Hello im a 34 yr old female , I have been having pains in my left upper quad from front to back for the last 4 yrs years now . I had went to a doctor in the past which he diag. me with GERD . now my question is can GERD cause all this pain in the left side of the ribs,breast,back shoulder neck and jaw area ? I have dul aches in the left shoulder and arm, then sharp stabbing pains in the left chest area that radiates to the back and just above the hip regien , I sometimes feel like something is in there . I did have a hysterectomy done 4 yrs ago also , but i had these pains while i had my problem they were fibroid tumors, also i had pre cervical cancer cells so the doc desided to take my cervix. so now all i have is my ovaries which i think one of them has a 2cm cyst on it . The pains seem to be all focused on my left side . I also get sharp stabbing pains in my left side of jawbone near the ear too.
Now for my medical family history ,my great gram (on father side)just past away in nov. with colon and pancreatic cancer she also had gallstones, my father has an enlarged heart, with CHF and some other major problems , my brother has an enlarged heart and poss. colon cancer . My grand mother (motherside) also had an enlarge heart, lung problems and bone cancer .i know on my father side of the family heart diseases run in the family and on my mothers side all types of cancers run on her side.
Im just a lil worried because of my family historys and all , and with this pain that i cant seem to shake off. i was told that is a muscle thing, or its panic attacks, but i beg to differ . last yr i what felt like a mild heart attack, which maybe it was a panic attack but all i was doing was driving down the road with my 2 daughters and had to pull over because i was getting these sharp stabbing pains in the middle slightly towards the left side of chest ,my left shoulder and arm felt heavy ,and then i started to hypervenilate (panic) because i knew something wasnt right . it felt like my chest was being lightly squeezed then it got harder and harder feeling . Talk about scared , and i never went to the E.R. because the paramedics were thinking it was just a panic attack and that i would be ok . so i left it alone . But i do notice now is that when i walk uphill i get winded, my ankles swell , and i just get this constant feeling of something bulgie in my left side area . cause ribcage on left side is tender, Now does this sound like this is all caused by muscle spasms, or panic attacks or even GERD ?
Im just looking for input and advice and i thank you all for it .sadly i dont have insurance anymore . so now going to the doc is like a huge expsene for us . due to hubby losing his job . Thank you all who comments , i surely do need some input !!!