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I have a pain under my left shoulder blade that causes my left arm to be numb & I can't sleep on my left side,i have nausea & sharp chest pains to my heart. Its now 3 weeks with this pain but x-rays are clear yet doctors can't find a diagnosis.

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Need better history

The nausea suggests that it may be GI (like GERD) but that symptom can also be heart related.
Because of the pain and numbness, I suspect muskuloskeletal. Were you exercising or lifting? In a funny position for a while. Any trauma? Are you a smoker or drinker? Does food or deep breathing aggravate it?
Would check basic labs and maybe an echocardiogram and even consider an upper endoscopy.

In brief: Need better history

The nausea suggests that it may be GI (like GERD) but that symptom can also be heart related.
Because of the pain and numbness, I suspect muskuloskeletal. Were you exercising or lifting? In a funny position for a while. Any trauma? Are you a smoker or drinker? Does food or deep breathing aggravate it?
Would check basic labs and maybe an echocardiogram and even consider an upper endoscopy.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Further workup

Certainly would need further workup to rule out potential cardiac, pulmonary, and spinal causes.
An X-ray is not terribly sensitive to evaluate you for the symptoms you are describing. Further work up towards obtaining an accurate diagnosis should be pursued.

In brief: Further workup

Certainly would need further workup to rule out potential cardiac, pulmonary, and spinal causes.
An X-ray is not terribly sensitive to evaluate you for the symptoms you are describing. Further work up towards obtaining an accurate diagnosis should be pursued.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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