What causes twitches in chest and left shoulder?

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi

Firstly thanks for taking time out and reading my problem.

Today i was sitting and my chest and left should blade twitches a few times a day there is no pain. Secondly for a few minutes my shoulder blade hurts.

I also get werid sensations in chests like random pops and hiccups in heart none cause pain

What could cause all this?

I have had ECG a year ago all normal and blood test perfect.

Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Heart /GERD/spondyliarthrosis to rule out as following

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

1. If I was your caring doctor would advise to run further diagnostic tests to rule out cardiovascular problems although the tests you did a year ago were normal :
- ecocardiogram
- stress test
- holter monitoring

2 . Spondyliarthrosis should be ruled out by chest Xray and neurological examination.

3. GERD is another possible cause to exclude by upper endoscopy and abdominal ultrasound.

Hope it was of help!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Benard Shehu 27 minutes later
I have had a few ECG are normal

Have had a chest X Ray was normal

Could the symptoms i mention be heart related?
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi back XXXX,

1. If ECG are normal, all your symptoms are suggestive for extrasystolyc arrhythmia. A random ECG cannot detect such heart problems. Therefore, I asked to run echocardiogram, holter monitoring and stress test to rule them out.

2. If chest Xray is normal, then, GERD remains another diagnosis to be excluded through upper endoscopy. Your actual health problems are more suggestive for GERD.

All the best!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Benard Shehu 2 hours later
Thanks my problem is my doctor thinks im fine.
He says no needs for tests as i may be experiencing anxiety.
I wish i could get the tests done
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend to contact another doctor for a second opinion.

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

In these case I would recommend to contact another doctor for a second opinion. Anxiety is the last diagnosis after excluding other causes. This is why doing examinations is important. it will be of help in treating anxiety to.

Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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