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Acute Pain In Chest
Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a cough?: Depends on how long you've had this symptom. If it's been an intermittent problem for most of your life, it might be bronchospasm or a form of asthma. I have had several patients who were not diagnosed with asthma in childhood, but are symptomatic as adults. If this is a recent development and is associated with a cough, it could be bronchitis that is irritating your bronchus under the sternum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What may be the reason for acute deep chest pain while turning to sleep on your stomach? No pain while sitting, standing or lying down on the back.
Chest pain: The pain described is unlikely to be cardiac. It is more likely refer able to the musculoskeletal or GI systems. ...Read more
Acute constricting chest pain, irregular heartbeat, inability to stand, nausea, and shortness of breath...
If of acute onset: And recent or ongoing now for more than a few minutes i recommend calling 911 or going as quickly as possible to the ed. No likely cardiac related but not the only thing that can those symptoms in a 20 year old woman. ...Read more
I am wondering about an acute pain in my right chest. The pain also seems to be radiating to the back. The pain increases when i take a deep breath?
Pleurisy: But gallbladder might also be the case. See doctor ...Read more
Why do they just ECG when u r at emergency if ECG just shows limited information?Had chest pain and they say they can c if its somethin acute on ecg?
ECG yields good info: It is true that the ECG can not tell you all. But it does yield a lot of great information. Heart arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, clues to electrolyte imbalances, and the vast majority of acute cardiac ischemia will show up . A normal ECG in combination with the clinical scenario goes a long way in ruling out many conditions. While reassuring that you have a normal ecg, u may need more.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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