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Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. I would go to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Got chest pain and pain in left arm?

Got chest pain and pain in left arm?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are concerned you should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right shoulder, and pinching pain in chest under right boob, and inside of left arm, when I move my left arm up. Right shoulder worst.

Pain: lots of possibilities. If Short of breath or bad chest pain should be seen now to insure not cardiac in origin or lung related. I only mention heart as you have left arm pain too, but hurts more with movement, so unlikely. Most common thing for a female and right upper abdomen/lower chest and right shoulder pain would be gall bladder. Go see a doctor to help delineate. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder and started as chest pain?

Pain in left shoulder and started as chest pain?

At your age it is: unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac in nature. There are many other potential causes. This cannot be evaluated over the internet based on your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning ache in right shoulder blade and chest?

Burning ache in right shoulder blade and chest?

See Doctor: First even though you are young we want to make sure that you don't a heart or lung problem that requires urgent attention. If this is a more chronic issue many things can refer pain to these areas with one common area being cervical pain, meaning a pinched nerve in the neck. More about shoulder pain here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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Burning in left side of chest. Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

Burning in left side of chest.  Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

The textbook says...: This type of pain may need a thorough check with an urgent care physician if sudden onset. If it is chronic, see a doctor to evaluate your neck/ shoulder for a muscle sprain/ neck problems, etc. ...Read more

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I have chronic stabbing pain in upper left back and shoulder. sometimes pain generating down my left arm.

I have chronic stabbing pain in upper left back and shoulder. sometimes pain generating down my left arm.

Pain shoulder/ left : Be checked; this pain may be originating in your neck. Imaging may help to show this. It does not sound like cardiac pain. After imaging physiotherapy may be an answer. All the best. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Chest pain left side,pain left shoulder and neck,tingling left side of  head,dizzy,shaky,nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

See below: 3 possibilities: pleurisy (pleuritis), pericarditis, or muscular strain. Testing needs to be done to separate these: examination, maybe blood work, maybe echo, maybe chest x-ray depending on your exam. If you have fever, consider this to be more urgent. ...Read more

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Chest pain and pain under right arm pit?

Not sure of question: I'm not sure what exactly you are asking, but if there is any question of cardiac problems, the place to have your questions answered would be your physician's office. ...Read more

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Left scapula and left anterior chest pain with deep breath and certain shoulder movement assoc with left hand and left foot tingling, left arm ache???

Left scapula and left anterior chest pain with deep breath and certain shoulder movement assoc with left hand and left foot tingling, left arm ache???

Musculoskeletal: It is impossible to diagnose based on this information, but the description is most compatible with a musculoskeletal problem, from arthritis in the shoulder to stress injury from moving, lifting, weights, etc. If it worsens, or if you develop dull chestpain, fever, or shortness of breath, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side,  dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pressure/numbness left side chest and in shoulder. Infrequent stabbing pain. Comes and goes. ?

Pressure/numbness left side chest and in shoulder. Infrequent stabbing pain. Comes and goes. ?

Get In!: If you are having left sided chest pressure, you need to get to the emergency room right now and have it evaluated. The serious causes of such pain need to be ruled out now. Please get in and have it checked out. Blessings! ...Read more

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Pain in the left shoulder and front chest?

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ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. but with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side. ?

Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side.  ?

See a doctor: This could be many things, such as heart problem, lung problem, shoulder injuryb, etc, but first thing is need to rule out heart problem. You better see a doctor to get a full check up. ...Read more

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Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Jumping, Careful: Symptoms: only that. Almost always very non-specific, meaning have many different bases, person-to-person & time-to-time same-person. Symptoms, combined with many details: timing, pattern, associations, etc. Only 1 of many clues which may help sort out reasonable educated guess about what is happening. Many people get too much exercise - by jumping to conclusions - which are not true & harmful. ...Read more

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What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-cardiac causes are pericarditis (inflammation of outer layer of heart), musculoskeletal pain, or neural pain. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in  an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

Just because you are: only 20 doesn't mean you can't have heart related issues. It is unlikely at your age, but you should still be checked out. If you are using illegal drugs, specifically cocaine, it makes that much more likely, as the drug itself can cause coronary artery spasm without any prior heart disease. It's also fairly likely that it is just costochondritis, or other injury, but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hey doc I'm 21 year old male left chest pain since October sharp pain sometime my arm hurt?

Hey doc I'm 21 year old male left chest pain since October sharp pain sometime my arm hurt?

More info needed: To better understand your condition and possible causes more info will be needed. Was there a specific event, like trauma or fall in October when the pain started? What are the circumstances now for the pain, when does it come, does it shoot down your arm sometimes or always? Are there any other symptoms associated with it? Would suggest seeing your doc or a Prime consult for clarification. ...Read more

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Hi i keep getting sharp pains in my left arm after exercion no shortness of breath or chest pain?

Hi i keep getting sharp pains in my left arm after exercion no shortness of breath or chest pain?

Importance of risk: Dependent on age, family history, risk factors and life-style .... the complaint most probably is musculo-skeletal vs cardiac in origin. A clear professional evaluation is indicated, especially for recurring symptoms. Every human does not develop the classical signs of serious heart disease. Therefore ... dependent on the risk indicated above ... professional evaluation should be sought. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not allergic and seek help NOW. Your back and leg symptoms sound more like a herniated disc /sciatic nerve injury. Only after you are evaluated for your heart, a workup for back problems as mentioned should be initiated. Answer is not on internet, call 911. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxierty.?

Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left  arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxierty.?

Not for Here: You're young and the likelihood of serious heart problems is low, especially if you've had a normal echocardiogram, but every person is different and i just admitted someone at 28 yrs old for a heart attack, so my advice to you is that only an in-person eval can help you get to the bottom of your issues; the web forum, especially with its character limit, is probably seriously inadequate to task. ...Read more

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Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety?

Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety?

Heart attack?: In fact, the diagnostic tools in your cardiologists' offices are inaccurate. They produce too many false positive and some fakes negative results. Most importantly, they can only detect late stage diseases in an unsatisfactory manner, in my view. Therefore, i alone with my coworkers have created multifunction cardiogram! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Having sharp chest pain happens more when laying on left side or using left arm.Echo and chest CT clear also having night terrors.High WBC help please?

Having sharp chest pain happens more when laying on left side or using left arm.Echo and chest CT clear also having night terrors.High WBC help please?

Not to worry: Sounds 100% muscular given that you can reproduce the pain with change in body position. Elevated WBC count can mean infection. I don't have the luxary of seeing your bloodwork, so hard to comment. Stress can sometimes increase it as can inflammation, which may be related to an injury. Night Terrors could also be from stress or anxiety too. It's too vague of a symptom. Given your young age ...Read more

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Left side chest pain. Sharp, cramp-like. Left arm pain. Sweating. Had a good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest X-ray 2 weeks ago. 21, active. Heart issue?

You need diagnosis.: If you still have these symptoms and other causes are ruled out, ask your doctor to send you to a cardiologist who can carefully take your H&P and possibly order other tests, such as Holter monitoring, electrophysiology studies, echocardiogram, and others as clinically indicated by the cardiological examination. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

See your doctor: While this may be a musculoskeletal cause, any pain that radiates to the chest area should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any cardiac causes. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pain under my left arm on my ribs ( chest ) what could this be ?

I've been having sharp pain under my left arm on my ribs ( chest ) what could this be ?

Several possbilities: Not likely cardiac which is usually pressure-like.Could be pleurisy, nerve entrapment, nerve inflammation, herpes zoster, rib fracture, rib dysfunction, muscle tear, etc. Recommend a good history & physical incl. osteopathic hands-on exam to figure it out. Tests, medicine, osteopathic manipulation, prolo/neuroprolotherapy, etc. may be indicated ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in upper left chest, and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Having sharp pain in upper left chest,  and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Be checked: Your symptoms may be caused by your heart. Be seen to rule this out. It is likely because of your age and female sex, due to another cause. All the best. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left arm when I breathe as well as the middle of my chest. I'm 33 yrs old and am a smoker. Female. ?

Sharp pain in my left arm when I breathe as well as the middle of my chest. I'm 33 yrs old and am a smoker. Female. ?

Get checked: These complaints should be addressed at an emergency room. Although some causes are minor , its best to rule out life threatening disorders first given the history you provided. Call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more