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? Possibly upper GI related? I am a 40-year old Caucasian male.
Hi, yes it can be GERD...more over it could be a hiatal hernia since lifting also exacerbates the issue for u.....
See a GI dr to start....look to family history for other issues that may be a factor for u, heart, etc....since u had testing on ur heart it appears fine, then u do not have to go that route again, GERD can cause it to feel like that , sometimes the vagus nerve is involved....
Because you mention that you get this pain after eating greasy food, it might be gallbladder disease. Try drinking a cup of grapefruit juice with 2 T of cooking oil when the pain hits. If it's your gallbladder, you will notice some relief. If you don't, then try a little baking soda dissolved in a glass of water for GERD. These are temporary measures.... at least you'll know which way to go. I hope you feel better soon.
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