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Intermittent chest pains and tightness. Normal EKG, stress and ECHO reports. Family history of strokes. Reason for pain?

I have been getting intermittent chest pains for about 2 months off and on. It typically lasts 3-10 seconds. It has been sharp pain at times but most of the time it just feels like a tightness. No pain anywhere else. I have had normal EKG , stress and echo s. Costochondritis ruled out. My father started having strokes in his early 50 s and died at 59. He was a smoker. I am not. Presently I am 55. What else could the cause of this pain be and should I be concerned about it or just try to ignore it?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
thank you for your query

chest pain can be due to numerous reasons.a few of them are
1.angina or cardiac pain
2. Chest muscle injury
3. muscle spasm due to excercise
4. Peptic ulcer disease
5. Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux
6.gas due to constipation.
7.referred pain from abdomen due to irritation of phrenic nerve and diaphgram

some times MI cant be diagnosed by one ECG is called as non-STEMI.
i would ask you to keep your BP under check and also start with calcium tablets as in some cases this sign is due to an underlying calcium disorder.
also avoid stressful environment and have regular sleep shcedule.

thanking you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Your all symptoms are suggestive of having some cardiac ailment but as your all cardiac tests are normal, nothing to worry.
This might be due to myalgia.
Take some analgesic tablet and if you feel better, it is Myalgia.
Take some calcium and Vitamin A and D supplements.
ok and take care.
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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