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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain: could be heart but also a fractured rib. You need to check this out immediately will probably need X-rays or a scan to make site its nothing more seri ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
See Your PCP: Chest tightness with back pain is concern for a heart condition. If this is ruled out, then have your PCP consider evaluate your thoracic spine for a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Asthma: If your symptoms are not improved with asthma medication, you should go to the ER. There are other diagnoses that need to be considered.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Visit a GI doctor: Once heart burn issues addressed, you should feel better.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Please be carefull: What you describing it could very serious issue relating to your heart , i hope not check it as soon as possible . If it came different an I am wrong ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Possibly: Shoulder and neck pain dont really "cause" chest tightness, but a herniated disc in the neck can sometimes cause all these problems, including chest p ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Many: Causes...Get evaluated by your physician.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Without knowing: Anything else tight chest/chest pain = call 911 and get evaluated! good luck.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience in Cardiology
See your doctor: Chest tightness and shortness of breath with exertion could be angina or pain from your heart. It also could be asthma, lung infection or several othe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Cusnir
27 years experience in Cardiology
OK: Ok.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Muscle or cartilage : Most likely muscular in nature or inflammed cartilage -possible costochondritis especially if you had a recent cold. Take some otc medication like I ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See a doctor: Severe pain is an alert - a way to get your attention. It says "get this looked into!" It may not be too serious, but w/out proper treatment, it could ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Likely musculo: Skeletal pain because of your young age. See your dr just to be sure there's no underlying heart disease. Take care!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Need to see MD: Pleuritic chest pain needs to be evaluated. See your pcp now.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
MFP: Myofascial pain syndrome. In addition to local tenderness, referred pain. Mfp is characterized by other associated symptoms: increased muscle fatigue ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doc today: You need to make sure that your heart isn't causing your problems. Go to your doctor to make sure.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Friesen
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Hard to say exactly: But further evaluation with your pcp is warranted.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Flu?: You sound like you have a flu-like illness. More serious infections can cause this too. If your health is otherwise good, i'd suggest drinking lots of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
At your age it is: unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac in nature. There are many other potential causes. This cannot be evaluated over the internet based on your sym ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Needs evaluation: Could be a number of things but most worrisome would be infection or blockage,... Both of which need quick evaluation and treatment.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Tricky: We must distinguish between pain only when taking a deep breath or cough (pleurisy), deep breath lying down but not sitting up (pericarditis) and prim ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ER: You need to go to the ER right away. Hard to tell whats going on without a complete evaluation
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