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Sharp stabbing chest pain?, what to do?

Sharp stabbing chest pain?, what to do?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...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


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A lot of sharp stabbing chest pain for 2 days. Is this caused by one of my other conditions or do I need to worry about it being something else?

A lot of sharp stabbing chest pain for 2 days. Is this caused by one of my other conditions or do I need to worry about it being something else?

Panic Disorder: In an nineteen year old female this is almost always likely to be stress and fatigue or anxiety. But, if you really do have gerd (not usual in young females) then that can also be part of the problem as well. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing chest pain when i cough after having bronchitis- what causes this? it feels like a knife

Sharp stabbing chest pain when i cough after having bronchitis- what causes this? it feels like a knife

Inflammation: The tissues lining the bronchi (tubes leading from the trachea into the lung in smaller and smaller radicals) are grossly inflamed by the infection, or if caused by toxic materials by them, and pain is one of the cardinal signs of inflammation. When you cough you place pressure on inflamed tissues and therefore ......................... OK? ...Read more

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How to explain to ur cardiologist ur symptoms so he could understand? My symptoms are feel like heart is pounding and sharp stabbing chest pain

How  to explain to ur cardiologist ur symptoms so he could understand? My symptoms are feel like heart is pounding and sharp stabbing chest pain

Chest pain: Is your chest pain and pounding heart with or without physical exertion/exercise? Does the pain radiate to jaw or arm? Is there any shortness of breath or light headedness? That is the information dr. Needs in addition to pounding heart and chest pain. Also smoking habit, caffeine intake, and any prescribed or illicit drug use and if so be honest about it to your dr.. ...Read more

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Did eat but still dizzy, sharp stabbing chest pain lasts only seconds comes & goes cause? Hist: htn pcos zestoretic provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Chest pain: Could be a gastrointestinal complication, esophageal spams, heart attack, costochondritis, anxiety attack etc.Since we do not know your personal history i recommend you see a doctor right away to find out the cause of your chest pain. Chest pain its always very serious. ...Read more

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Sleepy all day when slept 8 hrs , sharp stabbing chest pain, & labored breathing cause? History htn and pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) and lisinopril hctz

Can't tell from here: I'm sorry, but we can't tell online what's causing your sharp stabbing chest pain. You need an urgent medical evaluation -- just as when you asked this same question the other day. Blood clots are possible, and are 1 possible cause of the symptoms you describe. This doesn't mean you definitely have these, but the possibility is a good reason to see a doctor asap. Wishing you good health. ...Read more

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Heart feels like its racing mostly @night pluse is>100 on&off sharp stabbing chest pain should I worry? Hypertension-lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pcos-provera

Heart feels like its racing mostly @night pluse is>100 on&off sharp stabbing chest pain should I worry? Hypertension-lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pcos-provera

See cardiologist : Very fast heart rates that are episodic are a symptom of a possible rythym abnormality. A cardiologist can diagnose you and may want you to wear a monitor for at least 24hr which will record the electrical activity of your heart for analysis. ...Read more

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I get a sharp, stabbing, dull, aching chest pain and i can't breathe when this happens. Also get light headed when this happens? The pain is intense.

Chest pain: Chest pain and shortness of breath means you need to go to an emergency room now. There are lots of possible causes including coronary artery disease, pneumonia, pericarditis, pneumothorax, gastroesophageal reflux disease, costochondritis, rib fracture, panic attack, anxiety... The list keeps going. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Stabbing sharp chest pain w/ s.O.B & then persistent cough at anytime no allergies feel like heart is pounding his:htn&pcos provera&lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Stabbing sharp chest pain w/ s.O.B & then persistent cough at anytime no allergies feel like heart is pounding his:htn&pcos provera&lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

?? PE: Need to rule out pulmonary embolism . You need a ct chest. Also you have htn, pcos, pcos increases risk for CAD and also Insulin resistance which inturn can cause cad. Need and ekg and further work up , see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp right side chest stabbing pain and hot sweats do you know what could be causing this?

Need to see Doc ASAP: Your symptoms sound serious, right side stabbing chest pain may be related to pleurisy, pneumonia, blood clots in lungs, angina or even aortic dissection. Need further evaluation and need to go to emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp stabbing pain in chest when breathing! please help me!?

I'm having sharp stabbing pain in chest when breathing! please help me!?

Chest pain: I would see my pcp and get a chest xray. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but infections are the most common. ...Read more

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22/f. sharp stabbing pain in chest and upper back mostly on both sides of shoulders. This happens frequently.

Check posture when: sitting, typing on computer, using your iPhone or Android, (methyltestosterone) or driving, riding the bus. All these things affect bilateral shoulder pain, b/c it forces us to hunch, which isn't healthy for our backs or bodies. If you have good posture, then maybe it's a pinched nerve, or the way you carry your backpack, or purse. May be too heavy. Shouldn't be more than 10 pounds max. Also, wearing too high heels. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (feels sharp or stabbing) (worsened by: sudden movements, laying down, sitting up) What could be the cause!

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (feels sharp or stabbing) (worsened by: sudden movements, laying down, sitting up) What could be the cause!

Since: movement seems to aggravate it COSTOCHONDRITIS an inflammation of the tiny cartilages which allow the chest to expand (they are located between the sternum(breastbone) and your ribs...is a possible Diagnosis! You need a "hands on" exam with your PCP as soon as practicable to make an accurate diagnosis not a "guess" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more