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Question: Sensitive on my left side

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 Chaddo2002 - Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:22 am

About three months ago I was under a little bit of stress and I was sleeping well. Then I started to have a sensitive on my left side. This spot was fairly close to the bottom of the rib cage. When I pressed on it I started to gag. I often had shortness of breath and other such things. Well, since that time my stress has gone away and these symptoms have decreased. However, recently, I have been waking up after sleeping and I am suffering from some painful muscle pains when I move around in bed. It often takes my breath away. I fear there is something wrong? Please let me know what you think is going on. I also think there might be some sort of growth in my abdominal area. But that is not for sure. THanks for your help!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:30 am

User avatar Hello,
Chest pain can be due to many causes, some of which are in the heart, some in the muscles as you described while others originate from the lung, stomach and related structures. Certain characters for heart pain are:
Pain is usually initiated during activity.
Pain is releaved by rest.
Pain may be accompained by shortness of breath, profuse sweating.

The only risk factor that you have is a family history of heart disease in your grandparents.

I really cant give you a conclusive opinion or a diagnosis for the cause of your symptoms over the internet. If symptoms recurr a physical examination is mandatory.

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