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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?

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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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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I have been getting major headaches and a stabbing pain in my chest around the heart area while showering, what could be the cause? I am a diabetic wi

I have been getting major headaches and a stabbing pain in my chest around the heart area while showering, what could be the cause? I am a diabetic wi

See doctor: Since diabetic patients are at high risk in developing cardiovascular disease, you should get this checked out by your doctor especially if the chest pain is at the left side. If you only have pain while showering, this may be from your ribcage (costochrondritis)We need to know more about the character and duration of your headaches to give you any answer. It is time to see your doctor regardless ...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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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

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Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes, left side of chest. Heart tests all negative. Doctor doubts it is heart related. Cause?

Intercostal muscular: There can be intercostal muscular spasm sometimes with the slightest movement. Stabbing pains are not typical of cardiac pain ...Read more

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I vomited all my stomachs contents, then I was sick all next day now everytime I sneeze I get a burning stabbing pain where my heart is...?

I vomited all my stomachs contents, then I was sick all next day now everytime I sneeze I get a burning stabbing pain where my heart is...?

Not your heart...: Probably not your heart. Protracted violent vomiting can cause a tear in the esophageal lining which can the cause pain, sometimes called a mallory weiss tear. If you are vomiting any blood, this should be evaluated, but will usually get better over a few days. ...Read more

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What causes a stabbing pain in top of right shoulder blade almost between shoulder blades while walking at a brisk pace? PCP says heart ok.

What causes a stabbing pain in top of right shoulder blade almost between shoulder blades while walking at a brisk pace?  PCP says heart ok.

Levator scapulae: 30's female w. intermittent pain in region of right scapula has gallbladder disorder or tendinitis insertion of right levator scapulae on right superior scapula spine. Superior scapula spine, a bony prominence, is major anatomical locus of pain found in fibromyalgia patients & an anatomical focus highlighted in just about every "fibromyalgia medication" advertising ever made (proof pending pub.). ...Read more

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What causes a sharp stabbing pain between breasts closer to left side?Intermittent.Only lasts seconds.PCP says heart ok. Should I seek cardiologist?

Trust PCP: The type of pain that you describe is not characteristic of either cardiac discomfort or any abnormality of the lungs or the large blood vessels of the chest. It is rare to actually find a specific cause, but if your doctor has done an evaluation and found no indication of a heart problem, there would be little to gain in seeing a cardiologist. In my experience this generally resolves on its own ...Read more

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Female,22 had pain in lower left side chest but since last 3days pain is in upper right heart(aorta maybe)feels like a stabbing pain when I move arms?

Female,22 had pain in lower left side chest but since last 3days pain is in upper right heart(aorta maybe)feels like a stabbing pain when I move arms?

Million to one: I know that when chest pain occurs it is human nature to be concerned about your heart. I do not feel that is a concern. Heart disease in a 22 year old female would be a million to one shot. Also the fact that it duplicates the area of the pain upon arm movement is suggestive that the problem is musculoskeletal. Give it a few days and if it does not resolve seek attention. ...Read more

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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?

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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What causes a sharp five second stabbing pain in the center of chest directly between breasts? PCP says heart is fine. This was shortly after eating.

What causes a sharp five second stabbing pain in the center of chest directly between breasts?  PCP says heart is fine. This was shortly after eating.

Atypical chest pain: There are myriad causes for such brief pains;follow through with your PCP for further assesment or management,given relationship to eating consider a GI evaluation ...Read more

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ER situation? 13, dont smoke, healthy weight. Monthly I get sharp stabbing pain between ribs under heart, jaw, left ear, 2h longer today than usual.

ER situation? 13, dont smoke, healthy weight. Monthly I get sharp stabbing pain between ribs under heart, jaw, left ear,  2h longer today than usual.

TO YOUR PARENTS:: "tempting" to worry about your heart with these symptoms but at your age heart problems are VERY rare and are usually detected in Early Childhood by your Pediatrician! That being said I always recommend a COMPLETE check-up with these symptoms mentioned and with detailed evaluation to "settle" the issue! Have your parents take you to the Pediatrician or to their own Family Health Provider! ...Read more

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Having pain on left side of heart under armpit near ribcage and stabbing pain under breastbone also shortness of breath every day. Wat could this b?

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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Leaned slightly forward, 5 second Stabbing pain in upper abdomen and then up between breasts. Then waved arm and another similar pain. Gas? Heart?

Anatomy: So, you are asking how you can feel pain when you move into a position that causes squishing of some internal organs, and/or your lungs and the muscles in the abdomen or chest and then have short pain. It is not your heart or gas. It is the squishing and stretching of muscles and organs and a physician would be surprised if you felt nothing. ...Read more

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ER? 13f, don't smoke, healthy weight. Monthly stabbing pain in ribs under heart, left neck and ear. Hurts more during breath. 2h longer than usual now

Call 911 Regardless,: the cause, stabbing chest pain is always a red flag. If you have chest pain regardless of its cause (heart burn , anxiety, etc.), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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I had two hernia repairs with mesh two weeks ago. I am feeling a burning sensation and stabbing pain in my lower abdomen, fast heart beat, and sweatin?

Not normal: You may want to check your temperature. If temperature > 99.5 Fahrenheit you will need to go to ED or call your surgeon. Are your bowel movements regular? Is your pain over the site of incision? Is there redness/swelling or white purulent discharge from the incision? Is there nausea/vomiting associated with the stabbing pain? All of these symptoms are signs of infection and/or obstruction. ...Read more