past few months i had been having palpitations really bad, they have stopped maybe the past 2 weeks, well downt to maybe 1 a week, now the past 2 days i have been having horrible stabbing chest pains, located in not quite the middle just ofset to the left a little the same height as my left breast, these pains are making me feel a little sick, and are sending pains down my left arm, and left arm pit, im only 26 years old so not overly concerned it could be might heart but i have to ask as it is worrying nonethless! any help, advice or insight would be greatly recieved, thanks x
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replied January 19th, 2010

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.Any chest pain is cardiac unless proved otherwise. So for such symptoms of left sided chest pain you need to get an EKG done. Once cardiac status is cleared we can concentrate on other possibilities. It can be due to hypertension, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, disorders involving the lung like Pneumonia, thoracic outlet syndrome, pancreatitis, gall bladder disease and muscle pain.

Please take an appointment from a physician and get yourself thoroughly examined so that a confirmatory diagnosis can be made. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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