What causes pricking pain on the left hand side of chest?

Pricking pain. If you can pinpoint it it is usually muscular. However, if you have risk factors for heart disease (smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol or family history of premature heart disease) you must see your doctor.

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Hello just wondering if you could help Me have been having sharp pain on left hand side of chest been getting it since last night what could it be?

Lots of things. you don't share age or history, so it's hard to know. The scary cause of left sided chest pain is cardiac. thats more likely if you have cardiac risk factors and the pain is worse with exertion. If it hurts with breathing think lung problems. Much chest pain is musculoskeletal. If it persists or you have fever or cardiac risk, it's wise to get checked out locally. Read more...
Chest pain emergency. Chest pain needs to be evaluated ASAP, especially with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, radiating pain to the arm, upper back, or jaw, extreme fatigue. Please go to the ER if you are acutely experiencing chest pain to rule out a heart attack. Read more...

Past 1.5 years regular pain & heaviness in my left & center side of chest & in my left hand, all cardiac test done and are normal, reason for pain?

CT/MRI. Get a ct scan and or an MRI of the chest to rule out cardiac and pulmonary ( lung) issues. May be related to exertion or stress, have you already had a cardiac stress test and echo-doppler studies. Are you taking antianxiety/antidepressants? Get the scans and they will set your mind at ease. Read more...

Fls heart tightness uneasyness sudden pain for a second in left side of chest both back nd front left hand pain sometymes. Ecg CBC chest xray al normal?

Please clarify/check. This could be heart disease, but it could be from stress also. You might have a pneumothorax as you are young, but this usually occurs in thin individuals. Your weight puts you at increased risk for heart disease, but you are young and your tests were negative. So it would be wise to see your doctor for a full work-up including what situations this occurs in and if you're under stress. Read more...