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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Many things...: Heart attack, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, pneumonia, pleurisy, cardiac arrhythmia, pericarditis, esophageal reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcer dise ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roaney
60 years experience Family Medicine
Cest Pain Cause?: More info is needed. Is it sharp or dul? Does it feel like pressure on the chest? Is there shortness of breath? How old are you? Do you have a fmily ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attack ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Many reasons: There are many reasons for this and the best thing is to get a full workup by your doctor. Causes when EKG and CXR normal: drug use, anxiety, recent l ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Lots of things go see a doc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: How would anyone even begin to answer without being able to evaluate you firsthand? As some causes can be serious you should go to the ER.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
A-to-Z: There are so many different diseases that can cause abdominal pain. Your first stop should be to your primary care physician's office. They will take ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Where and when?: There are so many many causes of abdominal pain and so i can't really tell what you have. Upper, middle, r upper/l upper, lower/pelvic areas? When doe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots of things: Thigh pain can come from back, hip, and knee problems. Trauma to the area, acute or chronic can do it. Less common are things like infection and tumor ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Too little info: Since you are 41yo, any chest pain should be investigated even. See your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Multiple factors: The most common cause is endometriosis which presents as severe pain with menses and intercourse. You can also have painful bladder syndrome, urinary ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: Chest pain may come from many causes including the intestinal tract, bones and muscles of the chest wall, the lungs, or the heart. More information a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
?ovary: Not to be flippant but how do you know it is your ovary if you do not know what is the cause? Were you told by a doctor? Ovarian cysts can be painfu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might d ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cracking Shoulder: Painless snapping and cracking and popping in the Shoulder is not an uncommon thing with active people. If this causes repetitive pain or discomfort g ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Several things: Muscular pain, pleural inflammation ( lung lining) or a rib fracture which is not nearly as common as the first two.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Nerve pain: Is the pain only in the feet? Without a better history (and an examination) a diagnosis is very hard. Neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or nerve ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Referred pain: Could be other organ that is inflamed, such as gallbladder or bladder.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Specific: The list of causes for back pain is almost endless ... I'm sorry but you'll have to be a bit more specific when resubmitting your question.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Many: Need more history and information. Possibilities would be heartburn from reflux, stomach inflammation (gastritis), stomach ulcer, gallbladder, pancrea ... Read More
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