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I am 25 have Tightness & ache in chest & upper back for 3 months. I have no other symptoms. If it was heart related would it last this long?

I am 25 have Tightness & ache in chest & upper back for 3 months. I have no other symptoms. If it was heart related would it last this long?

Not likely: Although it is unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac related in a 25 year old woman it is not unlikely for cardiac symptoms to persist for three months. It would be reasonable to seek an evaluation by a health care professional both to exclude cardiac etiology but also to help alleviate your discomfort with an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 25 have Tightness and ache in chest and upper back for 3 months. If it was heart related would I have other symptoms & would it last this long?

I am 25 have Tightness and ache in chest and upper back for 3 months. If it was heart related would I have other symptoms & would it last this long?

Heart unlikely but..: It is unlikely to be from your heart at 25 years old, but not impossible. It is more likely from some musculoskeletal problem. However, since it has been going on for this long it would really be good to see a doctor and get an exam to determine the cause. If it is musculoskeletal then your doctor could refer you to a physical therapist to help you get rid of the discomfort. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?

Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?

Probably: Try some otc antacid meds and check in with your doctor monday. The anxiety can also cause these symptoms. If you have other symptoms that are more severe you should seek advice sooner. ...Read more

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Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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What could cause reacurring severe body aches. Mostly legs buttocks back chest neck. Ongoing on and off for 10 years.

What could cause reacurring severe body aches. Mostly legs buttocks back chest neck. Ongoing on and off for 10 years.

Food allergy: It could be something you eat that your body does not like and it could be causing igg food allergy problems. Yoyu need to see a doctor who can look into those type of problems for you. ...Read more

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Can a heart attack last for days. Is it possible a 22yo female to have a heart attack or can severe aniexty cause chest ache and back ache?

Can a heart attack last for days. Is it possible a 22yo female to have a heart attack or can severe aniexty cause chest ache and back ache?

Would be rare: Common things are common and rare things are rare. It would be extremely uncommon for you to have a heart attack at 22 that has lasted for "days" and still be alive.It is VERY common to have anxiety that leads you to believe this and have the symptoms you describe. You do need to see your doctor to make sure no medical conditions causing your anxiety and for referral to a psychologist who can help ...Read more

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Sudden aches/pains in my back, chest and stomach. Muscles feel very tense/dull. On alesse and 4th day of my period plus anxiety? What can i do? Im 18.

Sudden aches/pains in my back, chest and stomach. Muscles feel very tense/dull. On alesse and 4th day of my period plus anxiety? What can i do? Im 18.

Need more info..: What kinds of pain are you experiencing? And what seems to trigger the pain? Is it related to your period, food, any activity etc? How long has this been going on? Do you get short of breath? It says you are on birth control pills. Do you also smoke? Taking oral contraceptive is a risk factor for blood clots (DVT/PE) and smoking increases your risk. ...Read more

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22y male, dull pain and ache only on left side chest, back, shoulder, neck and uper arm. No shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness. What's the dx?

Chest pain ? etiol: Cardiac cause such as pericarditis needs to be evaluated. Could also be musculosketetal / neuromuscular. Needs further workup. ...Read more

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I m aching and sore all down my back chest and shoulders its got worse over the last week?

I m aching and sore all down my back chest and shoulders its got worse over the last week?

Get examined: It could be muscle strain, heart condition arthritis etc. You may need some work up - labs, ekg, xray, etc only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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I m aching and sore all down my back chest and shoulders its got worse over the last week. What can I take otc?

I m aching and sore all down my back chest and shoulders its got worse over the last week. What can I take otc?

Get examined: You can take otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin or aleve (if no allergies). You may need some work up- labs, xrays, ekg etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more