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I had three small bouts of chest pain that felt like shocks on my left side?

I had three small bouts of chest pain that felt like shocks on my left side?

Chest pains: Such fleeting sharp chest pains are usually not heart related or even due to lung disease unless there are other symptoms like cough, fever,or wheeze. Mild pinched intercostal nerve or muscle which run between 2 ribs are more likely causes and can be felt with a deep breath. These usually resolve on their own. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14,?

Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14,?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 14 year-old is very atypical especially when it hurts when he doesn't move. Is it positional? Worse with a deep breath? Was he doing anything athletic or traumatic within the last week? Is there a bruise or discoloration at the site? Has this ever happened before? So many questions.... The Best thing to do is have it checked by a doctor who might be best to get a chest xray to start. ...Read more

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I have minor chest pain all the time. Doesn't hurt when I breathe its not sharp just a Lil pain on the left side all the time.

I have minor chest pain all the time. Doesn't hurt when I breathe its not sharp just a Lil pain on the left side all the time.

More info needed: More information is needed, such as when did it start, is the pain sharp or dull, are you short of breath, your physical fitness, how the pain changes with position or activity, and limitations caused by this pain.

However, given your age and the description of the pain being minor, a heart attack is unlikely and my first suspicion is that it is related to your chest muscles. ...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?

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 back till the chest improves. ...Read more

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I had moderate left sided chest pain with dizziness after drinking a small amount of caffeine.I've had a similar experience before? What should I do?

I had moderate left sided chest pain with dizziness after drinking a small amount of caffeine.I've had a similar experience before? What should I do?

Ditch the caffeine: It's unlikely that at 19 this is a serious heart problem. Caffeine can make people jittery and cause fast and sometimes anbormal heart rhythms. It sounds like you should stay away from caffeine. Reasons to seek a doctor would be if you are having passing out or near passing out episodes, palpitations, or if there's a history of young people dying suddenly in your family. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain on my left side. Started 3 days ago in the morning. Has gotten better as the days went on. I have two small red marks that are going away. It hearts when I press on it rest helps a lot. Do I need emergency services.

I am experiencing chest pain on my left side. Started 3 days ago in the morning. Has gotten better as the days went on. I have two small red marks that are going away. It hearts when I press on it rest helps a lot. Do I need emergency services.

Probably not: If the symptoms are improving, you do not need emergency service.
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Snap stern when push my chest in front, pressure in chest, sometimes small chest pain in left side (like 2 secods intermittent) ECG ok in may, BP ok?

Press the: Site of your pain. If you can elicit the same response, then its probably muscular. I see you 've listed ischemia as a condition. If you to have cardiac ischemia, see your cardiologist for further treatment (left heart cath/stent placement). ...Read more

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I'm a 52 yr old male experiencing minor chest pain, donated blood yesterday. Local pressure left side of chest & I have chronic back spasms 20+ yrs?

Go to ER: Hello β€” you need to go to the emergency room right away to make sure you are not having a heart attach. You should never wait with chest pain β€” especially pressure on the left side. ...Read more

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I have a small left side chest pain for about 6 months. I had ecg, x-ray, eco and come back fine. The pain is not severe bat is itchi. Some days fine?

6 months chest pain: In a 25-year old, these test results would likely be normal. But 6 months of the discomfort you describe is something that should be evaluated. You describe symptoms as 'itchy' which sounds like a more external chest wall or skin problem. A chest wall muscle strain or rib injury might be the cause, and can last for months, but you may need to see a dermatologist for a localized skin condition. ...Read more

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For 8 months I have a small left side chest pain that comes and go. Ekg eko blood test X-ray chest are all fine. Need help. Thnx.

Left chest pain: If I were to rule out heart issues, I'd go for a cardiac stress test. Other than heart issues, I would examine the back as it may give rise to the pain. ...Read more

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Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Yes but ...: Stress of any kind can cause chest pain and angina. The heart doesn't care if its physical or emotional stress. If youhave risk factors and these symptoms you should see your dr for an eval. ...Read more

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For 6 months I have a small chest pain at the left said that come and go from day to day. . Ecg eco xray fine. I feel my heart beat whan lay in bad?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more

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Hi i have back and left chest pain until left neck and there is small bump or lump in my lower left collar bone.I feel severe chest and neck pain?

Get checked out!: You could be having a heart related condition so get checked out today. Go to the Emergency Room now.

It could also be muscular in nature and still need to be checked out by your local doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 23-year-old female with upper left chest pain since last Sunday- I went to the doctor but they have not found anything wrong with me. I also feel a small tightness in the bottom of my throat. I have no known conditions and not sure what to do for t

Left chest pain: Checked for gastritis/ GERD? H pylori? You could try ranitidine/ prevecid, H pylori needs test. Mmay be TMJ (tender when pressing while opening mouth?), or thoracic outlet (finger numbs?) rarely could be cardiac, mitral valve prolapse which is common or asymmetric septal hypertrophy. (need echocardiogram) or coarctation(echo or CT angio) or PE(check d-dimer, angio) or mass -CXR -f/u w/doc ...Read more

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22 year old 190 lbs 6 ft tall haveing chest pain in left side, jaw hurts mild, minor sweating can I be having a heart attack?

22 year old 190 lbs 6 ft tall haveing chest pain in left side, jaw hurts mild, minor sweating can I be having a heart attack?

Chest pain: Go to the ER if this is an acute symptom. It is rare for young people to have a heart attack, unless they have a congenital condition, significant risk factors, or have used cocaine which is the #1 cause of heart attacks and sudden death in young adults. For your peace of mind, get an evaluation and electrocardiogram. ...Read more

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I recently had my BP medicine increased losartan-HCTZ to 100-25 and started having chest pain stomach pain with minor pain in left side of chest. Hosp?

I recently had my BP medicine increased losartan-HCTZ to 100-25 and started having chest pain stomach pain with minor pain in left side of chest. Hosp?

See below: Though most chest pains are not related to the heart, it’s important to make sure and to rule out a heart attack (MI) or other significant pathology (e.g. dissecting aneurysm). Symptoms that one should take seriously and seek prompt medical evaluation or call 911 include: persistent, severe, or escalating pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, fast or irregular pulse. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side?

Many different: Possibilities ... Usually benign in younger patients but further evaluation with your physician is always a good idea. ...Read more

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Had chest pain on left side of my?

No question here: There is no question in your statement above. What are your specific symptoms and question? If you are in any way worried you should go see your family physician. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss cause of severe chest pain on left side?

Can you please discuss cause of severe chest pain on left side?

Many causes: Could be a heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, pleuritis, other lung condition such as blood clot in lung, or aorta problem. This needs prompt medical evauation to make sure you do not have a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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Can I get some advice for mild and quick chest pain on left side?

Can I get some advice for mild and quick chest pain on left side?

Need more informatio: I do not know wha you mean byquick and mild lft sided chest pain. But pain can be due to one of these causes
1costochondritis, inlammation in the joint where ribs meet sternum
2intercostal neuralgia
3gastroesphageal reflux
4from heart
5from lungs and pleura
so if you want to find out what is causing your pain get it checkd. ...Read more

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Can I get some advice for mild and fleeting chest pain on left side?

Can I get some advice for mild and fleeting chest pain on left side?

See ur Pcp : Left sided chest pressure could be cardiac related if this is exertional. Will advise you to see a cardiologist to get evaluated. ...Read more