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What to do about sharp pains in left side of chest?

What to do about sharp pains in left side of chest?

It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal to 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 IT'S NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIA ...Read more

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I fell and fractured my rib three days ago. This a.M i woke up and had a different pain sharp pains in left side of chest radiating to back shoulder?

Inflammation: Sounds like the bleeding and inflammation from your rib fractures is causing pain in some of the surrounding muscles and possibly the pleura itself. If this does not start improving, or you get short of breath, see your physician. ...Read more

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Keep getting pains in left side of chest, with spasms. Breathing becomes impaired, feel dizzy, which then makes me panic and get very hot and edgy.

Keep getting pains in left side of chest, with spasms. Breathing becomes impaired, feel dizzy, which then makes me panic  and get very hot and edgy.

Difficult Symptoms: When people have chest pain and trouble breathing, it is very difficult if not impossible to rule out serious issues like pulmonary embolus (blood clot to lung), heart attack, pneumothorax, or pneumonia. This group of symptoms is best evaluated by a doctor in person, where many questions can be asked, and the doctor can examine you and check all your vital signs. ...Read more

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What causes sharp short stabbing pains in left side of chest? Duration 5 sec. Non exertional. Can't reproduce them. Pcp says heart ok. Fear cardiac.

What causes sharp short stabbing pains in left side of chest? Duration 5 sec. Non exertional.  Can't reproduce them. Pcp says heart ok. Fear cardiac.

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for re-evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause shooting pains on left side of chest made worse by breathing?

What could cause shooting pains on left side of chest made worse by breathing?

Chest pain: Multiple possibilities primarily in the musculoskeletal system of the thorax. ...Read more

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Shooting pains on left side of chest for 2 years made worse when you breathe, 19 yrs old?

Pain with breath: Could be related to a rib process (costochondritis), lung process (pneumonia), etc... Any time you have difficulty breathing, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Quick, sudden sharp pains on left side of chest. Too far away from center to be from heart?

Quick, sudden sharp pains on left side of chest.  Too far away from center to be from heart?

Can't say: Quick, sharp sudden pains in the left side oif the chest aren't usually associated with a heart attack but heart attacks don't always have classic symptoms. It would be anything from a muscle strain, to a virus, to pnemonia, to a blood clot, to a lung collapse. You should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Having sharp achy pains on left side of chest. Resting Heart rate per minute at 80. Anxiety, stress, or something more serious?

Having sharp achy pains on left side of chest. Resting Heart rate per minute at 80. Anxiety, stress, or something more serious?

Be evaluated: Never ignore chest pain. There are many causes of chest pain and some can be life-threatening. Before assuming it is due to something like anxiety or stress, it is best to make sure it is not something more serious. Please consider going to an ER, or your doctor if they are available as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Im having sharp chest pains on left side of chest above my breast when i breathe in?

Chest pain: That is unlikely a heart problem as it changes with breathing so one down of the bad things. It could be pleurisy or inflammation of the linings of the lung and chest wall, or musculoskeletal as in the muscles in between the ribs that get stretched with breathing. In any case try advil or aleve (naproxen) or your Ibuprofen and see, and then go see your doctor and discuss it. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pains on left side of chest under breast? Worsens when inhaling or moving. Have to take shallow breaths until over. Lasts a few minutes.

Probably gas.: Most sudden, sharp pains in the chest and upper abdomen are due to gas.Every time you eat and swallow, you ingest air (gas). At times these gas bubbles cause sharp pains. Bend and stretch, move about. ...Read more

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I have sporadic, sharp and cramping chest pains on the left side of chest?

Musculoskeletal: Sounds atypical for heart disease especially if not related to exertion, breathing or other symptoms. If it is worsened with deep breaths, it could be pleurisy, PTX or pericarditis but these are both usually persistent not sporadic. Does it hurt to raise your arm or move in a particular position? In any event, check with your doctor this week and be aware of any new or progressive symptoms ->ER ...Read more

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Please doctor i have been having serious chest pains around the left side of chest and back . although its subsided, its still lingering.Please help diagnose?

Please doctor i have been having serious chest pains around the left side of chest and back . although its subsided, its still lingering.Please help diagnose?

Chest pain, left: Despite your young age, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. If you have trouble breathing, feel lightheaded, feel sweaty, feel sick to your stomach, or feel the pains in your arms or jaw, go to a hospital emergency department right away. ...Read more

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Had heart attack with two stents currently having sharp pains left side of chest one in lad/ld the pain is like some one 56 year old female

Had heart attack with two stents currently having sharp pains left side of chest one in lad/ld  the pain is like some one 56 year old female

See cardiology: Over time, new blockages or stent stenosis can occur. Your recurrent symptom of angina is likely to be sign of coronary obstruction. Does it respond to nitroglycerin? See your cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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I've been having constant chest pains for months on left side of chest. Multiple ER visits normal EKG's and blood work. What should I do I'm worried?

CP...non cardiac: The fact of your age and recurrent WU negative tales me to Dx Anxiety /panic attack. The medication for that need to be adjusted. Have a good visit with PMD> ...Read more

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Why do I have stabbing pains in left side of my chest and abdominal pains?

Why do I have stabbing pains in left side of my chest and abdominal pains?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more