• FrankTJr FrankTJr
    February 22, 2010
    Why do I have pin-prick pains near my heart?
    FrankTJr FrankTJr
    February 22, 2010

    For many years I have had small but strong pin-prick pains near my heart area. I've had a physical and everything came out fine with my heart and blood levels. However, last night I felt like I was blacking out while I was lying in bed.  What could be causing these pin-prick sensations and this blackout experience? Do I have heart disease? 



  • MonicaRD
    Health Pro
    February 23, 2010
    Health Pro
    February 23, 2010

    It's impossible to know what the exact cause of your symptoms is without an exam and the appropriate tests, unfortunately. Whenever you experience chest pains, feel lightheaded, or have shortness of breath you should definitely see a doctor, in an emergency room if necessary. It could be a problem with your heart, your blood pressure, or some other medical condition. Only someone who can examine you in person can tell for sure.  


    It is good that you are seeing your physician.  Make sure that he/she is aware of everything you just described in this post. 


    In the meantime, here are some articles you might find of interest:


    Sharp Chest Pain


    Arrhythmias: a patient Guide


  • kellygirltx September 29, 2015
    September 29, 2015
    I get these 'pin-prick' sensations too, more often than I'd like to. My doctor just says we have all kinds of odd little sensations that are unexplainable and basically not to worry about it😏. I feel something is causing these sensations for a reason. After all, pain is our bodies alert that something is wrong?! Left wondering about it. READ MORE
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