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I have a tight squeezing pain on my left side next to my heart.

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I have a tight squeezing pain on my left side next to my heart. It will last for hours and then go away. If I put some pressure on it feels better. I have stomach problems so I thought it might be related. I always think I'm having a heart attack and then that turns into a panic attack.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries
Have you had any heart related tests for this pain like EKG etc?
Do you have any other medical conditions?
Are you on any medications for anything else?
Please let me know.
Kind regards
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
You must have an EKG if not done.
Maybe even a stress test...EKG is not enough.
In addition, this can be reflux disease, ulcer disease or other problem...after the heart is ruled out, you need a GI work up...not treating these problems can lead to more serous problems.
I am a double board certified US doctor.
Let me know if you have further questions..use reply.

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