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Doctor insights on: Pains In Left Side Of Chest

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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