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Chest Pain While Going To Bathroom
Have high blood press. Tachycardia & hypothyroid. I strained really hard in bathroom 3 hours ago & i'm now having slight chest pain that comes & goes?
I haven't been to the bathroom in more than five day, have chest pain, my abdomen is rock-hard, I have been drinking water.. What should I do?
I've been drinking a lot of coffee with cream for past year I've noticed im having chest pains and its hard to go to the bathroom sometimes im constipated sometimes im not also have pelvic pain what can that be should I be concerned?
Constipation likely : Coffee can be constipating and cause reflux which could be responsible for the symptoms you are having. However if your chest pain is with activity, or you faint, or have weigh loss i would visit the doctor soon. Otherwise limit to i coffee a day and see if that helps. ...Read more
Chest pains that hurt when i strain to use the bathroom and when i sit in certain positions and cough sometimes any ideas ?
Possible causes: When you strain, you increase intra-abdominal and intra-thoracic pressure which favor acid reflux as the cause, but pain with cough and change in position suggests pericarditis or possibly pleurisy. A chest x-ray, echocardiogram, physical exam and sed rate would rule out pericarditis and pleurisy. ...Read more
Get evaluated: if chest discomfort is enough concern for you to post on this forum I would highly recommend that you follow up with your primary care physician regarding this matter. It is not safe for you to assume that this chest pain is noncardiac especially if you have other risk factors such as diabetes or smoking history or family history of coronary artery disease I would highly recommend seeing ur Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any chest pain: Gets a doctors attention.Go in for an evaluation.At your age, one must rule out cardiovascular dz or pulmonary disease.This can usually be done with a thorough h;p , ekg, and chest x-ray. ...Read more
Check with your doc: Chest pains can come from narrowed arteries in the heart. However this usually occurs with exertion and resolves with rest. A pain in the chest at night could also be from acid reflux or some other GI problem. Or it even could be from some muscular or rib pain. I suggest calling your doctor for an appointment to discuss further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: Gas, musculoskeletal, GI , lots of maybe. ...Read more
Chest pains: Sharp, shooting chest pains,especially if provoked by a deep breath or motion of the rib cage are often caused by pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles that run between 2 ribs. These usually resolve without any treatment. Lung,heart or esophageal causes are much less likely. If symptoms persist visit your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had all the symptoms of a cold yesterday. Today i woke up with a terribly painful cough (chest pain). Should i be going in to class?
Probably.....: If you have no fever, you likely have acute bronchitis due to a viral infection. Coughing into your elbow will help prevent spread of infection while the bronchitis runs its course in about 7-10 days. Another possible etiology is bronchospasm. If your cough is not improving, or if you develop shortness of breath, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more
Sometimes at random times I feel chest pain on my left side. It feels like it clenches and then lets go. Any idea what could cause it?
Age, comorbid things: Hi. We're pretty darned ("darned" is for most of you in Utah) objective on here. And we need more information. Are you 75 with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a strong family history of heart disease. etc, or NOT? Please inform us and don't make us guess. Cardiac, musculoskeletal, pulmonary are all possible. ...Read more
I have a flash of chest pain across my upper chest (going from right side to left side) that has been happening daily. What could this mean?
Causes of chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain that range from muscular or skeletal (costochondritis) to esophageal spasm or gastoesophageal reflu (gerd). More serious issues like angina are also possible causes of pain. Your doctor should be notified to get to the bottom of the problem and speed your road to recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've gotten very crushing chest pain where I have to squat down while gripping the sink until it goes away. What could be the cause of this?
Chest Pain: Your body is screening at you. It is trying to get your attention. Something is wrong. In most cases in younger humans this is anxiety. It is a warning signal that you are holding your chest muscles so tight and/ or not breathing deeply and slowly. It means that you are probably not managing your stress well. But, given the way you describe your symptoms i think a visit with your family doctor. ...Read more
Every morning i wake up with a upper back and chest pain. It goes away during the day. Should i be worry about it. Why I am having this pain?
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