Re: chest pain

From: Julie (
Mon Apr 3 21:11:01 2000

At Wed, 08 Mar 2000, floyd and alice long wrote: >
>Hi, I'm having alot of pain in my chest. I've had a ecko/treadmill
>test, ekg, blood work nothing wrong with my heart. I've just had xrays
>done of my neck, back. nothing wrong with xrays. I also had a ultra
>sound 9 months ago on my liver/gallblader liver was enlarged found i am
>a diobetic. Gallblader should it was ok. have taken meds for Gerd meds
>don't change the pain. Can adhesions cause chest pain. I feel the pain
>between my shoulder blades it goes to the front of my chest into my left
>arm. the musle in the middle of my back burns and hurts. you push on
>any part of my rib cage area front or back it hurts.Even my breast are
>my ribs cramp up. I know I have adhesions in my lower back probable
>attached to bowl again. pain in right leg, hips etc. but I have never
>had this much pain in upper part of my chest. I'm trying to get a
>referrel out side the network to see a Dr. Sims insurance in draging
>there feet. Has anyone every experienced this kind of problem from
>adhesions. Please, Please, I beg of you to help me. This is so crazy.
>Thanks for reading! Alice Long Tulsa, Ok

Dear Alice,

I have been experiencing a similar type of chest pain--mine is on the right side. The pain always radiates from the same point in my chest, but seems connected to pain in my upper back, ribs and right breast. The pain gets worse with stress, and if I overdo with caffeine, it seems to affect my esophagus. I also sometimes am experiencing this burning sensation, but not every day. Even though my doctor has mentioned that maybe it is heartburn, I can't help wondering if it is partially from adhesions from a triple lumen I had inserted into my chest in 1991. (I had had two major abdominal surgeries and had to be fed by triple lumen--I had one on each side for each of my two surgeries.) To me, it makes sense that adhesions in the chest area could be causing nerve pain, and even esophageal pain. Maybe even adhesions in the abdomen could cause a sort of reflux which could be causing some of this. I was interested to see that you mentioned the gall bladder/liver area. I have a place that gets a little knotted up, or partially blocked, right around the gall bladder/liver area, especially upon eating certain things like popcorn. Also, check out articles on costochondritis--If you are 30-50, this might be contributing to some of this pain also. I hope yours goes away soon--I am interested,too, to find out if this could be adhesion pain.



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