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Doctor insights on: Acute Pain In Chest

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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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Severe pain in flank of back when sneezing?

Severe pain in flank of back when sneezing?

Herniated Disk: Sneezing and coughing resulting in back pain is a typical finding in someone with a herniated disk. If it does not resolve on its own in a few weeks, i would see your doctor to evaluate the spine further with imaging studies. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Yes.: A strained chest muscle can hurt when you inhale/exhale, because of the expansion of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle.?

Chest pain in the middle.?

Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.

Depends: To answer this question, we like to know the duration of this pain, the nature, provoking factors and relieving factors. Causes can be due to muscle strain, heart disease, lung disease, infections, tumors, esophageal spasms, blood clots, etc. Get checked out ! ...Read more

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What can cause sharp, acute pain in the rib cage?

What can cause sharp, acute pain in the rib cage?

Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

RISKY: The combination could represent primary cardiac issues. See your doctor soon. There are other possible causes but take care of this immediately. ...Read more

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Acute chest pain?

Acute chest pain?

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 more

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Dull achy pain in upper left chest, occurs frequently. Ankles and feet swelling. No shortness of breath or headaches. Pain isolated.

Pain: There is not enough information here to suggest causation. Things likely unrelated but no way to know without much more data. See your dr. For evaluation, could easily be no big deal but out here in the zephyr world without more data, no way to know or reassure you. ...Read more

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Acute intense chest pain then headache?

Get this checked: Asap, see a doctor. The worry is not the headache, it is the chest pain, as this could be angina pectoris presaging possible heart attack. Do not hesitate, get this addressed. Visit nearby hospital er! ...Read more

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Pain in the left chest when coughing?

Muscle strain?: If the pain is in the chest wall, you may have pulled a muscle coughing. If it happens when you take a deep breath it may be pleurisy. If this is a recent cough and it has not cleared in a week, time to call the doctor. ...Read more

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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more