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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when i breath and move around. ?

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

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