• 8 months ago

    Chest discomfort/pain

    I am 23, female, height 5'0, weight 140lbs. I am 8 months postpartum with my second child.
    I have been having chest discomfort on the left side under my breast for a couple weeks now. It is more like a pinching pain the doesn't last long but happens frequently. I feel a heaviness to my left arm and sometimes achy. I had slightly low 'good cholesterol' about a month ago in a blood test And have been knows do have a tiny bit high blood pressure from time to time. I have what I think to be a cold or allergies with a cough. Have been running a higher temp that I usually. Have the chills or feeling cold all the time. Also very tired and anxious possibly about what is going on. I have been to the er and had blood work done for a blood clot, ekg and a ct with dye for my aorita which all came back clear. Then I just saw cardio and he said I sounded fine but I felt a little brushed off since I am a young female. But he sent me for a stress echo anyways and that came back clear. I feel sick to my stomach and sometimes a little dizzy. Not sure if it is a symptom or just anxiety. I have a family history of heart disease in my grandfather on my dads side and my dad with young age (35) high cholesterol. I'm really worried but no dr seems to be.

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  • 8 months ago

    RE: Chest discomfort/pain

    Hi:

    "I have been having chest discomfort on the left side under my breast for a couple weeks now."

    In general, chest/thoracic area (left, right, upper, lower, center, side) symptoms, which includes DISCOMFORT, PAIN, pressure, tightness, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

    Additionally, of the different types of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY AGE, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.

    "I have a family history of heart disease in my grandfather on my dad's side and my dad with young age (35) high cholesterol. I'm really worried but no dr seems to be."

    ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Sometimes this requires being assertive.

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