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Mild pain in left side of chest. Slight pressure after work outs. Ekg, stress, echo,24holt all norm. Can this be my heart still? I am 28 with no fam hist

Mild pain in left side of chest. Slight pressure after work outs. Ekg, stress, echo,24holt all norm. Can this be my heart still? I am 28 with no fam hist

Noncardiac: Your tests have ruled out a cardiac cause for the chest discomfort. Since it occurs after workouts which are probably strenuous, the discomfort may be due to muscular stress and strain of the rib cage. Sometimes you can actually Palpate the area in question and feel tenderness or worsen it with a deep breath. ...Read more

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I had continue mild pain at left side chest, hand, hand finger and leg for a longer period. Now that not in whole side but at left side of chest only?

I had continue mild pain at left side chest, hand, hand finger and leg for a longer period. Now that not in whole side but at left side of chest only?

Go see doctor: Without more history and physical exam findings you can not rule out more serious illness. Therefore, I recommend going to the er or doctor's office. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have a mild pinching pain; left side of my chest near my nip extending to the back of my shoulder seen a doc treated as gas didn't help m33?

Sometimes I have a mild pinching pain; left side of my chest near my nip extending to the back of my shoulder seen a doc treated as gas didn't help m33?

Costochondritis: Sounds like this might be costochondritis- pain just like you describe. It also might be "gas" would need to know more... How frequent, any associations, change with respiration or posture, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If it's going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming it's a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

May be rib issues: Including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain left side of chest and back?

See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain left side of chest and back?

Please call 911.: Left chest and back pain could be due to a serious underlying cardiovascular or pulmonary condition. If this is acute, see urgent care or, if no one can take you, call 911 immediately for emergency services. If not acute, see your doctor anyways as soon as you can for diagnosis, preferably today. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having pain left side of chest!!!?

What do you advise if I'm having pain left side of chest!!!?

Is it old or new?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more

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What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

What to do for sudden sharp pain left side of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Who do I call for sharp pain left side of chest?

"Stitch"?: A sharp, stabbing pain on the inner lining of the chest that increases when you breathe in is caused by a little fold in the membrane that lines the chest cavity. A very deep breath may end it, and in any case it is transient. If this is not what you are having, a physician office visit may be in order. ...Read more

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Sudden jolt or pain left side of chest last about a second. Is it a palpitation?

Sudden jolt or pain left side of chest last about a second. Is it a palpitation?

No: Most palpitations feel like a skipped beat...or have no "feeling" associated with them at all.

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain left side of chest, no heart problems,?

What can cause sharp pain left side of chest, no 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

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Keep getting random pain left side of chest feels like a lot of pressure and goes to the center of back or shoots to right shoulder blade.?

Keep getting random pain left side of chest feels like a lot of pressure and goes to the center of back or shoots to right shoulder blade.?

Pinched nerve: This could be a pinched nerve that emanates from the spine and causes radiation of discomfort around the rib cage and can be a sharp, shooting discomfort at times worsened with a deep breath. Sometimes the pinching is between two ribs under the breast. Most of the time the problem resolves without any specific treatment. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Had sharp stabbing pain left temple earlier lasted 20 mins, tonight I was just relaxing had a sudden sharp pain left side of chest out of knowhere?

May be a fluke: Or the chest pain if recurrent will need attention. Go to the closest healthcare provider and request examination. You may be surprised that it can lead to some reassurance, or some real pathology. ...Read more

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If I have a heart murmur does that mean I can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

If I have a heart murmur does that mean I can have heart problems? Get sharp pain left side of chest.

Depends: On why, you have the murmur. In simple terms a murmur is some type of abnormal flow across a heart valve. It's either too tight a hole or too loose a hole. An echocardiogram can help measure the problem. Many murmurs are called innocent. That is there is an abnormal sound, but the appearance of the valves on echocardiogram are normal. ...Read more

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Throbbing to sharp pain left side of chest arms not numb what could it be?

Throbbing to sharp pain left side of chest arms not numb what could it be?

Many possiblities: Unfortunately without much more information (such as the circumstances of the discomfort, your age, and the presence of cardiovascular risk factors) there is no way to know what the likelihood is of a cardiovascular cause of pain. Cardiac pain, musculoskeletal pain, pleurisy, pneumonia, reflux can all cause this. If it is persistent then an evaluation with a doctor is advised. ...Read more

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Pressure in chest. Quick sharp shooting pain left side of chest. Pressure in back. No vomiting/nausea. No sweating. No sharyness of breath.

Pressure in chest. Quick sharp shooting pain left side of chest. Pressure in back. No vomiting/nausea. No sweating. No sharyness of breath.

Most likely: Musculoskeletal. Cardiac pain is usually dull and aching like a tooth ache. Sharp pain is usually muscles and bones. ...Read more

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Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause? Hypertension

Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause?
Hypertension

Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of chest 1-2 ribs below breast. Started yesterday. Noticed some small swelling today that is sensitive to touch. Hurts to breathe, raise left arm, bend, twist, cough, laugh. 36 y/o male. Was driving when it hit suddenly and

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo.gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps you overdid one of your upper body exercise routines (although this shouldn't usually cause pleurisy or painful breathing). Bottom line, you need to see your Family Doc for complete & thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a mild aching pain in top left side of chest?

What can cause a mild aching pain in top left side of chest?

Get to the ED: Chest pain, especially left sided achy pain, could be due to a heart attack... Other possibilities exist of course. Get to the emergency department and get evaluated regardless. ...Read more

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Mild random chest pain on left side of chest. Usually under breast. Almost feels like ribs. Had EKG, bw, stress test, ECHO and xray.all normal?!

Mild random chest pain on left side of chest. Usually under breast. Almost feels like ribs. Had EKG, bw, stress test, ECHO and xray.all normal?!

Maybe it is ribs: Having all those tests you mentioned being negative is good, and seems to rule out a cardiac condition. Maybe it is a rib issue such as costochondritis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on left side of chest (sharp mild pain)?

What could cause pain on left side of chest (sharp mild pain)?

See physician: Usual causes of pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise, fx, or muscular strain. Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis((viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux. If continues see physician for examination and workup. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mild pain in my left side of the chest during the night & some days. I am a smoker and work night shifts/bad food habits, aged 25yr?

I am experiencing mild pain in my left side of the chest during the night & some days. I am a smoker and work night shifts/bad food habits, aged 25yr?

"Tobacco angina": Regardless, the symptoms you described is a serious medical condition and visit to your primary health phycisian is warranted. Smoking can lead to chest pain, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. Life is beautiful! ...Read more