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I used a wire cutter to cut wires from a Christmas tree for1 hr. Then, I got burning chest pain (left&middle), weakness, short of breath. Harmful to heart?

I used a wire cutter to cut wires from a Christmas tree for1 hr. Then, I got burning chest pain (left&middle), weakness, short of breath. Harmful to heart?

Muscular: My opinion is that the prolonged activity caused pectoral muscular strain bringing on your symptoms. Associated chest wall tenderness and rib cage discomfort on chest wall motions would point to chest wall strain as the source of your complaint. If you have continued concern, consult your physician for evaluation and advice. ...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


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What causes you to wake up short of breath with a burning feeling on the chest and irritated eyes?

What causes you to wake up short of breath with a burning feeling on the chest and irritated eyes?

Smoke inhalation??: Drug abuse including alcohol, smoking, secondary smoking or smoke inhalation, indigestion and peptic ulcer disease, heart disease and others -- please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have diahrrea feel weak short of breath and burning in my chest and shoulders mild cough? Heart tests CT angio and stress are all perfect sinus pain

I have diahrrea feel weak short of breath and burning in my chest and shoulders mild cough? Heart tests CT angio and stress are all perfect sinus pain

Viral Syndrome?: You symptoms can be consistent with a viral infection. Stop smoking, and make certain your sugars are good. Treat this symptomatically with good fluid intake, aspirin, and possibly an over the counter cough syrup if the cough is keeping you up at night. If the symptoms become more severe, see your primary care doctor. Remember with your diabetes and the diarrhea, fluid intake is very important. ...Read more

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21 y.o. low WBC 3.9&high monocytes10%.Usually have higher WBC 6-9.fatigued, stomach burning, chest pain, mucus in throat, short of breath. Diagnosis?

21 y.o. low WBC 3.9&high monocytes10%.Usually have higher WBC 6-9.fatigued, stomach burning, chest pain, mucus in throat, short of breath. Diagnosis?

CBC is not the key: White cell counts fluctuate wildly day by day, even hour by hour. You should not even look at the percentages, but only the absolute white counts. If the absolute counts are near or in the reference range, and all of them well-formed, then this isn't going to help make the call. A full, competent physical exam, exercise testing, a trial of antacid Rx and possible endoscopy are considerations. ...Read more

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D-dimer negative, x- ray clear, CT w/o contrast revealed thymic hyperplasia, still having chest pain n short of breath, burning bulging in legs/ lung?

D-dimer negative, x- ray clear, CT w/o contrast revealed thymic hyperplasia, still having chest pain n short of breath, burning bulging in legs/ lung?

Consider heart: You haven't given your age, but men with high blood pressure have increased risk of heart disease. Chest discomfort with shortness of breath can be an indication of heart disease. The likelihood also depends on age, family history, smoking, cholesterol, diabetes. If your evaluation to date has not included an assessment of your heart, consider seeking one with your PCP or a specialist. ...Read more

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Today, while walking, I experienced shortness of breath on climbing a hill and then coughing for several hours. I had deep burning in my chest.?

Today, while walking, I experienced shortness of breath on climbing a hill and then coughing for several hours. I had deep burning in my chest.?

Heart!!: While there are many different possible causes of your symptoms, the increase with exertion is concerning for heart pain. Get seen asap to rule out the possibility that you are about to have a heart attack. If you are having pain right now go to the er or call for an ambulance. Once you have proved that your heart is ok u can look for other causes such as asthma, or just being out of shape. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, burning sensation and pains across the chest, a lot of burps and fatigue?

Shortness of breath, burning sensation and pains across the chest, a lot of burps and fatigue?

This is a lot & not: Sounds like asthma + acid reflux. But a much more complete history (and physical) is need. If you drink coffee (regular & decaf) or eat sweets, i'd suggest you stop those for now to see if there is benefit. You will enjoy our website www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.

Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.

Symptoms: Lots of possibilities. At your age esophageal reflux is probably the leading candidate for what your experiencing though as I said other possibilities also exist. ...Read more

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20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, physical examination and may be imaging studies. How much do you weigh? If you are overweight, the first thing to do would be to lose weight. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause constant chest burning and shortness of breath? Many tests. . . If heart is ruled out should I go the mental health route?

Can anxiety cause constant chest burning and shortness of breath? Many tests. . . If heart is ruled out should I go the mental health route?

Yes!: Anxiety can mimic all sorts of medical conditions. It can make one feel something that does not exist or may magnify a small problem out of all proportion to its importance. If you know you suffer from anxiety, by all means seek help with a mental health professional. There is great hope that you can be helped. You are not alone; many people are afflicted with anxiety. Not seeking help=poor choice. ...Read more

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Bloated, diarrhea 2-8 times a day, pain under right rib, constant shortness of breath, chest burning & pressure, upper right back & between shoulders.

Awful: You have so much going on here, I have no idea where to start. You need a complete evaluation pronto. Please see your primary care doctor or go to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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Burning sensation through upper chest, pain in armpits and shoulders for the last couple of days I have had a feeling of heaviness in the left side of my chest along with shortness of breath. I seen my doctor about this and he believes that it was caused

The: The symptoms you describe are typical of a heart attack or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis) - they can also be caused by anxiety and hyperventilation. So yes, it could be serious. Key items for revealing if there is a heart problem would be an electrocardiogram (ekg) and blood tests, perhaps an echocardiogram (looking at the heart and pericardium with sound waves). If your doctor has done the tests described, check with him again to see what else could be causing the problem. If not, it could be best to seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe chest pain and shortness of breath for months now. Burning leaky bulging in legs n pain in back what could this b? Had echo n ekg

Suffering from severe chest pain and shortness of breath for months now. Burning leaky bulging in legs n pain in back what could this b? Had echo n ekg

See a heart doc: Could be several different things and to find out you really should be seen by someone to go over the tests that you have already had and to determine if you need further tests or treatment. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from shortness of breath, chest pain, pain n burning in leg, groin, lung. D-dimer negative, CTPA clear. What else can I do?

Symptom complex: You present a spectrum of symptoms suspicious for pulmonary embolus. The group of studies you list are all negative for that diagnosis. Next steps depend upon the physician's assessment of the situation and whether further steps aimed at PE are still appropriate or if seeking other diagnosis should be done. Discuss with your doctor and get his assessment. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with sweats, burning sensation on neck, chest heavy, shortness of breath while lying down, dizzy, vomiting, diarrhea. Causes?

I have been waking up with sweats, burning sensation on neck, chest heavy, shortness of breath while lying down, dizzy, vomiting, diarrhea. Causes?

See doctor asap: With these symptoms you should see your doctor asap or go to the emergency department of the hospital. You may need IV fluids as you may be dehydrated. ...Read more

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I sprayed my weeds I inhaled the bleach and no I have shortness of breath, burning throat, and chest and back pain?

I sprayed my weeds I inhaled the bleach and no I have shortness of breath, burning throat, and chest and back pain?

Bleach inhaled.: You should be checked soon for any chemical burns from the inhaled bleach. Shortness of breath and wheezing should not be overlooked after such exposure. ...Read more

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Chest pain, burning, tight, hurts to breathe, shortness of breath. Hands are shakey. 20/F. Have had 3 surgeries. Bad gallbladder waiting to come out.

Go to the ER.: There could be all sorts of bad things going on. I would seek medical attention as soon as possible. Hope it's nothing serious but better to be sure. ...Read more

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My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck, face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck, face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

Very worried.: Namaste. I'm very worried about your mother given the symptoms you describe. The best help I can give you is to inspire you to take her to a doctor right away. I understand your worry about her and your plea for help from us, but she must see a doctor near you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Feeling faint legs are weak after wlking shrt time. Felt some burning in chest not acid reflx. Shortness of breath pain behind left pectoral muscle. Hlp?

Feeling faint legs are weak after wlking shrt time. Felt some burning in chest not acid reflx. Shortness of breath pain behind left pectoral muscle. Hlp?

Get help in person: As a general rule, I instruct my patient that if they ever think it is possible they are having a heart attack, then it is possible they are having a heart attack and should be evaluated as if they are. You have lots of medical problems, and certainly women (and diabetics) can have pain that is different from the "classic" description.

I suggest you go to the er or see your doc asap. ...Read more

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Just moved/got a cat: itchy/burning lungs/throat, shortness of breath, hard to breathe at night- tightness in chest daily. No known allergies. Cause?

Just moved/got a cat: itchy/burning lungs/throat, shortness of breath, hard to breathe at night- tightness in chest daily. No known allergies. Cause?

Cat allergy: Please get retested for cat allergy. You can do pin prick or the blood method. I suspect it will be positive when you check it. Most doctors would say remove the cat while most patients will reply remove the doctor. If you keep the cat you will need to learn avoidance measures like not sleeping with it in your room and keeping the cat litter and stuff in a separate room of the house. ...Read more

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Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

GERD: Gerd can cause all of your symptoms. You should speak to the gastroenterologist who did the egd about going on a proton pump inhibitor to cure the symptoms you describe. If you are obese, loss of weight would also be helpful. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe pain on left side of heart near ribcage and breastbone, stomach bloated, short of breath, dysapnea and more painful when sitting?

Likely not ur heart: Given the description of your symptoms this is unlikely to be heart related pain. If it hurts more with sitting try pressing on the area while laying down and see if it is tender. If the bone is tender and it hurts to breathe, you most likely are suffering from costochondritis, which is a benign inflammation of the ribs. You can treat it by taking Ibuprofen with meals. ...Read more

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I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?

I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?

Fumes only?: If it was just fumes, supportive care is all you need. Fluids and ibuprofen. If the liquid actually came in contact with your eyes and/or throat, a chemical burn to the mucous membrane of a severe nature could occur. ...Read more

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My BP has been high lately 140/98 HR 100 or higher, short of breath, pain lungs, burning in legs/groin, I'm suspecting a PE but MD's saying it anxiety?

My BP has been high lately 140/98 HR 100 or higher, short of breath, pain lungs, burning in legs/groin, I'm suspecting a PE but MD's saying it anxiety?

Try this: Without specifics, it's hard to us to assess. But you can try this online calculator:

http://www. Mdcalc. Com/wells-criteria-for-pulmonary-embolism-pe/

that assesses your pre-test probability of PE. If it is high, you should get assessed by a MD ...Read more