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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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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?

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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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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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

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Ache in back and chest due to sinuses, what to do?

Ache in back and chest due to sinuses, what to do?

Pain in the...: Back and chest is not likely directly related to your sinuses. It could be secondary to coughing which may be indirectly related to your sinuses, or it may be from a viral infection which is also affecting your sinuses. I would recommend treating the symptoms with bed rest, plenty of fluids and either tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If you are getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cold and its in my chest and back wheno breathe hard myback ache ..can you please let me know what it is?

Few possibilities: If this is related to your cold for awhile, the most likely answer is something called pleurisy where the lining of your lung (called the pleura) gets inflamed and results in sharp pain when the lung expands (when you breathe) as it stretches the lining as well. This is usually treated with anti inflammatories like ibuprofen. The other possibility is that you may actually have pneumonia. See MD ...Read more

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Lately, I've been having a chest ache, either when I'm laying down or walking certain distances. I'm starting to feel the ache in my back as well.

Lately,  I've been having a chest ache, either when I'm laying down  or walking certain distances. I'm starting to feel the ache in my back as well.

Differential list of: possibilities is huge & few clues were offered. Medicine is not about "all knowing knowledge" or any certainty; issues far too complex. Medicine about huge basic information, theories, strategies, detective work, educated guesses, tests of strategies applied, evaluating the results of the theories & strategies chosen & implemented (to what quantitative degrees) compared with other ongoing issues. ...Read more

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I have been having minor chest pain for about a week. Now its slightly sore on the left between my back and chest but decreased pain is this serious?

Does not sound : Serious. Sounds like you may have unknowingly hurt something maybe in your back that you felt in your chest and now it is getting better. Since it is getting better that is a good sign and a sign that it is not serious. When something is wrong in your back you often feel it in your chest, but only worry about the chest and don't pay attention to to back till the chest improves. ...Read more

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Can back pain cause sore feeling in chest !?

Can back pain cause sore feeling in chest !?

Depends on the site: of the Back pain; IF its in the upper back (back of the chest, which is the Thoracic Spine) then referred pain come around to the front and cause some chest discomfort. IF its in the lower back, then unlikely, EXCEPT if at the time of the lower back pain, you have another reason for chest discomfort occuring at the same time. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

See PCP: It is important not to ignore chest. Every organ and tissue in the chest cavity can be a source of the pain. A proper diagnosis is essential in preparing a proper treatment plan. The pcp will also evaluate the lower back and determine the cause. Your pcp will determine if a home treatment protocol is appropriate or if she/he should refer you to the proper specialties. ...Read more

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Taking a deep breath my chest and back very sore at the same time also lost 8kg in 6 weeks?

Taking a deep breath my chest and back very sore at the same time also lost 8kg in 6 weeks?

Sounds like you: Needs to be evaluated in person. Pleuritic chest pain(as in pain with breathing) and weight loss could be signs of a indolent infection or other more concerning process like cancer. Please make sure that you see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Im having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back . It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Im having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back . It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Many causes........: There are many possible causes: heart (angina, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart valve issue, etc), lung (allergies, asthma, blood clot, etc), gastro (acid reflux, ulcer, etc), gallstones, pancreatitis, hormonal (thyroid, etc), muscular injury, pinched nerve, and mental (anxiety etc). Given the large number of possible causes, you should see your GP for evaluation. ...Read more