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Tingling in left side chest area dup

I'm asking this question on behalf of my boyfriend. He is a 27 year old male, 210 pounds, 5'10".

When leaning forward, my boyfriend gets a tingling in his chest area on the left side, below the breast area. The tingling goes away when he leans back again. This happens about 75% of the time he leaves forward. He does not get chest pain.

He's very worried because he fears it is his heart. He is a smoker and in the process of quitting smoking and also has asthma. He takes Norco for chronic foot pain.

Does anyone have any idea of what this could be? Thank you in advance.
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replied December 8th, 2010
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out. The pain that your boyfriend is suffering from seems unlikely to angina or heart pain.

It appears more like a musculoskeletal pain. A muscular pain tends to go away with the change in the position of the body.

The heart pain has got no relation with the change of posture or movement. Using some over the counter analgesics like ibuprofen should help him out.

I’ll suggest consulting a physician for the same. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.

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