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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Overview)

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 serious and even life-threatening.


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What causes chest pain?

What causes chest pain?

Lots of things,: Chest pain causes could range from minor things such as strained muscles or heartburn to serious ones like a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism. It should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Chest Pain (Overview)

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 serious and even life-threatening.


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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Joint pain (Tip)

Joint pain

Elderly: don't take large dogs for walks. With small dogs, leash tight so as not to trip and fall. ...See more

Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Dr. John Washburn
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Do doctors in ers treat chest pain in teenagers seriously?

Do doctors in ers treat chest pain in teenagers seriously?

Yes: Chest pain is always treated seriously, especially as diabetes and obesity becomes a bigger problem in adolescents, along with the ever-present risk of drug abuse. Rarely does chest pain signify something serious in this age group but a proper history and physical examination will be done, followed by tests and labs if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Y'day i had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

Sometimes low back pain comes from tightness in the upper legs, so always remember to stretch well. ...See more

Dr. John Szawaluk
Board Certified, Cardiology
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How is the heart failure, chest pain treated?

How is the heart failure, chest pain treated?

See below.: Very differently depending on the cause. Too large a subject to cover in a few lines. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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Is lortab an effective treatment for chest pain?

Is lortab an effective treatment for chest pain?

See a doctor: Unless one is 100% percent sure that your chest pain is not coming from your heart taking anarcotic to treat it is foolish. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

Lower back pain is often the result of tight hamstrings. Be sure to do hamstring stretches! ...See more

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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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Chest Pressure (Definition)

Chest pressure is a sensation of heaviness on or within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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