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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Night Chest Cramps

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Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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I have pain and cramps on my middle chest it has some pricking when i breath what might be the cause?

I have pain and cramps on my middle chest it has some pricking when i breath what might be the cause?

Pleuritis: One possibility is pleuritis; it is inflammation of the lining of your chest; typically pain is worse with a deep breath or movement. The causes include infection or even a blood clot in your lungs so it's worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Do stones in the kidney cause colic like pain? I feel cramps/pain in my side/back/chest. No fragments passed after ESWL and there is also a 4mm stone.

Do stones in the kidney cause colic like pain? I feel cramps/pain in my side/back/chest. No fragments passed after ESWL and there is also a 4mm stone.

Yes: If you are having colicky ( waxing and waning) pain and you recently had ESWL, you may be starting to pass some fragments of the stone they broke up. If pain continues or worsens, see your doctor as they need to be sure all the stone passes. Also you need to be sure pain isn't caused by anything else. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get trapped flaulence that causes bad cramps an bad chest pain that goes away after passing wind. Why chest pain? Echo, ecg, holters always normal.

GI vs heart: If pain goes away with passing gas, the source of pain is almost certainly the GI tract and not the heart. Part of the colon (large intestine) is just below the heart so the pain can sometimes be felt in the chest. Echo's, ecgs, and holters will not show GI issues. See a gastroenterologist if your symptoms continue. ...Read more

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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

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Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.

Absolutely : Yes, a disc problem in the neck can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain or numbness that runs into the arm. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Had toradol injection in buttocks for chest pain. Does this cause leg cramps? My left leg has been burning and cramping since. Could it cause DVT?

Had toradol injection in buttocks for chest pain. Does this cause leg cramps? My left leg has been burning and cramping since. Could it cause DVT?

If you suspect DVT: Then you must rule out DVT. Wat if the injection doesn't cause DVT and its coincidental and you happen to have one? If you suspect it, check for it. DvT can kill. ...Read more

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I often get a brief bout of stomach cramps & cold hands after an ectopic beat. No other heart symptoms or chest pain. Can ectopic beats cause this?

I often get a brief bout of stomach cramps & cold hands after an ectopic beat. No other heart symptoms or chest pain. Can ectopic beats cause this?

Doubtful: 1/2 of ectopy is not felt, 1/2 of palpitations are not associated with skipped beats. Feeling an ectopic beat at 1 moment doesn't mean there was 1 at that moment. The sensation of a skipped beat, regardless if it actually occurred or not, is for everyone, anxiety provoking. Therefore a brief spell of anxiety is likely the cause of your other symptoms. A cardiologist can evaluate your concerns ...Read more

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Could potassium level 3.5 be simple cause for my irregular heart beat, muscle cramps, exhaustion? Blood labs, chest xray, echo all read normal.

Could potassium level 3.5 be simple cause for my irregular heart beat,  muscle cramps,  exhaustion? Blood labs,  chest xray, echo all read normal.

Potassium of 3.5: Although your potassium (k) of 3.5 meq/l is low, it is normal by lab standards. You should also have your doctor check your magnesium (m) level. A low m level can cause a low k, which cannot be corrected until the m level is normal as well. If both your k and m are not low on another blood test, you need to see a cardiologist to determine the cause of your cardiac problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having cramps but no sore boobs cause i used protection?

Having cramps but no sore boobs cause i used protection?

Even if you often: Have sore or tender breasts with you period, it doesn't mean that it will occur every time. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my vaginal cramps and sore breast?

What is the cause of my vaginal cramps and sore breast?

It may be: Among other things, due to hormonal fluctuations that would probably both improve with a birth control pill. That is, unless they are not related but coincidental. It could be breast pain and a bladder infection or another type of issue but let's assume hormonal. Try some short term aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofin until u get in. ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B One-step cause me to have an increase in sort of milky vaginal flow, abd cramps, and nipple sensitivity?

Can taking Plan B One-step cause me to have an increase in sort of milky vaginal flow, abd cramps, and nipple sensitivity?

Progestin : these are side effects related to the hormonal effect of the progestin in the medication, and should subside within 7-10 days after the drug is taken. If symptoms persist, see an OB for help ...Read more