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Chest Pain

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  • Posted By: karinraath
  • June 3, 2007
  • 02:29 PM

The past 2 weeks I have been suffering from severe chest pain. The pain started as a stabbing pain on the left side of my chest and eventually became a crushing pain, also going down my left arm, neck, back, jaw and later also in the right side of my chest (also feeling nausia and feeling week afterwards). I went to see my GP. He did an EKG, Xrays and some blood tests. The blood test revealed that I have a low white blood count, otherwise nothing else showed. Since the pain got worse by the day, I was send to a cardiologist. He did not pick up anything, apart from Mitral Valve Prolapse. He gave me medication (Concor) to releive the pain a bit. I have been on the medication for 3 days and I feel better, but still have pain every day. The last 2 days, I started feeling pain in my left shoulder as well and started te feel numbness in my left hand (comes and goes). I had a very bad shoulder dislocation (left shoulder), 6 months ago (the bone moved under the armpit). I am due for surgery to attach the ligaments again. Is there a possiblility that the chest pain that I am experiencing could be related to my shoulder injury? Is it possible to feel severe pain in the chest and not the shoulder, when the problem is in the shoulder? There is no cure for Mitral Valve Prolapse, but my symptoms are actually not typical Mitral Vavle Prolapse symptoms... Anyone who knows anything about this or can help me with advice... Thanks! K

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