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Tingling in chest and back

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I am a 32 yr old male, smoker, in overall decent health. My mother's side of the family has heart problems so this worries me a little although it has never been a real nuisance - only a minor annoyance.

Occasionally I get a tingling in the right side of my chest and just under my right shoulder blade. It reminds me of the feeling you get when you stick your tongue to a 9-volt battery.

Any thoughts?
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replied August 14th, 2010
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

Tingling under right shoulder blade is usually due to gall stones, duodenal ulcer and liver infection. Hence an ultrasound, liver function test and an upper GI endoscopy is needed for diagnosis.

Take a late night snack. Raise head end of bed. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. Maybe these tips will help you.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your PCP and get a referral for a gastroenterologist. Hope this helps. Take care!
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