for a few months now - on and off - i have had the feeling of a bruise on the left part of my chest just under the nipple. there are no patterns to when it occurs that i can tell - not brought on by physical activity, no particular time of day, no particular setting. typically last for a half hour to 2 hours. there is not other pain associated with it, and it is always in the same spot. however there is no discoloration that you would associate with a typical bruise. also i dont have discomfort breathing when it happens. what could this be? should i be concerned? thanks for any insight.
One can't tell for sure via the Internet (which has serious limitations/restrictions)
In general-only here, chest/thoracic area (upper, lower, right, left, center, side) symptoms, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac.
Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic, or even be silent. ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).
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C* how are you old buddy? for several mounth I have had a brused/strached feeling over the left side of my heart every so offen. (like when I cet tired or stressed ) I was told it was nothing but it still worryes me .-------------OH a dr. told me that I had so many things wrong with me that if i died today it would take 2 weeks to figer out why. ( lol) I keep getting along some how .
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