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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Severe Pain In The Chest

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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia.  With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain.  My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause moderately severe pain in your right chest and right alongside of your stomach?

Hard to speculate: You need a complete workup including a thorough history, physical exam, labs drawn and possibly x-rays or ultrasound. This could be atypical symptoms of heart trouble or more urgently a problem with your aorta which could be fatal if untreated. If this has gone on for awhile you need to see a dr. Right away, possibly an er visit if pain worsens at all. ...Read more

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Minor accident 1 week before causing severe pain in the chest area worsens while coughing, sneezing & lying down. doc suggests a CT scan. Do i need 1?

Minor accident 1 week before causing severe pain in the chest area worsens while coughing, sneezing & lying down. doc suggests a CT scan. Do i need 1?

Yes: Follow your doctor's judgement, s/he examined you and suspected something, CT would reveal some more information, contraindicated mainly if you're pregnant, wish you all the best ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower throat pain, chest pain, tightness, feeling of cinder blocks on chest, short breath and face tingling for a week now?

What can cause severe lower throat pain, chest pain, tightness, feeling of cinder blocks on chest, short breath and face tingling for a week now?

Infection or: infection like pneumonia, strep throat; but be sure not the heart so go to e.r for labs, chest X-ray , especially if taking birth control ,shortness of breath, could mean pulmonary emboli [blood clot to lung] and if a smoker worse ...Read more

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Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more