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Blood Flows Chest
17 year old male ekg, blood work, peak flow meter, chest X-ray, echo, all normal still have chest discomfort at times short breath, BP 117/80?
Asthma.: It's great that all your testing has been fine, but you may need more specific testing to elucidate the cause of your symptoms. For example, for asthma the peak flow in your baseline state may simply not be accurate enough. The best test for this would be a pulmonary function test with a methacholine challenge. And for the heart (unlikely but possible), stress test better than 2D Echo. ...Read more
I've been getting chest pain lately and notice that soon after my forearm begins to swell and hurt, is it a blood-flow problem?
I have a burning feeling in my chest that comes and goes. The feeling is on the left side of my chest abut 5-6 inches from my shoulder. It gets kind of tight and it feels like I can feel the blood flowing in that area.
Chest pain can mean many different things. Other factors to take into consideration are age, history of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, family history etc. Cardiac issues need to be ruled out. Also muscle pain or even acid reflux can account for your symptoms. The bottom line is to be evaluated bu your doctor asap for a complete exam and testing.
Good luck. ...Read more
When can blood pressure or blood flow get high in upper chest and neck but not in arm? It feels as if I can concentrate and "stress" my upper chest?
Had Hypertension emergency reaction to pseudoephedrine. Ever since, chest pain &terrible blood flow. Is this Endothelial Dysfunction? What's treatment?
Disbalance in vessel: Blood vessels are lined by cells call endothelia. They make chemicals that both relax the vessels (vasodilator) & constrict them. Usually, the chems are kept in balance. In some individuals, the endothelium has a bias or predisposition to one or the other. The slightest thing can set it off. In your case, pseudoephedrine causes walls to overly constrict, raising blood pressure. Avoid OTC cold meds ...Read more
17 year old active male run 4/5 mi daily, ekg, echo, chest X-ray, blood work normal peak flow meter normal feel lack of air and chest pain for 3 months?
During exercise?: If symptoms only occur during exercise could be exercise induced asthma, narrowing of airways in lungs triggered by strenuous exercise. It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and discomfort during or after exercise. Treatment can be gotten with medications and certain ways of controlling temperature prior to workouts. ...Read more
Normal peak flow meter test, normal CT of lung, normal chest xray, normal echo, normal pulse ox / blood pressure can this rule out interstitial lung d?
Most likely: The results suggest that you don't have significant cardiopulmonary illness. However if your symptoms persist your doctor should consider other causes including non physical. ...Read more
Theoretically...: The breasts have several different sources of blood flow -- from the armpit artery (axillary), the chest wall itself (perforators) with each artery coming from individual rib arteries, a large internal chest artery (internal mammary artery), and other assorted arteries. Constricting ALL of these blood vessels is nearly impossible, so the chance that this could happen and stunt breast growth = 0. ...Read more
2. What would a v/q scan tell the doctor about pulmonary blood flow to the affected part of the lung?
VQ scans: With a VQ scan, the v refers to "ventilation, and the q refers to blood flow. The test is designed as a test for a blood clot in the lung. When this happens you have a blockage to blood flow (abnormal or reduced q) but normal air flow (ventilation). Other diseases in the lungs tend to reduce both v and q similarly. ...Read more
This is around the time of my period and I've been experiencing constipation, larger breast, some cramping, slight spotting but no real flow of blood. I'm not too sure of the issue?
Spotting: Could be you will start a bit late, as I am not sure how long the spotting is going on. Would also check HCG. May be pregnancy, vaginitis, pre-menastraul, UTI or ectopic. The constipation amy or may not be realted. Try milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) lots of fluids 2.5-3.5 lters/ day water /gatorade, and high fiber oats, bran, lentils, brown rice. Follow up with doctor ...Read more
Why would I only get my period every 3 to 4 months? I'm 29 and my periods are nothing but blood clots for a week. About once every 6 months, I will have 2 weeks of clotting and a very heavy flow. I still get the cramps and soreness in my breast.
It sounds like you may be dealing with uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus). Fibroids can cause very heavy periods often times with many clots. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Uterine fibroids should be ruled out. This can be done with a pelvic/abdominal exam and/or ultrasound. Lastly, if ok with your doctor after a diagnosis is made, consider birth control pills to help regulate your period.
Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Yes see a doctor and get the chest pains checked out ...Read more
I just had my blood drawn and almost imidiatly after my chest started hurting. Should I be concentrated.
It is unusual to get chest pain.But there can be anxiety, some people pass out after or during blood drawing. And anxiety may rarely cause chest pain. If the pain was there for few seconds and was gone immediately after the blood was drawn then I see no problem
But if pain persisted for some time&was on left side of chest it may need to be evaluated
As I said it is unusual and at age of 18no problem ...Read more
What to do if I have a chest port, and the last 3 times, they were not able to get blood from it, but I take chemo through it,?
Clot at tip: A port is a device to give repeated chemo thru. It has a chamber under the skin and a catheter extending into a major vein. At times a clot forms at the tip of the catheter which acts as a valve. injecting the port pushes the clot away to allow chemo to be delivered but aspiration pulls the clot against the opening preventing blood from being drawn. The port should be flushed with heparin. ...Read more
I had flutter in my chest bout 30 mins ago and it lastest for like 4 seconds but while it was happening it felt like I was having blood rush to myhead?
Flutter: If happens again see your doctor for evaluation especially since you are symptomatic. May need a full evaluation. ...Read more
See below: Of course, stop using alcohol or caffeine if you use them. See your doctor, have an ekg or even a holter monitor to find arrhythmia. Have thyroid function tests and then take medicine provided by the doctor for blood pressure which may also help control hear rate and palpitations. ...Read more
Blood donation: You have to check with your doctor if its ok for you to donate blood. If you are in good health and not anemic, you likely are ok to donate blood. ...Read more