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Left chest pain, difficult to expand chest to inhale and sleepy

I am not sure if this is related to heart. Since the pain is close to heart I put the question in this section

During recent weeks of a couple of months, I, 51 year old male, often feel pain or pressures or funny on the left chest. It's about the size of an mid to large orange. It's a little below left nipple. The pain may be constant for a few hours or the whole day. Some times I may feel some sharp pain stroke and I naturally inhale few times through nose after that stroking sensation. When the pain exists I feel difficult to breath, especially expand chest to inhale. when all this happens I feel very sleepy and could fall sleep quickly. If I do sleep for a few hours, I feel both exhausted and rested and relaxed. Also I may urine a lot. About 6 months ago I had done ultrasound and stress test on my heart and the cardiologist said results were normal and I had pretty healthy heart. I am pretty fit and do exercise regularly. So it's puzzled me that I am unlikely to have some heart issue but meanwhile I often feel the left chest pain, difficult to breathe, feel sleepy and cold left feet. So where should I look on myself for issues that I have now? If I need to check with doctors, which doctor should I visit? Thanks.
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replied January 9th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i think its not related to heart. Gastric discomfort, anxiety or local musculoskeletal causes should be looked for and then managed accordingly.


Take care


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