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Doctor insights on: Chest Discimfort After A Fall

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Lump on chest from a fall?

Lump on chest from a fall?

Hematoma: After a fall, there is inflammation and some blood accumulating from broken small blood vessels. It depends on what you are feeling. Otherwise, use warm compress on it to mobilize it. Then show it to your doctor to make sure, and proper treatment can then be instituted. Please no more falls. ...Read more

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Was crushed between the floor and a 250lb person during a fall. Still in pain both shoulders and chest?

Was crushed between the floor and a 250lb person during a fall. Still in pain both shoulders and chest?

Crush injury: Question; Do you hurt when you cough; Do you hurt in shoulders when raise the arm up above 90 degrees ...Read more

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I had a bad fall 3 days ago and have got horrendous pain in my chest it's site to touch and when I breath in x?

I had a bad fall 3 days ago and have got horrendous pain in my chest it's site to touch and when I breath in x?

Get X-Ray: One possibility is a rib fractures which are notoriously painful, not only to direct touch, but also when taking breaths. A simple chest X-Ray will allow your doctor to diagnose this injury. ...Read more

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What might cause discomfort in center of chest that is also felt in back? Discimfort is similar to discomfort after vigorous coughing, w/o the cough.

What might cause discomfort in center of chest that is also felt in back? Discimfort is similar to discomfort after vigorous coughing, w/o the cough.

Consider contents: Front-to-back contains the heart, lungs, great vessels, esophagus/gi, and musculo-skeletal components. Most common would be some GI irritation--which should improve with Pepcid (famotidine) ac twice daily after a couple of days' use + liquid antancid (maalox/mylanta/etc.) when discomfort at its worst. If no change, then see your dr to examine other causes. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old fell last weekend and is now complaining of her chest hurting? Could this be a coincidence or could it be relavant to the fall?

My 7 yr old fell last weekend and is now complaining of her chest hurting? Could this be a coincidence or could it be relavant to the fall?

Possibly: Your child probably has contusion (sprain/bruising) from the fall with I wound recommend going to pediatrician for for some xrays. ...Read more

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Why is it when I touch the top of my chest I feel sore, didn't fall or anything and don't have so much as a cold, had a mammogram that was okay?

Why is it when I touch the top of my chest I feel sore, didn't fall or anything and don't have so much as a cold, had a mammogram that was okay?

Trauma: The mammogram procedure sometimes requires squeezing the breast, which gives some tenderness of the chest that lasts a few days. In severe cases even ecchymosis may occur. ...Read more

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I just started taking a generic Zoloft (sertraline) today and my chest hurts and im afraid if I get up ill fall over. Is this normal for the first dosage?

I just started taking a generic Zoloft (sertraline) today and my chest hurts and im afraid if I get up ill fall over. Is this normal for the first dosage?

Probably not zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) takes days--even weeks to start to work your symptoms are likely due to the anxiety disorder you are trying to treat hang in there with the zoloft (sertraline) & give it a chance to work. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable butterfly feeling in chest when trying to fall asleep? I would have to move around and sometimes even have to keep a steady breathing.

Uncomfortable butterfly feeling in chest when trying to fall asleep? I would have to move around and sometimes even have to keep a steady breathing.

Steady deep breaths: Are the best way to control these symptoms and help you to fall asleep. Also make sure that you keep yourself well hydrated to maintain your blood volume. If these measures control the problem then it is unlikely that there is anything serious to be concerned about. ...Read more

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My mom fall twice just yesterday and today. Both times falling forward while landing on her hands. She complained of a slight pain on her left chest.

My mom fall twice just yesterday and today. Both times falling forward while landing on her hands. She complained of a slight pain on her left chest.

Go to the Doctor: Wow. I would believe that your question represents the exact definition of when someone should seek urgent medical attention. Please get your mom to the best medical care you can asap. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause chest pain and tingling? This only occurs at night right as I'm trying to fall asleep. 7 out of past 8 nights.

Can anxiety cause chest pain and tingling? This only occurs at night right as I'm trying to fall asleep. 7 out of past 8 nights.

Although it' could: It seems a bit unlikely. Anxiety can exacerbate or cause many physical symptoms. Before I would assume it was all what used to be called psychosomatic, I would encourage you to be evaluated by a physician to rule out any physical illness. If you are feeling anxious it would be wise to learn relaxation techniques and speak with a psychologist as well about life issues making you anxious. ...Read more

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I have experience a fall about 2 months ago while mopping the floor I now have back pain, headaches, chest pains, and pain under my left armpit?

See physician: You may have injured your neck or shoulder. A herniated disc in the lower cervical spine can cause chest and "armpit pain" as well as upper back pain and headaches. You would also want to get your shoulder evaluated. Sometimes chest and arm pain is due to a heart condition so be sure to visit your doctor asap. ...Read more

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65 years. Had a fall in WC. PAIN IN left CHEST GOING TO shoulder. Xray OK. Which specialist to contact for this? Is this a ligament issue or muscle?

65 years. Had a fall in WC. PAIN IN left CHEST GOING TO shoulder. Xray OK. Which specialist to contact for this? Is this a ligament issue or muscle?

Start with your PCP: I assume the xray was done in the ER or UC
If you have not seen your primary health care provider, start there.
then the approp referral can be done if necessary. ...Read more

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Lately when I sleep at night and wake, parts of my body tend to fall asleep. Sometimes half my face, an arm or part of my chest. What's happening?

Lately when I sleep at night and wake, parts of my body tend to fall asleep. Sometimes half my face, an arm or part of my chest. What's happening?

Temprature/position: If the temprature is very cold you can wake up feeling numb. Check the air conditioning. The other reason is you sleep on the hands or legs and you can wake up feeling numb and with lack of strenght and take a few moments to recover. ...Read more

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I could easily pluck my hairs on my chest & my facial hairs too fall when I rub my skin. I also see lot of hairs falling during my bath. I'm balding too?

I could easily pluck my hairs on my chest & my facial hairs too fall when I rub my skin. I also see lot of hairs falling during my bath. I'm balding too?

Hair loss: You answered that you have allopecia? If this is the case this is an autoimmune dz where your body sees the hair follicles as foreign and attacks them which makes the hair fall out. If generalized this is difficult to treat. If concerned about scalp direct steroid injections can help small areas if not more generalized immune suppressing agents can be use. See rhuematoligist for treatment options ...Read more

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Could chest pain now be related to a fall 3 months ago that led to a partially collapsed lung?

Could chest pain now be related to a fall 3 months ago that led to a partially collapsed lung?

Yes: Possibilities include incomplete healing, or recurrent partial collapse, or the onset of arthritis due to the injury. It could also be something completely unrelated; heart diseases could be the cause for example. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Chest pains when about to fall asleep then feeling pain in my shoulder and right side of jaw. What could it be?

Chest pains when about to fall asleep then feeling pain in my shoulder and right side of jaw. What could it be?

Chest pain: Chest pain with symptoms like yours, especially if you have family history of cardiac disease, or if you were a smoker, you should get to troponins checked (Troponins our heart enzymes). A baseline EKG would be helpful. But chest pains can also happen because of gastric, musculoskeletal, anxiety, costochondritis. ...Read more

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Woke up with chest and neck pain. Couldn't fall back to sleep. Hurts terribly when I breathe deep. Never experienced any of these symptoms before.?

Woke up with chest and neck pain. Couldn't fall back to sleep. Hurts terribly when I breathe deep. Never experienced any of these symptoms before.?

Could be: A pinched nerve. These are common especially when we sleep the wrong way.

Chest pain should always be concerning and get checked out, but we see it alot with the pinched nerves which can start in the neck. When muscles / nerves are effecting in the chest cavity, often times, there is the pain during breathing. ...Read more

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Had a fall in washroom. Pain in life side of chest going to shoulder. X ray is okay. Why still so much pain? Ligament or muscles weakness? Age 65 yeas

Had a fall in washroom. Pain in life side of chest going to shoulder. X ray is okay. Why still so much pain? Ligament or muscles weakness? Age 65 yeas

Could be: Yes, you could have pulled a muscle or ligament. If xray okay, then I would give it some more time to heal. If not better in a few weeks, return to MD. ...Read more

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I have allergies in the spring and fall. I tried nasonex, (mometasone) it gave me a chest cough. Singulair doesn't seem to be working. What else can I try?

I have allergies in the spring and fall. I tried nasonex, (mometasone) it gave me a chest cough. Singulair doesn't seem to be working. What else can I try?

Other options..: I would recommend getting a re-evaluation by your doc. Steroid nasal sprays are frontline treatment and there are many available. Nasonex works well, but not for everyone--try a different one. Antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) Clarinex with/out a decongestant can be added if nasal spray not adequate. Allergies can cause misery and I feel your pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son possiably having seizures after a fall. My son is 13 years old and fell from his bike and he was wearing a helmet. He was brusied up pretty good on the chest and hips. He said he did not hit his head or lose conciusness but his little sister said he "

Son possiably having seizures after a fall. My son is 13 years old and fell from his bike and he was wearing a helmet. He was brusied up pretty good on the chest and hips. He said he did not hit his head or lose conciusness but his little sister said he "

Everyone: Everyone should wear a helmet when riding a bike to reduce the severity of injury to the brain when crashes happen. After a crash, the helmet should be discarded (many manufacturers have a return and replacement program) and disabled (such as by cutting the straps) so that it can not be reused. Helmets lose their shock-absorbing properties during a crash.

People who hit their heads are not good sources of information about their injury, or about associated symptoms such as loss of consciousness -- witnesses are better. Being dazed or knocked out briefly is a sign of concussion, which is a brain injury. After a concussion, people often experience a syndrome that may include irritability, sleep disturbance, poor concentration, and headaches. This syndrome usually resolves after several months.

It is true that brain injuries can cause seizures, but often a brain injury begins a period of heightened surveillance which detects longstanding conditions that have been hiding "under the surface." these conditions could include epilepsy.

Absence seizures (or absence epilepsy) is a very specific type of epilepsy that most experts agree is a primary generalized epilepsy. ("absence" in this case is pronounced with a french accent, sort of like "ab-sahnz".) in other words, absence epilepsy is genetic, not acquired from head injuries or any other brain insult.

Diagnosing conditions like absence epilepsy requires a high degree of expertise. The diagnosis is very specific, and shouldn't be a conclusion that is reached before consultation and testing by a pediatric neurologist or epileptologist. [i am going to move this discussion from "neurophysiology" to "pediatric neurology".]. ...Read more

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My arms fall asleep all the way down into my chest when I sleep?

My arms fall asleep all the way down into my chest when I sleep?

Circulation: This sounds like a problem with your circulation. Sometimes this can be purely related to being in the wrong position, sometimes this could represent a serious problem. You should get check by your doc. ...Read more