Its difficult to specifically advise you without knowing the specifics of your case. Overall, your symptoms sound a little atypical. If you were someone of young age with few risk factors, I probably wouldnt be too agressive looking at a cardiac cause. If however you were older with diabetes or hypertension then I would be more aggressive. The best thing you can do is discuss your symptoms with your physician. Good luck
An achy left arm and numbness in my hand were my symptoms. Because of a family history of heart problems, the Dr. ordered a nuclear stress test which indicated a possible blockage. A cath confirmed and I was in for bypass surgery the next day.
I was 47 at the time, a smoker, and a heart attack waiting to happen according to the Cardiologist. You should have it checked out.
Hi..are you in Uk by chance? Just that you said ecg..
Hi, I live in Ireland. I'm 27 & 10 stone in weight and i got the all clear in all the tests that were completed 12 months ago.
My father died suddenly on the 30.12.05 of ventricular arrhythmia, so i suppose i worry about the slightest thing.
I'm afraid to go back to my doctor as i think he thinks that i am looking for something to be wrong with me...and he just won't be bothered doing any tests anyway.
Thanks for replying to me.
I should think it would be reasonable to go to a doctor to look for non-cardiac causes for your pain. For example, I've had bursitis of the shoulder, and it often gave me a "growing" or spreading pain very similar to what you describe. The solution for that one was easier--a couple of months of physical therapy. Surely, your doc could check out the function of your shoulder and back.
I have had chest pains on and off for almost 2 months but just over the last week, I have had horrible pains starting in my shoulder and shooting down my left arm to my fingertips. The doctors have done all the test, EKG, nuclear stress test, ct scan, chest x-ray and found nothing in my heart. I'm still scared its my heart. I have had a lot of indigestion and anxiety as well. I am a new mother of a 5 1/2 month old and am 25. No heart disease history, good BP and cholesterol. I am having these awful pains in left arm and neck. I have an appt. with cardiologist this Friday and I'm wondering if I should go. I went to the chiropractor today and he said I have a pinched nerve but I'm still scared its my heart. What do you think? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I am still having left arm pain and contemplating calling 911...do you think I need to? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! If they didn't call about my echo does that mean it was normal?
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