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What causes dull pain under the left arm and in the armpit?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Feb 2014
Question: Hello! I am a 32-year-old woman, 5'6" tall, 210 pounds. I am experiencing a dull achy pain under my left arm and into my armpit. My resting heart rate is around 70 to 75, and my blood pressure is generally on the lower side. I occasionally have a resting heart rate in the 90s, generally right before bed. heart disease does not run in my family, but I've been a little concerned lately because I'm in my 30s now and I don't take very good care of myself. I haven't been eating too horribly and I'm trying to lose weight, but most of my exercise comes from keeping up with a tiddler and cleaning house. I have some pretty serious anxiety issues as well... Should be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (11 days later)
Brief Answer: Further cardiac tests are needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, Your symptoms do not indicate any serious heart problem. However, you should run some cardiac tests to exclude heart issues including: - EKG - cardiac echo - Holter monitoring - abdominal ultrasound If everything is ok with your heart and GI tract, then, it might be related to anxiety or neuro-muscular pain. At the end, conducting a healthy lifestyle and diet regimen can also help reduce your symptoms. Hope it was of help! Dr.Benard
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Brief Answer: Further cardiac tests are needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, Your symptoms do not indicate any serious heart problem. However, you should run some cardiac tests to exclude heart issues including: - EKG - cardiac echo - Holter monitoring - abdominal ultrasound If everything is ok with your heart and GI tract, then, it might be related to anxiety or neuro-muscular pain. At the end, conducting a healthy lifestyle and diet regimen can also help reduce your symptoms. Hope it was of help! Dr.Benard