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numbness/tingling in shoulder, lightheaded, clean EKG

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32 y/o male in good shape. Recently went to doctor with pain under sternum for 2-3 weeks. Clean EKG and BP 120/86. Blood work has not come back yet. Since yesterday evening, I have had numbness/tingling in my right chest. Today, I have also felt numbness/tingling in my right shoulder and have felt lightheaded and unsteady at times. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks!


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replied May 6th, 2014
Chest Pain Answer A47099
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Numbness and tingling in right chest and shoulder can be due to pinched nerves in the neck, gastric reflux, duodenal ulcer, gall stones, high cholesterol or liver infection. Since your BP is fine and EKG did not find any problem, chances of a heart related cause are less.

Other possibilities are peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes, thyroid issues, autoimmune disorders etc. You could take an antacid gel while you await your test results. Please consult your doctor with your lab reports. Hope this helps. Take care!


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