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6 ekgs, x ray, ultrasound and stress test all come back normal in the past 6 months but I still sometimes get chest pains. Heart problem or anxiety?

Anxiety. Don't you have a good family doctor? That is a lot of tests and wasted energy directed at what is not your problem. Young people especially still learning how to operate in this big world often carry their stress in their chest. This leads to shortness of breath, muscles spasms in the chest wall and rib cage and should be addressed with natural methods of stress reductions including breathing. Read more...

Left side chest pain for over a year now. Comes & goes but been here for 2 weeks recently. Normal ekg + chest xray. Doc says anxiety? Could b heart?

Chest pains. Your chest pains are unlikely to be caused by a heart problem in view of a normal examination,your age, and normal ekg and chest xray. A common cause would be a pinched or irritable intercostal nerve or chest wall muscle which causes sharp,shooting pains with a deep breath or certain chest movement. Inflammation of the joint between the sternum and a rib is another cause and tenderness is common. Read more...

Would heart problem show up on ekg, blood work or xray had all of them done good results doctors says its anxiety. Headaches, both legs tingly, faint?

Usually. First, the chance that a 25 y/o would have a heart attack is very small. Making a diagnosis is a combination of detailed history physical exam and selected tests. For heart disease family history and risk factor analysis are very important. Can these tests be negative and miss something? Yes but a 25 y/o with all neg tests the chance is very small. If you are still concerned then get 2nd opinion. Read more...

I'm 21, active, and 10 pounds overweight. I recently had an EKG, heart enzymes, chest xray, and stress test. All good. Safe to rule out a heart problem?

At your age. Yes. ECHO is the final test to be absolutely certain a structural abnormality does not exist. . Read more...
Partly... You can rule out significant coronary artery disease; however, if you still have symptoms (for which you had all these tests), ask your doctor to send you to a cardiologist who will carefully take your H&P and possibly order other tests, such as Holter monitoring, electrophysiology studies, echocardiogram, and others as clinically indicated by his examination. Read more...