What could be causing vibrations in my chest?
March 4, 2012 3:43 PM Subscribe
What could be causing what feels like very mild vibration in my left chest?
posted by c'mon sea legs to health & fitness (7 answers total)
I think it comes and goes (but it could just be that my awareness of it comes and goes). It's not painful, just feels like a very very slight... vibration (I struggle to describe it) in my left chest, a little lower in the ribcage than my left breast, more towards the outside of the ribcage than the middle. I'm most aware of it when I lie down, but I've felt it standing up as well. It's not connected to variations in my heartbeat. This has been going on periodically for the past two weeks or so.
I've also had occasional mild chest pain in spots ranging throughout my left chest around the vertical level of my nipple, which I think might be related: both symptoms seem to resolve if I burp.
I'm 25, female, have anxiety and am overweight, sedentary work but I do at least an hour of do low-impact exercise daily, and my life has gotten more stressful in the past few months, if that's worth noting. I'm a vegetarian, and I eat a lot of legumes, fiber, etc. I've talked to my doctor about the pain but not the vibration yet; I have a trip this week and intend to make an appointment for next week. YANMD, I'm mostly trying to figure out: 1) does this sound like something you've heard of or experienced? and 2) is this one of those situations where the AskMetafilter asker is relatively relaxed about symptoms but in fact they indicate certain doom and I should go to the doctor immediately?