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Doctor insights on: I Have Been Having Chest Pains On The Left Side For About A Week Now It Comes And Goes Just Wondering What Can Cause It

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Hi im an 18 year old female and i have been having chest pains on my left side for about 3 days now. Is it gas? I told my dad thats wat he said.

Need more info: Not enough info to answer your question. Chest pain can be due to heart issues, lung problems, musculoskeletal problems, even anxiety. The type of pain, location in the chest, severity, aggravating and releiving factors, timing and associated symptoms all provide critical clues to determining the cause, and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the lower right side of abdomen? I recently been having pain in my lower right side of abdomen and now i feel the pain in my whole entire stomach abdomen area. And experiencing chest pains and occasional weakness in the left arm mos

What can cause pain in the lower right side of abdomen? I recently been having pain in my lower right side of abdomen and now i feel the pain in my whole entire stomach abdomen area. And experiencing chest pains and occasional weakness in the left arm mos

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I started Metformin for diabetes ever since day one i have been having chest pain and tenderness in the chest and now on left side. What causes this?

I started Metformin for diabetes  ever since day one i have been having chest pain and tenderness in the chest and now on left side. What causes this?

Diabetic CP: If you are a diabetic you are at increased risk for a heart attack. Any chest pain you have should be evaluated by a physician. Female diabetics especially can have atypical chest pain related to heart disease. See your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Sometimes: A rapid heart rate can sometimes cause a sensation of chest pain. On the other hand, things that cause chest pain can elevate your heart rate. I think it would be wise to see your doctor and have it evaluated with and EKG and possibly a monitor worn for 24 hours to check for abnormal heart rhythms or other potentially harmful causes of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having bad chest pains on the left side of my heart, now when my cramps up I have trouble breathing this seems to last for a few mins.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking additional history and may be some lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight, start losing weight. ...Read more

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I have been having minor chest pain for about a week. Now its slightly sore on the left between my back and chest but decreased pain is this serious?

Does not sound : Serious. Sounds like you may have unknowingly hurt something maybe in your back that you felt in your chest and now it is getting better. Since it is getting better that is a good sign and a sign that it is not serious. When something is wrong in your back you often feel it in your chest, but only worry about the chest and don't pay attention to to back till the chest improves. ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain. Its been going on for over a month. Now its on both sides. Im getting sharp pains up my left side of back and left ribs. I feel pressure n sometimes get chest pains that take my breath away. And I have a tas

See a Doc: You really need to see your doctor at this point. Back pain that is going on for a month could represent something serious with your health. Please get in to see someone asap. If you do not have a doctor go to an urgent care center or an emergency department. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: ... the back pains have been going on for about 6 months. My head feels dizzy and lightheaded. ?

I am experiencing  back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: ... the back pains have been going on for about 6 months. My head feels dizzy and lightheaded. ?

ER-NOW!: Your symptoms are serious and require urgent medical intervention: you cannot be diagnosed online. I suggest that you have a friend or relative immediately transport you to your local ER for further urgent medical evaluation. I also suggest calling 911 and describe these issues. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain for over a year now.. Comes & goes but been here for 2 weeks recently. Normal ekg + chest xray. Doc says anxiety? Could b heart?

Chest pains: Your chest pains are unlikely to be caused by a heart problem in view of a normal examination,your age, and normal ekg and chest xray. A common cause would be a pinched or irritable intercostal nerve or chest wall muscle which causes sharp,shooting pains with a deep breath or certain chest movement. Inflammation of the joint between the sternum and a rib is another cause and tenderness is common. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp but short chest pains. They last about 30 seconds, but they are very painful. They are on my lefts side under my breast. ?

I have been having sharp but short chest pains. They last about 30 seconds, but they are very painful. They are on my lefts side under my breast. ?

Chest pain: Chest pain of those descriptions are unlikely to be related to the heart. You should be checked to find out what they are. There are multiple possibilites and you ought to get it worked out. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing these temporary chest pains that seem to last 8 - 12 minutes. I experience numbness in my left arm. It is happening about once or twice a month. What is the cause of this?

I have been experiencing these temporary chest pains that seem to last 8 - 12 minutes.  I experience numbness in my left arm.  It is happening about once or twice a month.  What is the cause of this?

Seek help NOW: Instead of seeking medical advice on here just set up an appointment with your doctor you may need to be seen by a cardiologist. Something like that needs to be addressed now and test should be run. ...Read more

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What does chest pains & breast pains mean ? My chest & breasts have been sore all day. But been happening for days now . And mostly on my left side

What does chest pains & breast pains mean ? My chest & breasts have been sore all day.  But been happening for days now . And mostly on my left side

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease , inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease. ...Read more

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Had chest pain 2 weeks ago; went to ER & everything was normal. Now I've been having pain in front left shoulder & arm for about 2 days; anxiety or ?

Had chest pain 2 weeks ago; went to ER & everything was normal. Now I've been having pain in front left shoulder & arm for about 2 days; anxiety or ?

Sounds like it: Could be musculoskeletal pIn also. Why don't you see a doctor and go over how you feel. Going to er is. It a long term solution. You need a primary doctor to help you when issues line this arise ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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I have chest pain left side below my heart when breathing in and when lifting anything been there for a week now and getting more painfull. Any ideas?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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I have chest pain left side below my heart when breathing in and when lifting anything been there for a week now and getting more painfull. Any ideas?

Probably not cardiac: What you are describing is more likely chest wall (musculoskeletal) discomfort than a cardiac cause. This, of course, requires a real evaluation if the symptoms do not improve with conservative therapies, like rest, local heat, mild analgesics, and avoiding any exacerbating activity. If not improved, contact your physician. Btw, be careful to call your symptoms chest "discomfort", not "heart"! ...Read more

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Hi. im 6 weeks pregnant and here lately ive been having really bad anxiety attacks. Well today I've been having a little chest pain. It started on the left side then went away. Now a couple of hours later it came back in my right side of my chest. I'm try

Hi. im 6 weeks pregnant and here lately ive been having really bad anxiety attacks. Well today I've been having a little chest pain. It started on the left side then went away. Now a couple of hours later it came back in my right side of my chest. I'm try

Have a doctor : check to be sure there is nothing physically wrong before assuming it is an anxiety related symptom. Then, if it is anxiety and not physical consult with a psychologist. They can help you learn relaxation techniques to overcome anxiety attacks. It will help you be better prepared to be a parent to a new infant who will need you to care for him/her. In therapy you can also get ready for parenthood. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

Costochondritis: Chest main can have many causes and yes one of them can be cardiovascular. If you have a strong family history and the chest pain is happening while exerting yourself please go to your primary doctor and have them check your heart. Still musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis which is reproducible by touch or heartburn due to reflux are other frequent causes of chest pains. Visit your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of chest pain on the left side that comes and goes?

What could be the causes of chest pain on the left side that comes and goes?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I have been having left sided chest pain for a while now. All tests showed up normal so what could this pain be? It comes an goes an no other symptoms

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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See your PCP: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation of the anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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What could be causes of left sided chest pain in a healthy 21 year old? Nervous about it, this is the 2nd night I've had discomfort like this. Ideas?

See a doctor.: Left sided chest pain in the young adult is generally not caused by a heart attack. Some other kind of heart or lung problem or even a problem with the lining of the lungs can cause this. Chest wall or chest muscle problem can also cause chest pain. The best way to find it out is to go see a primary doctor. He might get a chest x ray or even perform more tests to find out and treat it. ...Read more

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Hi. been having sharp chest pain on the left side for few days now. it gets worse if i cough sneez or bend down to pick up something.

Sounds like pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of lining around the lungs and can be very painful. If bringing up colored phlegm or if fever, could be pneumonia. Other concern is for a collapsed lung, called a pneumothorax. Best way to tell is see a dr for complete physical and chest xray. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side that comes and goes been like this for a month mainly with movement or aniexty attacks like a stabbing pain ?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more

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Random chest pain that comes and goes on left side been like this for a long time ive had ex rays ekgs blood test all fine its like a stabbing pain?

The twinge: This is quite common and harmless. I believe it results from a little fold in the membrane that lines the chest. I'll bet that it vanishes if you inflate your lungs to the maximum. "Texidor's twinge" is knife-like, can be intense, does not take your breath away, and is gone in a short time. It's not even worth a workup. Be thankful for good health and get on with your life. ...Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for about 3 years , comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See a doctor: From the type of pain and it's location it does not seem to be anything serious. However it's better not to take any chances so please see a doctor to evaluate and to do atleast an E.K.G. and xrays. He might decide to do more tests if necessary. ...Read more

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