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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Overview)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to discomfort in this area.


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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
3,199 doctors shared insights

Chest Pain (Overview)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to discomfort in this area.


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What causes chest pain?

What causes chest pain?

Lots of things,: Chest pain causes could range from minor things such as strained muscles or heartburn to serious ones like a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism. It should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

Do not engage in activities which worsen your pain! ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Right chest pain (sometime)?

Right chest pain (sometime)?

Multiple: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is remarkably effective for many pain problems! ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Dull aching chest pain on right side chest tightness?

Dull aching chest pain on right side chest tightness?

Without knowing: Anything else tight chest/chest pain = call 911 and get evaluated! good luck. ...Read more

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Cough, left chest pain and fever?

Cough, left chest pain and fever?

Possibilities...: If the left chest pain increases with cough and deep breathing, then it is likely related to the other symptoms. If this is the case, the likely diagnoses are bronchitis vs pneumonia. Often, the only way to tell the difference is via chest x-ray. If the left chest pain does not increase w/ above maneuvers, see a doctor today so cardiac etiology can be ruled out. Go to er if needed. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

"one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." bob marley listen to music! ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Centre stomach pain and chest pain ?

Chest pain : Maybe reflux but you need to be examined ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

Weight loss has an unbelievable impact on reducing back pain. Slim up! ...See more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Do doctors in ers treat chest pain in teenagers seriously?

Yes: Chest pain is always treated seriously, especially as diabetes and obesity becomes a bigger problem in adolescents, along with the ever-present risk of drug abuse. Rarely does chest pain signify something serious in this age group but a proper history and physical examination will be done, followed by tests and labs if needed. ...Read more

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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

Learn proper lifting techniques to minimize aggravating your back pain! ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

ER now: In case this is heart or vascular related, i suggest you go to the er now. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

Do not equate any abnormality found on x-ray as the cause for your pain! i see this happen often! ...See more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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How is the heart failure, chest pain treated?

How is the heart failure, chest pain treated?

See below.: Very differently depending on the cause. Too large a subject to cover in a few lines. ...Read more

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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

A relatively new drug, cymbalta, (duloxetine) is very effective for many kinds of pain & is non-narcotic! ...See more

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Is lortab an effective treatment for chest pain?

See a doctor: Unless one is 100% percent sure that your chest pain is not coming from your heart taking anarcotic to treat it is foolish. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

You should have a CRP test done if you are younger with back pain &/or have a family history of low back pain! ...See more

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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

Focus on things other than your pain. Listen to music, talk to family. Isolation is pain's friend! ...See more

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What cures chest pain due to acid?

Gerd treatment: Chest pain due to acid needs to be treated in many ways. Your eating habits need to be addressed: how much you eat, when you eat, what you eat. There are medications that can reduce the amount of acid or counteract the acid. Sleeping habits need to be addressed. This is complicated and you should see a gastroenterologist about gastro-esophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Chest pain (Tip)

Make sure you have a good mattress. It can make all the difference in back pain keeping you awake! ...See more

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How can someone get rid of chest pain?

How can someone get rid of chest pain?

Depends: Of course, it depends on the cause of the chest pain. The treatment of chest pain related to a fractured rib is totally different from that related to a heart attack for instance. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

Lose all the weight you can! a protruding abdomen increases lordosis and facet arthritis pain. ...See more

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Nose bleeds chest pain dizziness left arm pain headache?

Nose bleeds chest pain dizziness left arm pain headache?

Although you: are young - this still should prompt emergency medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac event. ...Read more