Left Sided Chest Pain

Left-sided chest pain associated with shortness of breath, tightness of chest, sweating, radiating pain in the left hand, shoulder, and neck may indicate a heart attack. Other causes of left-sided chest pain include heartburn or acid reflux, shingles, pneumonia, other respiratory infections, anxiety attack, and pericarditis. Immediate medical attention is required to rule out a heart attack.

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I am a 45-year-old, having an itching sensation in my left chest with no pain. Kindly suggest a solution to fix the issue.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. For the past seven to ten days, I am feeling occasionally uneasiness, an itching-type sensation in my left chest. I am not aware, of whether it is heart muscle or any other issue. I have no chest pain but have breathlessness sometimes. Also, I have no chest pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably this is gastritis and reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in the throat, or chest burning? These are the other symptoms that may be associated. However, it is bet...  Read Full »

Is my left-sided chest pain due to acidity or heart block?

Query: Hello doctor, I have borderline high cholesterol for five to six years. My blood tests like homocysteine and troponin-I were normal before three to four months.Since last week, I have left sided mild pain usually assumed by me as associated with gas and acidity. More often, I observed that whenever ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjib Kumar Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An angiogram is not required. Serum uric acid, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are high. Vitamin D3 is borderline. Please take Fibator LS (Fenofibrate and Atorvastatin) once a day at n...  Read Full »

Can right basal pneumonia cause pain on the left side?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right basal pneumonia. But my left side has pain. While having a cough and taking deep breaths, there is increased pain. I have started taking antibiotics. How long will it take to have some relief?   Read Full »

Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your symptoms. You are having pneumonia on the right side. Pneumonia occurs due to inflammation of the lung parenchyma. The symptoms are fever, cough with expectoration, and breathlessness. Sometimes, it can cause pleural effusion (fluid accumulation...  Read Full »

Can hernia cause chest pain and lethargy in a young chap?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male working in a national insurance company. My height is 5 feet 11 inches and weight is 85 kg. I do not drink and I do not have any other habits. I eat mixed diet. I am married and have one baby girl (two years of age). I am leading a stressless life both at home and...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to be having GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) due to hiatus hernia. The GERD might cause the chest and back pain. I would advice you to take a combination of Pantopra...  Read Full »

My pulse rate changed from 60 bpm to 120 bpm, and I am having chest pain in the left side of my body. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chest pain in the left side of my torso, which started last week. The pain radiates from the left side of my neck to the left arm, and it is burning, gnawing, and constant. The chest pain is accompanied by nausea, heart palpitations, higher heart rate, bowel disruptions, hoarsenes...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The change in the heart rate from 60 bpm (beats per minute) to 100 to 120 bpm can be due to various reasons such as anxiety, stress, fever, anemia, thyroid disorder, certain medicines, or the heart's electrical system abnormality. If it is due...  Read Full »

Why do I get pinpointed chest pain on the left side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male having a normal health condition. My height is 5 feet 6 inches, and weight is 58 Kg. Recently (yesterday), I noticed chest pain in the left side which feels like pinpointed pain (electric shock kind) and lasted for a few seconds. Please let me know what I need ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

I have breathing problems and left-sided chest pain, and feel like a different person. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old, and I used to take slimming pills before. It is almost a year now. But I am having many problems like breathing problems and little chest pain on the left side, and I am feeling like a different person. I do not like to talk or watch television. I do not like any disturb...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to anxiety. Anyway, I would recommend consulting with your physician and performing some tests, 1. Chest X-ray study. 2. Resting ECG (electrocardiogram) and cardiac ultrasound. 3. Complete...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old male suffering from pain on the left side below my chest at night. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male suffering from pain on the left side below my chest at night. I am unable to sleep because of this pain. However, I am active throughout the day. My cholesterol levels are normal, and I have been taking the tablet Rosufit at night for the past four months. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your symptoms do not reveal any signs of cardiac disorders. However, it could be musculoskeletal pain. Therefore, I would suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Check your CBC (complete blood c...  Read Full »

I have had a pain in left side of chest for years. Can it be something serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male. I have had long-term chest pain. It has been there for years; sometimes it is worse sometimes it is not. I am pretty scared of it when I think about it. I can feel the pain when I press against the upper left side of the chest (breast area). I cannot exactly pinpoint where ...  Read Full »

Dr. Duaa Salem Alfituri Shubar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. About your query, I need to determine what type of chest pain it could be. Sharp, especially with breathing, that could be pleuritis, pericarditis, or pneumonia. Burning, especially after a heavy meal, that could be gastric reflux or peptic ulcer. A tight, squeezin...  Read Full »

Why does my brother have left-sided chest pain and severe headache at night?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been having these following symptoms: Rapid heart beat. Severe headaches especially at nights. Pain on the left side of the chest. Occassional nausea. He went for a CT scan and part of the results is, ''A large filling defect is seen within the infrarenal inferior vena c...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The findings suggestive by his CT scan report goes in favor of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Thrombosis. Assessing the clotting and fibrinolytic systems are required. The investigations required are protein C, protein S, antithrombin III and anticardiolipin studies. The goa...  Read Full »

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