I have an enlarged heart, had stabbing pain in left chest, what do you think?

I’m currently under going a breathing problem since January I’ve had ct scan and breathing test. I saw my consultant last week and he said something about enlarge heart. Earlier this afternoon I had stabbing pain in my left chest that lasted about a minute and now left me bruised and more breathless. What do you think?





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag
HI That would be a musculoskeletal origin pain and could be a cardiac origin pain… that depends on whether there is other symptoms or not? do you have sweating? do you have pain in your left arm or upper left back or shoulder? do you have Blood pressure abnormality? if you answered yes to any of these then you need to see a cardiologist for ECG and May be echo.. If it is pain that only increases with breathing and movement or cold weather or air current then it is just a musculo skeletal pain which can be treated by… Read more »
Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi..
it seems to be related to heart and not the lungs. the heart can be enlarged due to variety of reasons like valvular heart diseases,pulmonary hypertension etc.I suggest you should consult a cardiologist and get the necessary investigations like ecg,echocardiography ,angiography done .
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS CAN BE NEURITIC PAIN. MANY TIMES SUCH PAIN OCCURS DUE TO NERVE INFLAMMATION IN THE CONCERNED PARTS.ENLARGED HEART BY DEFAULT IS NOT PAINFUL BUT IN LATE STAGES MAY CAUSE SIMILAR PROBLEMS. TAKE ANALGESIC TABLETS IF THE PAIN IS UNBEARABLE

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