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pain in upper chest and back

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Probable spasm: Random sharp chest is probably not a broken rib unless major trauma (it takes a large g-force to break ribs). Sharp chest pain is usually a G.I. (stom ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in Pain Management
Maybe: Several possibilities: pleurisy, lung injury, punctured intestine, heart, etc. A very common cause for pain in this location , however, though no ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Chest pain: If your cough is causing you chest pain, you may have pneumonia or bronchitis. But any chest pain warrants a doctor check-up please
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: May be gallbladder or constochondritis ( inflammation of rib muscle wall) but may also may be a clot in your lungs ,because of the concern for clot, ... Read More
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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 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 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 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 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 member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at leas ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience in Family Medicine
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
May be gas in large: This may be what we call the "splenic flexure syndrome" where we get gas in the large intestine where the intestine flexes from the tranversecolon ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
?: pretty general complaint it would be best to see a physician to help you figure this out
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined sympto ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not an orth: Probably not An ortho problem .should see a general surgeon
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain in Back: I would need to know more about your pain. It's quality, intensity and associated symptoms. Also it would be helpful to know more about your medical ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Muscle spasm: pain and knots in back muscles sounds like possible muscle spasms Heat, massage, gentle stretching, topical muscle creams and over the counter pain m ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: with the available information. If these are the only symptoms - it may be a musculoskeletal issue.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience in Cardiology
Possible: There is no easy answer because several things can cause chest pain. The organs in the chest are very close to one another and share the same nerve co ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Evaluation: See a doctor or go to er to rule out appendicitis, perforated bowel, gallbladder problems, infection, etc.
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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Same mechanism can affect the pectoral muscle.....

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