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Left Elbow Pain Heart Attack
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Symptoms of left sided pain and numbness in the arm can often be confused with a heart attack. However, it is critical that any symptoms of left arm pain associated with any cardiac issues such as chest pain or shortness of breath have an evaluation to rule out a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart palpitations teeth pain jaw pain left arm shoulder pain chest pain stomach burns pain in left ribcage belching feel like can't catch breath ?
Left shoulder ache. Twinges of pain into left arm. Left fingers cramp. Happens on right side too. Good EKG, xray, and heart enzymes. Heart issue? 21yr
PVCs, left arm pain, left jaw pain, left shoulder pain. Heart tested over and over- fine. But I'm sure pain comes from my heart and skipped beats.Why?
TOS & Anxiety: 20's female concerned for heart disease not discoverable complains of unilateral "jaw, shoulder, and arm pain". A unifying diagnosis might be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Cervical spine disorders and anxiety are considerations. See an Osteopath. Avoid Chiropractors, who are not legally allowed to diagnose. ...Read more
More info: In general, if the symptoms change with eating, it is likely gi. If the discomfort getw worse with physical activity, cardiac causes may need to be considered. If it gets worse worse with movement of your shoulder or arm, it may be musculoskeletal or a pinched nerve. See your doctor. ...Read more
Random upper left arm pains. Left neck shoulderblade pain also. Doc says muscular not cardiac. Fear mi. Ekg holter cholesterol all ok. Thoughts?
Doc likely correct: Unless you have a strong history of women in your family having heart disease in their 30s, you may be worrying unnecessarily. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week. No tobacco; no more than one drink a day. Control weight. ...Read more
Random chest pain. Pain under left rib cage, sore to touch. Random left shoulder blade pain. Neck pain. Ekg and blood normal. "too young 4 heart prob"?
Having inner left arm pain intermittently after exertion. Some heart palpitations and tightness across chest. Is this a heart attack?
Tricky: Bayesian analysis is the likelihood of something is the product of how strong the evidence TIMES how likely the thing is to begin with. Great speech*0% noncorrupt politician is still zero likelihood . In theory, exercise induced pain in chest radiating down the arm is classic for heart. Rare heart attacks in young people without cocaine or meth use, but more than honest pols. Get Checked Out. ...Read more
What causes short pinching pains in chest above left breast below collarbone? Pcp says heart ok.CARDIAC ANXIETY! Shoulder and neck tension!
Likely correct: Depending on what, if any, testing your PCP did to come to his/her conclusion, the general characteristics you describe are not primarily cardiovascular. Musculoskeletal or less likely, gastrointestinal, causes may be the culprit. Not likely warranting a stress test, but for your anxiety, may be considered (though your insurance company may disagree...keep that in mind) ...Read more
What causes shooting pains from ribs into left chest under breast,from shoulder blade to left chest,and left chest?PCP & cardiologist say not heart.
Could be a variety: of things. If your cardiologist ruled out cardiac involvement, other things may include anxiety, muscle/skeletal pains, gastritis, stomach ulcers, among others. I would discuss with your PCP and ask for further work up or possible referral to other specialists that can help figure it out. Best of luck. ...Read more
Gradual sharp stabbing pains in left wrist.Unbearable pain now shoots from wrist 2 elbow.High cholesterol & porphyri.Family history of heart & strokes?
41 female.Overweight.Recent incidents of heart palpitations, back pain, right arm & leg pain and weakness.Could this be heart related?Shortnessof breath
Alot going on: The palpitations are likely to be related to your heart. The back pain is atypical for heart disease. Leg pain is never related to heart disease. Weakness is a non-specific symptom caused my myriad issues. Shortness of breath should be further evaluated - it requires a detailed look as there are many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a 2 hr dull pain in left chest above breast below collarbone?Passed stress test, ekg, heart monitor.similar pains in arm shoulder blade.
Burning pain on top of left breast where it meets chest.Doc says heart ok.Some upper back,shoulder, shoulder blade and arm pain. Ideas? Fear cardiac
Not cardiac: Consider neck, especially cervical disk disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Left arm pain and left chest cramp, twinges of neck pain. Good EKG, chest X-ray, and heart enzymes 2 week ago. 21, active. Heart issue?
Rare but...: At your age it would be unusual to have a heart issue. Ask your doc about heart ECHO. No big deal to be safe. Have your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checked, and have family history evaluated by your doc. Good luck Hopefully this is nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
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