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Can you have chest pains and shortness of breath with shingles?

Can you have chest pains and shortness of breath with shingles?

Depends on location: If the lesions are on the back, abdomen or sides, they may if it is hard to move. Usually though they don't. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Can you have chest pain from abruptly stopping doxepin?

Unlikely: This would not be a likely scenario. Anything can happen but it really depends on how the doxepin was helping you and what symptoms it was alleviating. He can't have affect on Musca skeletal symptoms, and this could be a muscle pain. This is something best discussed with your physician ...Read more

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Can you have chest pain due to nerves or mmuscle just by pressing down on my sternum?

Can you have chest pain due to nerves or mmuscle just by pressing down on my sternum?

Muscle pain??: If you can reporduce chest pain by pressing its probably musculoskeletal ilke costochondritis, Ibuprofen should help, if no improvement in 1-2 days would go to er. ...Read more

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Could you have chest pain daily with anxiety?

Could you have chest pain daily with anxiety?

Yes.: It is possible to have chest pain daily due to chronic, severe anxiety. Anxiety has been associated w/ an increased risk of coronary artery disease and stroke in some studies. You should get evaluated and treated for your anxiety disorder and also seen for your chest pain to make sure you do not have an underlying heart condition. ...Read more

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What if you have chest pain sharp on left side with chest cold?

What if you have chest pain sharp on left side with chest cold?

Pleurisy: Pneumonia with pleurisy possible should see physician antibiotics chest xray. May also be pulled muscle but still strongly recommend see your pcp. ...Read more

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Why do you have chest pain after vomiting?

Probably because...: ... your esophagus was just bathed along its entire length with stomach contents, including acid! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a heart condition or if its asthma when you have chest pain?

Doctor eval...: Clinically, the chest pain description can suggest the diagnosis but sometimes, testing is needed to determine whether or not it is due to a cardiac etiology. An ekg and/or stress test, etc. Can determine if the chest pain is due to a cardiac cause. Once this is ruled out, other etiologies, like asthma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Can then be diagnosed. See a doctor if you have chest pain. ...Read more

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If you have chest pain when swallowing, could this be the heart or the stomach?

Probably esophagus: Pain when swallowing could be an esophageal problem. It could be simple dysmotility, reflux, to more serious cancer.
Don't fool around with this one. ...Read more

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If you have chest pain of possible mesothelioma would the tumor more than likely be big enough to see on a X-ray or ct scan?

If you have chest pain of possible mesothelioma would the tumor more than likely be big enough to see on a X-ray or ct scan?

It is highly likely: That either X-ray or CT-scan would be sufficiently discriminatory to pick up a tumor of reasonable size regardless of symptoms of chest pain. ...Read more

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Can the trapezius muscle make you have chest pain, arm pain? My doctor and he said it's strained. I have flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help it? What else can I do.

Yes: It can. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant but not a good pain reliever. You should rest, apply heat, get a message, have physical therapy, consider Yoga, and OTC analgesics may be helpful. You list Advil (ibuprofen). If that doesn't help, try Naproxen 2 tabs twice day with food. (caution: can cause stomach upset). Time is your best ally. ...Read more

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What test clears your heart when you have chest pain? I'm 24 and have chest pain 8 months after a fall. Ekg, chest xray/ct scan, blood work and echo.

For the heart: Typically for cardiac rule out, EKG, echo, and maybe a stress test should be adequate for patients with average risk profile. Of course, there are many non-cardiac causes of chest pain as well ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain in the left side of my chest. Sometimes it’s sharp and stabbing. Sometimes it’s dull. It comes and goes. Any thoughts?

I am experiencing chest pain in the left side of my chest. Sometimes it’s sharp and stabbing. Sometimes it’s dull. It comes and goes. Any thoughts?

Go see doctor: You have many symptoms here so the best thing to do is to see the doctor for a complete evaluation. Then you will have your diagnosis and treatment and be on your way ...Read more

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Can't seem to find why I get brief (1 second) chest pain occurring w/some of my PVCs, typically during exercise. I'm never s.o.b.. Thoughts?

Can't seem to find why I get brief (1 second) chest pain occurring w/some of my PVCs, typically during exercise. I'm never s.o.b.. Thoughts?

Pain: Pains which last as little as 1 second are almost never something of serious import. There are many possibilities and likely a definitive cause won't be elucidated. ...Read more

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Chest pain when I stand up. Not always but when it happens it feels like someone is crushing solar plexus area. Really hurts. Last s for half an hour.

Chest Pain Young Fem: Unlikely that this is a serious problem; but not guaranteed. Healthtap appears to note that you have already had a Chest X-ray and Stress Test. Is that correct? Are you an athlete? Past surgery on heart, lungs, or chest? Other symptoms during episodes (trouble breathing, lightheaded, pain in jaw/arms, sweating?). Recommend regular visit with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (better by: rest) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: s...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (better by: rest) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: s...

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to many things: any recent lifting? Fevers? Pain when you breath in? We can help. Send answers. Consult with us to help solve this issue. Otherwise go to ER to be sure all is ok with heart. ...Read more

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I having chest pain on my right side. My heart will beat very fast for 1 or 2. Min. Then slow down. Some time longer and some days it will do this all day. But today I having pain on my right side it has come and gone most the day last for 10 min or s

Chest: Chest pain and palpitations (rapid heart rate) are definitely things to be concerned about. You may be dealing with a heart arrythmia (irregular rhythm), thyroid disorder, anxiety or panic disorder etc. The pain is worrisome because it could be a sign of cardiac ischemia, which means you are not getting enough oxygen to your heart. On the other hand, it could be something as simple as muscle pain. Regardless, the only way to find out is by having a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Lastly, if the pain becomes intense, and/or you experience shortness of breath and your heart racing, present to the er.
All the best. ...Read more

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Acute chest pain?

Acute chest pain?

Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


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Chest Pain (Definition)

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