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Q. I am a 20 year old male. Why do I have pricking pain in my heart?

Answered by
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 16, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 05, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a 20 year old male. I have a constant pricking pain in my heart. I feel like a prick with the knitting needle and also like a spark or an electric current in my heart. It started this year and occurred very randomly. I have stomach cramps, and sometimes I feel like my esophagus has liquid in it. My health record is clean. My blood health record and blood pressure are alright. I do not understand what is wrong with me. I am in a state of panic. Please help.

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Hi,

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  • You are having a non-cardiac chest pain. The possible cause is due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The acid reflux from the stomach is coming up into the esophagus causes irritation, which you feel like needle piercing in the chest wall.
  • I suggest you start having healthy foods, with low fat. Avoid fried foods. Have dinner at least two hours before going to sleep.
  • If you continue to have the same problem, please get a check-up by a local doctor.

For further queries consult a general medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician


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