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Last night in bed I had sharp pains in the middle of my

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Last night in bed I had sharp pains in the middle of my chest shooting down my left arm and in to my forefinger, these where like sharp electrical stabbing shocks probably 5 or so,
I have been extremely tired theses past few days but working physical hard.
My Age is 59 male, none smoker 5,11 tall 87 kg recently stopped drinking, management position lots of stress but happy with life.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Shah replied 5 years ago.
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Thanks for your question. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern appropriately.
Do you have any other health issues such as high BP, diabetes, high cholesterol? Were you along experiencing symptoms like sweating, palpitation, nausea, anxiousness, breathing difficulties?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
to the best of my knowlage I have none of the above.
My cholesterol was a little high the last test but also I have high levels of good cholesterol.
Expert:  Dr. Shah replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the information.
I am sorry to hear about your symptoms.
Based on your description, you were experiencing acute sudden onset symptoms such as chest pain radiating to your left arm, this is a very important pattern that we see in heart related problems such as angina. However, I do not see any other associated symptoms at this time. Although you were not presenting with full set of symptoms, this possibility has to be ruled out, especially at your age. It has become the standard of care to do EKG and physical exam on any older patient that presents with chest pain. Thus, my suggestion is to go for proper evaluation and EKG initially to rule out heart related issues. Other potential causes of chest pain can be related to GERD/acid reflux or musculoskeletal. Shooting pain in the arm could be related to pinched nerve, but cardiac cause has to be ruled out first. Thus, I strongly suggest you to visit your doctor ASAP or ER for proper evaluation and management. In the meantime, try to reduce your stress as well.
Please let me know if you have any other question.
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