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Tingling on left side of chest when you move from sitting.

Tingling on left side of chest when you move from sitting.

Nondiagnostic: This is a nonspecific symptom and may be some minor irritability in a superficial nerve or chest wall muscle. It doesn't sound like a serious problem, but see your physician if the symptom persists or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Tingling on left side of chest and under breast on left side. Previously had x-rays at ER but have an app soon at my family doc.

Tingling on left side of chest and under breast on left side. Previously had x-rays at ER but have an app soon at my family doc.

Does not sound anything seriou: Your primary care physician may give you more answer after examining you. Could be coming from rib sprain. I wouldn't be very concerned with your age and not having any other risk factors for any heart disease. ...Read more

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I'm 20 old. I suffer from chest pain especially needles tingling in the left side of chest and the pain spread up the back and tip of left hand.

I'm 20 old. I suffer from chest pain especially needles tingling in the left side of chest and the pain spread up the back and tip of left hand.

Uncertain...: It's unlikely did 20 that you have any serious problem. Perhaps you did some activity that irritated a shoulder or nerves. If the problem continues you should see a doctor to make sure that there is not a serious problem. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old. I suffer from chest pain especially needles tingling in the left side of chest and the pain spread up the back and tip of hand?

Ok: Your symptoms do not sound very concerning for cardiac disease considering your young age. Your symptoms may be related to electrolyte imbalance, nerve problems, musculoskeletal issues, or anxiety. ...Read more

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Tingling in, what I assume to be, upper lungs. Only assume lungs because its upper right and left side of chest. Not constant, but almost daily.?

Tingling in, what I assume to be, upper lungs. Only assume lungs because its upper right and left side of chest. Not constant, but almost daily.?

Tingling upper chest: Is it front or back? Could be muscular, or even reflux or vascular. Or from impingement (nerve irritation in shoulder/ neck disc compression), or lesion or even TMJ Rarely MS. Could try Ranitidine(reflux) and motrin/aleve(for impingement/muscular) if not allergic and see if helps. Consider CXR(r/o lung/lesions) and then echocardiogram if everything else is negative F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also, getting one sting when bending over?

Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also, getting one sting when bending over?

Lower age limit: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here — at leest you can spel! — but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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I have slight chest pain on the left side of chest and left arm tingling that also moves to left portiin of neck.I am 21.

Doubt heart disease: Stranger things have happened, but given ur age, I doubt u have heart disease (i.e., cholesterol build-up). Perhaps an old injury to ur neck or spine or shoulder cd be playing a role (play any sports?); alternately, a neurologic or inflammatory condition cd cause it. U shd c a doctor & relay ur symptoms. Keep a log of when & where u get pain, what u r doing, how long it lasts — it'll help w/ cause ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...Read more

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Hello, I've had palpitations for 2 years now. They came randomly. I am and athlete. Do not smoke, rarely drink, and eat healthy. Howvere, just recently i have been experiencing a tingling sensation on the left side of my chest everytime I get exercis?

Hello, I've had palpitations for 2 years now. They came randomly. I am and athlete. Do not smoke, rarely drink, and eat healthy. Howvere, just recently i have been experiencing a tingling sensation on the left side of my chest everytime I get exercis?

I wouldn't: Necessarily link the two things. Recurring palpitations deserve an evaluation, I feel, especially in an athlete. You are likely experiencing higher heart rates during training than more sedentary folks, and higher heart rates may trigger more dangerous arrhythmias. While I can't really explain the exercise-associated chest tingling, I doubt it is serious; mention it when you go in for rhythm eval! ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest.

Pain in left side of chest.

Get eval: Without any other information and just a statement saying "pain in Left side of chest" my only recourse is telling you to get an evaluation ASAP, to assure it is not your heart. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest?

Pain in left side of chest?

To ER for chest pain: Need to head to the emergency room as fact as possible, especially if also shortness of breath, the pain is like a pressure, radiation to jaw or left arm, sweating, vomiting. Cardiac until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What could a pain in left side of chest be?

What could a pain in left side of chest be?

Multiple: Costochondritis, inflammation of the lining of the lung, heart issue, rib pain, ligament issues, referred pain from neck, indigestion, kidney pain, spleen issues. ...Read more

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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 too 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 Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIA ...Read more

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Pain along left side of chest. Help what should I do?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Weird fluttery feeling in left side of chest. No pain.

Weird fluttery feeling in left side of chest. No pain.

Palpitation?: Often caused by chest wall muscle twitch or an extra beat or two from the heart. Unless this is associated with some other serious symptom it is benign. ...Read more

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Pain in my left side of chest constant for 5 days please help?

The size of asia: Left chest pain for that duration is very unlikely from the heart. Most frequent from gastric reflux, ribcage pain from muscle strain, or from a spasm in the back musculature. See a local osteopath for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain on left side of chest and center of chest?

See your doctor: Chest pain, especially left sided can be the result of cardiac disease. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Just had pain on left side of chest for 4seconds im fine now and should I get I check?

Any chest pain is: Concerning but bad things tend to recur. So if your chest pain keeps occurring again and again, especially if each time it seems worse and lasts longer, then you need to go to see a healthcare provider or the emergency room to get checked out. Try some aspirin or ibuprofen to see if it will relieve your symptom presently. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest!!!?

It depends...: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too 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 Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

What could cause pain left side of chest and back?

Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If it's going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming it's a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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I have continuous dull pain on left side of chest?

I have continuous dull pain on left side of chest?

See physician: Usual causes of rib pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise, fx, or muscular strain. Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis((viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux.If fcontinues should see physician ...Read more

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What to do about sharp pain on left side of chest?

CP - lots of causes: Detailed history and physical. Type aggravating, relieving factors, risk factors for heart blockages. It could related to the heart, lungs, GI tract (stomach) or skeleto-muscle. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain/pressure on left side of chest?

Depends: Treatment depends on causes of pain or pressure, it is best to see doctor for proper med and evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

What to do if I have pain left side of chest and back?

May be rib issues: Including muscle spasms causing them to tighten from trauma or postural issues, specific muscle spasms. However, you should be examined to rule out spleen, stomach and even cardiac concerns. I do not see male/female on your question above, but remember women can have completely different signs of cardiac issues as men and this should always be ruled out first. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain left side of chest and back?

See a doctor: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too 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 Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more