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19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine ?

19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine  ?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Bad chest pain radiating to back and down left arm. Went to ER & normal Troponin, normal EKG, normal chest X-Ray & normal D-Dimer. What could it be?

Bad chest pain radiating to back and down left arm. Went to ER & normal Troponin, normal EKG, normal chest X-Ray & normal D-Dimer. What could it be?

See below: Chest pain can result from organs in the chest: heart, lungs, pleura and from the chest wall: costochondritis. Heart conditions range from coronary artery blockage(less likely at 19 years old) to mitral valve prolapse and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Insufficient information to give specific advice. For patient info see: http://bit.ly/1KCXC9E and http://bit.ly/1ElGjHc Consult your physician ...Read more

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Multiple ER trips because of chest pain and radiating discomfort in left shoulder/arm/jaw/face/ and neck. Multiple negative Ekg and blood tests. Seen cardiologist had a 48 hr holter monitor which came back negative and did a stress test that came back neg

Multiple ER trips because of chest pain and radiating discomfort in left shoulder/arm/jaw/face/ and neck. Multiple negative Ekg and blood tests. Seen cardiologist had a 48 hr holter monitor which came back negative and did a stress test that came back neg

Next: Next will be to contact your doc. You need a good physical exam, a detailed history and work up as needed, as well as a possible therapeutic trial. It is good to know that is not your heart. Other possibilities, including anxiety are to be considered. ...Read more

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Got chest pain and pain in left arm?

Got chest pain and pain in left arm?

Get eval asap: To be safe, cardiac cause of CP with l arm pain is needed to be ruled out asap. ...Read more

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Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

RISKY: The combination could represent primary cardiac issues. See your doctor soon. There are other possible causes but take care of this immediately. ...Read more

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Im having chest pain in the middle left of my chest gping to my left arm off and on should i worry?

Im having chest pain in the middle left of my chest gping to my left arm off and on should i worry?

Pain: You should see a doctor and be checked to see if you should worry. Chest pain as described can be several things, one of the several is the heart and from the description here, can't tell. ...Read more

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What is that if your left arm drop but no pain or chest pain... Im a nurse and I've been suffering for years with thia?

Need detailed assess: Your symptoms sound serious, but a medical diagnosis cannot be made based on the info you give. A detailed medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in  an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

Just because you are: only 20 doesn't mean you can't have heart related issues. It is unlikely at your age, but you should still be checked out. If you are using illegal drugs, specifically cocaine, it makes that much more likely, as the drug itself can cause coronary artery spasm without any prior heart disease. It's also fairly likely that it is just costochondritis, or other injury, but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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23 years old chest pain and left arm hurting?

Call 911: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with left arm is always a red flag and visit to ER is warranted. Call 911. ...Read more

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