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Upper Left Chest Pains With Stress
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Having pain in my upper right abdomen, shortness of breath with heart palpitations, pain in my back and neck/shoulder area.
Hard to say exactly: But further evaluation with your pcp is warranted. ...Read more
Left chest pain under ribs upper abdominal pain anxiety attacks pvcs belching heaviness in chest. All my tests are normal including echo stress test?
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
Sudden sharp pain,behind breastbone,previously near lower left chest but since 2 days pain in upper right heart.pericarditis or musculoskeletal or MVP?
Many: Causes...Get evaluated by your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Random chest pain. Pain under left rib cage, sore to touch. Random left shoulder blade pain. Neck pain. Ekg and blood normal. "too young 4 heart prob"?
Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.
Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more
Stabbing/pinching 5 second pain in left chest and breast and sternum.Then left shoulderblade pain for a few min. Chronic upper left back pain.Related?
I have been having intermittent and alternating left shoulder and shoulder blade, upper and outer left arm pain x1wk. No chest pain. Brewing heart atk?
Get checked: Multiple possible causes of your symptoms. May certainly be musculoskeletal, but cardiac needs to be ruled out. A good detail history of your symptoms coulpled with an exam of the area will likely sort it out. ...Read more
Random twinges of neck pain on either side. Mild left side chest cramp/arm pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray. 21, active. Heart problem?
Neck pain: It is very unlikely at your age for chest pain to be related to your heart, especially with a normal workup. If you have been weight training, you may have muscle strain in the neck and chest. Are you anxious? Some folks get chest pain and it is due to panic attacks that come unexpectantly. If that could be the case, see your doctor. Take Ibuprofen 400mg 3x/day with food for muscle strain. ...Read more
Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?
Left arm ache, left hand tingling, pain with deep breath left scapula and left anterior chest wall. Worse with lying down and activity of L UE. ?
Pain in center of chest. Echo EKG normal. Have anxiety and 7 months pregnant. Pain left side neck and left shoulder blade also?
Psychotherapy: Ask your OBGYN for a referral to a psychologist for an eval. A few sessions might tell if talk therapy can guide you thru this or if preg-safe meds are needed too. This is important to do now to reduce the risks of severe post-partum depression/anx. That's harder to treat - and the baby demands are greater. Planning for the life changes is easier w/ help/support. Help (like it says) can help. Best ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Left arm pain and left chest cramp, twinges of neck pain. Good EKG, chest X-ray, and heart enzymes 2 week ago. 21, active. Heart issue?
Rare but...: At your age it would be unusual to have a heart issue. Ask your doc about heart ECHO. No big deal to be safe. Have your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checked, and have family history evaluated by your doc. Good luck Hopefully this is nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having chest pains, some that shoots into left armpit. Have a stress test scheduled. Should I go to hospital or wait for stress test?
EKG : If the pain is worse with exertion or if your heart rate is up or if you have shortness of breath then it would be worth getting it checked out sooner to make sure it's not a PE. If the pain is radiating to the arm then it's worth getting at least and EKG while waiting for the stress test. ...Read more
Been to ER several times with chest pains that have gotten worse. Sharp pains woke me and left shoulder/burns. Normal cbc, echo, stress, ekg, xray.
Stomach/esophagus: If you have not been hooked to an EKG during an episode of pain, you should get further cardiac workup: rule out coronary spasm. If the ED physicians ruled out heart problems, you should see a gastroenterologist; possible further workup includes manometry (checking the tightness of your esophagus), esophageal pH (checking for acid reflux), and an EGD ("upper endoscopy"). ...Read more
27 year old stressed out smoker, chest pains since august and now with left jaw, shoulder, arm pain and lighteaded. Hands are cold and clammy. Heart?
I have pulsating neck veins, pain on left side of neck where carotid is, chest pains and jaw pain, had normal holter, ecg, echo, stress test5 mths ago?
Chest pains = ER: Although you are young, you never ignore chest pains. You need to rule out all causes. Get yourself to the hospital now. ...Read more
32 m with chest pain in left side. Stress tmt and echocardio all normal. High chol, BP : 125/85. Cardiac related?
Neg nuc stress test in 2009 and 2013. Neg angiogram in 2014. Upper left chest pain with exertion. Why is this happening? Very frustrated.
There are other : Causes of exertional chest pain besides cardiac causes. Esophageal causes such as esophagitis or esophageal spasm need to be ruled out. Panic with hyperventilation can cause this. See the following web site for more information. Best wishes. See your family doc for further work-up with referral to a GI doctor. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk416 for patients reporting chest pain brought on by exert. ...Read more
I have this chest pain that is present all the time on the left side. I had a negative stress test a holter and a loop monitor,and no answer help?
Ask the DR: Have a discussion with the DR who did all the tests. ...Read more
My left arm alway pain me & i get chest pain now and then. Last year i saw the dr and he did stress test & other test & everything came back normal?
Must check the heart: Any adult 40 years or older, shoveling snow and getting chest pain with or without left arm symptoms, has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry." Winter snow is a pretty sight, but can be frightfully unkind to those with a heart condition. ...Read more
Stress: Yes, stress can cause a lot of symptoms but chest pain in women can be worrisome due to women commonly having atypical cardiac chest pain. Tingling in the arm sounds more neurological like pinched nerve in neck or shoulder. Headaches are common for stress and many other causes. Putting all together is hard, but could be stress, cardiac, other neurological cause - or more than one. (and others). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 M non smoker no fam hist. Normal echo stress EKG in jan 2015. Chol normal two days ago. Left Chest pain in one location. What should I do?
Drs won't take me seriously. When stress I have chest pain that always goes into left arm. I've had numerous tests but not of arteries. Always say no?
Try stress reduction: If you have had a stress test that was normal, in your age group it is likely that your big heart arteries are ok. However you might also benefit from an echocardiogram which looks at your heart in a different way. Other conditions that can cause this type of symptoms include acid reflux with esophageal spam (cos the nerves in some people travel switch the cardiac pain nerve or neck muscle spasm. ...Read more
I am 25I quite smoking 45 days.Since then Ive had chest pain come an go. Upper left arm pain. The only test ihavent had is a stress test. All test fin?
Can GERD or esphogitis cause left sided chest pain? Negative stress echo, can't find my cause. I have CHD mayo says it's fine one papvr. Help!
Yes: Left sided chest pain often is associated with cardiac disease. However musculoskeletal injury or inflammation involving rib or muscle can cause pain. Gastroesophageal reflux is probably the most common cause of left sided chest pain. Other characteristics of pain including type, severity and duration are factors. Consult doctor for testing for GER. ...Read more
Recent repeated abnormal EKGs reflecting a stress pattern. Mild chest pain, sob. Echo showed mild concentric left ventricle hypertrophy. Now what?
Chest pain: Consult with your physician about the next step. There is a possibility that they will want to do a stress test to rule out any coronary artery disease since you are having chest pain and SOB and your 2D echo and EKG reflect left ventricular hypertrophy. It is always best to consult with the physician who ordered these tests as they ordered these tests for a reason. Good luck! ...Read more
35 M no risk fac. Echo stress Jan 2015 fine. Chol August 2015 fine. Localized chest pain. Same location all time. Mild left arm pain. Worried Help pls?
I'm having numbness and tingling feeling on my left arm It occurred last night till now. It's still the same . I'm having neck tension for weeks.i thought it was due to my studies , stressing about exams . But I had a doubt when I had a mini chest pain a
You should see a doc: These symptoms you're describing could be very serious. I recommend you be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. I wish you well! ...Read more
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