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Will pain be due to shingles?

I was diagnosed with shingles last week. My rash was just a small patch on my back. Before the rash I was hurting in my left chest and back. I continue to have short pains in my left breast. Last week my EKG was normal as well as cardiac enzymes. Could the pains be symptoms of shingles even if the rash was limited to my back?
Tue, 10 Jun 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic,
Yes it could be because of shingles if the pain you feel is on the same side where you had shingles in the anterior aspect. If it is on the opposite side at a different level, then it could be something else like a costo-chondritis.
Hope this helped,
Take care.
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Will pain be due to shingles?

Hello, Welcome to healthcare magic, Yes it could be because of shingles if the pain you feel is on the same side where you had shingles in the anterior aspect. If it is on the opposite side at a different level, then it could be something else like a costo-chondritis. Hope this helped, Take care.