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Can a tight bra with underwires cause chest pain/upper back pain?

Can a tight bra with underwires cause chest pain/upper back pain?

No: Tight clothing should not in normal circumstances cause body pain. On the other hand, large, dense breasts whether natural or augmented (implants) can cause back pain. This is one of the most common reasons that women have their implants removed. ...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


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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause chest pain or tightness?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause chest pain or tightness?

Rarely: Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. If needed, your doctor may consider a trial off the Nexium (esomeprazole) then a rechallenge to see if it is truly the culprit. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in shoulders and back cause chest pain?

Can tight muscles in shoulders and back cause chest pain?

Chest pain: Musculoskeletal causes can be associated with chest pain especially intercostal muscle spasm. The pains of this type are exacerbated by breathing motions of the chest wall. ...Read more

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Can hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause chest pain or tightness?

Can hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause chest pain or tightness?

Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause chest pain. It is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months I've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?

I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months I've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?

Yes: Lower cervical vertebrae disk disease can affect nervous supply to the lower neck, shoulder, upper back, upper chest muscles. Pain/spasm of these muscle groups can result in chest tightness. ...Read more

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I'm 45yo, healthy female who recently had three intense episodes of centralized chest pain after eating--dull, tight pressure lasted 30 mins. Cause?

I'm 45yo, healthy female who recently had three intense episodes of centralized chest pain after eating--dull, tight pressure lasted 30 mins. Cause?

Reflux?: This maybe related to reflux or other esophageal issues. While it is less likely to be related to your heart, I would have it checked out, better safe than sorry as the old saying goes. ...Read more

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My sister slept with the AC on & thinks the cold air has caused the chest pain she's experiencing. She described the pain as a "tightness" under her right breast. Only felt when bending or twisting?

Could be muscular: I'm not sure how related sleeping with the ac can be but pain worse with twisting and bending is usually muscular in origin. Having said that- it doesn't mean it any be something else so I would suggest being seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of cardiac problems cause, shortness of breathe, pressure tightness and chest pain?

Which type of cardiac problems cause, shortness of breathe, pressure tightness and chest pain?

Chest discomfort: The cause of your symptoms range from stress to congestive heart failure (uncommon in a 34 years old). See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chest pain and tightness, rib cage pain bilateral made worse by bending trunk, back pain between shoulder blades on right?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Pain on both sides of chest made worse by bending and back pain seems to be musculo skeletal pain. You can try aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and if not better have it checked by your family physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain, like tightness an upper back pain an disoriented, extreme fatigue. ..Whats the cause?

Chest pain, like tightness an upper back pain an disoriented, extreme fatigue. ..Whats the cause?

Consider heart: You are56. Any chest tightness should be considered heart until proven otherwise. Especially radiating to your back and associated with fatigue. See your doctor asap. Consider going to the emergency room if it recurs and does not go away within a few minutes. ...Read more

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Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Yes but. ..: Stress of any kind can cause chest pain and angina. The heart doesn't care if its physical or emotional stress. If youhave risk factors and these symptoms you should see your dr for an eval. ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower throat pain, chest pain, tightness, feeling of cinder blocks on chest, short breath and face tingling for a week now?

What can cause severe lower throat pain, chest pain, tightness, feeling of cinder blocks on chest, short breath and face tingling for a week now?

Infection or: Infection like pneumonia, strep throat; but be sure not the heart so go to e.r for labs, chest X-ray, especially if taking birth control, shortness of breath, could mean pulmonary emboli [blood clot to lung] and if a smoker worse ...Read more

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What could cause Lightheadedness, tightness in throat along with palpitations and brief chest pain? Sometimes low resting heart rate of 45-60 BPM.

What could cause Lightheadedness, tightness in throat along with palpitations and brief chest pain? Sometimes low resting heart rate of 45-60 BPM.

Emergency room: You should see a cardiologist but meanwhile try to reduce caffeine intake
Stop smoking if you do
Try to decrease any factors that lead to anxiety ...Read more

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Hi, I having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and?

Hi, I having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and?

Chest Pain: Please go to your emergency room or urgent care doctor ASAP. Your symptoms can indicate something heart-related or something less serious. In any case, it needs to be evaluated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Occasional chest pain. I can only breath using short breaths. I have tightness in my chest when this happens?

See a doctor ASAP: Go to an er if it happens again and go see your doctor before the next episode. ...Read more

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Terrible news & chest pain/tightness = psychological reaction? Thinkng about it makes painworse. Is it normal to experience physical pain in such case

Terrible news: Is a major stressor and your body and emotions will respond to that. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for anxiety management. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health. Sorry for the bad news, hope some good news comes along. ...Read more

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Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. Sternum feels tight and full?

Chest pain: Go see a doctor asap and get checked. Go now if this is new and is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or nausea, sweating, dizziness, or if you have a cardiac history, or a family history of it, or risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, or you smoke. Not all chest pain is cardiac, but this needs to be ruled out first, especially if exertional. ...Read more

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Had p.e in June on warfarin shaving chest pain and tightness in middle on and off since Saturday should I be worried or no?

Had p.e in June on warfarin shaving chest pain and tightness in middle on and off since Saturday should I be worried or no?

Difficult to tell..: It is very difficult to tell through this platform for sure if this is dangerous or not. Even though you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) the anticoagulation might not be complete or as necessary in your case for multiple potential reasons. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should go to the ED right now to make sure everything is alright and not a recurrent PE. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more