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Doctor insights on: Chest Pain Above Heart

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What are the possible reasons of chest pain just above heart at the age of 18?Is there anything to worry about?

What are the possible reasons of chest pain just above heart at the age of 18?Is there anything to worry about?

Chostochondritis: Also another possibility in your age group could be tetize syndrome or chostochondritis , a viral infection affecting your substernal chest wall. Treatment would be nsaids but be careful about your stomach take w food. Dr d. ...Read more

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Y do I have sharp chest pain above my heart n in middle of my chest , its not always there jus comes from time to time?

Y do I have sharp chest pain above my heart n in middle of my chest , its not always there jus comes from time to time?

Rule out heart: Unclear about risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, age, cholesterol, diabetes but always want to rule out cardiac issues first. Also, how long it lasts is important, as well and what causes the pain. But assuming it is not cardiac, it could be from acid reflux (heartburn), esophageal spasm ("charley horse"), pulmonary (lungs) or chest muscles. Worth getting it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Chest Pain Causes: Yes, anxiety and stress can cause a sensation of pain in the left chest. Howeever, you should be seen by a doctor to rule out one of the more serious causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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My mom has had intense chest pain above her heart for the past two days, but today it's keeping her in bed and she can't move. Should i call 911 or a doctor? She is 46, single mother of 5, bartender. Every movement is labored and i'm really worried. She a

My mom has had intense chest pain above her heart for the past two days, but today it's keeping her in bed and she can't move. Should i call 911 or a doctor? She is 46, single mother of 5, bartender. Every movement is labored and i'm really worried. She a

There : There are not many symptoms listed here. If she already has a cardiac history with severe chest pain and inability to move; i would recommend (based on limited facts) calling 911. Symptoms of a heart attack can include: chest pain; chest tightness or squeezing; shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. Some people dismiss the pain thinking it is indigestion. There can be pain in the top midline of the abdomen, as well as vomiting. Pain may not present in the chest but instead can be felt in the upper back, head, jaw or in the teeth. There may be a generalized feeling of unwellness and fatigue. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more

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Wbc consistently high 14.6.I have a urinery tract infection about 6 months ago.I have chest pain from above a year.heart lungs tests are OK.

Wbc consistently high 14.6.I have a urinery tract infection about 6 months ago.I have chest pain from above a year.heart lungs tests are OK.

Chest pain, WBC up: The most common cause of chest pain is Stress. If heart tests are normal, another cause would be inflammation of ribs and cartilages, called costochondritis, or stomach reflux. Persistant WBC elevation after UTI has been treated, suggests chronic infection as occurs in prostate infection or repeated re-infection of the bladder. ...Read more

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Why do I have left side chest pain around the heart?

Why do I have left side chest pain around the heart?

Not enough info: See a doctor. Who can even guess about the cause without asking more questions and examining you? Heart disease is always possible. ...Read more