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What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Causes and mechanism

Many potential causes of such symptoms but the same mechanism -- when the chest pain is sharp and fleeting, stinging or electrifying, can be at varying intensities -- it is caused by irritation of the nervous network in the chest wall.
The nervous system is rather like the body's own electrical system -- so the sensation is indeed electrifying. The most common cause is a simple chest wall strain.

In brief: Causes and mechanism

Many potential causes of such symptoms but the same mechanism -- when the chest pain is sharp and fleeting, stinging or electrifying, can be at varying intensities -- it is caused by irritation of the nervous network in the chest wall.
The nervous system is rather like the body's own electrical system -- so the sensation is indeed electrifying. The most common cause is a simple chest wall strain.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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In brief: GERD

Esopagitis, pud, .

In brief: GERD

Esopagitis, pud, .
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Atypical

Could be early shingles, costochondritis, a pulled muscle, etc its very atypical and would be fairly confident its not your heart.

In brief: Atypical

Could be early shingles, costochondritis, a pulled muscle, etc its very atypical and would be fairly confident its not your heart.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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