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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.


Ken Starnes
Board Certified, General Practice
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What causes chest pain?

Ken Starnes
Board Certified, General Practice
4 years in practice
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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. 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.


Dr. Martin Morell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
24 years in practice
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Pulmonology
22 years in practice
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

Dr. John Washburn
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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Do doctors in ers treat chest pain in teenagers seriously?

Dr. John Washburn
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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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
17 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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?

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. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Pulmonology
22 years in practice
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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

Dr. John Szawaluk
Board Certified, Cardiology
26 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
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Is lortab an effective treatment for chest pain?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
22 years in practice
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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. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Pulmonology
22 years in practice
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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