This is a fairly common problem which is known as the Da Costa Syndrome or internal mammary pain. Although the pain occurs in the chest and on the left side where the heart is situated,it has nothing to do with any heart problem. The pain is thought to be due to spasm of an artery on the inside of the chest called the internal mammary artery. This pain often occurs in families and is thought to be mainly brought on by stress.Reassurance is all that is usually needed. The problem usually disappears by itself.
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