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Are my symptoms related to something? Chest, Groin, Arm

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  • Posted By: Maree Joy
  • October 12, 2007
  • 06:24 PM

Hi there
I'm a 24 year old female in seemingly good health apart from my symptoms.
I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse about 2 years back and I've been told it's relatively harmless.
For the past months or 2 I've experienced numerous symptoms and I am clueless as to whether I'm going crazy or if there an underlying problem that could be serious.

Symptoms:
chest pain, short and sharp, dull and achy - mostly in far left chest region, extending to my upper shoulder/arm, pressing feeling. None of these symptoms are exacerbated or come about with exercise.
Strange 'cold' feeling in left hand, even though to touch it's not cold, it's just an overall strange feeling and it comes and goes. I sometimes feel as though droplets of water are falling on my hand and less frequently, lower arm (might only get this a few times a day, or not at all). I also get tingling in fingers and palm, usually it's either round the base of the thumb or from the other side of my palm, extending down my pinky. Sometimes I get a tingling feeling in all fingers but i experience no numbness.
Aching in shoulder muscle in left arm
Weird feeling in my head, could be anxiety related but seems to come out of nowhere. Just a feeling of surrealness and hyper-consciousness of consciousness itself (if that makes sense).
Strange sharp pains in both lungs, can feel it when I inspire – come and go ( might get it 0-10 times a day)
Sharp lingering pain behind left shoulder blade
Recently I've been getting acid reflux and indigestion, which I've never had in my life.
Don't know if this could be related but I get a dull aching in my anterior groin region, on one or both sides, it feels worse while sitting down and can last a day or 3, then I won't get it for a few months.
Short sharp pains in head (might be normal, I don't know) sometimes last a second, somtimes longer for 5 or 10, can be shooting pains, or localised.


I'd really appreciate someone's opinion on what they might think is going on. It's okay if someone suggests some of it is my MVP and some of it is anxiety related - I realize it's a possibility, though I'm still worried about these symptoms!
Thanks
Joy


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  • I have MVP also, and I do experience many of the symptoms you're describing, including the "indigestion" ones. What gave me peace of mind finally was having an echocardiogram done. This was about 10 years after the initial diagnosis, and there were no other irregularities noted. Now, I'll have palipitations, etc., and just wait till they pass. It's nice not to worry so much about it anymore.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 06:42 PM
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  • Some of the finger,arm, hand problems you are experiencing might be due to nerve impingement (carpal, ulnar etc). Do you work with a keyboard a lot?But just to be safe, look up women's cardiac issues.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 07:21 AM
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  • Sounds like a trapped nerve, or something pressing on nerves ???? Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2009
    • 09:43 PM
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