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Dr. Foead Geula
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Slipped Disc (Definition)

The disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip, " a disk may move, split, or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape ...Read more


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I have tight bulging veins in my left arm that go away when I raise my arm up. But they also hurt and come with sometimes chest pain?

I have tight bulging veins in my left arm that go away when I raise my arm up. But they also hurt and come with sometimes chest pain?

See your doctor: You need to get a check up because it sounds like you might have something that is causing your veins to bulge, and you may need some special imaging. You can see a peripheral vascular specialist if you have access to someone or see your primary care doctor first. Good luck! ...Read more

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My left arm has hurt since Fri. No chest pain. Now it is swollen and the vein is bulging. My hands are feeling pin pricked/on fire. What's the reason.

My left arm has hurt since Fri. No chest pain. Now it is swollen and the vein is bulging. My hands are feeling pin pricked/on fire. What's the reason.

Left arm pain with s: Blood clleft arm pain with swelling may be due to blood clot, inflammation of muscles, tend, skin, bursitis or arthritis of shoulder, hypertension, winged shoulder, coronary artery disease.Should have physical examination, may be drug related, X-ray & MRI, EKG, echocardiogram.
treatment : physical therapy, laproscopic surgery, antibiotics, doppler ...Read more

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Suffering from severe chest pain and shortness of breath for months now. Burning leaky bulging in legs n pain in back what could this b? Had echo n ekg

Suffering from severe chest pain and shortness of breath for months now. Burning leaky bulging in legs n pain in back what could this b? Had echo n ekg

See a heart doc: Could be several different things and to find out you really should be seen by someone to go over the tests that you have already had and to determine if you need further tests or treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: mild) (side: right), throat lump or bulge and rash on chest.

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: mild) (side: right), throat lump or bulge and rash on chest.

Chest discomfort: Burning chest discomfort with associated rash, if its only on one side off the chest, could be a shingles viral infection. Of course a physician will have to examine you for diagnosis. If it's shingles, treatment is available and important. ...Read more

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Can HPV n herpes be causing me chest pain n trouble breathing or lead to cancer, my legs keep bulging/burning around my left knee n groin what is this?

Can HPV n herpes be causing me chest pain n trouble breathing or lead to cancer, my legs keep bulging/burning around my left knee n groin what is this?

See a doctor: And do this ASAP. You cannot be diagnosed over the internet and what your symptoms are telling you is that you may be seriously ill. Go and see someone right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing throat swelling, throat lump or bulge, pain when swallowing and chest pain or discomfort, spit up blood when I woke up (severity: moderate). ..

I am experiencing throat swelling, throat lump or bulge, pain when swallowing and chest pain or discomfort, spit up blood when I woke up (severity: moderate). ..

Globus sensation or?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." Alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. Certainly spitting up blood warrants evaluation ASAP please. ...Read more

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D-dimer negative, x- ray clear, CT w/o contrast revealed thymic hyperplasia, still having chest pain n short of breath, burning bulging in legs/ lung?

D-dimer negative, x- ray clear, CT w/o contrast revealed thymic hyperplasia, still having chest pain n short of breath, burning bulging in legs/ lung?

Consider heart: You haven't given your age, but men with high blood pressure have increased risk of heart disease. Chest discomfort with shortness of breath can be an indication of heart disease. The likelihood also depends on age, family history, smoking, cholesterol, diabetes. If your evaluation to date has not included an assessment of your heart, consider seeking one with your PCP or a specialist. ...Read more

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I have pain and a bulge just below my chest on the left side. I have chest pains as well. This has been going on for a couple months. Should I be con?

I have pain and a bulge just below my chest on the left side. I have chest pains as well. This has been going on for a couple months. Should I be con?

Maybe: The bulge may be a hernia. Doubt cardiac given your age and sex but a ct scan and or ultrasound of the abdomen would be a reasonable start. ...Read more

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Hi, I’m 46, female, have chronic pain across my chest area in my back, recent mri of lower back shows bulging disc 3, 4, 5... what could be wrong?

Hi, I’m 46, female, have chronic pain across my chest area in my back, recent mri of lower back shows bulging disc 3, 4, 5... what could be wrong?

Maybe thoracic prob: Bulging disc from accident? Spontaneous? In Lumbar area may also have thoracic involvement;need exam and imaging. May be secondary muscle involvement from strains.
chest pain should be worked up ; cardiac, lung, GI or MSK is unclear. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for almost 9 months. 4 bulging disc in neck. When touch my chin to chest, get pain in the middle of chest only then and stretching it.

Upper back pain for almost 9 months. 4 bulging disc in neck. When touch my chin to chest, get pain in the middle of chest only then and stretching it.

Be seen: You may want to be seen to discuss the multiple nonoperative treatment options available for patients with degenerative disc disease. Hopefully would respond. ...Read more

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Can I get vertigo and chest muscle tension from a bulging disc in the neck?

Can I get vertigo and chest muscle tension from a bulging disc in the neck?

Interesting: A disc issue in the neck should not cause vertigo or dizziness. It can, in severe cases, cause issues with ambulation and gait stability. As far as chest muscle tension, there can be associated/referred pain that can be occasionally associated with lower cervical disc issues. Make sure there is no cardiac/heart issues in the presence of chest tension. ...Read more

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Chest pain over a month now?

Chest pain over a month now?

Chest pain: I don't know what your cardiac cath showed. If it showed no blockage the pain is most likely not angina. There are other things that cause chest pain. Even a bad gallbladder can do it. I would suggest returning to your doctor and letting them know you still have pain. ...Read more

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What can cause constant chest pain?

What can cause constant chest pain?

Constant chest pain: Well a knife in the chest for one thing, on the other hand there are lots of things which could do this from lung/pleural problems inside, through chest wall inflammation like costochondritis, thru esophageal problems.....lots of potential considerations, need to see a Doc to work through them.... ...Read more

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What does atypical chest pain mean?

What does atypical chest pain mean?

Atypical...: Chest pain due to heart pain has certain features like substernal pain that radiates to the jaw and left arm, pain described as pressure-like, etc. Chest pain that does not have these classic features is called atypical chest pain. Atypical chest pain is less likely to be due to the heart but still could be so testing to rule out the heart may still be indicated, especially if no other source found ...Read more

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Can unsuitable bra cause chest pain?

Yes: This is possible...Try a better fitting one & see if symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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How do you treat frequent chest pain?

How do you treat frequent chest pain?

Evaluate different c: Chest pain that is recurrent implies something that needs to worked up. Considerations include musculoskeletal pain, GI causes, stress/anxiety, cardiac, and pulmonary causes. Workup should focus on a good history of what provokes and what relieves the symptoms as well as their description and associated findings (like exercise tolerance, shortness of breath). A change in functional status etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my chest pain?

STRETCH: Stretch it out slowly.. If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Does too much ginger cause chest pain?

Ginger: About 3% of people in one study of ginger had chest pain, this makes it fairly uncommon. Could find no proof ginger causes chest pain. ...Read more

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What is chest pain mean in healthy teen?

Chest pain: Lots of possible causes, means should get checked to diagnose cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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What causes fleeting left side chest pain?

What causes fleeting left side chest pain?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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How can I stop chest pain while exercising?

How can I stop chest pain while exercising?

Serious symptom: That is a potentially serious symptom. You need a full cardiac evaluation to be sure that your symptoms are not due to a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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Right chest pain immediately after bulching?

Right chest pain immediately after bulching?

Possible gerd: This might be heart burn or GERD, very common after belching or taking a large meal. It's Important to make sure this is not related to heart disease which can mimic those symptoms too. Encourage you to be seen by a physician to rule out heart disease ...Read more

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Wen I do exercise than my back & chest pain?

Wen I do exercise than my back & chest pain?

Need more details...: This could be simple muscle strain or any number of other things, some of which could be serious. Pain is never normal--it is a warning signal and should be evaluated, especially if it persists. If you have accompanying shortness of breath, palpitations, or lightheadedness, do not continue to exercise and certainly see a physician ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more