Unexplained recurring chest pain.

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Hi all,

It's been a bit over two years that I have been suffering from recurring chest pains. The only way to describe the pain is that it is an upper-left chest dull pain that lasts for 2-3 seconds and recurs after 1-2 seconds for a total duration of 10-15 seconds. Those incidents can take place 10-30 times during a day and usually occur from  morning to afternoon (rarely during the evening/night). The pain does not seem to be affected/caused by movement, exercise, food consumption, alcohol consumption etc.

My overall health condition is not good as I am 33yo, overweight (100kg for 1.71cm height), and I suffer from moderate hypertension (taking a daily pill to keep the blood pressure under control), sleep apnoeas and a fatty liver. I am also consuming alcohol regularly (avg. of half a bottle of wine per day) and I exercise 1-2 times per week (some kind of team sport or swimming).

I have visited two GPs and nobody could find what is wrong and why these pains occur. My blood test results came back clean except for slightly elevated values of the liver-related transaminases due to the fatty liver. I have had extensive heart-related exams with my cardiologist last year as well as a liver fibroscan and all the results were fine.

The only recommendation I have received from all those doctors is to lose weight which is easier said than done.

However I do feel something is wrong with me and would be grateful if anyone could point me to the right direction.

Thank you all.

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    Hi Gerodim

    Your Liver - If I were you I'd stop drinking and ideally loose weight.

    Loosing weight would probably cure your hypertension as well and you'd be able to come off the antihypertensives.

    Your Chest Pain:

    Does it hurt when you press/massage the muscles of your chest?

    Alternatively is it a burning or electric shock pain?

    How sever on a scale from 0 to 10 is the pain?.

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      Hi and thank you for your reply.

      The pain is not affected in any way by pushing, massaging, moving etc. I would neither call it burning nor electric shock. It's more of a subtle pain like the one you experience when your muscles get tired. By that I don't mean the pain that comes the day after you have overexercised but the pain that you feel during the intense physical activity. Another way to describe it would be that it's similar to the pain that you feel if you keep your hands stretched forward for too long.

      The pain is not that severe, I would give it a 3 out of 10.

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    yeah i have been having chest discomfort with throat clearing the chest discomfort feels like a plugged/pressure feeling and the throat clearing feels like its comeing from the upper chest and sometimes it feels like my right hand and right foot get numb during sleep and i have been told that i too have a fatty liver and i have had numerous heart exams such as a stress test with echo and a 24 hour sleep study with holster numerous ekg's and a nuclear stress test all came back normal then i was sent to a G.I. doctor and they did a upper endoscopy and the only thing the found was h-polori and took anti biotics for 14 days but still having symtoms

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      I confirm that during sleep sometimes my hands get numb as well. Can't remember if it's right or left mostly.

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