For the last few years I have had spontaneous chest pains on the upper left side of my chest. These pains are very short lasting. They only last for 1 to 3 seconds. They feel like an ache sometimes and sometimes more of a stabbing pinching sensation! They are usually located right above my left breast or more to the middle left. When this happens I get anxious because I think it is something severe. I never know when it is going to happen. Nothing really seems to trigger it. I do however sit at a desk all day and have a bad habit of resting my chin on my hand with my elbow on my desk. Is it possible I am applying to much pressure to my left chest area by doing this? I am going to the Dr. tomorrow and see what she has to say. I hope this is not heart related. I am joining the gym today to get whipped back into shape. I hope the working out helps with the anxiety I have because of this issue! Thank you so much for your attention in this matter. Melody :)
Having a left sided chest pain, that occurs spontaneously and subsides within seconds and not causing any significant symptoms are mostly benign and due to musculoskeletal issues. Such issues could be related to obesity more often.
The pain due to musculoskeletal causes, âââincrease on specific movements or on direct pressure on the affected area. Such pain can respond to âââmedications like Ibuprofen 400 mg taken three times a day. This generally resolves within a week.
To rule out other causes, here is a description of other common causes of chest pain which you may find informative. â â
Pneumonitis Or Pleuritis : Here the pain increases on deep breaths and is associated with symptoms âââlike cough, expectoration of mucus or purulent sputum, etc. â
GERD: This is a common condition that can cause people to worry that they have heart conditions. But ââthis condition usually subsides âafter taking Antacids or proton pump inhibitors , like Omeprazole, or H2 ââblockers like Ranitidine. â
Since you are about to get examined by your doctor, you can definitely get to know what the possible reason might be, and get specific interventions done.
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