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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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If one has left arm pain but no chest pain, could it be heart related still?

If one has left arm pain but no chest pain, could it be heart related still?

Yes: Yes, the symptoms of cardiac disease can be quite variable, particularly in women. Patients can definitely have even serious cardiac events with little or no chest pain. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause, cardiac or otherwise. Consider being checked. ...Read more

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How do I know if my chest pain is heart related? Random pains last short time for about a week now. Shoulder blade pain. Ekg and blood showed ok

Further studies: Cardiac issues need to be diagnosed with routine or further complex studies. There could be other sources of pain that would mimic these symptoms such as gallbladder or ulcer symptoms. ...Read more

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What does atypical chest pain? Not heart related because they did an ekg, blood test, echo, xrays, CT scans. I fell and started having pains.

What does atypical chest pain? Not heart related because they did an ekg, blood test, echo, xrays, CT scans.  I fell and started having pains.

Atypical chest pain: Atypical chest pain is chest pain not related to a cardiac disorder. It could be caused by a variety of disorders,such as gastric or eso phageal,pulmonary(pleuritic),or musculoske letal(caused by rib cage ,muscles or articulations)specially since you starte having them after a fall. Suggest you consult your primary physician for more precise diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Mild chest pain scared it could be heart related ?

Mild chest pain scared it could be heart related ?

Chest pain.: Theoretically speaking, any chest pain COULD be heart-related, although that doesn't mean that it IS heart-related. Depends on you as an individual - specific symptoms, associated symptoms, risk factors, habits, testing results. ...Read more

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If my chest pain was proven to be not heart related should I ignore it?

Chest Pain: No you should not ignore it. It is great that your heart has been ruled out as the source of your pain, but, obviously your chest pain is not "normal" for you. I would continue to work with your doctor to decide the cause in order to direct treatment. ...Read more

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Norm ecg,stressecho,agatston score of .5, BP 120-135/80-85, felt right upper chest pain near pit and shoulder pain. Heart related? salonpas helpd lil.

Norm ecg,stressecho,agatston score of .5, BP 120-135/80-85, felt right upper chest pain near pit and shoulder pain. Heart related? salonpas helpd lil.

Chest pain: Hi, if your stress test and Angiogram have been normal then the pain is not heart related, usually the heart related pain is in the center of the chest and is worse with activity and better with rest. I believe you have a musculoskeletal pain, please get your shoulder checked by your PMD. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Exercise chest pain NOT related to heart or lungs. What else could it be?

Exercise chest pain NOT related to heart or lungs. What else could it be?

Costochondritis: If your heart and lungs have been'ruled out' as sources of your chest pain( and this is of paramount importance) than inflammation of the ribs as they attach on the sternum or the rib 'lining' itself can become 'inflamed' occasionally w/ exercise. This is generally treated w/ NSAIDs ( ibuprofen, etc.)A diagnosis can sometimes be made by an examination prior to and after ecersise or bone scan . GL! ...Read more

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27 year old female, 5'6," 262.4 lbs, ekg: normal, holter monitor (48 hours): normal, cholesterol: ldl- 111, hdl- 49. Chest pain related to heart?

27 year old female, 5'6," 262.4 lbs, ekg: normal, holter monitor (48 hours): normal, cholesterol: ldl- 111, hdl- 49. Chest pain related to heart?

Chest pain: Not enough data for more than a guess. Its probably not cardiac related, BUT, you are at increased risk. You are morbidly obese and weigh roughly 100 #s more than you should. Each pound of flesh equals about a mile of blood vessels. So, your heart, a pump the size of your fist has to pump blood 100 miles further than it should. If you smoke, use illicit drugs or drink the risk is higher. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck.  Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI  related?

Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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I read that if you are having chest pain and you can pinpoint where the pain is, it is most likely not heart related. Is that true?

I read that if you are having chest pain and you can pinpoint where the pain is, it is most likely not heart related. Is that true?

YES: the old "pearl" (a medical "rule" which is passed on from Doctors who teach to their students) is that if you CAN POINT WITH ONE FINGER where the chest pain is localized its VERY unlikely to be a Coronary event (heart attack) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Went to the ER 3 times for chest pain and they keep saying it's not heart related still have bad chest pain ! What can it be ?

A few things: Only so much in your chest: heart, lungs, bones, esophagus, aorta. Very unlikely for a women in her twenties to have coronary disease. More common things might be esophageal spasm or acid injury. Stress/anxiety spells also cause chest pain, and may be unrelated to stress in your life. Anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion, no real blood test for that. Sometimes bones/ribs get irritated & painfl ...Read more

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Having middle chest pain but dr says he doesnt think its heart related even thought my cta was nconclusive. what else could it be.

Having middle chest pain but dr says he doesnt think its heart related even thought my cta was nconclusive. what else could it be.

Chest pain : A variety of structures may be responsible for chest pain (other than heart) including esophagus, lung and related structures and commonly musculoskeletal, sometimes hard to diagnose. History and physical exam are critical in determining true cause. Would suggest keeping a log for your pain with diurnal variation, activities that change the intensity of the pain, etc looking for a pattern. ...Read more

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Top left chest pain , got a cold and a cough , been doctors said its not heart related , but it is worrying me , the pain comes and goes?

Top left chest pain , got a cold and a cough , been doctors said its not heart related , but it is worrying me , the pain comes and goes?

Pain: Your are 28 year old male and it is unlikely to be a life threatening. It is likely pleurisy. I would recommend alot of fluids and take ibuprofen regularly for a week. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me at night every night, the pain is sharp and last a long time. Can it be heart related?

I have chest pain and upper back pain who wake up me at night every night, the pain is sharp and last a long time. Can it be heart related?

Chest: It is very possible that that those complaints could be related to the heart as well as possibly the aorta which is the tube that comes from the heart and delivers blood to the remainder of your body, this is probably something that you should get checked with your family doctor and move further if necessary ...Read more

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Chest pain for the past 3 days and a low fever. Not feeling well. Only in my early 20s but worried if it could be heart related like a heart attack?

Get eval: Doubtful it is heart at your age, but you need to get checked to be safe, as you should not have to deal with your pain for 3 days now. Get an exam and you will be helped. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sharp left Chest pain when walking fast or uphill. Goes away when resting. Chest can hurt to touch also. Is this definitely heart related?

It is unlikely for: a young woman to have heart disease as a cause of chest pain. Especially if the pain is reproducible by touching the chest. Heart pain is usually dull and squeezing like a tooth ache and very rarely sharp or stabbing. Overall, it is unlikely that this symptom is heart related. Ask your health care provider to check it out and confirm. ...Read more