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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Flu symptoms may last several days. If there is any fever or difficulty breathing, I would advise seeing your PCP or urgent care center. If the pain i ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No worries: It may be your GERD flaring up, or it may just be a muscular pain.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: You know you have GERD. The gastro-esophageal junction where most of the irritation occurs is deep to but just under your heart on the left. Sharp pai ... Read More
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See doctor : A variety of possibilities- heart lung muscle indigestion. Needs rapid exclusion of serious causes. See doctor urgently
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See a doctor now: Chest pain needs to be taken seriously. Even atypical sided chest pain can mean a blocked blood vessel in your heart and can have serious consequences ... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Patients who: use the word "stinging" to describe their pain are usually referring to "nerve mediated" pain. In the chest the nerves come from the neck and may be " ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
With effort?: In children and young adults a fairly good rule of thumb is that if the pain is random, brief (seconds to minutes) not related to effort and made wors ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Brant
25 years experience Family Medicine
Chest wall pain: Chest wall outside covering lungs inside covering chest wall = pleuracy. Not a serous problem. Most likely diagnosis.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jo ann Cohen
28 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, it can: Acute anxiety can cause many things including Panic Attacks. These can have a lot of distressing affects on the physical body. These are so serious ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Atypical: Could be early shingles, costochondritis, a pulled muscle, etc its very atypical and would be fairly confident its not your heart.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Less likely related: They are less likely to be related. You may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty co ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Marcus
30 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely heart: Given your age and the description of the symptoms it is very unlikely related to your heart. Much more likely either musculoskeletal, gastrointestin ... Read More
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