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Cause Of Left Side Chest Pain When You Breath
Why do I feel the need to take excessive deep breaths? It causes me to get light left side back pain n light chest pain & lightheadecan it be anxiety?
Yes, it can: Anxiety can involve mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. These commonly appear in respiratory system as well as cardiovascular, gi, and neurological systems too. For thoroughness it's a good idea to have a checkup with your primary care doctor. But your anxiety can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications if those are needed. A psychiatrist & psychologist can help. ...Read more
What can cause chest pain only when breathing in? No other symptoms, just a sharp pain in the left side whenever I take a deep breath.
Sharp pain: Sharp,shooting chest pain on deep breathing can be caused by a pinched nerve or muscle in the rib cage, a rib injury or muscle strain, inflammation of the lung(pneumonia),inflammation of the lung lining(pleurisy), punctured lung, blood clot to the lung,etc. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. Appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more
19 yr old, F, what causes sharp/stabbing chest pain on left side when breathing In and pain doesn't go away until I take the breath?
What can cause sudden, moderate to severe right-sided chest pain? It is worse with taking a deep breath and gets worse after pressing on my chest. It hurts along my sternum and in the middle beneath my breast. The left side does not hurt.
R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms . Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Burning sensation through upper chest, pain in armpits and shoulders for the last couple of days I have had a feeling of heaviness in the left side of my chest along with shortness of breath. I seen my doctor about this and he believes that it was caused
The : The symptoms you describe are typical of a heart attack or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis) - they can also be caused by anxiety and hyperventilation. So yes, it could be serious. Key items for revealing if there is a heart problem would be an electrocardiogram (ekg) and blood tests, perhaps an echocardiogram (looking at the heart and pericardium with sound waves). If your doctor has done the tests described, check with him again to see what else could be causing the problem. If not, it could be best to seek another opinion. ...Read more
Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.
Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...Read more
22 w/Left side chest pain shooting to upper back, belching. Pain with deep breaths,and movement.2 ekg = good, 1 echocardiogram= good, bloodwork = good?
Symptoms: Sounds like you may be an air swallower and have gaseous distension. You could try 'Gas-X' tabs, 2 QID for a few days and see if it helps. If so you need to learn how to swallow less air. ...Read more
Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?
Unlikely,due to your: age.Does any movement make it worse?this would suggest a musculoskeletal origin.Pleuritic chest pain is worse with deep breaths and caused by lung irritation/pneumonia.There are many structures in the chest that can cause pain.A careful history,physical exam,and x-Rays may b required to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when i breath and move around. ?
Eval recommended: Given your age and increased pain with breathing, this may be inflammation of the chest wall bones, cartilage (costochondritis) or inflamed lining around the lung (pleurisy). You should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out more serious conditions, cardiac problem or even blood clot in the lung (Pulmonary Embolism). ...Read more
I have chest pain since yesterday. It gets worse when I take a deep breath.I feel the pain on left side of chest and upper left back. What should I do?
Left sided chest pain. Stays localized the worrysome part is the increasing difficulty in breathing or catching breath over past 2 months. What is it
Many possibilities..: It is very difficult to tell just w/ this piece of information. Since it is possible that your heart could be the problem you are young and this could include a wide range of possibilities: lung problems(like asthma or COPD), muscular, gastritis or acid reflux, to mention a few. It is important that you see someone for exam and possible tests. If pain gets severe and lasts > few mins go to ED. ...Read more
Excruciating left sided chest pain when lay on left side. Goes away when take a deep breath or lay towards right. Hurts so badly!!! I'm 18.what is thi?
Sharp chest pain on left side. Hurts more when I breath and move certain ways and put pressure on my chest. Pain shoots up my neck on left side?
Prob NT Coronary Dis: At 17 unlikely Cor Dis leading Hrt Atak. Could be Gas in splenic flexure, could be Pericarditis. In pericar U feel better sit up than lie down. Both cause pain w breathng. Gas Lft Upper quad Abd(splen flex) causes pain in Lft shoulder. Pain can also be a lft pleural catch: lung lining caught betw ribs. Pericard can come after viral illness +other poss. Start w prim MD Phys exam & ECG, U/S abd. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: sudden movement, bending over, taking deep breaths) (side: left) (severity: moderate). ?
Turn my head l & r (normal speed) & I get a sharp pain on the r side of my chest. Pain remains w/ deep breaths. 2days now. What can cause this pain?
Chest wall: The behavior of pain appears to be related to motion, i.e., neck movement and breathing. Pleuritic pain is elicited by breathing. But your pain also comes on with turning your head right and left. Anything related to chest wall most likely leads to your symptoms. Please see a physician if this persists. ...Read more
What causes chest pain on the right side underneath the arm? Hurts to bend over that direction, and a little when taking deep breaths. Pain rate is 6.
Have influenza. Now experiencing sharp brief breath taking all over chest pain and a constant dull ache over left side. Fast HR. ER?
How fast is "fast"?: No fever? If you are an athlete with a baseline heart rate in the 40-50s (or not but in the 60-70s) and now you are pumping at a rate in the 90s or more, with a left-sided dull ache and painful breathing, then, yes. ER. They can evaluate you & rule out worst case scenarios. Make sure to tell them if you or anyone around you travelled or been sick. Hydrate aggressively on the way. ...Read more
I have chest pain in my left side when i take a deep breath or move my left arm or do minimum activity it gets worse what should I do ?
Chest pain: This sounds musculoskeletal but you should get checked by a doctor to see what is the problem. ...Read more
The last few days i've been having chest pain on left side feels worse when i take deep breath. Also back pain. Any ideas? When is chest pain serious?
I have chest pain. Is above my breast, left side and only feel the pain when I take deep breath. It happen on and off. Worry.?
I get chest pain out of no where. Left/right side hard to breath for like 20sec. Had test(ekg/echo) came back no problems. 23 160lb. What can it be?
Lot of things: If this is not heart IG could be gi, muscular pain. It is better to check with your regular doctor. ...Read more
Having chest pain, mostly on left side, can feel pulse in neck and it's fast and hard to breath. Heavy chest, very exhausting to breath.. What is it?
It is... time to...: See a doctor. Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An E.R. doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include angina / heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, throbbing ) (side: left) (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: after deep breaths) . Time: over six hours. Woke up same feeling. ?
Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing are signs that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. In adults, chest pain can be a heart attack. He should not drive himself (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. ...Read more
Soreness/burning esp. with deep breath, left side ribs. Made worse by laying on side. Could it be pleuritic chest pain?
Pleuritic chest pain: your described symptoms certainly sound like pleuritic pain ...Read more
I've been having dull reoccurring chest pain on my left side. It also can travel. My chest feels tight and sometimes shortness of breath. ??
Sharp right chest pain, which has moved to side rib over 2 days. Sharper with deeper breaths. Normal ultrasound and X-ray. Normal blood tests. Causes?
Chest pain: Many reasons from Shingles to pulmonary embolism to transient viral or local musculoskeletal issues.If persistent get a full evaluation and explanation ...Read more
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