worried of heart problems

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   Posted 2/3/2014 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been to the ER twice in the Last well 2 days. I keep getting chest pain sometimes sharp sometimes a more ache sometimes left side sometimes like right under my sternum. In the last month I have had blood work, 3 EKG, Stress test Echo, SInce in the hospital these two times I have had all kinds of blood work, 2 EKG's on the EKG monitor while there, chest X ray, they have all come back normal. I still get the pains but they sent me home and said they think its inflammation in my chest and do not think its anything heart related. Would the tests IVe had show if the pain was from my heart? They gave me naproxen for the pain/inflammation. Insight would be great!! Thanks alot


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   Posted 2/3/2014 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
The important thing is that you've been tested and seen by a doctor. There is a condition that causes chest area pain. See the following link. When you see your doctor, ask for more specifics on what may be wrong, it may help ease your mind to know what is, rather than what is not, causing it.

Perhaps following up with a cardiologist that can examine all the test data that you've already had and make suggestions may also ease your mind.



"The pain usually will be sharp and located on your front chest wall. It may radiate to your back or abdomen and is more common on your left side."

Other causes of chest area pain, partial list.

Gastrointestinal: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Gastritis, Esophagitis.

Musculoskeletal: Fibromyalgia, Reactive arthritis.

Psychogenic: Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Hyperventilation.

Respiratory: Pleuritis.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 2/4/2014 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a primary care physician who manages your care and visits to specialists? Could be multiple causes, including GERD (which is what happened to me).
Age: 64 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample (Gleason's 3+3=6)
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci; Surgery 9/10/08; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; Dr. Nadler.
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