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What can be the cause of chest pain other than heart attack?

What can be the cause of chest pain other than heart attack?

Many reasons...: Esophogeal spasm, gastric and esophogeal reflux, musculoskeletal, costo chondritis, pulmonary embolus, pleurisy, pneumothorax, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What else causes BOTH chest pain and left arm pain other than heart attack, costochonditis, and GERD? All of these have been ruled out for me.

There are many: Potential causes for these symptoms other than the ailments you have mentioned. At your age most would be musical skeletal in etiology. Some would be neurological, pulmonary or systemic. Make an appointment to be seen by an Internist at a University near you (U of C, Loyola, Indiana U) for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a chest pain near the heart?

What causes a chest pain near the heart?

Many causes: Causes of chest pain include: angina, heart attack, GERD, costochondritis, muscle strain, anxiety, pleurisy, peptic ulcer, shingles, pulmonary embolism. For more patient information go to > http://bit. Ly/1KCXC9E ...Read more

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Besides the heart, what are other causes of acute chest pain?

Besides the heart, what are other causes of acute chest pain?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a chest pain and it's keep about 10 or 15 minutes. Is this pain cause by heart? What should I do?

Unlikely: The incidence of the type of heart disease that causes chest pain is close to zero in your age group (23). It's more likely to be muscular but a checkup with your doctor is certainly in order. ...Read more

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Could a heart attack cause right side chest pain that radiates?

Could a heart attack cause right side chest pain that radiates?

Usually not: Chest pain arising out of a heart attack is usually in the mid sternal region or left sided, very rarely right sided chest pain. ...Read more

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Can citraplex anxiety medication cause chest pain or heart issues?

Can citraplex anxiety medication cause chest pain or heart issues?

Not likely: Citraplex or ciprolex generic escitalopram is a ssri antidepressant used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
Recent research has shown that electrocardiogram qt is prolonged (an abnormality in the heart's electrical system) but the incidence is rare. ...Read more

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Can tea (caffeine) cause chest pain at the left side of the body by the heart?

Can tea (caffeine) cause chest pain at the left side of the body by the heart?

Caffeine: In small doses caffeine is not likely to cause chest pain. With large intake of caffeine there are several possible chest pain modlities. ...Read more

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Could betahistine cause chest pain sensitive to touch. All heart tests were negative.

Could betahistine cause chest pain sensitive to touch. All heart tests were negative.

Not in the USA: Betahistine is not available in the usa but my research fails to reveal any such side effect. A tender chest wall is indicative of muscular and arthritic issues, not heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

Chest pain: Hi the chest pain from the heart usually is in the center of the chest and it's heavy feeling which is worse with any kind of movement and activity and gets better with rest. ...Read more

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I usually have chest pain and heart burns at the same time please what can I use to stop it and also what is the cause?

I usually have chest pain and heart burns at the same time please what can I use to stop it and also what is the cause?

Possible GERD: This may be caused by reflux, for GERD.

If this is the etiology, then taking a liquid antacid should make the discomfort disappear within 5-10 minutes.

If this does not relieve the pain, then I would suggest seeing your health care provider for exam. ...Read more

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I went to a party & the DJ loud music with strong bass caused strong hearbeating & chest pain. I felt sick & nauseous. Can loud music harm my heart?

I went to a party & the DJ loud music with strong bass caused strong hearbeating & chest pain. I felt sick & nauseous. Can loud music harm my heart?

There are some: Frequencies and volumes that can be detrimental if focused on the chest cavity or heart. It is unlikely this could happen in a recreational setting. Anxiety could contribute to your symptoms. Just avoid the situations in the future if you can. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain and heart burn?

What causes chest pain and heart burn?

Chest pain: Heart burn can cause chest pain. Multiple other causes such as heart attack, musculoskeletal pain, pleurisy, pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Chest Pain Causes: Yes, anxiety and stress can cause a sensation of pain in the left chest. Howeever, you should be seen by a doctor to rule out one of the more serious causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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Can teens have heart disease? What is the main cause of chest pain in teena?

Not likely heart: Heart disease in a healthy teenager is of low likelihood unless there is strong family history and/or risk factors such as tobacco abuse, cocaine abuse, etc. Common causes of chest pain in an otherwise healthy teenager are anxiety, costochrondritis, or acid reflux. Very athletic teenagers (e.g. football or basketball players) can develop cardiomyopathy but it rarely presents as chest pain. ...Read more

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Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?

Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), muscle problems, or anxiety to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At your age it is unlikely serious but should see a doctor if things persist. ...Read more

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Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Sometimes: A rapid heart rate can sometimes cause a sensation of chest pain. On the other hand, things that cause chest pain can elevate your heart rate. I think it would be wise to see your doctor and have it evaluated with and EKG and possibly a monitor worn for 24 hours to check for abnormal heart rhythms or other potentially harmful causes of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad cholesterol was 260. What is the best way to lower this number? All others were normal. Could this cause my random chest pain? Heart tests normal.

Bad cholesterol was 260. What is the best way to lower this number? All others were normal. Could this cause my random chest pain? Heart tests normal.

Diet /exercise/ meds: With a LDL of 260, even if you just eat celery and carrot sticks I suspect your bad cholesterol would still be high. Some people have inherited cholesterol disorders and a low fat diet and exercising daily are not enough. You may also need a cholesterol lowering medication, depending on your family history of heart disease. There are so many causes of chest pain ranging from anxiety to cardiac ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm, chest pain from the heart?

Can anxiety cause arm, chest pain from the heart?

Mimics...: Anxiety and stress can cause many symptoms including stomach ache, headache and chest pain. Anxiety attacks can mimic the same symptoms as a heart attack (chest pain, arm pain, difficulty breathing, impending doom etc.) and the best course is to be evaluated in the er. If a full evaluation is negative, which usually involves a cardiologist, then you should see your doctor to discuss anxiety. ...Read more

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Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to Marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?

Have had two strong heart flutters and afterwards have chest pain for few hours then goes away. Can lupus cause this symptom?

Palpitation, pain: Lupus can affect the heart, too. Please see your physician for an ECG and other testing as necessary today, if possible. If the symptoms recur, please go directly to the emergency room or call 911. ...Read more

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I have a cardiac cath on Monday. If it comes back good does that rule out my heart as the cause of my chest pain and is this a safe test?

Cardiac Cath: Hi Girish. A cardiac catheterization is a test that helps doctors look at the insides of the arteries that supply your heart with blood. If the test is normal, it only means that these arteries are clear of blockages but does not rule out other types of heart pain such as pericarditis as one example. It is a safe and common test with a very low complication rate. Hope that helps! ...Read more