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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Overview)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to discomfort in this area.


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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
3,173 Doctors shared insights

Chest Pain (Overview)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to discomfort in this area.


Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Chest pain (Tip)

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

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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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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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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Chest pain (Tip)

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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

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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What cures chest pain due to acid?

Gerd treatment: Chest pain due to acid needs to be treated in many ways. Your eating habits need to be addressed: how much you eat, when you eat, what you eat. There are medications that can reduce the amount of acid or counteract the acid. Sleeping habits need to be addressed. This is complicated and you should see a gastroenterologist about gastro-esophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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How can someone get rid of chest pain?

How can someone get rid of chest pain?

Depends: Of course, it depends on the cause of the chest pain. The treatment of chest pain related to a fractured rib is totally different from that related to a heart attack for instance. ...Read more

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I have had asthma all my life, is it normal for my maintenance drug to cause chest pain?

I have had asthma all my life, is it normal for my maintenance drug to cause chest pain?

Unlikely: Depending what medication you are using, some with long acting beta agonists have been linked to cardiac problems in a subpopulation of uncontrolled asthmatics. Talk to your treating physician about your symptoms, maybe your asthma is not controlled. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Taking ferralet 90 tablets and am having chest pain/vomiting is this normal? I'm also in my third trimester

Taking ferralet 90 tablets and am having chest pain/vomiting is this normal? I'm also in my third trimester

Iron: Iron is a vitamin not medication. It can cause an upset stomach but chest pain seems unlikely. If you are having chest pain you should be seen in the er to exclude pregnancy related heart problems. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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How to prevent chest pain while exercising?

How to prevent chest pain while exercising?

Depends: You should not have chest pain while exercising. Check with your doctor if you do. ...Read more

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What should I eat to avoid chest pain?

What should I eat to avoid chest pain?

Eating vs CP: Eating does not affect chest pain. First you need to identify the cause of chest pain. For eg. Chest pain due to acid reflux it better not to eat spicy foods, caffeine containing beverages, stop smoking, less of citrus juices etc will help. ...Read more

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Chest pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Thanks docs, one more question. I have painful chest pressure when I jog, but when I had my stress test I didn't jog enough time to get the chest pain?

Thanks docs, one more question. I have painful chest pressure when I jog, but when I had my stress test I didn't jog enough time to get the chest pain?

Chemical: If you cannot do the prescribed activity for an exercise stress test, you can have a chemical stress test where a chemical makes your heart beat faster (like it would if you were exercising). ...Read more

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Aortography and coronary angiography. Differences? Could be both made at the same time? Risks? Syntomps:chest pain, low diuresis. All other exams ok

Aortography and coronary angiography. Differences? Could be both made at the same time? Risks? Syntomps:chest pain, low diuresis. All other exams ok

Differences: This is putting a dye to image the specific vessels. Aortography or course is the aorta and coronary are the blood vessels that go to the walls of the heart and yes they can be done a the same time, as long as the amount of dye used can be ok for the kidneys so a good kidney function necessary or else renal failure can ensue. That's one risk and the other is perforation of vessel, rare. ...Read more

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Chest pain?

Huh?: That is not a question. What about chest pain would you like to know? There are a lot of causes, some serious and some minor. ...Read more

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Acute chest pain?

Acute chest pain?

Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What cause chest pain?

What cause chest pain?

Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Chest pain (Tip)

Exercise and massage can help reduce pain. ...See more

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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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I am having chest pain?

I am having chest pain?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

http://edition. Cnn. Com/HEALTH/help. At.home/chest. Pain/content. Html ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side?

Many different: Possibilities. ..Usually benign in younger patients but further evaluation with your physician is always a good idea. ...Read more