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Sudden burning tightness in chest, into left side of back and sudden cough now. Now hurts left side to rotate towards right.

Sudden burning tightness in chest, into left side of back and sudden cough now. Now hurts left side to rotate towards right.

Chest pain: At this age with a connective tissue diagnosis you need prompt evaluation, options range from serositis to serious vascular pathology ...Read more

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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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MD, GI:When in vertical position no acid or discomfort. Any time laying flat/sleep, I feel stomach ache/burning &upper left chest tightness. Any clue?

MD, GI:When in vertical position no acid or discomfort. Any time laying flat/sleep, I feel stomach ache/burning &upper left chest tightness. Any clue?

Esophagitis: You did mention in your history that you have acid reflux. There is a muscular valve in between the bottom of your esophagus and your stomach. If the valve is mechanically weak then stomach acid will leak into the esophagus when lying down because the effect of gravity is partially cancelled when flat (vs vertical:standing upright). Try putting 1-2" block under each headboard side of bed; may help ...Read more

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Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?

Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?

Probably: Try some otc antacid meds and check in with your doctor monday. The anxiety can also cause these symptoms. If you have other symptoms that are more severe you should seek advice sooner. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a chest tightness (NOT the burning) that mimics heart attack?

Can acid reflux cause a chest tightness (NOT the burning) that mimics heart attack?

Cardiac reflux: Yes sometimes it can mimic heart attack, vice versa is also true, heart attack can mimic stomach problems... ...Read more

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Persistent dull ache & tightness in chest area? Difficult to explain...slight burning sensation? Do not have cold/flu or chest infection, non-smoker 24yo

Persistent dull ache & tightness in chest area? Difficult to explain...slight burning sensation? Do not have cold/flu or chest infection, non-smoker 24yo

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
I commend you for not smoking.
Thank you for informing use of Nurofen (Ibuprofen) and Oxycodone.
Lack of response for your symptoms by these medications, lack of chest infection and smoking history indicates Anxiety due to stress. Burning sensation may be due to Nurofen.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation, Meditation,
Do Yoga, Tai Chi, Exercise, nature walks ...Read more

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Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest burning seasation in shoulder into arm random sharp like a knife in chest head & back ache negative echo and stress getting worse?

Tightness in chest burning seasation in shoulder into arm random sharp like a knife in chest head & back ache negative echo and stress getting worse?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Chest tightness, starts yesterday evening. Ecg, chest xray, blood test normal. But now there is weird feeling in the jaw n burning sensation in upper chest

Chest tightness, starts yesterday evening. Ecg, chest xray, blood test normal. But now there is weird feeling in the jaw n burning sensation in upper chest

Symptoms: Probably experiencing anxiety symptoms but from out here no way to know with certainty. If you're concerned checking with the doc who knows you best is most likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest?

Tightness in chest?

Go to the ER now: Tightness in the chest can have many causes, the most significant being a heart attack or angina. This can be an emergency and should thus be immediately evaluated in the emergency department. ...Read more

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Left side chest tightness that comes and goes?

Left side chest tightness that comes and goes?

Standard table: Using a standard table, your pre-test probability of cardiac disease is 34% if you're male and 12% if you're female. A stress test would be useful to further stratify your risk. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

ER Visit: Sorry - chest pain can never be treated appropriately over the internet. You need an urgent visit with a provider who can see you in person. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

Emergency Room: Call your emergency medical services to transport you to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart.

Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem.

Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read more

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What could be causing heaviness & tightness in chest?

What could be causing heaviness & tightness in chest?

Chest oressure: The most serious issue is heart disease. If that is ruled out it could be anxiety, structural problems, gastrointestinal problems. ...Read more

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What can you do for chest tightness after working out?

What can you do for chest tightness after working out?

Trish: Probably benign, but you deserve a workup for asthma, costochondritis (an arthritis, bursitis of the ribs), acid reflux, or less likely a heart issue. HRS, MD, FACC
www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

Chest Tightness: Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty.
There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are some possibilities to consider. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do for chest tightness after working out?

Please tell me what to do for chest tightness after working out?

Chest Tightness: Chest tightness after working out may suggest heart disease. Not infrequently patients will experience coronary artery pain just after strenuous exercise. Such is obsrve also just after a treadmill stress test when CAD is present. An early visit with yhour doctor to assess this problem is advised ...Read more

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Sudden tightness in chest, never experienced before. Age 58 yrs female.?

Chest tightness: I see you are on amlodipine for htn. If you are having these symptoms now, go to the ER. In any event, you need to see a doc for a cardiac check ASAP. ...Read more

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I have been feeling chest tightness over the last few weeks what could it be?

I have been feeling chest tightness over the last few weeks what could it be?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long, you need to get checked. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more