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Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Yes: A cold or virus particularly with lots of coughing, but sometimes without can cause diffuse aches and pains in chest. Some viruses can lead to an inflammation of the lining around the heart called pericarditis which also can be painful. ...Read more

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Woke up with sharp chest/heart pain, shortness of breath and hands getting cold. What causes this? And is this normal? Got better later on in the day.

Woke up with sharp chest/heart pain, shortness of breath and hands getting cold. What causes this? And is this normal? Got better later on in the day.

Hard to say: Are you using drugs, alcohol, or other recreational aids? Lf you're otherwise healthy, my first thought would be anxiety. If it's more complicated, you should see your doc for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I always feel like I have a knot in my heart & heart pain/chest discomfort /and feel like my heart is out of beat.Is it cause of my anxiety?

I always feel like I have a knot in my heart & heart pain/chest discomfort /and feel like my heart is out of beat.Is it cause of my anxiety?

Anxiety: Sounds like you have anxiety or panic attacks if you are only 18 and less likely to be heart. See your dr. And get checked out, the reassurance may be good for you. Palpitations if present can increase your snxiety. ...Read more

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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots? : It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

Chest pain.: Honestly, sometimes hard to tell. There's a significant amount of overlap symptom-wise. Heart-related pain can hurt when you press your chest, and muscular pains can happen with walking. Sometimes a good evaluation and directed testing are necessary just to be sure. ...Read more

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Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Is this heart pain? I am 21 an for a few wees I have been haveing chest pain in the center of my chest. I am a smoker so coud it be my lungs?

No way to know: At your age, heart disease is unlikely but not impossible. Most chest pain in young people is related to muscles in the chest wall. The diagnosis of chest pain requires a full history by a well-trained health provider, a physical examination and often lab tests, including a chest xray and ECG in some cases. Nobody can diagnose it on the basis of a brief description. If you are worried, see md. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest today when moving around? What does heart pain feel like?

Sharp pain in left chest today when moving around? What does heart pain feel like?

Not Likely: Without knowing your age or health hx, the most common type of heart pain is usually not "sharp" in nature. If you have pain in chest wall when twisting or touching the area, it's probably not your heart. On the other hand, if you have pain or tightness feeling in chest just due to exertion that you can't reproduce in other ways, you need to get checked out. Same if sharp pains persist. ...Read more

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