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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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18. Iv had chest pains for the past 3 nights and they seem to just get worse every night IV had lots of stress but I get them even when felling calme?

Gastritis: I suspect gastritis and the Cefdinir you're taking may be responsible. (please don't stop it, though, without first discussing it with the prescriber as partially treated infections may cause bacterial resistance). Warm wishes. ...Read more

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Heart rate 150 in 5 minutes running like mad no pains. Hr 130 after 20mins get chest pain. 22 had it 5 yr. Echos, stress ecgs, ecg, 24h ecg. Strange?

Heart rate 150 in 5 minutes running like mad no pains. Hr 130 after 20mins get chest pain.  22 had it 5  yr. Echos, stress ecgs, ecg, 24h ecg. Strange?

I presume all your: Heart work up were all negative. Get checked for thyroid disorder and pheochromocytoma. Cut down on or stop drinking caffeinated drinks including soda and energy drinks. Bless you ! ...Read more

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Why do I get chest pains when my heart test come back normal such as ekg and stress test and ultrasound on heart. What other tests should I have?

Why do I get chest pains when my heart test come back normal such as ekg and stress test and ultrasound on heart. What other tests should I have?

You gave the answer: There are at least 15 different things that can cause "chest pains" other than your heart or ischemic heart disease. You indicate in your history that you have painful joints and arthritis and joint pain. It is highly likely that one of the more than 20 joints in your chest is arthritic and causing your pain. Be thankful your heart tests are normal. See a rheumatologist rather than a cardiologist. ...Read more

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6 ekgs, x ray, ultrasound and stress test all come back normal in the past 6 months but i still sometimes get chest pains. Heart problem or anxiety?

6 ekgs, x ray, ultrasound and stress test all come back normal in the past 6 months but i still sometimes get chest pains.  Heart problem or anxiety?

Anxiety: Don't you have a good family doctor? That is a lot of tests and wasted energy directed at what is not your problem. Young people especially still learning how to operate in this big world often carry their stress in their chest. This leads to shortness of breath, muscles spasms in the chest wall and rib cage and should be addressed with natural methods of stress reductions including breathing. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose acute coronary syndrome?. I've had a heart ultra sound EKG and stress test. Every time i work out i get horrible chest pains .

How do they diagnose acute coronary syndrome?. I've had a heart ultra sound EKG and stress test. Every time i work out i get horrible chest pains .

Chest pain: Symptoms and signs are reviewed and lead to testing and lead to diagnosis. Some require cardiac cath even after the other testing. ...Read more

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Im suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I got my heart checked (ecg, ekg, and stress test) the results were perfect. But i still get chest pains.

Im suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I got my heart checked (ecg, ekg, and stress test) the results were perfect. But i still get chest pains.

CP happens with it: Chest pain is often a symptom of anxiety. Anxiety can mimic other physical and psychiatric problems. Monitor your breathing at the onset of chest pain, and take control with slow deep diaphragmatic breathing. Smoking makes anxiety symptoms worse. Tthis could result from heartburn from GI sources, especially with fatty & spicey foods. Medications and CBT psychotherapy help anxiety. ...Read more

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I have floppy heart valve.Sometimes get chest pains and pain under collar bone.Did stress ECG dr said some part of it looks like an m. What cn b wrong?

I have floppy heart valve.Sometimes get chest pains and pain under collar bone.Did stress ECG dr said some part of it looks like an m. What cn b wrong?

Floppy mitral valve: This needs to be confirmed by echocardiogram. The severity need a to be identified. It can be associated w other chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations. Increase water intake, avoid caffeine and slowly increase daily activity. Please consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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I get chest pain when i'm stressed. Is there anything i can take for this?

I get chest pain when i'm stressed. Is there anything i can take for this?

Go see your DR: You need a thorough workup based on your age- blood work, ekg (if abnormal), you need a stress test. Check your blood pressure, normally lower than 130/80. Attain ideal body weight. If you smoke, quit. Tell your dr all about your history and symptoms so he can assess you well. Take care! ...Read more

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I get very stressed i get l side chest pain, can last between hours -1/2 days. ?Muscular? Is this a cause for concern? 23, ex smoker, moderately fit

Concern: Should be more on how to control your emotion to a level not to cause your chest pain. If you are moderately fit it means you do work out and if you have no CP at that time, it is unlikely you have angina. The length of time of your pain, 1/2 day, means if you have angina you would have had an mi. Your risks seem to be low esp being a young female. Try to live a less stressful life. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of chest pain caused by stress?

See MD: There are few things you can do such as exercise, social activities, yoga and lastly medical therapy. ...Read more

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Can stress make you get strong chest pain by the heart?

Possibly,but...: A person can have many physical symptoms when the body is trying to cope with stress. However, chest pain can have many causes, including heart disease and bold clots in the lung. So it's important to see a health care provider for an examination and appropriate tests to rule out a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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I ve been diagnosis d with neurocardiogenic syncope and get chest pain at altitudes above 3000 ft my stress echoes are great why does this happen i m female ?

It is also: Possible that you may experience coronary artery spasms due to enhanced sensitivity to autonomic stimulus at higher altitudes and combined hypoxia leading to temporary myocardial ischemia! the best technology can help you to sort it out is a session of multifunction cardiogram ! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Thanks docs, one more question. I have painful chest pressure when i jog, but when i had my stress test i didn't jog enough time to get the chest pain?

Thanks docs, one more question. I have painful chest pressure when i jog, but when i had my stress test i didn't jog enough time to get the chest pain?

Chemical: If you cannot do the prescribed activity for an exercise stress test, you can have a chemical stress test where a chemical makes your heart beat faster (like it would if you were exercising). ...Read more

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I am 18 pretty sure my chest pain/ occasional jaw pain is anxiety. If pain/squeezing goes aft stress management is it still important to get seen to?

I am 18 pretty sure my chest pain/ occasional jaw pain is anxiety. If pain/squeezing goes  aft stress management is it still important to get seen to?

Yes: Two parts to your question: 1. chest pain - see your pcp right away or go to ER if necessary to rule out cardiac or other medical causes. 2. anxiety - get a thorough exam by pcp also to make sure there are no medical factors causing or contributing to your anxiety. Stress management is fine, but please get checked by your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with acid reflux due to stress. I am on 0mez 20 and bavispaz. I get burning between my breasts and chest pain in left upper abdomin. Normal?

Peptic ulcer: Your symptoms could be from peptic ulcer disease. I think you should be tested for h. Pylori infection ( a bug that can lead to peptic ulcer disease) . If that's the case you will need antibiotics for about 2 weeks. Discuss with your provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more