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Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Go to ER IMMEDIATELY: You may be young, but that does not preclude a heart attack.The symptoms you describe, esp. if they are associated with excessive sweating &/or nausea are typical signs of heart attack & angina in males.Go to the ER NOW & get it checked out.If they find nothing abnormal, they may require a cardiac stress test. If nothing cardiac is found, further exam should be undertaken by you family dr. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Go to your doc or ER: It is likely a local nerve compression but i cannot exclude a stroke or tia. You need to be seen immediately, so go to your doctor or er now. ...Read more

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Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Call 911: Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest, is always a red flag. If you have acute chest pain, regardless of its cause (heart burn , anxiety), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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Why after stressful situation, i got mild chest pain&tightness, upper left arm pain for 10 hours.2 times i went to ER but EKG blood work, X-ray were ok?

Why after stressful situation, i got mild chest pain&tightness, upper left arm pain for 10 hours.2 times i went to ER but EKG blood work, X-ray were ok?

Evaluation: It sounds like it's time for a more thorough evaluation by a doctor with a stress test and re-evaluation of your blood pressure and cholesterol. Often cardiac symptoms do not produce abnormal ekg, x-ray or blood testing in the emergency room. You are of an age, with classic worrisome symptoms, that it's worth the time & effort. ...Read more

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Hospitalized for non-alcoholic/ non-viral hepatitis. Had an abnormal ECG - showed precordial t wave inversions w/ chest pain/tightness into left arm.

Hospitalized for non-alcoholic/ non-viral hepatitis. Had an abnormal ECG - showed precordial t wave inversions w/ chest pain/tightness into left arm.

Myocarditis: Your ekg in this setting suggests myocarditis. You need and echocardiogram to evaluate left ventricular function and to determine if you have pericardial involvement and you need troponin and CPK enzyme determinations. Treatment is supportive. Rest. Time. Most people recover well. ...Read more

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I've been having an uncomfortable tightness in my left arm for the past 2 days. I constantly need to flex it. What could this be?

I've been having an uncomfortable tightness in my left arm for the past 2 days. I constantly need to flex it. What could this be?

Angina Possible!: The pain in your arm could be coming from your shoulder, however, based on the description you gave, it could also represent something more serious such as angina or even a heart attack! given the length of time it has already occurred, i hope you seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Yes but ...: Stress of any kind can cause chest pain and angina. The heart doesnt care if its physical or emotional stress. If youhave risk factors and these symptoms you should see your dr for an eval. ...Read more