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Male, 45, sudden chest pain, fairly faint but sort of uncomfortable. Dad had heart attack at 74. Youngest child out of 6. No other siblings w/ issues?

Male, 45, sudden chest pain, fairly faint but sort of uncomfortable. Dad had heart attack at 74. Youngest child out of 6. No other siblings w/ issues?

Get seen! : Any chest pain, especially if it is not expected or ordinary (like after you bump your chest or something), needs to be evaluated right away. There could be a number of things wrong. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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17yo girl. What to expect at cardiologist referral appt due to long QTc interval? I have chest pain and fainted suddenly last week.

17yo girl. What to expect at cardiologist referral appt due to long QTc interval? I have chest pain and fainted suddenly last week.

You can expect that: he will perform an EKG and talk to you about other family members with a history of fainting, sudden death or arrhythmias. Depending on your answers he may recommend medications (beta blockers) or even an implantable defibrillator. Nothing invasive will be done when you first go for evaluation. Blood work for genetic testing could be recommended or referral to an Electrophysiologist could be done. ...Read more

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My 70 yro diabetic mother in addition to the shoulder blade/chest pain is having fainting spells and weight loss. How concerned should I be?

Quite concerned: The symptom complex you describe could herald something very serious. She should have a complete physical examination and an ongoing evaluation based on the findings of her exam. ...Read more

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Mom-67 randomly had severe chest pain nausea and starting feeling faint. She doesn't have a gall bladder and the symptoms eased within minutes ?

Mom-67  randomly had severe chest pain nausea and starting feeling faint. She doesn't have a gall bladder and the symptoms eased within minutes ?

Sound dangerous: These symptoms sound dangerous. What we she doing when this began? Does she have other medical problems? While this could be something simple, like a bad upset stomach or gastritis, it could also be a sign of a heart attack. I'd call my primary care doctor or visit the er. ...Read more

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Chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. What are these symptoms of?

Chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. What are these symptoms of?

Lots of things.: The differential diagnosis for these symptoms is very broad. However, there are a few very serious conditions that could be the cause of you problems. A full history and exam on you would be necessary to safely make a diagnosis. My advice would be to not mess around with this and get to a doc very, very soon. ...Read more

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I have chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. I mean they are sytoms then what, any suggestions?

Chest pain: You are having a lot of significant symptoms and i would recommend going to the emergency room for a cardiac workup. ...Read more

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I have EDS & being tested for vascular EDS. I had a recent ECG showing inverted t-wave in v2&v3. I'm 30y/old. I have frequent chest stabbing pain & palpitations & fainting for 8 years+. Does my ECG point towards V-EDS? Should I be concerned?

I have EDS & being tested for vascular EDS. I had a recent ECG showing inverted t-wave in v2&v3. I'm 30y/old. I have frequent chest stabbing pain & palpitations & fainting for 8 years+. Does my ECG point towards V-EDS? Should I be concerned?

Ehlers Danlos: The answer to your question requires an evaluation, physical exam, and testing. A chest xray can be helpful, but a CT-scan of the chest is more sensitive. the ECG is helpful but not diagnostic. If you have an Aortic aneurysm, that is serious and mandates treatment. Please do complete the testing recommended by your doctors. Good luck. ...Read more

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On going buzzing sensation in feet. Can't stand in one spot without feeling faint. On going chest pain too and constant burping. Help ?

ER/UC: chest pain, sensation of near faiting and unexplained sensations require immediate medical evlauation at an ER or UC clinic- I suggest that you go now. ...Read more

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more