension headache/ chest muscle spasms. But you never know something more serious than that may be going on. Go to an urgent care center to get checked if you can not get a hold of your doctor by phone. ...Read more

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Can mvp related chest discomfort be brought on by stress? If so, left or center location? Typically that is. Thanks

Can mvp related chest discomfort be brought on by stress? If so, left or center location? Typically that is. Thanks

Of course - Always: Mvp is a visual echo diagnosis/label & never shown to be related to any basis for pain, just something a doc can list. Without mitral leak, mvp usually correlates with ↓ed incidence health problems. Docs paid for disease & body problems; not health & ↓ing human problems. As embodied souls connected to a mind, fragile/complex brain+body all kinds of issues drive behavior/symptoms/outcomes. ...Read more

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I get super brief pains in the center of my chest and on my left side bout 6in beneath my armpit. I have anxiety as well. What can this be?

I get super brief pains in the center of my chest and on my left side bout 6in beneath my armpit. I have anxiety as well. What can this be?

Could be anxiety: But please have a full physical examination from a primary care physician to rule out strictly medical causes of your chest pain. If you get a clear bill of health, then consider talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist about how you are experiencing anxiety and ways to make it better. Be well, . ...Read more

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Can a knot in the upper left back (roughly chest high) cause tightness and pain in the center of the chest, worsened by motion/deep inhalations?

Can a knot in the upper left back (roughly chest high) cause tightness and pain in the center of the chest, worsened by motion/deep inhalations?

Doctor can evaluate: A "knot in the upper left back" means different things to different people. It can mean a cyst or other lump in the skin, it can be a growth of the bone, it can be a mass arising from the muscle, etc... So, an exam by a doctor will be needed. If the "knot" is connected or related to something deeper in the rib cage or inside the chest, then it may be related to the described symptoms. ...Read more

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For 3 days now I've had pains in the center of my chest that spreads to my left side near the top of my breast. It feels like food is stuck. Help!

Call 911.: Chest pain pressure like with radiation to the left side need to be investigated emergently with electrocardiogram, and blood test. Go to the emergency room now without delay. Be well. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have constant pain in my chest? Its in center, & over to left some. Over month like this. My WBC is 13. If that means anything.

Get checked for: Cardiac issues first. See a doctor to review and check to make sure there is nothing with either your heart or lungs. If you have already done this, as you may have since you have had a CBC done, and nothing else is presenting, then start thinking about something like costoshondritis, an inflammation at the junction between your ribs and sternum. Can be easily treated, but rule out serious things. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain, left side almost center, above nipple?

Cardiac evaluation: Chest pain should be discussed with your physician. There are many causes of chest pain - it does not have to be cardiac, but the key to a good workup is a good history and physical exam by your physician. Chest pain should not be taken lightly! Particualrly if you smoke or are a diabetic - this needs to be discussed with your doc. You may end up with a stress test. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain at the center and a little bit on the left side. When breathing, coughing or just moving.

Sharp chest pain at the center and a little bit on the left side. When breathing, coughing or just moving.

Musculoskeletal: At age 16, this is most likely a problem with the rib cage itself, maybe something called costochondritis. These things are not dangerous. Best to see a primary care provider if you're worried. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also getting one sting when bending over?

Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also getting one sting when bending over?

Lower age limit: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more