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Sharp chest pain with ribcage and shoulder tendernous

48 y/o male distance runner in excellent health experiencing constant sharp left side chest pain accompanied with ribcage and shoulder tendernous, periodically worse during exhalation. Symptoms worsening late into a 5 day treatment of antibiotics for suspected pnuemonia, although no fever or coughing were present and O2 at 98% when prescribed. In respect to a possible embolism, no calf soreness or tenderness present. Looking for possible answers.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hello, welcome to HCM. You must immediately consult a cardiologist. Left side chest pain and radiation to shoulder is associated with cardiac ischemic diseases. You should undergo an ECG. blood tests for cardiac enzymes and chest X ray. You might need to under go a stress ECHO. So you should not ignore the issue and take prompt action. Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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If you are getting chest pain which is radiating to the shoulders and ribcage I suggest you get an ECG and a Chest X-ray. You need to rule out stress effect on the heart as well if needed. It would be better to consult a Cardiologist in this regard. Avoid much exercise. Keep well hydrated. Eat healthy.Avoid moderate to severe exercises for a while till you are diagnosed and treated.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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Hi Well come to HCm
Gone through your Querry.There could be many reasons for this pain.
Investigate step by step as per your doctors advise loke X-RY CHEST, BLOOD count
CT chest if suggested by doctor and one Ecg as well and usg abd.
Answered: Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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