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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: Anyone with a report that they have a heavy chest and find it hard to breathe needs to be seen by the doctor urgently.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: If there was simultaneous chest and upper back pain and pressure, the biggest concern would be an undiagnosed aortic aneurysm and or dissection in a y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: These symptoms can be serious and should be checked out.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: The symptoms are suggestive of possible bronchial infection. You should see a provider ASAP
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Breathing in water: because the water has mass and indeed is putting pressure on your chest. The deeper you go the higher the pressure applied.
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A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
These : These are serious symptoms. It sounds like you are dealing with angina, which is a type of chest pain that is caused by reduced blood flow to the hear ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Call 911: If this is acute episode chest pressure and pain require medical evaluation to rule out cardiac contribution. If something iike this happens - call 9 ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Orthopnea and DON'T!: Orthopnea means it's hard to breathe when you lay down. The classic disease which causes this is heart failure, when fluid backs up in the lungs. Ho ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
See your PMD: Costochondritis (muscle and bone inflammation), pericardial disease are to be considered. More concerning is Aortic disease - any h/o HTN, smoking, FH ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Smoking related?: You may have asthma, and/or be affected by your smoking. First, try quitting smoking and see if that makes a difference. You can also see your prima ... Read More
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