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Question: Weird sensation near sternum, cold hands and feet

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 tropicsam - Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:59 pm

I have a weird sensaition near sternum, cold hands and feet, abnormal pulse, chest pains for 2 weeks. 5 Ecg's normal, blood test normal on day one, no apparent sounds on stethoscope. The pain started under left breast, and now on right side near sternum. Was Tender to touch on both sides.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:42 pm

User avatar Dear TropicSam,

You don't have any major risk factors for coronary disease, and the chest pain that you are describing is atypical as compared to that of coronary disease, so the probability that this pain be due to coronary disease is very low.

On top, you had normal ecg and blood tests (which i assume are cardiac enzymes) while having the pain and this is also an indication that the pain is not due to coronary disease.

Unless you use cocaine in addition to Marijuana, it is a very remote possibility that this pain is due to coronary disease.

From your description, the pain could be related to chest wall causes such as muscles spasms or inflammaiton of the chest wall as inflammation of the cartilages of the ribs.

i recommend that you try over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and the like to see whether it is going to help.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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