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Hi so il keep this as short as I can I went to hospital in January with chest pains left arm pain had ecg and blood tests all okay this happen two more time and again I went to hospital ecg and blood tests normal every since then I get all sorts of strange chest pains usually sharp stabbing pains also some pressure but I pure a lot aswell and doc things I may have acid reflux. The past few days have been really bad have had pain in jaw and teeth usually only lasts a few minutes at a time. Do these sound like heart issues

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    Hi Lynsey, reflux can sometimes cause pain in the jaw as well as the usual other pains you're experiencing. The tests you have had regarding your heart and blood have been fine, so it doesn't look like your heart is in obvious trouble. But jaw pain can be the result of heart issues, and so you could put your mind at rest by seeing your doc and telling him or her that this is worrying you a lot since this additional jaw and teeth pain has started occurring. I think it's the only way you'll settle your mind. These pains are bad enough without you being scared like this.
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      All these pains don't appear together either they are usually at different times which might make it less likley to be my heart. It also never happens during exercise etc
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      Again, that could be a good sign, But do make sure not to exercise in ways that would squash your stomach, or you could force its contents upwards, which will continue the trouble you're having. Is it gentle exercise?
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    Hello Lynsey, I hate your having problems. Sometimes not knowing can be worse than the diagnosis.

    So many things can mimic problems in the heart.

    I know because I've been a heart patient since 2007.

    For five years I thought I had Acid reflux (heartburn), But finally after a knee surgeon gave me a standard EKG before operating on my knee, he discovered my EKG was abnormal, so he got me an appointment with a cardioligist, which ran all the test on my heart and discovered my Aortic valve was worn out.

    A few days later, I had a new cow valve in my heart and was back to my former self in a couple months.

    I had always been the world's worst to feel an odd pain, then develop all the symptoms of an illness that wasn't there. I despise going to Doctors, but without question, The heart specialist saved my life.

    My unprofessional advice is, if you suspect your truly having a serious problem, seek out a specialist (cardioligist).

    Technology has came so far, that most times if problems with the heart are found early, they can be easily corrected.

    Please let us know what you find out. You can relieve your worry by seeing a specialist.

    You will be fine!!

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    Sounds like the acid indigestion pains I've had for years. 
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      Really my doctor said thought was indigestion and acid reflux I just didn't kbow it could cause all these strange pains. So you have the pains or sensations in jaw and teeth aswell or just chest back arms etc?
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      Lynsey, also, several things can make you have jaw pain and tingling in the face, like TMJ, or it could be an early sign of a possible stroke, but only testing will reveal the facts.

      I recently discovered that my C1 vertebrae in my neck is badly out of alignment, causing all kinds of problems, including tingling in my left cheek and jaw shooting pains on both sides near my molars. If any thing in your spinal coloumn gets out of line or disturbed, in can affect your nervous system, according to what region is affected.

      My C1 has literally changed my entire way of living. It is the first vertebrae at the base of the brain, so it's very tricky to manipulate it without possible things going wrong.

      Good luck!!

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      I have had (and still do) and had four days in hosptal in 1993 having tests plus twice doctors sent me to the chest pain clinic. Two resulted in me having ECGs that later angiograms proved to be a false positive.

      Now I just sit it out as I'm doing at the moment.

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      How long did it take for you to get the diagnosis? I've been seeing different people for about a year for numb foot and back pain .

      My CT scan showed:

      CT Spine lumbar: Assuming that the lowest mobile disc is L5/S1 the study includes from T12 through to the 5th sacral segment.

      L2/L3, L3/L4 there is diffuse circumferential bulging of these degenerative discs. Nerve roots exit freely. (so that rules a lot out)

      L4/L5, L5/S1 Diffuse circumferential disc bulging with ligamentum  flavum thickening and bilateral facet joint degenerative change noted, however nerve roots exit freely.

      Summary Multilevel lumbar degenerative disc disease and lower lumbar facet joint OA.

      Neuro surgeon felt the cause was not there and wants an MRI of the whole spine.

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