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Causes Of Dull Chest Pain
After taking a long bike ride yesterday, I had dull achy chest pain and back pain and its not going away. What are possible causes?
If the pain has been constant then more than likely you are having muscle aches. Poor positioning on the bike can cause this, this is amplified by long rides. Also not being in shape enough to complete the long ride without feeling beat could also be a part.
If the pain has been coming and going away completely, and gets worse with activity then see a doctor today. ...Read more
I'm having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back. It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?
There are many possible causes: heart (angina, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart valve issue, etc), lung (allergies, asthma, blood clot, etc), gastro (acid reflux, ulcer, etc), gallstones, pancreatitis, hormonal (thyroid, etc), muscular injury, pinched nerve, and mental (anxiety etc).
Given the large number of possible causes, you should see your GP for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm 45yo, healthy female who recently had three intense episodes of centralized chest pain after eating--dull, tight pressure lasted 30 mins. Cause?
Can a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?
Follow-up as directed: The gallbladder to cause pain in the right upper quarter of the abdomen and epigastric region which can radiate to the back and lower chest. Peptic ulcer disease can also cause epigastric and lower chest pain. Other non-cardiac causes of chest pain include pleurisy, which is inflammation of the lining of the lung; muscle strain; and many other things. I'm glad you had your heart checked in the emergency department however I am sure they told you to follow up with your regular doctor and this is extremely important. ...Read more
What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw. It was not heart.?
Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more
Can my GERD cause chest pain? I have pressure & dull stabbing pain on my l chest under the top of my breast. Its comes and goes. I've had the pain b4
See your Doctor: This should be evaluated asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Achy dull chest pain every once in a while lasting no more than 5 mins. Pacs and pvcs at times. Md said not enough water or stress caused it. Ekg norml?
Not heart.: Achy dull CP occurring without relation to exertion at your age with normal ekg is not very likely to be related to the heart. Extra beats are perfectly normal at your age and as long as they suppress with exercise are of no consequence. At the end of the day you have chest pain without an identified cause. Musculoskeletal pain in the chest wall, esophageal irritation are most common causes. ...Read more
I have pitted edema from my knee to my ankle on my right leg only. I have leg cramps also dull chest pain and pain between shoulder blades. Causes?
See your doctor: There are many different causes of these symptoms, the most worrisome include a problem with your heart or a blood clot. More history is needed to make an educated diagnosis, but I highly recommend you see your doctor or go to the emergency room right away to rule out the possibility of your heart or a blood clot causing these symptoms. ...Read more
Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
Multiple: 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), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more
Chest pain can be anything from a strained muscle to a problem with your lungs or your heart.
If the pain is only mild or was brief and has completely gone then it is probably safe to see your GP.
Call an ambulance if you have
- severe pain
- a history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or cholesterol, smoking ...Read more
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is 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
Constant chest pain: Well a knife in the chest for one thing, on the other hand there are lots of things which could do this from lung/pleural problems inside, through chest wall inflammation like costochondritis, thru esophageal problems.....lots of potential considerations, need to see a Doc to work through them.... ...Read more
Many: Chest pain most commonly is musculoskeletal in children (it comes from the muscles and bones of the chest). It can also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), pleurisy (pain from the lining of the lungs, usually from infection), or, less commonly, from the heart of large blood vessels. If the pain involves fever, weakness, or difficulty breathing, medical help should be obtained. ...Read more