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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

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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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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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Can Nexium cause chest pain or tightness?

Can Nexium cause chest pain or tightness?

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

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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