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Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Atypical: The pain you describe is atypical and usually not the heart. But depending on your history and your risk factors a work up may be indicated. A thorough h&p along with ecg, labs and and possibly a stress test would be helpful ruling out the heart and asses other potential causes. ...Read more

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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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Every now and then I feel like something's stabbing me in chest, around the heart area.... What could be causing this? I'm kinda worried.

Every now and then I feel like something's stabbing me in chest, around the heart area.... What could be causing this? I'm kinda worried.

WorkForAKnifeThrower: Very common. Brief stabs like that.They are not from the heart. Usually from the stomach or esophagus; minor swift cramps or something like that.Do you get yours on an empty stomach?That's a clue.So is under stress or certain times of the day.If it's "every now and then,"don't worry. If it's 'every then and now, and now again and again, then get it checked out. Think about your diet and lifestyle. ...Read more

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I have pain beside my heart and at the back when i breath its like needles pokes me. Pain goes away and then comes back but not that sharp.What is it?

Chest pain: The description of your pain is not of heart origin. It's most likely nerve type pain. In the us, it is commonly referred to anxiety, but this is the kind of pain that is benign in nature. Try to breath deep and less frequent and through your nose. Also, may take to focus on breathing rather than on pain. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like a needle poked my heart?

Why do I feel like a needle poked my heart?

Needle poke: If just transient going away in seconds can be a extra-beat. Like premature atrial or ventricular contraction. If it's like a chest pain, depend on intensity, duration, quality, type, irradiation, associated symptoms. At 30 doubt heart problems but without more info can't opine. See a physician for a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I feel like something is sticking a needle by my heart?

I feel like something is sticking a needle by my heart?

chest pain: You aren't feeling your heart, you may have some irritation in your chest wall. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?

Sometimes it feels like I have a needle that's poking my heart. Why does it happen and should I be worried?

Probably ok: Spasms of the esophagus, gas in the digestive track and acid reflux can all result in sharp stabbing pains. Most of the time this type of pain is non cardiac in origin. Of it continues you could consider a trial of an antacid drug. ...Read more

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Recently I get sharp stabbing pains that feel like they're coming from my heart. Last only few secs; otherwise healthy. What could be the cause?

Recently I get sharp stabbing pains that feel like they're coming from my heart. Last only few secs; otherwise healthy. What could be the cause?

Chest pain: Chest pain lasting momentary duration can be from multiple thoracic,abdominal,spinal/ neurologic causes,absent more info it's impossible to guess ...Read more