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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Substernal Chest Pain

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Would one typically be able to tell the difference between substernal and non substernal chest pain?

Would one typically be able to tell the difference between substernal and non substernal chest pain?

Substernal...: ...Just means "under the breastbone." if that's where the pain is, it's substernal; if off to the side, or feels superficial, then it's not. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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I have been having substernal chest pain for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms except for tightness and pain in my chest. Help please?

I have been having substernal chest pain for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms except for tightness and pain in my chest. Help please?

Go To ED : Those symptoms are the concerning for acute coronary syndrome. It would help to risk stratify based on your age, family hx, smoking status, hx of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or previously DX artery dz. With the information given, however, i can only assume you are high risk. If not acs, this may be onset angina pectoris, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis or esophagitis. ...Read more

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What cause chest pain?

What cause chest pain?

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

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What could cause chest pain at 21?

What could cause chest pain at 21?

Multiple : Most likely causes are the muscles or bones of your rib cage, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of your lung), or gastrointestinal. Pericarditis is another possibility. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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I get chest pain what causes it ?

I get chest pain what causes it ?

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

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What can be the causes of chest pain?

Many: Many things can cause chest pain, including muscle strain, inflammation of cartilage, infection, blood clot in the lung and heart disease. A doctor will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to sort out the cause of chest pain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of right chest pain?

What are the causes of right chest pain?

Chest wall pain: Either inflammation of small joints between bone and cartilage of the rib, slipping rib, gall bladder pain or other causes. Usually chest wall pain is worse when you move around or when you breathe in and out deeply. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chest pain?

What could be the cause of my chest pain?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a chest pain, wahat is this cause?

Could be: Chest pains could also come from a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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