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I have shoulder and chest pain after a fall. Could it be muscle pain? Or a break?- there is no brushing but agony to inhale, cough etc...

I have shoulder and chest pain after a fall. Could it be muscle pain? Or a break?- there is no brushing but agony to inhale, cough etc...

Could be a fracture: Suzy, the answer won't be clear without an x-ray. Your symptoms are consistent with both a bruise and possibly a rib fracture. Pain can be quite severe with a cough or deep inspiration if it is a fracture as the ribs will move considerably with deep breaths. Your risk of fracture depends on your age, sex and height of the fall. Let pain be your guide for seeking doctor evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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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 test clears your heart when you have chest pain? I'm 24 and have chest pain 8 months after a fall. Ekg, chest xray/ct scan, blood work and echo.

What test clears your heart when you have chest pain? I'm 24 and have chest pain 8 months after a fall. Ekg, chest xray/ct scan, blood work and echo.

For the heart: typically for cardiac rule out, EKG, echo, and maybe a stress test should be adequate for patients with average risk profile. of course, there are many non-cardiac causes of chest pain as well ...Read more

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Chest pain that won't go away. I take Advil and still have pain in back,chest,shoulder after fall. Can it be heart after 8 months of pain?

Chest pain that won't go away. I take Advil and still have pain in back,chest,shoulder after fall. Can it be heart after 8 months of pain?

Unlikely: Heart issues at your age are rare, especially in light of your fall history. May represent a rib fracture or spine fracture near thoracic nerve root . If not acute changes over the last 8 months, then schedule appointment with your doctor. If a sudden change occurs or shortness of breath develops then report to ER ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause chest pain and tingling? This only occurs at night right as I'm trying to fall asleep. 7 out of past 8 nights.

Can anxiety cause chest pain and tingling? This only occurs at night right as I'm trying to fall asleep. 7 out of past 8 nights.

Yes.But,GET CHECKED: If you are having probsl with anxiety, tingling sensations are not uncommon and neither are certain types of chest discomfort.Anxiety is a real and can be serious cond that needs to be treated,but is still a "RULE OUT" cond. Before you assume anxiety which in itself is not going to cause you physical harm you should be eval for other conditions.Espec with any chest pain.Please get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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Could chest pain now be related to a fall 3 months ago that led to a partially collapsed lung?

Could chest pain now be related to a fall 3 months ago that led to a partially collapsed lung?

Yes: Possibilities include incomplete healing, or recurrent partial collapse, or the onset of arthritis due to the injury. It could also be something completely unrelated; heart diseases could be the cause for example. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Im trying to go to sleep but it feels like if my left arm is trying to go numb when I begin to fall asleep. I've noticed an increase in blood pressure since like about nine oclock the reading is 140/85. No chest pain though. Could this be a drug interacti

Im trying to go to sleep but it feels like if my left arm is trying to go numb when I begin to fall asleep. I've noticed an increase in blood pressure since like about nine oclock the reading is 140/85. No chest pain though. Could this be a drug interacti

Position related: Hard to know without the medication you are on. Usually when the arm begins to going on in his position related. Do you have your left arm up over your head or are you laying on it as that is usually the cause. Your blood pressure isn't high enough to worry about tonight so i would try to get back to sleep. Try sleeping with your arm down at your side. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall. Partial mas. In oct & 1/2 through radiation. Armpit just strarted swelling, hurting & chest pain. Worry?

Diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall.  Partial mas. In oct & 1/2 through radiation.  Armpit just strarted swelling, hurting & chest pain.  Worry?

See your surgeon.: It is very common to develop swelling in the chest and armpit following breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. While this may just be "normal changes", it could be lymphedema. In this situation, it is best to return to your breast surgeon so that he/she can examine you. If it is lymphedema, physical therapy will be recommended. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a sharp right sided chest pain. It isn't constant, i experienced once last night and last week after work. The pain usually last for an hour?

I have a sharp right sided chest pain. It isn't constant,  i experienced once last night and  last week after work.  The pain usually last for an hour?

Chest wall or lungs: This sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to one another and to the breast bone. This condition can causing sharp, knife-like pain at areas in the chest wall;however it does not typically last longer than a few seconds. If you have had a "chest cold" recently, another possibility would be pleuritis, or inflammation of the lung lining. See your doc. ...Read more

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