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angina vs. chest wall pain

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
SCARY?: Depends on how scare you get when you may die of either.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Bisoprolol may help.: Bisoprolol is a beta-blocker. That is, it blocks the effect of adrenaline on specific organs. It may help reduce the symptoms related to anxiety. It i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the iss ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience in Dentistry
Referred pain: The heart isn't typically an at where the body feels pain, so when pain sensations from angina occur, the brain essentially looks for a way to transla ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Subcutaneous emphysema is typically a painful to touch condition, usually caused by physical trauma. Treatment is supportive as it is a self limiting ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Pain: Left arm and chest pain are not always cardiac related. Within the spectrum of symptoms of cardiac ischemia lie the pains in left arm and chest. Many ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
CP: Tachycardia can cause chest discomfort or chest pan. But tachycardia may not be the common cause of chest pain.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Commonly: I see breast pain patients that turn out to have costochondritis. This is inflammation of the rib joint at the sternum. But you need to have an exam t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Describe the pain: How long have you had it? Is it the sequelae of a flu or cold you've had recently. If the pain increases with inspiration or coughing it is more likel ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Pain: Unlikely to be cardiac related symptom.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Be seen: The pain of a heart attack is typically felt on the left side of the chest with occasional radiation of the pain down the left arm. The pain is usual ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neck pain: It is very unlikely at your age for chest pain to be related to your heart, especially with a normal workup. If you have been weight training, you ma ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs to see MD: These findings need to be followed up by your physician.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience in Cardiology
Talk to your doctor: Unless the collapse has been known to be present for a long time and stable, may represent infection, blocked airway (?Aspiration), congenital malform ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
External pain: Chest wall pain comes from the skin, bones, cartilage, or muscle of the thorax, and does not arise from the internal organs (heart, lungs). It is usu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Chest pain is the most common presenting symptom for thoracic aortic aneurysm. However, in some patients, the initial symptom may be rupture presenti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It could be any/all of those. Also, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, non-ulcer dyspepsia, esophageal spasm, fibromyalgia, pleuri ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Absolutely: Cardiac pain can be manifested in a variety of symptoms - many of which we don't usually associate with the heart. Get this checked out immediately if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur sug ... Read More
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