U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
El Paso, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing chest tightness, shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: lying down, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (better by: rest, sitting upright) , back pain (side: upper) , headache (side: all sides) (qualit

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: Anyone experiencing chest tightness and shortness of breath really needs to be evaluated urgently to rule out a number of potentially life threatening cardiac or pulmonary causes.

Related questions

Last updated Sep 17, 2017

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.