I am 35 and been having chest pain. the pain starts from the left side of my chest and goes in the middle. Sometimes I feel shortness of breath. Once or twice a week my heart beats unregularly. I feel exteremely tired and light headed. I went to my doctor and she ruled out any heart problem. I am asking them to look at my heart valves, but she is refusing to do so. Lately I feel so weak. Even talking makes me tired. Please help.
Did your doctor give your heart a careful listen with her stethoscope? From the front, back and sides? How about an electrocardiogram? Is she a heart specialist or your primary care doctor?
I think you should be checked for any possible mild heart attack evidence. But, I agree it may be too early at this point to worry specifically about the heart valves, they usually don't cause chest pain, to my knowledge. What you need is a careful check of your heart sound and electrical signals to determine if more testing is necessary or indicated.
Good luck, try to remain calm, anxiety doesn't help. You may want to start taking an aspirin or part of one each day with a meal until you get a good answer on what is going on.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.