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Left chest pain. EKG, blood results and chest X-Ray returned normal. What is wrong?

Hello - Husband went to the ER on April 8 2012 for chest pains.. EKG , blood work, chest Xray all came back fine. Went to see a cardiologist ... he said he didn t think it was heart related. Pain is a stabbing pain in the left side of Carchest to left shoulder and down the left arm. Pain meds give no relief at all. Muscle relaxer does not help at all. Went to see a GI doc (upper esoph) everything was fine. Cardiologist ordered an MRI of the upper spine, found 2 buldign disks.. Cardio thought this is what was causing most of his pain. The Spine doc said this is not what is causing the pain and that the bulging is very minimal. He ordered a 2nd MRI of the thoraic (sp) spine.. have not done this yet.. scheduled for 3 days from today. His pains are still as bad as they were on April 8 and we still know nothing about what this could be. We also made an apt. with another cardiologist today for a second opinion. Any thoughts on what else to do or what this could be???
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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It is good that all the cardiac related causes have been ruled out. This can be a muscular pain or due to gastritis. Likely to subside with rest and pain killers and antacids.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 6 Apr 2014
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