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I have daily sharp chest pain above left breast below collar

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I have daily sharp chest pain above left breast below collar bone very sharp and burning sometimes becomes dull motrin gives me a slight releif for hour or so ive had many ekgs normal nucleae heart scan normal calcium score 0 it feals hard to catch my breathe on that side sometimes lying down releives it also it causes much anxiety not knowing its constant and daily
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Answers are for informational purposes only.

It sounds pleuritic in nature meaning inflammation of the lining of the lungs.

I would get a chest xray to rule out other potential causes but if motrin helps its likely that or muscle related

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive had this pain for sometime really sharp when i smoke sometimes and left arm numbness but many negative heart tests it drives me crazy worrying about my heart the pain alwats seems to be there
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Makes sense to me.

Smoking causes inflammation in the lungs.

I doubt its your heart.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
O.k it also goes up my neck an jaw also i must add so could it be musoskelital or from smoking and my aanxiety hightens it cause of my constant observation of the pain and my heart??
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes.

I think that description you gave is spot on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So anxiety can cause all these pains and feelings and insecurity of all the negative heart tests and mimickall the signs of heart problems??? Should i be able to resolve these if i get rid of the anxietu and knowing i should quit smoking..and i guess with all the tests i should really quit worrying about my heaet slo it os possible for all this to be from anxiett??
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, yes and yes!

Quit smoking and relax

It's not your heart. :)
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