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Left arm / chest pain

A little background on me. I am 32, male, overweight, sedentary, bp stays around 140/80 when i'm relaxed and well rested.

My symptoms include constant pain in left shoulder blade like there is something stuck under the shoulderblade, numbness in left arm, cramping in left chest sometimes, pain in left armpit. it's scary

It has caused me to get several tests ran including many EKGS, BP checks, stress tests, etc. All of these tests indicate that I have a healthy heart.

I have had doctor after doctor after doctor tell me that it's not my heart causing this problem.

What else can it be? What else can I check for? Are there any other heart tests I can run to make sure my heart is ok? i'm at a loss
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906759 tn?1275961220
Hi,  I have been in somewhat of the same boat as you but for the last 9 MONTHS!!!  I have had just about every heart related test done, along with MRI's, CT scans, had almost all blood tests done, many er trips, probably 50-60 other doctor visits, 2 cardiologists, pshyc. doc, GI doctor and im sure i have forgotten something.  

But there has been nothing found besides a few minor things.  I have lost about 30 lbs since this has been going on, changed my diet, quit drinking Mt.Dew no more fast food ect ect ect......

There are a few other heart tests you can have.  I had a CT angiogram which is non-invasive form of a agiogram.  It tells you how much plaque you have in your coronary arteries.  I had that done also.  I also had echo, lots of ekgs, stress test, chest xrays,  corotid artery doppler, and all the associated blood work.  

I am also 32,  bloodpressure 9 months ago was high and now its alot better,  good cholestorol numbers then and better now.  I still am in pain almost ALL day everyday.  I do notice that i am never in pain when my mind is totally occupied.  

My docs say anxiety and acid reflux.  I still worry a lot though.  Docs say my heart is healty also.  I am assuming you have seen a cardiologist?  There are many reasons for chest pain other than heart related.  But we NEED to check on the most serious stuff first which is your heart.  Other common related pains are due to muscular/skeletal, sometimes issues with stomach and anxiety.  

Read my previous posts and you can get a better idea what i have been going through.

Let me know if you find out anything.  Take care and good luck

906759 tn?1275961220
Forgot one thing.  Your neck can also cause similar pains too.  I also have alot of abdominal pains.
351246 tn?1379685732
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Pain under the left shoulder blade is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, lung cancer and aortic dissection. It could also be a pain due to acidity and acid reflux. If heart issues have been seriously looked into then lung, pancreas and acidity related issues should be ruled out. Since the pain is referred to arm too pericarditis should be ruled out. It could also be a compressed  thoracic or lower cervical spinal nerve.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!

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