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I have chest pains on the left side when laying down at night. I'm 25 years old, 5' 11", 270 pounds. I've always taken it as heart burn, but am worried?

I have chest pains on the left side when laying down at night. I'm 25 years old, 5' 11", 270 pounds. I've always taken it as heart burn, but am worried?

Chest pain: You need an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. If it is heart burn you need treatment. It is hard to determine heart vs heart burn. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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I have sporadic, sharp and cramping chest pains on the left side of chest?

Musculoskeletal: Sounds atypical for heart disease especially if not related to exertion, breathing or other symptoms. If it is worsened with deep breaths, it could be pleurisy, PTX or pericarditis but these are both usually persistent not sporadic. Does it hurt to raise your arm or move in a particular position? In any event, check with your doctor this week and be aware of any new or progressive symptoms ->ER ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

Texidor's?: This is almost certainly the "stitch" / "texidor's twinge" / precordial catch. It's very common and not a problem. I believe it's caused by a fold in the pleura which explains why it vanishes if the lungs are inflated to their maximum. If you do get chest pain accompanied by obvious systemic problems, or this doesn't go away, get seen. ...Read more

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Hi im anthony im 16 years old and im having chest pains on the left side of my breast near arm pit. Also suffer from anxiety. What could it be?

Your age?: Anthony, you say you're 16 but your profile says 40. It's important because coronary disease is 99.9% unlikely in a 16 yo but could be as much as 30% in someone 40 depending on other risk factors and the details of your pain. ...Read more