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A 40-year-old male asked:

i have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. what could this be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Go to the ER: Severe chest pain should never be taken lightly. The positional nature of the chest pain makes one think of a possible pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the lining around the heart) although this could be a heart attack, blood clot, lung infection, etc. All possibilities that are very serious and should be excluded rapidly. Especially because you are on an immunosuppressive. Go now!

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What do episodes of severe chest pain mean?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Get help: The problem may be trivial or extremely serious, so finding the cause of the pain is critical. If you are having severe, or even mild chest pain, get it checked out at once.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my mom is experiencing severe chest pain when eating and drinking. Is this serious?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Chest pain: This sounds like esophageal spasm. Severe chest pain should be checked by a doctor to see what is going on.
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My mom is experiencing severe chest pain when eats and drinks. I am worried. Is it serious?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chest pain: Should get chest pain checked out. Many possibilities including heart and esophagus.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What do I do about severe chest pain.. Unbearable?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Seek help: Severe chest pain should be evaluated immediately as it may be a sign of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions.
Milwaukee, WI
A 33-year-old female asked:

I have severe chest pain when i get upset. Its doesn't last long but it feel like im dying. What could it be?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatric Cardiology 38 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of chest pain associated with emotional upset. Possibilities include heart disease, lung disease (asthma), gastrointestinal disease (reflux, esophageal spasm), and other problems. It would be best if you see your primary care practitioner and explain your symptoms in detail. History and physical examination can give important insight into your symptoms.

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