Besides your heart, what can cause chest pain that radiates up the neck, shoulder blade and left arm?

GI tract. The way the brain receives pain signals from the heart may be virtually identical to the way it receives pain signals from the esophagus, stomach, or gall bladder in some people.

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Can left arm, neck, shoulder, chest pain be a sign of a heart problem? If so, then if the pain goes on its own could it still be a heart problem?

No! Certainly not at your age It is true that the pain of true angina can radiate from the chest to the jaw and left arm but the reverse is not true!? I think pain of true angina which is often central chest pain with a heavy quality is severe and unlikely to be confused. Read more...

Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?

Not usually, but. . These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. Read more...

29 yr old female. Have been experiencing chest pain radiating into left arm, neck and back for almost a month. Could a Heart attack be coming?

Possible, See Doctor. Your age (29) argues against an impending heart attack. Most heart attacks are unpredictable, & don't last 1 month in the making (that would be unstable angina, which is seen in the elderly). In any case, you should see a doctor in the clinic soon. Waiting 1 month w/ symptoms like this is not wise. Thanks for your question on HealthTap. Use HealthTap Prime or see your doctor soon. Read more...

Left arm and chest pain for days. A little dizzy. Burning chest and shoulder woke me from my sleep. Normal ekgs, echo and bloodwork. Is it my heart?

Stress test . You are young for cardiac disease unless you have family history of heart disease in younger age. If you do, then you may need a stress test. Also other causes like pulmonary embolism need to be ruled out especially if you have history of coagulation abnormally or using contraceptive medications. Read more...