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What might be the cause Sharp chest pain ?

Sharp chest pain- thoughts as to what might be the cause? I get sharp pains on my left side of the chest area near my heart. I have been having the pain for about 2 years now. I’m 27 and in fairly good health. I don’t take any mediations and I walk a lot during the day. I had x-rays done and my doctor said everything looked fine, but the pain is still there. I had my cholesterol checked this last February and it showed my HDL was 70 HDL and my LDL was 204LDL. I was told that my cholesterol was not high enough to worry about but I wonder if I’m on the fast track for a stroke or heart attack or heat disease and that’s why I have these chest pains. Can anyone give me some ideas what might be causing this? Could it be asthma? Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Its not panic attacks- I’m positive. I could be stressed. I work in the IT field and I know it can be stressful. I also pick up computer equipment and I could have pulled something because I am a small woman- but wouldn’t it have healed by now? I’ve had gas before so I know how those symptoms feel and it doesn’t feel like that. I’ve have been diagnosed with exercised induced asthma back in 94, but hadn’t had any problems in a while and haven’t had to use an inhaler in years. Oh yea, I noticed it happens when I try to take deep breaths and it doesn’t hurt when I put pressure over the area
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Heart burn... when this pain comes on, try some Tums and a glass of cold water. If this relieves your pain, it's heart burn. Hope this helps.
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