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If you have constant chest pains mostly on the left side and is asthma free what would be the cause?

If you have constant chest pains mostly on the left side and is asthma free what would be the cause?

There are many: Different causes of chest pains. Constant pains are rarely Cardiac. It will be impossible to suggest an accurate diagnosis without additional examination and evaluation. Make an appointment with a health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What causes my chest pains? I have been gettin these chest pains for 3-4 years. Pain is very severe. I know it's not asthma. Lasts 5 min to 1hour

What causes my chest pains? I have been gettin these chest pains for 3-4 years. Pain is very severe. I know it's not asthma. Lasts 5 min to 1hour

See a doc: If the chest pain is severe, you need to see a doctor. I suspect that this may be from an inflammation in the rib cage. If you have large breasts and do not wear a good supportive bra to support them, this may cause chest pain as well. However your description to nonspecific to venture a good guess. If you were much older, the list of potential causes gets much longer. ...Read more

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Over weight son with asthma having chest pains, what to do?

Over weight son with asthma having chest pains, what to do?

Chest pain: Asthma exacerbation could cause chest tightness from air trapping. Consult your physician to adjust medications. ...Read more

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I have recurring chest pains about 12 to 24 hours after I run...Can that be due to having asthma?

I have recurring chest pains about 12 to 24 hours after I run...Can that be due to having asthma?

Many things possibly: Chest pain can be very serious to harmless, asthma can be one of them, but you should check this out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Asthma? Having minor coughs chest pains from taking deep breaths can't catch my breath. Scared..

Asthma? Having minor coughs chest pains from taking deep breaths can't catch my breath. Scared..

See family doctor: Many potential answers and thus it is time for you to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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In the mornings I will cough till I am sick often. Chest xrays appear clear. I passed a lung test after inhalers but asthma not confirmed. Chest pains?

In the mornings I will cough till I am sick often. Chest xrays appear clear. I passed a lung test after inhalers but asthma not confirmed. Chest pains?

Cough: Lots of possibilities including esophageal reflux, allergies and inhalant reactions among others. See a lung specialist to work through them if primary care doc limited. ...Read more

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Chest pains chest very tight. I have asthma and COPD. No history of heart problems. My heartbeat per minute is between 60 to 66. Please help ASAP?

Chest pains chest very tight. I have asthma and COPD. No history of heart problems. My heartbeat per minute is between 60 to 66. Please help ASAP?

Go to ER NOW!: Your chest pain and tightness can be lung-related (asthma, COPD, PE) or heart-related (heart attack) or muscle-related or acid-related (heartburn, reflux). Heart attack, PE, asthma attack or COPD exacerbation can all be life-threatening. You say you take isosorbide mononitrate which is a heart medication. GO TO ER ASAP for IMMEDIATE EVALUATION. ...Read more

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Been suffering from left hand side chest pains and funny beats in chest for 6 months. I do have asthma but my inhaler doesn't help. Heart racing also

Not asthma: The description is more consistent with cardiac excitability potentially exacerbated by using your asthma inhaler and less consistent with an asthma exacerbation. Chest pain is difficult to assess without a physical examination and more background information. Please let your physician know about these new symptoms. ...Read more

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What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

Yes: Palpitations are often nothing but teen years are when we see a spike in the diagnosis of svt. Her asthma medicines will speed her heart rate anyway which might explain all, but they could help trigger svt. A 24 holter monitor would really help if she is having palpitations on a daily basis. Yes see a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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Chest pain right upper side sharp comes and goes have a patent formen ovale and asthma hurts every morning and sometimes in the afternoon hurts help?

Chest pain right upper side sharp comes and goes have a patent formen ovale and asthma hurts every morning and sometimes in the afternoon hurts help?

See below: If your asthma is uncontrolled and you cough a lot, that may give you chest pain. Or, it may be due to a number of other unrelated things such as muscle strain or spasm, pleurisy, blood clots etc. Foramen ovale may contribute to heart failure. Get yourself checked if this does not resolve with a course of otc pain medicines and changing the position in which you sleep. ...Read more

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I have had asthma all my life, is it normal for my maintenance drug to cause chest pain?

Unlikely: Depending what medication you are using, some with long acting beta agonists have been linked to cardiac problems in a subpopulation of uncontrolled asthmatics. Talk to your treating physician about your symptoms, maybe your asthma is not controlled. ...Read more

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On and off chest pain. No asthma symptoms.

See doctor: Description too vague but need to see a doctor. Make sure that Ibuprofen is not causing abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and and asthma and hurts when I breathe?

I have chest pain and and asthma and hurts when I breathe?

Make an appointment: To be seen by a health care professional for evaluation. Not an emergency but should be seen within 12-24 hours. ...Read more

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I am having trouble with my breathing. I am using my asthma inhalers more than I should. I also have chest pain. What should I do. 19 female?

I am having trouble with my breathing. I am using my asthma inhalers more than I should. I also have chest pain. What should I do. 19 female?

Emergency room: When a known asthmatic has persistent breathing problems unrelieved by usual medications and or inhalers it's an indication to go to the hospital emergency room for evaluation and treatment. It's important not to get to the point of severe respiratory distress and fatigue. ...Read more

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Bronchitis and asthma chest pain when I breathe?

Bronchitis and asthma chest pain when I breathe?

There are many: Possibilities for what you describe. You would be best cared for by establishing with a primary health care provider and having a thorough evaluation and then longitudinal followup with the same provider from now on. Make an appointment now. ...Read more

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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a heart condition or if its asthma when you have chest pain?

Doctor eval...: Clinically, the chest pain description can suggest the diagnosis but sometimes, testing is needed to determine whether or not it is due to a cardiac etiology. An ekg and/or stress test, etc. Can determine if the chest pain is due to a cardiac cause. Once this is ruled out, other etiologies, like asthma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Can then be diagnosed. See a doctor if you have chest pain. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with asthma 5 yrs ago, he gets sob and chest pain when active but he has never used the inhalor nor had an asthma attack.?

My son was diagnosed with asthma 5 yrs ago, he gets sob and chest pain when active but he has never used the inhalor nor had an asthma attack.?

Needs re-evaluation: If he is having such symptoms you should arrange a re-evaluation. You need an asthma action plan, which would outline when you add such things as a daily maintenance inhaler or periodic rescue inhaler. Such a plan would allow you to add care when needed & reduce it when clear. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Yes: Yes, and you should consult your doctor. Many other things can give you those symptoms, like reflux disease, heart disease, allergies, cancer. ...Read more

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When im jogging I always got chest pain, I don't have relatives or family that got asthma or heart problem. Is it normal?

When im jogging I always got chest pain, I don't have relatives or family that got asthma or heart problem. Is it normal?

Musculoskeletal: At your age and sex, you need a doctor to listen to your heart for a murmur, which will likely not be found. The problem is probably musculoskeletal and due to stress on your chest wall joints where ribs join cartilage (gristle) of the sternum (breast bone). I have sometimes seen such symptoms in women with exceedingly large breasts. With asthma one gets significantly short of breath and wheezy. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pain since Thursday breathing issues and left arm and left keg achy ASAP response please I have asthma as well?

I have been having chest pain since Thursday breathing issues and left arm and left keg achy ASAP response please I have asthma as well?

Chest pain?!: Chest pain that radiates to the arm is concerning for a heart attack. Please go to the Emergency Room if you haven't already. Uncontrolled asthma can cause your shortness of breath and chest pain, but this typically does not involve pain in the arm. Best wishes ...Read more

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Chest pain going into my back left side, feel wheezy have asthma, PE 2011? Could this be another PE? Co-codamol not taking pain away 30/500

Pls go to ER: You need to be evaluated, chest pain you're describing warrants medical attention, besides codeine can tighten your airways, please go to ER ...Read more

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How do I stop asthma attacks so I can excercise? I can't excercise 10 minutes with out being short of breath having chest pain and lightheadness.

Medication: There are medications that you could take prior to exercise to help with exercise induced asthma. If you have atrial fibrillation, inadequate rate control may also lead to shortness of breath during exercise. Discuss with you doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have pneumonia w/ the only symptom being intermittent chest pain? Had flu/prolonged sinusitis. Have asthma. Peak flows are really good (500+)

Unlikely: If you have pneumonia, you would likely have a cough, fever, or problem breathing. At your age, heart disease is not a strong suspect unless you are diabetic. Need to consult your doctor re. The chest pain- I could have given you a better answer if you had specified the location of the location, duration, triggers, or character of the chest pain. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause chest pain when moving my upper torso? When I lay down in some positions the pain goes away. When sitting is worst. I don't cough @all

Can asthma cause chest pain when moving my upper torso? When I lay down in some positions the pain goes away. When sitting is worst. I don't cough @all

CP of asthma.: If anything, asthma may cause a chest discomfort that occurs when taking in a deep breath. Shouldn't be reliably related to body position. This may be due to something else. ...Read more

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I suffer from mitro vavle prolaps & has asthma as welk I'm 29 weeks in my pregnany and been experiencing chest pain on the right side & hurts to inhal?

Evaluation needed: Difficulty breathing on inhalation and unilateral chest pain raises possibilities of pneumonia, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs) and even blood clots. During pregnancy, it is prudent to take these symptoms seriously and have a thorough evaluation by your doctor. If mom can't breathe, baby can't breathe. ...Read more

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Caughing, weezing, chest pain, trouble breathing.... I don't have asthma please help me?

Caughing, weezing, chest pain, trouble breathing.... I don't have asthma please help me?

Need Doctor exam: Need to have concern over allergies and gastric reflux.
Gi ulcers can produce similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I have asthma. When I woke up this morning I had chest pain and it hasn't gone away. I slept partially my stomach and side.

I'm 16 years old and I have asthma. When I woke up this morning I had chest pain and it hasn't gone away. I slept partially my stomach and side.

May need review: If it persists despite simple pain killers, or you feel tight chest and short of breath, please seek medical advice at the emergency department ...Read more

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I suffer from asthma & my gp has given me lazsprosol due to the steroids irritating me. I'm still getting chest pain, central and up into my neck.

What medications: Are you taking? Depending on your symptoms you should be on one of the following or combination: long acting steroid, long acting beta agonist, long acting anti cholinergic, a prostaglandin inhibitor if you have allergies, and possibly theophylline. ...Read more

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My last asthma attack happens when I was 9. Ow 21, I feel the symptoms of ait are slowing coming back. Chest pain, short breathe. What should I do?

My last asthma attack happens when I was 9. Ow 21, I feel the symptoms of ait are slowing coming back. Chest pain, short breathe. What should I do?

Asthma returns: It is common for asthma symptoms to recur. Usually the trigger is occupational exposure or infection. It's helpful that you recognized the symptoms. See your doctor for examination, lung function test and appropriate treatment. If symptoms occur more than twice a week during the day or twice a month at night, even if lung function is normal, then a daily controller medication is needed. ...Read more

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Feel a little out of breath whenever I cough (dry). Very minor chest pain. Had cough for past week. Never had asthma though grandpa died from it.?

Feel a little out of breath whenever I cough (dry). Very minor chest pain. Had cough for past week. Never had asthma though grandpa died from it.?

? Asthma: Better visit your doctor, need to rule out asthma or heart problem, unlikely, if a bronchodilator helps, most probably you would have a reactive airway disease, sorry for your grandfather, but asthma isn't a hereditary disease, and not every asthmatic die of asthma, it is rather a highly controlable disease, many Olympic gold medalists have the disease and lead a very healthy life with treatment ...Read more

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When ever I go to sleep...I can't breathe and I cough a lot sometimes. I also have asthma. Sometimes I feel chest pain?

When ever I go to sleep...I can't breathe and I cough a lot sometimes. I also have asthma. Sometimes I feel chest pain?

See a doctor: Night time symptoms are often a sign of poorly controlled asthma and should be evaluated and treated by a doctor. Untreated asthma can be dangerous. There is no need to continue suffering. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain it feels like pressure and sore and my asthma is acting up a little and some light headedness what can I do?

Call EMS: If your home nebs / treatment not working to improve your symptoms and see feeling tight with pain and lightheaded, then time for 911. ...Read more

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I have COPD &asthma, I am haffing difficulty breathing and chest pain, feels like someone is sitting on my chest. Should I go to the er?

I have COPD &asthma, I am haffing difficulty breathing and chest pain, feels like someone is sitting on my chest. Should I go to the er?

YES!!: You need to go to the er immediately to make sure you are not having a heart attack. If you are, the sooner it is diagnosed, the quicker it can be treated to prevent heart damage. Call 911; do not drive yourself! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have asthma. I have back pain and today woke up with chest pain. Only when I breathe does my back and chest hurt do I have an infection?

Probably not: Asthma causes one to have muscle pains especially if u have been coughing a lot and not well controlled. Chest pain from constant coughing is quite common. Back pain can also result from overuse of respiratory muscles in the back. Signs of infection wld be presence of fever, lethargy, bringing out a lot of colored phlegm, and worsening of asthma itself. If worried get urself checked. ...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