Top
30
Doctor insights on: Intermittent Chest Pain Left Side

Share
1

1
I'm having intermittent chest pain on my left side, but my blood work is completely fine and I've been working out (cardio and strength) and have had?

I'm having intermittent chest pain on my left side, but my blood work is completely fine and I've been working out (cardio and strength) and have had?

Chest pain on my left side: Have you ever had, chest trauma, such as MVA, months or years ago. Or pneumonia, or L side fluid collection which required drainage. Have you had imaging of the chest; CXR, CT or MRI. if not I suggest to have them done, to rule out any other condition, such as chronic pleuritis, or pulmonary disease, or even rib fracture.
In these conditions the blood testing will be normal.
Go to a Dr. Request t ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
3,184 Doctors shared insights

Chest Pain (Definition)

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


2

2
I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

I am having intermittent chest pain on my left side. Underneath my left breast. Pain is pretty sharp. Could this be my heart?

Chest pain: Among the many possible causes of chest pain are inflammation of muscles or cartilage, reflux of stomach contents, lung disease and heart disease, the latter two including blood clot in the lung and heart attack. Best to see your doctor for complete examination. Sudden onset of chest pain warrants emergency evaluation. ...Read more

3

3
Having dull chest pain left side comes and goes but mostly at night when in bed?

Having dull chest pain left side comes and goes but mostly at night when in bed?

Check with your doc: Chest pains can come from narrowed arteries in the heart. However this usually occurs with exertion and resolves with rest.
A pain in the chest at night could also be from acid reflux or some other GI problem. Or it even could be from some muscular or rib pain.
I suggest calling your doctor for an appointment to discuss further. ...Read more

4

4
I experience burning chest pain, left side. Is it heartburn?

I experience burning chest pain, left side. Is it heartburn?

Likely: More than likely it is heartburn but if you start developing any nausea, sweating, or radiation of the pain you should seek expert consultation. To be safe, it would be best to see a physician so you can get an EKG and blood work. ...Read more

5

5
What do you advise if I have chest pain, left side almost center, above nipple?

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

6

6
Immediate response sever chest pain left side aching constantly dowager ia and not feeling well at all please respond quickly?

Immediate response sever chest pain left side aching constantly dowager ia and not feeling well at all please respond quickly?

See a doctor: If you are young and have no medical problems and the pains only last a few seconds they probably are not dangerous. If you start to have shortness of breath, get drenched in sweat, have nausea or vomiting, get dizzy, or the pain remains constant for more than 20min you should probably see a doctor. ...Read more

8

8
I all of a sudden got sharp chest pain left side felt it more when I stand it hurts but it doesn't hurt much when I sit but I do feel it. Fatigue.?

I all of a sudden got sharp chest pain left side felt it more when I stand it hurts but it doesn't hurt much when I sit but I do feel it. Fatigue.?

Cp: Chest pain can be due to several causes. In a 20 year old it is unlikely to be due to heart problems, it looks more like musculoskeletal strain. However get checked with your doctor. ...Read more

11

11
I see doctor to day for sharp chest pain left side is been there for over a year I see him 3 times a weak to day he told me I got broncoddiess slitely?

Not sure?: Not sure what you mean by bonchoddiess. Also is this doctor a chiropractor since you are seeing him 3 times a week? If so and you have had this pain for a year, consult a physician. ...Read more

13

13
Chest pain left side 2 days now. When I move pain comes or I laugh or sometimes deep breath moving arm makes it worse sometimes.

Please see a doctor.: This is not a heart pain but called pleuritic pain. If you continue to have these symptoms, please see a doctor. You may need chest x-ray. ...Read more

14

14
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?

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

15

15
been to gp for appointment- chest pain (Left side) & shoulder pain. He gave me antibiotics. But I feel it isn't doing anything. What should I do doc?

Tough one: Because you are on Immunosuppressants, gp was concerned about pneumonia, which is usually accompanied by cough, phlegm, and fever. Can't tell from what u say what u have. So many causes of chest and shoulder pain. Most obvious thing for you would be something related to RA. If it hurts when u move your shoulder this would be yet more likely. Best wishes.

CardioGauge. Com for Heart Health Education ...Read more

16

16
Taking Lithium, Welbutrin, Lamictal, Dr. Says HR around 120 last few visits. I have occas. Chest pain left side, heart occas. Has rumbly feeling. Ideas?

Rhythm Monitoring: Would discuss chest pain with your doctor to help determine if further testing is required. Heart rates can be elevated for lots of reasons and an ECG or home monitor can be very helpful in determining the reason for the high heart rate. Treatment would then be directed towards the underlying cause. Having a heart rate consistently over 110 beats per minute should be further investigated. ...Read more

17

17
I had a mild pulsating chest pain left side that woke me up. Went away as soon as I got up. Now have heartburn. Could it be heart related?

I had a mild pulsating chest pain left side that woke me up. Went away as soon as I got up. Now have heartburn. Could it be heart related?

Unlikely: Unless you have many risk factors - it is unlikely to be heart related. More likely to be within the range of our normal experiences. Could also be heartburn or anxiety. If this continues to occur - would recommend evaluation by care provider. ...Read more

18

18
Help for long time I have chest pain left side under arm pit to scapula heart cath is done is all clear and stress test good what can it be please?

Help for long time I have chest pain left side under arm pit to scapula heart cath is done is all clear and stress test good what can it be please?

Muscular: If your cath was clean then you are not experiencing cardiac chest pain. It likely would be muscular pain. The cardiac catheterization is the gold standard for coronary disease. If it is negative, then your chest pain is not secondary to coronary artery disease. ...Read more

19

19
Chest pain left side near heart felt when I laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

20

20
Burning chest pain left side since yesterday after eating chicken alfredo. I'm 18, healthy, no history of heart disease. Please help I'm scared!

Burning chest pain left side since yesterday after eating chicken alfredo. I'm 18, healthy, no history of heart disease. Please help I'm scared!

Workup mgt: These symptoms may be related to Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), especially given the relationship between the pain and eating. If there is bleeding with the pain, ulcerative disease is unlikely.
Other causes though are possible, and I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

21

21
Chest pain left side tightness when bending. Told I need an echo heart thicker then normal, inflamed ribcage need to test for lupus. E.R. necessary?

Chest pain left side tightness when bending. Told I need an echo heart thicker then normal, inflamed ribcage need to test for lupus. E.R. necessary?

ER: Expensive&Rarely: Receive good quality assistance. Primary medical decision maker (physician if you will) is ALWAYS yourself. ERs are high law-suite-rate profit-centers for most hospitals (disease buildings) in which focus is always rapid triage & expensive tests to evaluate for most common, immediate life threatening issues; NOT cost-effective HighQuality outcomes over time. Who defines emergency? Public, Not MDs. ...Read more

22

22
Chest pain left side-kind of a dull ache in armpi, head/ears/nose, stuffed up, and migraines. I have gut issues but they are being looked into. Ideas?

Chest pain left side-kind of a dull ache in armpi, head/ears/nose, stuffed up, and migraines. I have gut issues but they are being looked into. Ideas?

2 complex 4 shrt ans: Need to ask u many questions about chest and armpit Sx to parse out possible causes. Too little info to say whether or not your heart may be involved. Your doctor taking a complete history and doing a complete physical can definitely arrive at some answers. ...Read more

25

25
Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some. ..: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

26

26
Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Mgt: It could be either, but if it is reproduced by pressing on the area of pain, it is more likely to be muscular. If you have no history of illness, including cardiac disease and no family history of cardiac issues, then muscular would be more common in your age group.
A heating pad or ibuprofen may help to alleviate the pain.
A virtual appt can be made online to follow up. ...Read more

28

28
Chest pain left side near breast for a month now hurts back to aswell as arm feel it more when relaxing also have heavy heartbeat sometimes. Im19 btw?

Chest pain left side near breast for a month now hurts back to aswell as arm feel it more when relaxing also have heavy heartbeat sometimes. Im19 btw?

Chest xray: It is unlikely that you have angina/heart disease given your age and fact that this is constant and for a month. You don't mention breathing, cough, sputum, fevers. Have you had some sort of trauma? Is it positional, reproducible by pressing? You might have pneumonia, or inflammation/damage to major blood vessels or if it is superficial it is musculoskeletal and needs time to heal. ...Read more

29

29
Chest pain left side and right side and back pain hard to breath and no heart problem?????

Chest pain left side and right side and back pain hard to breath and no heart problem?????

Doctor can evaluate: New chest discomfort or pain, and difficulty breathing, are signs that that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the ER. She should not drive herself (call for an ambulance if symptoms are more than slight). If it turns out not to be an abnormal rhythm, myocarditis, anxiety attack symptoms, a collapsed lung, or pneumonia, the E.R. may still be able to offer some treatment. ...Read more

30

30
Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

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

See thoracic surgeon: Begin with pcp, if no help concider vascular or thoracic surgeon. Your first rib could pressing on the vessel causing symptoms. Thoracic outlet syndrome is remote possibility. ...Read more