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I don't really feel sick but I have a dry cough that is really making my chest hurt and burn. Feels like a constant need to cough. No sputem. Help!

I don't really feel sick but I have a dry cough that is really making my chest hurt and burn. Feels like a constant need to cough. No sputem. Help!

Possible reflux: Try some Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). You may be suffering from reflux which will need a trial of treatment you should try a low acid diet. Look it up on the internet. Good luck. You will need to use the Prilosec 20 mg twice a day. Taken one hr before breakfast and supper on an empty stomach. Nothing else is taken with this med except for thyroid meds. Do not take the calcium with this medication. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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Its been two weeks since my throat started bothering me and now im coughing, my chest hurts, my ears burn, my head feel tight, and hard to breathe.

Its been two weeks since my throat started bothering me and now im coughing, my chest hurts, my ears burn, my head feel tight, and hard to breathe.

Needs evaluation.: Of concern first is to rule out a strep throat because, untreated, it can lead to immunologic consequences such as rheumatic fever or post-strep glomerulonehritis. Next, it would be important to have a thorough medical exam (history and physical). A decision would then be made as to whether an ECG and chest x-rays might be needed. Smoke cessation could play a major role in life expectancy. ...Read more

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I have a frequent burning / shooting chest pain to the left of my sternum. Comes and goes. Does not hurt when I press on the area. What could it be?

I have a frequent burning / shooting chest pain to the left of my sternum. Comes and goes. Does not hurt when I press on the area. What could it be?

Chest pain: chest pain with no other symptoms could be nothing or could be serious. Do you have a risk factor for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, nicotine use or family history? Do you lift heavy weights? Any history of anxiety? Any heartburn or trouble with spicy or acidic foods. You can try over the counter treatment with something like Prilosec OTC for a week. See a dr ...Read more

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Random chest pain, burns mainly at left side hurts when pinching between someribs and eating. Better with sleep resting HR 52bpm I'm 18y 5'10 63 kg very lightsmoker Iwalk alot exercise from timetotime?

Random chest pain, burns mainly at left side hurts when pinching between someribs and eating. Better with sleep resting HR 52bpm I'm 18y 5'10 63 kg very lightsmoker Iwalk alot exercise from timetotime?

Chestpain: Not all chestpains are from heart, as you are not getting the pain with your exercise probably not from the heart. It could be related to the stomach and esophagus with irritation/ulcer could muscular, from the bones and cartilage in the chest area. Have it examined to get the right treatment. Light smoking or heavy smoking not really going to help any of these problems. ...Read more

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Concerned about a knot under my armpit. It's the size of a marble. It hurts through the arm, back and chest. Pain is burning and stabbing.

Concerned about a knot under my armpit. It's the size of a marble. It hurts through the arm, back and chest. Pain is burning and stabbing.

Potentially serious: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. But, boils under the arm are very very common and cause hard, spherical knots and signs of infection. They Spread Quickly and need immediate surgical drainage. (ER's and urgent care centers treat them). ...Read more

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Burning threw my body severe pain, cant breath, and it started today very rapidly increasing. Can barely touch my body it hurts dizzy chest pain?

Burning threw my body severe pain, cant breath, and it started today very rapidly increasing. Can barely touch my body it hurts dizzy chest pain?

ER: If you are not exaggerating, get to an ER. I have no way to know what's going on for you - but they'd examine you and be able to decide what to do. Be careful - take care1 ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old, I have had chest pain in both breast burning in my nipples and now it just the right breast that hurts. What could these be?

I'm 20 years old, I have had chest pain in both breast burning in my nipples and now it just the right breast that hurts. What could these be?

Muscles or skeletal: First what is causing the pain? Is it under the nipple, in the breast, in the muscles under the breast, being referred to the nipple from the shoulder? Any discharge, bloody, milky, pus? Are you on birth control pills? Have you ever been pregnant? Get to your doctor who will put this puzzle together. ...Read more

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I was throwing up repeatedly to the point it hurt. Chest pain. Burning feeling in stomach. But only happened once then not again. Should I be worried?

I was throwing up repeatedly to the point it hurt. Chest pain. Burning feeling in stomach. But only happened once then not again. Should I be worried?

No: When you are throwing up often the acid from your stomach causes burning in your stomach and esophagus which is felt in your chest. If the nausea and throwing up has stop and there is no discomfort and you are feeling better then do not worry. If persistent pain or throwing up occurs again see your provider ...Read more

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getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn? Milk water help

getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn? Milk water help

Probably you have: More than heart burn. You may have inflammation of the outer liniing of the right lung. Go to ER to get checked if you can not reach to your doctor by phone to consult. ...Read more

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Chest pain, burning, tight, hurts to breathe, shortness of breath. Hands are shakey. 20/F. Have had 3 surgeries. Bad gallbladder waiting to come out.

Go to the ER.: There could be all sorts of bad things going on. I would seek medical attention as soon as possible. Hope it's nothing serious but better to be sure. ...Read more

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Indigestion or heartattack I am having a burning sensation in my throat, chest pain under my left breast, my neck hurts

Exam: Go to er. Only professional evaluation and tests can answer your question. Internet is not the right place to address your concern. ...Read more

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I woke up both my arms felt numb and my stomach is burning, no chest pain but I have a terrible cough and throat hurts. All heart tests are normal?

Numbness: Bilateral arms numbness could be the result of neuropathy, compressive mono neuropathy or cervical spinal cord condition. Neuropathy could be due to diabetes or vitamin B12 deficiency. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of compressive mono neuropathy. Disc bulging, herniation, or osteophytes (spur) are examples of common cervical disc conditions. Check with your physician for diagnosis and tx. ...Read more

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Chest pain and burning after taking meal?

Chest pain and burning after taking meal?

Chest pain: Likely gerd or heart burn. But, cardiac issues need to be ruled out. Seek care with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

How do you relieve burning chest pain when coughing?

Depends on cause...: If it is due to a lung issue, you need to see a pulmonologist, if it is musculoskeletal a physical therapist might help. It may also be due to acid reflux from your stomach when the intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressures are raised with coughing, so you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What may be causing chest pain? Also what may be causing burning like feelings in my chest?

Several options: There is no easy answer because several things can cause chest pain. But in a young person like you with "burning like" chest pain the most common cause would be heart burn. Try over the counter zantac (ranitidine). If persists after 5 days see a doctor. ...Read more

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I feel left chest pain and sometimes burning it feels worse when I work a lot. I am 29 years. What could it be?

I feel left chest pain and sometimes burning it feels worse when I work a lot. I am 29 years. What could it be?

Chest pain: Chest pain even in a 29 year old female is nothing to just not worry about. The fact that it is worse with exertion is also concerning. Please go get this evaluated right away. This means today. This could be your heart!!!!!! ...Read more

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I am 38 years old. I have had a burning chest pain for almost 24 hours, sometimes sharp pains. What might be happening?

I am 38 years old. I have had a burning chest pain for almost 24 hours, sometimes sharp pains. What might be happening?

Chest pain: There are many possible causes for your chest pain including, reflux, heart problems, esophageal problems, lung problems on others. Because chest pain is potentially very serious, you should get in to be seen right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pain for 4 days & only at night. It is not so much a burning but is in the middle of my chest. I haven't done anything unusual?

See your doctor: Chest pain is never something you take lightly. Although it would be unlikely for someone your age to have heart problems, and the symptoms you describe are also unlikely to be heart related, it's best to be seen and a good examination made. There are a few things that could do this, but best see your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest pain feels like pressure or a burning sensation. What can be going on.

Acid reflux: You may be having acid reflux. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) otc and see if it helps, if not, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pains that get worse at night, wake up with burning chest pain, frequent coughing every day. Been going on for atleast a month. Diagnosis?

Sharp chest pains that get worse at night, wake up with burning chest pain, frequent coughing every day. Been going on for atleast a month. Diagnosis?

Gastrointestinal: Your symptoms are typical of acid reflux/esophagitus and I see you have a strong history of this. If you have failed medical therapy, discuss Nissen Fundoplication with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pancreatitis tues. The past hr or so I've been having a sharp burning chest pain. Could they be related. My last lipase was at 932?

Indirectly: The question is, why do you have pancreatitis? Your profile states that you don't drink alcohol. The 2nd most common cause is gall stones. Gall bladder disease can cause chest pain (atypically) that mimics heart burn and may be cause. The location suggests esophageal origin. Further eval is indicated. ...Read more

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Chest pain middle right. Smoker. Diabetic (2), burning squeeze - comes in contractions. Thoughts?

Call 911: If you are having chest pain now, call 911. The chest pain you describe suggests heart disease, and you are at high risk, since you smoke and have diabetes. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

Chest pain: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW! ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old female. I have been experiencing burning chest pain in the center of my chest for 24 hours. Antacids have not helped. Advice?

I am a 26 year old female. I have been experiencing burning chest pain in the center of my chest for 24 hours. Antacids have not helped. Advice?

Time to see your doc: Chest pain described as burning that is not relieved with antiacids needs medical attention. Otc meds such as prevecid, tums, prilosec, zantac can be tried, but if it continues, you may have something else, like a stricture or severe peptic ulcer or bleeding ulcer. You will need carafate (sucralfate) and other prescription meds. You may need a scope to verify the problem. You may need a test for h.Pylori. ...Read more

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