I'm a 28 year old female. I've had chest pain for the past 9-10 years. Always on the left side and radiates to my back, left arm and abdomen sometimes. I've got ekg's, chest x-rays and treadmill tests done often and it always came back normal. Except for my LDL(cholesterol levels) which was elevated. The doctor suggested change in diet and all the ones i've gone to have told me the pain is "probably" not cardiac. Should I be worried? I feel a little dizzy and sluggish sometimes when the pain comes.
Undiagnosed chest pain on the left side for the past 9 years?
- 27 Jul 2015 by new_user123
- 5 Aug 2015
- pain, female, chest pain, x-ray, chest, abdomen
I'm so sorry you're suffering! This sounds like costocondrosis, which can cause severe pain! But it's a sprained muscle and not dangerous but can be very painful. They usually prescribe NSAIDS for the pain. I'm praying for you and I know how hard this is and scary, too. I had rib pain for a year and ended up having multiple myeloma but it is very rare for these symptoms to be related to that. You aren't alone, maybe gooe costochrondis and see if it sounds like what you are going thru :-) be blessed!
Pain in a 28 year old person is often thought of as a chest cartilage inflammation or chest muscle strain that repeats itself. If you have had this for nearly 10 years, and you haven't had any real issues or a heart attack you are fine. Especially since they have performed all the relevant tests that I would suggest you have. A lot of time when there is no reason for heart pain, when you have ruled out all the serious stuff and you still have pain its more than likely just angina. And you can look that up but one thing I know for certain is that its not serious its not life threatening cause you would know by now. Ok good luck
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