Welcome to InsuranceForums.info!   

Advertisments:


Sponsor Links

Affordable Pet Insurance
Travel Insurance Comparison


Chest pain with shortness of breath and sudden blue veins on left side of chest and down left arm?

Health Insurance topics including Obamacare & Health Insurance quotes

Chest pain with shortness of breath and sudden blue veins on left side of chest and down left arm?

Postby heath50 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:38 am

I am 22 yrs old, im 5'6" and weight 200lbs. I was honorably discharged from the military in 2008 with Marfan Syndrome and am currently awaiting treatment at the VA Hospital in MN. I gradually gained the extra 60lbs after i was discharged in Jan 2008 due to inability to exercise efficiently. i suffer from anxiety but have not had and panic attacks and rarely have pain when anxious. I have been having daily chest pain directly over my heart for the past year or so and the other day i looked in the mirror and saw that i had very prominent blue veins going from what looked like my heart area over to my shoulder and down my left arm. It most often hurts when i am out and about shopping and it is a sharp pain that causes me to draw in my breath and hold it, it sometimes goes to my left shoulder and left part of my back and often is accompanied by a heart flutter. I try not to panic as that would probably make the pain worse. I have no health insurance and have been wondering if this is life threatening enough to pay for an expensive emergency room bill? I do have acid reflux but this is a different kind of pain. I do not want to wait to long and risk damage or worse. What do you think this sounds like and is this an urgent emergency?
heath50
 
Posts: 532
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:50 am

Chest pain with shortness of breath and sudden blue veins on left side of chest and down left arm?

Postby connlaio16 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:50 am

Any chest pain is and emergency get it checked out.
connlaio16
 
Posts: 467
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:58 pm

Chest pain with shortness of breath and sudden blue veins on left side of chest and down left arm?

Postby alon14 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:56 am

It may be a hiatus hernia, which often accompanies acid reflux, and which hurts over in that spot. If you have been having it for a year, it may also be related to your Marfan Syndrome, which affects the heart quite a bit.

Write all this stuff down and be sure to discuss at the VA hospital. You should contact them to be seen sooner if you think there are changes in the way your heart is behaving. It is not the sort of thing you can go to the ER with; it is a chronic condition.
alon14
 
Posts: 503
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:45 am

Chest pain with shortness of breath and sudden blue veins on left side of chest and down left arm?

Postby culloden » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:59 am

I wouldn't wait, we are not doctors on here. Those symptoms sound serious, I would go to the ER. Is there any sort of assistance you could apply for at the hospital? Usually hospitals have programs like that. I wish you the best!
culloden
 
Posts: 485
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:14 am

Chest pain with shortness of breath and sudden blue veins on left side of chest and down left arm?

Postby swinton » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:10 am

Here i s an excellent site with some wonderful options for you. It will definitely help you. Have a look. http://anshelp7.notlong.com/9AAvDEt
swinton
 
Posts: 467
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:07 pm


Return to Health & Medical Insurance

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post