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I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

Discuss with doctor: How far along are you in your pregnancy? Abdomen can be shielded to minimize exposure to the fetus. It is not feasible to advise without knowing more about your health. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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Chest pain across breasts and shortness of breath. I've had a norm stress test, echo and EKG two months ago. Serious heart issues ruled out?

Yes: Your chest pain had a complete, negative (normal) work up. This is quite reassuring.
Sometimes it is more important to know that chest pain is not the heart than to know exactly where is it coming from as there are literally hundreds of reason for chest pain and you may not be able to work up all of them. ...Read more

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I have tender breast, hurts when I press them, gas, dry throat and sometimes shortness of breath. What it could be? Btw I am getting periods.

I have tender breast, hurts when I press them, gas, dry throat and sometimes shortness of breath. What it could be? Btw I am getting periods.

Fibrocystic disease: Your breast soreness, at your stated age of 23, is almost certainly due to fibrocystic disease which is benign and is under hormonal control that will vary as the month progresses. Wear support (a bra), use ibuprofen, and accept it as part of being female. Hormonal therapy can be used in severe cases. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my chest on the left side just above the breast, it is bareable also shortness of breath and it never goes away?

Chest pain: Chest pain associated with shortness of breath can be caused by many things. Some of them are serious such as pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, pneumothorax, or diseases of the heart. For that reason, you should be seen right away. ...Read more

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I have heavy pressure on right breast sharp pain under it and coughing which pain so bad have to hold breast. Shortness of breath causing me to cough?

I have heavy pressure on right breast sharp pain under it and coughing which pain so bad have to hold breast.  Shortness of breath causing me to cough?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest x-rays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart problems, vocal cord problems, etc... Such symptoms are usually evaluated by an Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Hi im 22 and have a sharp pain in the middle of my chest between breasts.hurts when I breathe in and out but no shortness of breath?

Probly not serious: But, could be a musculoskeletal, pulmonary, or related to the membrane that covers the heart, or nothing. Can't pursue it further in this limited space. Ur doctor by asking more questions, examining u and doing some rather simple tests should be able to arrive at a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Didn't catch your: Earlier question. Chest pain, shortness of breath, chills — I would seek medical evaluation. If you have any significant difficulty breathing you need to be seen emergently. Take care. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tingling in tops of breasts, fingers. Back and shoulder pain. Shortness of breath. All while NOT in the midst of a panic attack?

Can anxiety cause tingling in tops of breasts, fingers.  Back and shoulder pain. Shortness of breath.  All while NOT in the midst of a panic attack?

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, appetite changes, palpitations, and pain. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more