I have pain in the chest on left side when pressed with finger on few spots perticularly on ribs. I also have occassional mild numbness/coldness on feet and hands. I was borderline diabetic and Cholestrol three months ago but now with diet and regular exercise its normal. I go

Question (Posted on :  04 Sep 2008 )


I have pain in the chest on left side when pressed with finger on few spots perticularly on ribs. I also have occassional mild numbness/coldness on feet and hands. I was borderline diabetic and Cholestrol three months ago but now with diet and regular exercise its normal. I got my complete body checked including ECG stress test, lung test, blood, urine, eyes etc. done and no problem reported execpt for borderline chalestrol and sugar. I regularly monitor my blood pressure and always stays 130/80. I got my chest x-ray done and no lump formation/or any other abnormility is found. Since I am not comfortable with occassional mild pain/numbness what further tests should I take?I have no problem lifting weight or excercise. Doc. says it could be mussle pain but I suspect it may be something more. My mother has undergone bypass heart surg.

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 04 Sep 2008 )


Youneed not worry if your cardiac and blood reports are within the normal parameters. Keep doing your normal activities andas the pain is occassional non specific,non cardiacit may befibromyalgia (musculoskeletal pain) or chronic fatigueness.Take vitamin supplements and analgesics prescribed your doctor. Go for regular tests and check ups as thereis a history of coronary heart disease in your family.



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