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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: Neddles poking chest feeling


 chr1s24 - Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:59 pm

Im a 25 year old male, smoker. Recently had a Urinary Tract Infection in May. I have had it cleared out w/ antibiotics. Ever since I started having this infection, I have been having this weird feeling. I feel like needles and pins are poking my chest area, sometimes through out my body, mostly chest though. I have also had pain in my lower back and abdominal pain, with chills. I first thought it was related to the UTI. I have had two follow up appointments and the UTI is gone. The doctor finally did several blood tests, but hasn't got back to me, and he told me if he didn't call the next day to assume all was good. He also said my symptoms were vague, and to get a primary care provider which I don't have. Can anyone help me? I don't know what to do now? The symptoms are not unbearable but pretty weird.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:02 pm

User avatar Hi Chr1s24,

Pins and needles feelings are often related to nerve issues. You may have some compression of one of the nerves that supply sensation to the chest.

Seeing a primary care doctor is the best place to start.

Best wishes.

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