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What causes sharp stabbing pain directly between breasts. Doc says heart is ok. Some pain in middle and upper back. Muscular? Anxiety?

What causes sharp stabbing pain directly between breasts.  Doc says heart is ok.  Some pain in middle and upper back. Muscular? Anxiety?

Could be: musculoskeletal. Which could involve joints between vertebrae in the thoracic spine under stress from segmental misalignment, could be rib pain, pain from the joint between rib and cartilage or cartilage and sternum or could be muscular. Need a good physical exam. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been having pain in the heart area since yesterday and it feels like a stabbing pain. Any advice?

Chest Pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest ( in the heart area) with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm currently having a stabbing pain in my heart at uneven times. My heart aches and is beating rather quickly. What's wrong?

I'm currently having a stabbing pain in my heart at uneven times. My heart aches and is beating rather quickly. What's wrong?

Heart arrhythmias: Your heart may be having some quickened heart rates, sometimes called psvt. It is benign but should be looked at. If it gets worse or more sustained, should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm.But makes it hard for me to catch breath.At times, i feel stabbing pain.

I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm.But makes it hard for me to catch breath.At times, i feel stabbing pain.

Anxiety: You may be having anxiety attacks . However , you need to make sure you do not have any underlying heart or metabolic condition . You may need thorough history physical , thyroid test and ECG before saying it is anxiety. ...Read more

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Teen girl experiencing weird things I am a teen girl. I have been experiencing this weird pain which seems to be in my heart area. It feels like a short stabbing pain and i get it often through the day. It has been worrying me that if its serious or not.

Teen girl experiencing weird things I am a teen girl. I have been experiencing this weird pain which seems to be in my heart area. It feels like a short stabbing pain and i get it often through the day. It has been worrying me that if its serious or not.

Stress/anxiety : Stress/anxiety can cause all the symptoms you listed. However you should ask your parents to make an appointment with your pediatrician or primary care provider. They will take a detailed history, examine you, and decide if you need any additional testing. If anxiety is the issue they can refer you to a mental health specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have a stabbing pain in the lower left arm, does this mean heart attack?

If you have a stabbing pain in the lower left arm, does this mean heart attack?

Can be: There can be many causes to have pain in the left arm. A heart attack is just one cause of many. If you are having these symptoms, you should see a doctor asap to get checked out. Go to an er if you do not have a doctor. ...Read more

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Had stabbing pain in various places of my chest for a week, recently more concentrated to my heart when I breathe, more severe now. Reason to worry?

Had stabbing pain in various places of my chest for a week, recently more concentrated to my heart when I breathe, more severe now. Reason to worry?

See a doctor: for a physical examination and necessary work up. It maybe something simple like an out of place rib, causing pain or it could be a lung, heart, stomach, gallbladder or intestinal problem that refers pain to the chest. ...Read more