I Have A Heavy Weight Feeling In My Chest And Left Arm,but Not All The Time What Could It Be

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I Have A Heavy Weight Feeling In My Chest And Left Arm,but Not All The Time What Could It Be

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Sharon,

Thanks for your posted question. Your discomfort could represent a number of underlying causes, including your heart. Diagnosing chest discomfort can be challenging, especially in females who manifest heart disease in many different ways (than males). Other possibilities include muscular strains, gastrointestinal disorders, problems in the lungs and chest cavity. The fact that you are also experiencing arm discomfort is another concern. All of this underscores the need to see your physician as soon as possible for his evaluation that will include a history, physical examination, and electrocardiogram. After evaluating you, your doctor may request further testing to get to the bottom of things.

I hope this has been helpful. Feel better.

Martin Cane, M.D.