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What causes pain in the upper chest and shoulder?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Mon, 12 Sep 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi
I would like an opinion . I am a 44 year old women in fairly good health but I am having chest ache in the upper chest as well as the shoulder joint and pain that comes and goes in the Sturnum area if I touch my chest it hurts I had a complete work up done end of May ecg as well as loop test and heart ultrasound echo all normal I am not able to see my gp till wed
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I carefully passed through your question and would explain that your symptoms are not related to any cardiac disorders (including coronary artery disease).


Your recent performed cardiac tests can confirm this.

So relax and don't worry about it!

Your symptoms could be related to cervical column chronic degeration or a musculoskeletal inflammation.

Gastro-esophageal reflux could also cause a similar symptomatology.

I recommend performing a cervical spine x-ray study and a shoulder joint X ray study.

Meanwhile I recommend taking ibuprofen 400mg for the pain.

An antiacid or omeprazole may be also helpful.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri


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