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stabbing pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 9, 2007
  • 01:46 AM

i get this throbbing pain in my chest sometimes just to the left of my sternum. It is excruciating and only lasts a few seconds to a few minutes during which time it hurts to breathe in.

i posted about this yesterday but nobody replied and only 3 people actually looked at my post.

would be nice if anyone has any suggestions..

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  • The only thing that comes to mind with these symptoms are heart or possible acid reflux . Have you been to a Dr about these symptoms?If its left-sided thats heart related but when my acid reflux is acting up, it affects my left side. Let me know what tests you have had done. As EvErCat
    kitcat48 80 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have not experienced symptoms like this but to me this sounds like it could be serious and if you have not you may want to see a doctor to rule out any Cardiac issues. When you get this pain do you ever feel nacious or do you have back or arm pain? I have had minor pains in my chest before and was told it was muscular in nature as I dont exercise often.
    Bstyck 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • I do not notice any other symptoms just that it hurts worse upon inhalation. It used to occur once in a couple of months or something thats why i never had it checked out but now its every few days or so.I would go to the doctor but it occurs at such random intervals i would probably not experience the pain while i was there if i went back every day for a week!Mum said my dad used to get a pain in his chest which was ruled out as cardiac and just some kind of muscular twitch. I don't know it could be something like that.Definately doesnt seem like how i would imagine acid reflux to be. It is more a sharp throbbing than a burning sensation.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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