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Left Testicle Pain And Heart Problems
Ribs, lung: It sounds as if you have had detailed cardiac testing and all normal. Sharp chest pain can be from rib or muscle in chest wall, an irritated surface nerve or from the lung or lining of the lung (the pleura). You can get chest pain from the esophagus, but less likely to be sharp and more likely in the center. ...Read more
There are many reasons for testicular pain. Bottom line, if you have testicular pain...Pain in the testicle...You should go to the nearest er immediately to have special imaging to rule out a torsion. Testicular torsion is when the vessels to the testicle twist and the blood supply is lost. If not corrected immediately you could lose the testicle. You may experience belly ...Read more
I'm having trouble breathing. There is a pain in my upper left back area. Too young to have heart problems?
I have random shooting pains in my left shoulder and nausea. No previous heart problems - should I see a Dr?
Pain In bottom of left arm shooting every 20 min or so I'm worried about my heart had it 3 or 4 days what kind of arm pain suggests heart problems?
Arm pain: Any pain merits evaluation, classic cardiac arm symptoms are seen in approx 30% of cardiac cases & typically involves the medial border with a steady aching quality lasting at least minutes in duration;atypical arm pain is also seen so don't assume all is well;get it evaluated ...Read more
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Left arm pain that radiates to my back and sometimes chest, heart problems. How to deal with this?
See a cardiologist: With those symptoms, there can be many issues. What to rule out first is any hear issues causing the problem. ...Read more
What can be the cause of a numb/heavy feeling of my left arm if heart problems have been ruled out?
Pinched nerve: Every time you pain in the left side, heart origin should be ruled out. ...Read more
A dull intermittent pain on the left side of my chest, towards the underarm, that pulsates, almost to the rhythm of my heart: heart problems, attack?
Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone?
Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to her doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more
I keep having pain on my left side of my chest, w/the feeling of pressure on my entire chest. My doctor said im too young to have heart problems, help?
What is causes me to have sudden shocking like pain in my left mid chest area? I've heard it can be normal but heart problems are common in my family
Not heart.: Sudden shocking chest pains in an 18 yo male are very likely to be related to the musculoskelatal system and not the heart. Doesn't mean you shouldn't worry, but you can put that worry off for another 30 years. If your family hx is as bad as you say, might be reasonable to obtain a single cholesterol value to make sure you are not at any excess risk. ...Read more
need to check: As all heart attacks may not present as typical ' severe left chest pain, radiating to arm.' your dad may be have a atypical presentation as you described, only way to know what causing his pain is to go to his doctor, age 50 is a critical age. Take him to the doctor soon. ...Read more
I have been having heart problems and liver problems, I just got a rash on the left side of my face could this be caused by heart or liver?
Not from the heart: Talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
23yr old. Smoker. Family history of heart problems. Pain in left side chest like someone punching. Tingling in left fingers. Should I be worried?
No and yes: You almost certainly don't need to be worried that you׳re having a heart attack. About your smoking? That you definitely need to worry about. It's absurdly easy to die of complications of smoking, and at a much younger age than you'd prefer. And even if you're not old when you go, you'll LOOK old because of what the smoking will do to your skin. Do tell your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
My father has pain in his left side for 5 days (he's 50 yrs)at the lower ribs could it be the heart or the muscles he has no heart problems? Thanks
Besides heart problems, what could cause pain referred to left shoulder and upper back? Hurts more with deep inhalation and exercise or leaning fwd.
Pain: Musculoskeletal causes are quite consistent with and more common with what you describe. Cardiac problems can cause that too. ...Read more
I am a 40 yo female with no family hx of heart problems and otherwise healthy. Having muscle spasms under left rib cage no pain 4 or 5 a day for 2 day?
Rib cage: The pains you describe are not likely to relate to the heart. They are more likely musculoskeletal, neurological or inflammatory in nature. ...Read more
Could I be having heart problems from taking Phentermine? Starting to have left arm pain. Can this mean heart problems?
Yesterday and today I have had chest, shoulder, jaw, and neck pain on my RIGHT side, not my left...could I be having heart problems?
Not likely: There's no way to know for certain without an exam and an ECG. However at your age, and with symptoms that are not typical, it is unlikely. Still, if the problem persists I'd recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more
I take Nexium (esomeprazole) twice a day for about a month now. Could this cause heart problems? My chest has been hurting and left arm going numb.
No: Nexium (esomeprazole) does not cause heart problems. You should see a doctor however to find out what is going on. It is very uncommon for a 22 year old to have heart problems, but it's not unheard of. Although the cause of your symptoms is not the nexium, (esomeprazole) you need to find out what's up right away, don't delay. ...Read more
Just had another check up today and Drs still can not find why my left arm bp is higher than my right. Difference of 20-30. Right 110-118 left 130-150. No heart problems and blood test perfect. I due get chest pains.
Left leg aching left arm aching. Hurting under side of left arm by left chest. What should I do? No history of heart problems.
Atypical chest pain: The diagnosis of chest pain is a tricky thing. While your symptoms are atypical (for heart related chest pain), women often can have aytypical symptoms and indeed have significant heart disease. If these are new symptoms or worsening over a short period of time you should seek emergency attention ...Read more
I now and them get a sharp pain in my left breast like a wind is stuck can it be my heart? I never had heart problems but are a bit paranoid
Unlikely BUT: More likely mechanical chest pain such as vague things we refer to as costochondritis, chest muscle strain, and of course, the old standby: Anxiety. If your family history is positive for heart disease and you are overweight, diabetic, smoker, poorly conditioned, and haven't seen a doc in awhile then, a checkup would be wise just to get a set of hands and some electrodes on you for a look-see. ...Read more
My husban is been having pain to left rib cage with shortness of breath, pain is worsen with movement, he was check at hospital and heart problems wh?
More info: First lets make a risk assessment of cardivascular disease. Good history and physical. Pressure type of chess pain worsening with activities is classical for coronary disease. Ecg and stress test will help. Chest pain that increase with breathing and with pushing in the chest point toward chest wall pain/costochondritis. Chest pain worsening only with deep respiration can be pneumonia/pleurisy. ...Read more
Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much? It is preventing me from sleeping. Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems
Pec Major injury?: The Pectoralis Major muscle and tendon course across the chest laterally across the axilla to insert onto the arm bone. Pain about the muscle may be a symptom of a muscle strain or partial tear. This injury usually occurs during weight lifting. Seek an orthopaedic evaluation if the symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more
My heart flutters occasionally, my left arm feels numb, my chest feels tight & begins to hurt & I have difficulty breathing. Heart problems?
Its possible: Possible but unlikely at your age. What is your murmur from? Why do you take the listed medications and how much? There are quite a few things, some minimal and some serious that could do this but don't fool around with it let a doctor rule out the possible serious things. ...Read more
ECG - Probable left atrial enlargement, in ECHO - Mitral value - AML tip prolapse, Mild MVP, How dangerous they are in long term, will they create heart problems, Can I continue my daily workout including weight lifting, can these go back to normal?
Mild MVP: Mitral valve prolapse is an often overdiagnosed condition. Therefore the American society of echo came up with strict criteria. So "mild" and anterior leaflet "tip" makes me question the diagnoses. U may want to get a second Opinion. Having said that, prolapse is only a concern if the valve is also leaky. You make no mention of that - so no mitral regurgitation. Then ought not to be an issue. ...Read more
Clear ecg and clear bloods, but jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pain, could anxiety be the cause? I'm so scared of heart problems
Testicular pain can be acute or chronic, and is perceived as pain emanating from the scrotum. Sudden, sharp pain is often referred to as an acute scrotum, and requires quick evaluation to rule out testicular torsion. Trauma and infections can present similarly. Chronic orchalgia is usually a dull ache, and is often difficult ...Read more
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
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