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Can Gas Cause Chest And Arm Pain
If you have pressure build up from gas. Can it possibly be so bad that it causes chest and left arm pain?
Yes: Excessive gas build up is very uncomfortable and can cause your symptoms. Stay away from gas producing food, eat slower, chew your food well. There are several over the counter anti-gas products that are safe. If you follow the above and don't get relief see a GI physician. ...Read more
See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more
Sharp upper stomach/back/chest/arm pain&nausea cause by gastritis or something else? Pain every other day no answers. Please help!
Few possibilities: Gastritis can certainly lead to that, especially of severe, or if an ulcer has developed. If the acid is very high it can come into the esophagus and worsen the situation causing esophagitis. Gallbladder issues also a possibility but would usually cause right sided chest pain. Suggest seeing a doc. Avoiding ALL FOODS that can worsen. Taking Prilosec in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night. ...Read more
NormStress, ECHO, 24holt. Age28, No Fam Hist, non smoker.5 normEkGs over 2 mnth span. F/Uwith doctor today said heart is healthy. Chest/arm pain. Other cause?
Having chest pain that comes goes and pain in left arm went to the doc and had EKG everything normal. I checked bp 10 times could that cause arm pain?
I don't think so: Your pain may be musculoskeletal or stress induced. At your age, coronary artery disease is very low probability. Bp check usually doesn't cause Arm pain but as you are telling me that you checked 10 times that may suggest you are anxious about it which it self can cause psychogenic pain. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Yes!: Not common but, serious side effects. You need to stop the pills and consult with your physician. ...Read more
RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest, collar bone, shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?
Is a chest X-ray sufficient to rule out a lung mass as the cause of chest, shoulder and arm pain or should further studies be pursued?
Xray can't see all: A mass large enough to cause chest pain is not likely to be missed on a properly done xray, but some very small ones at the edgesof lungs/chest wall can cause pain and not be seen on an xray. A thorough history and physical exam can help teasing musculoskeletal pain which is not visible on the xray--muscle/tendon strain or ligament sprain cannot be seen. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What else can cause very mild arm pain mild chest pain and nausea besides a heart attack? I've had discomfort all day but don't want to overreact...
Get checked out: The symptoms you describe could certainly be explained by a heart attack. Not everyone has the "classic" symptoms of crushing chest pain when they have a heart attack. There are certainly other possibilities, but since it is unclear the safest thing to do would be to get evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
What else causes BOTH chest pain and left arm pain other than heart attack, costochonditis, and GERD? All of these have been ruled out for me.
There are many: Potential causes for these symptoms other than the ailments you have mentioned. At your age most would be musical skeletal in etiology. Some would be neurological, pulmonary or systemic. Make an appointment to be seen by an Internist at a University near you (U of C, Loyola, Indiana U) for evaluation. ...Read more
Can anything in my back or neck cause SX that mimic heart disease? My left chest, jaw and arm pain has been cardiac investigated and heart is fine
41yo healthy male, with new l. Arm pain and nerve sensations, and odd l. Lower rib and mid. Back pain. Ekg and chest and neck x-rays clear. Causes?
Most likely: Musculoskeletal but further evaluation is warranted.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it poss for anxiety/stress to cause chest pain/arm pain/jaw pain. No cardiologist or test can find anything wrong with my heart. Am quite anxious.
Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.
Strong ache under the arm pit on the chest side radiated later to the shoulder blade, then down to make a band on the left upper arm. Pain stronger when standing. Nothing done to cause muscle strain.
Go to the hospital: The symptoms you describe are very concerning given your age. Without something that makes you think of a muscle strain, this is even more concerning. If you are short of breath, nauseated, have palpitations or are sweaty, please seek care immediately. Call 911. This can be a heart attack or a problem with your aorta. I hope it is neither of those things, but you should be seen asap to be sure. ...Read more
Clear ecg and clear bloods, but jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pain, could anxiety be the cause? I'm so scared of heart problems
Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest pain that takes breath away? Also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? Sinus pain? Heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks
Moderate left arm pain started 2 days cause? No sob/chest pain history: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz severe spinal pain (ongoing)
Not your heart: This is not a heart symptom. The pain likely is related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joint of your left shoulder. Alternatively, it could be caused by nerve impingement of your upper (cervical) spine compressing the dorsal roots or of the peripheral nerves in your brachial plexus. ...Read more
Can stress/anxiety cause heart attack-like symptoms? Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest x-Ray. 21, active. Having chest cramping/aching and arm pain.
Panic Attacks can: Present with symptoms that can be mistaken for a heart attack. ...Read more
What are the causes of breast and arm pain after having biopsy with lobular carcinoma in situ diagnosis?
LCIS: Lobular-carcinoma-in-situ (lcis) is a microscopic finding on breast biopsy that is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in either breast of those affected. It is silent in that it causes no symptoms. Therefore, your breast & arm pain is unrelated to the diagnosis. Perhaps the pain is related to the biopsy procedure itself. If so, it should resolve pretty quickly. ...Read more
Heart attack: These days heart attack has become disease of youger people. Age of victims of mi is getting youger and youner all the time so you are not immune to it. Having said that there are many more causes of chest pain like inflammation of ribs, pleurisy pneumonia, costochondritis, even chronic cough pectoralis muscle strain due to weight lifting etccan give chest and arm pain. ...Read more
Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more
Duh... No: Alcohol can raise blood pressure. High BP can stress your heart. The most common reason for a 22 yo to have a BP problem is fibromuscular dysplasia. Next is a pheo or thyroid disease. Alcohol can cause problems with both. It is also a diuretic.....Usually this is not a problem in a young person. Something is up though...... See a doctor. ...Read more
I worry about things all the time at the moment its causing back, chest and arm 'pain' and tingly feelings in hands is it anxiety?
Anxiety & The Body: Anxiety can affect us in many ways. Not only are there psychological symptoms, but there are physical symptoms as well. Anxiety can appear as muscle stiffness/aches/pains, joint swelling and pain, gastrointestinal problems and strange neurological manifestations. Only your primary care physician can determine what if any symptoms are due to anxiety, so always check with her/him first. ...Read more
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