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Chest Problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2007
  • 11:34 PM

Hi,
im due to see my doctor on monday but im so worried i cant sleep and i was wondering if someone could identify whats wrong with me?

Two days ago i had a pain in the left side of my chest which spread to my left arm the confusing thing is that it came and went. When I lay down on my left side my heart was making a noise everytime it beat which my girlfriend could also hear. Naturally i went to hospital where they ran some usual tests (blood pressure, heart rate) and everything was fine and normal and they asked me to make an appointment with my GP which i got for this monday. I felt releived but still everytime i lay on my left side my heart makes the loud noise almost like its also squelching with liquid. Yesterday i also had the pain in my chest and arm but not as bad or as frequent and again today ive only felt the pain once lightly, this noise from my heart has got me and my girlfriend very worried.

I hope someone recognises what this could be as im the type of person who worries alot and i fear that could just make it worse.

If it helps anyone with a diagnosis im 19 years old, and pretty slim. I have also have a mild productive cough that occurs only at night for the past year and also sinus congestion that occurs as night.

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  • edit] Abnormal soundsAortic area, pulmonic area, tricuspid area and mitral area are the area where we auscultate the heart. Heart murmurs are produced as a result of turbulent flow of blood, turbulence sufficient to produce audible noise. They usually are heard as a whooshing sound. The term murmur only refers to a sound believed to originating within blood flow though or near the heart; rapid blood velocity is necessary to produce a murmur. Though unreliable, soft murmurs are less likely to reflect a serious, if any, health problem; loud murmurs essentially always reflect a problem. Yet most heart problems do not produce any murmur.Regurgitation through the mitral valve is by far the most commonly heard murmur, sometimes fairly loud to a practiced ear, even though the volume of blood flow may be quite small. Yet, though often obvious, probably about 20% of cases of mitral regurgitation, though obvious using echocardiography, do not produce an audible murmur.Stenosis of the aortic valve typically produces a systolic ejection murmur. This is more common in older adults or in those individuals having a two, not a three leaflet aortic valve.Regurgitation through the aortic valve, if marked, is sometimes audible to a practiced ear with a high quality, especially amplified stethoscope.Regurgitation through the tricuspid or pulmonary valves essentially never produces audible murmurs.Other audible murmurs are associated with abnormal openings between the left ventricle and right heart or from the aortic or pulmonary arteries back into a lower pressure heart chamber.Sounds like a heart murmur, no pun intended.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 09:26 AM
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  • thanks, but can any of those disorders you listed also have the symptom of a throbbing pain in the left shoulder, upper arm?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2007
    • 11:07 AM
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