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A 36-year-old member asked:

what is constricting chest pain?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
CP: Constricting probably one of the terms used to describe the chest pain. CP whether constricting or not has to be evaluated.
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Just a description: Constricting chest pain is a term health providers use to describe the location or type of the pain. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to constrict chest pain to the upper right of the chest?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
That depends: The description of the pain suggests the cause. The word constricting or pressure or tightness are suggestive of a block in the artery that could lead to a heart attack. However, on the right side of the chest is less likely to be for that reason, more likely if in middle or left chest. There are many other reasons for chest pain and tests are sometimes needed to be sure of the cause.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What does constricting chest pain to the upper chest mean?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
See a doctor: Pain of this nature should never be diagnosed by an online interaction. It can be anything from simple muscular pain to serious heart disease.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is my tailbone pain from a fall? How to treat?

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Dr. Allen Lu
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Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
It can be: Tailbone injuries can be extremely painful. Fortunately, they rarely cause any permanent damage and rarely need any kind of intervention. Unfortunately, little can be done to speed up recovery or change its course. Treatment usually involves avoiding pain, using soft cushions or doughnuts, and resting.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist.
A member asked:

I m having upper and left hypochondrium pain since 5 years I have taken lot of proton pump inhibitors and took lot of medicines for IBS also.Wat shal?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No easy answer: Ongoing pain in the upper abdomen that has not responded to standard treatments can pose a difficult problem to solve. Best to start with a thorough evaluation by a good gastroenterologist.

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