Q. I experience mild pain and pressure in my chest associated with hand pain. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Malay Shukla
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Oct 01, 2019 and last reviewed on: Oct 05, 2019

Hello doctor,

From last two to three days I am feeling some pressure on my left side chest, and my left hand is also paining a bit, and when I eat food, I feel that I am not able to breathe and a bit pain on the left side of the chest, please help.

Dr. Malay Shukla



Welcome to icliniq.com.

If you are having recurrent chest pressure and chest pain at rest and also after eating food, this may be a very well be a symptom of heart pain and, hence, I would recommend you to visit a hospital to get an ECG and Troponin I blood test is done soon. If both of these are normal, we may be dealing with either non-cardiac condition or mild heart pain or attack.

To distinguish these two, there are various types of tests available, the most common being a treadmill test. Your cardiologist can decide appropriate next test based on detailed history and ECG or blood test results. So, for now, I would recommend you to go to a hospital to be checked. I hope this solves your query.

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