For a few years now I have been having an odd squeezing / burning feeling below my left breast. Does not seem to radiate anywhere else. Seems to occur after I have eaten a meal that is extremely bad for me such as a greasy pizza or when I engage in a sudden sprint or have to lift heavy objects rapidly, or get really stressed. Anyway, I have run to the ER several times--Approximately twice a year and each time I am given the same battery of tests. Chest X-Ray, Blood Work, EKG. Each time I am discharged with a form that states "The pain you are experiencing does not appear to be coming from your heart” In 2010 I even had a Thallium Stress Test which also came back normal. Everything I read tells me that symptoms I experience are indicative if Angina. Should I go and see a Cardiologist? Or does it sound like a case of Cardio phobia? I am a 40-year old Caucasian male.
This does not typically sound like angina and sounds more likely to be related to GI causes. Other possibilities include respiratory tract/ chest wall related issues etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this helps.
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