A 21-year-old male asked:
hello, the back of my neck has been in constant pain when i'm not sleeping. it's usually on the left side and i also experience chest pain constantly, pressure on my head, dizziness, shortness of breathe, anxiety, and general discomfort.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Chest pain in a guy in his early 20's can be an emergency, depending on various details. Often, the ER doctor needs to evaluate. The doctor evaluates for asthma, heart problem, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), myocarditis, etc... If it turns out to be rib cartilage pains (costochondritis) or heartburn (gastric reflux), that can be treated too. A heart attack would be ultra rare at college age.
101 viewsAnswered Jan 20, 2020
Last updated Jan 20, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
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.