• 5 months ago

    Chest irritation help...

    I am a 36-year-old male who has been recently having chest, stomach and back pains. I actually went to the emergency room about a week ago because I was so nervous about this. 3 days prior to going I had lifted twenty two 40 lb soil bags multiple times to and from my home. I am pretty sedentary and not used to physical exhertion. I had pain going down my left arm and chest area so that was the most concerning to me. When I got there they took blood ran EKG and checked my blood pressure a couple times. They told me my blood work, ekg and blood pressure were all great and sent me home saying I probably pulled something. I wound up going back 2 days later because I can’t seem to shake the irritation. It vanished from my arm area but remains in my chest. Sometimes I feel pain on the right side and sometimes to the left. My back also hurts. It also feels like a lump in my chest area when I swallow. As if I’m swallowing a large chunk of something . The second ER visit was the same but they added a chest x Ray to the mix. Once again they said my blood work, ekg, blood pressure and x Ray were all great. They sent me home and Now im here two days later still feeling gross in my chest area. Could this really just be a bad strain or muscle pull from lifting such heavy things as someone very sedentary?? Should I have asked for more thorough tests? Could it be arteries or something else they are missing?? Please help.


  • 5 months ago

    RE: Chest irritation help...

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