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Keep feeling tiny chest pain also I had an awful chest pain 1 month ago went to doctors I had a tablet and it made it stop the awful one?

Keep feeling tiny chest pain also I had an awful chest pain 1 month ago went to doctors I had a tablet and it made it stop the awful one?

Confused: This question is confusing. Please consider re-asking and being specific about the question, the medication taken and the condition. Thanks. ...Read more

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My son has had chest pain for months. We have been to many doctors and everything comes back normal. He hurts when he eats and exercises, and sometime?

My son has had chest pain for months. We have been to many doctors and everything comes back normal. He hurts when he eats and exercises, and sometime?

Mgt: There are many possible conditions that cause chest pain. Since the pain increases with eating, the diagnosis of GERD should be considered.
A virtual consultation may be useful to you and your doctors. All the records and studies can be reviewed with you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mild chest pain for months due to stress?

Is it possible to have mild chest pain for months due to stress?

Anxiety/Chest pain: I understand your concern.
I commend you for considering stress causing mild chest pain or tension.
Your journey of life of 53 years has brought many stresses which you have coped well.
Mild chest pain or tension in chest can be due to unresolved feelings and conflicts due to stresses of past and present.
See a Psychiatrist for:
•Stresses and Anxiety
•Therapy
•Medication
•Breathing Relaxation ...Read more

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Hard to breathe chest pain 5 months pregnant?

Hard to breathe chest pain 5 months pregnant?

Go to ER....: You need to go to the ER immediately and get yourself evaluated to find out what's wrong and get it treated. Your symptoms could be due to many things, including life-threatening problems! It's better to find out that everything is fine, especially when you are pregnant! So, get to the ER now!!!! ...Read more

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I am having chest pain for months now, would that be smoking effect it a heart problem?

I am having chest pain for months now, would that be smoking effect it a heart problem?

See Your Doctor: You are thirty. Perfect. You have time to avoid the perilous results of smoking. That chest pain is a warning sign to stop. It could be your heart. It could be your lungs. It could be your kidneys. It could be the blood vessels leading to Mr. Johnson. Or to your brain, aorta.Who knows what havoc will be wreaked should you continue your sinful ways. So STOP, brother!! Well, uh, an occasional Cohiba? O.K. ...Read more

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I have had this chest pain for months. My doc could not find anything. It moves from my breastbone to my right breast.?

I have had this chest pain for months. My doc could not find anything. It moves from my breastbone to my right breast.?

Costochondritis?: This may be costochondritis which is an inflammatory condition of the rib cartilage. Treatment is anti inflammatories (e.g. Advil). There could be other causes as well. Ask for a treatment plan or to see a cardiologist or physiatrist. ...Read more

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I have upper left and right chest pain for months. All heart tests were normal. Can left and right chest pain sensitive to touch also be GERD?

I have upper left and right chest pain for months. All heart tests were normal. Can left and right chest pain sensitive to touch also be GERD?

Reproducible pain: Reproducible chest pain is usually thought to be musculoskeletal in nature. It would be very unusual for GERD to cause chest pain reproducible to touch. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pain for months with no blood clot or problems discovered. Should I get off the birth control I'm on?

Chest pain: Bcp are associated with blood clot formation especially in those who have an underlying risk factors as well as in smokers. Getting off of the bcp pills can be tried to see if the chest pain goes away. Many things can cause chest pain in the young adult and consultation with an internist is recommended. ...Read more

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Had ECG and CT for chest pain 3 months ago. Still having sporadic pain & visible heartbeat in chest. Should I go back or stop worrying? I'm 27, F, thin

Had ECG and CT for chest pain 3 months ago. Still having sporadic pain & visible heartbeat in chest. Should I go back or stop worrying? I'm 27, F, thin

Stop worrying about: Visible heart beat---you are thin but you can call your doctor or do an office visit as a follow up for the sporadic chest pain. ...Read more

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Off and on chest pain for months. Dx anxiety. Been feeling sternum pain when I take a deep breath. Echo, ekg, stress, holter fine. Is my heart ok? Anxiety?

Off and on chest pain for months. Dx anxiety. Been feeling sternum pain when I take a deep breath. Echo, ekg, stress, holter fine. Is my heart ok? Anxiety?

Anxiety Sx ??: What you know is that your heart is not diseased. Without psychiatric/psychological evaluation by a mental health professional it is impossible to diagnose on the internet. I also would need a complete history as your question suggests these symptoms are relatively new. Go get a referral, get evaluation, and follow recommendations for at least 2 months and see if symptoms get better or go away. ...Read more

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Have anxiety disorder. Had dull chest pain for months. Had 5+ EKGs, blood tests, CT, and seen cardiologist. All say heart is OK. Just my anxiety?

Have anxiety disorder. Had dull chest pain for months. Had 5+ EKGs, blood tests, CT, and seen cardiologist. All say heart is OK. Just my anxiety?

Maybe: Sounds like your heart has been ruled out but other causes of dull chest pain include: gastroesophageal reflux, costochondritis, fibromyalgia, gastritis, peptic ulcer, non-ulcer dyspepsia, myofascial syndrome and others. Your heart isn't the only possible cause of pain. Anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion since there are no tests to confirm it as the cause. ...Read more

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A has been having chest pain for months. GI says it's not acis reflux, cardiologist said heart is fine & pulmonary doctor says his lungs are good. His Hida scan showed his gallbladder functioning at 24%. Could that cause his pain?

A has been having chest pain for months. GI says it's not acis reflux, cardiologist said heart is fine & pulmonary doctor says his lungs are good. His Hida scan showed his gallbladder functioning at 24%. Could that cause his pain?

Gallbladder. : Gallbladder pathology will usually cause discomfort in the right upper abdominal quadrant. It would be unlikely that this would be causing your chest pain. However, if this is the only issue that is being found then diagnosis should be pursued further. ...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.

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 over a month now?

Chest pain over a month now?

Chest pain: I don't know what your cardiac cath showed. If it showed no blockage the pain is most likely not angina. There are other things that cause chest pain. Even a bad gallbladder can do it. I would suggest returning to your doctor and letting them know you still have pain. ...Read more

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I've been having bloody phlegm and chest pain for a month. What could be the cause?

Pneumonia: This could certainly be a bad infection.... You need to be seen asap by doctor. If x-rays don't show anything and the bloody phlegm continues, I recommend a ct. ...Read more

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I have cough and chest pain since 1 month I used every antibiotic but it still the same so please suggest me what should I do?

I have cough and chest pain since 1 month I used every antibiotic but it still the same so please suggest me what should I do?

Go back to your doc: Persistent cough and chest pain requires follow up examination, possible chest x-ray and further test to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Had gastroscope done to rule out problem symptom was chest pain for two months nodule found at ge junction what should I be concerned about?

Biopsy: You should ask your GI doctor regarding the cause of the nodule, they are usually biopsied to determine if they benign or not. If it is due to constant reflux of acid from your stomach, this will explain your chest pain especially if your chest pain resolves with anti-acid medications. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain a couple months ago, sick for 3 days last week and now very fatigued with no appetite and coughing up dark green thick mucus?

Severe chest pain a couple months ago, sick for 3 days last week and now very fatigued with no appetite and coughing up dark green thick mucus?

Coughing up dark: green thick mucous is BAD. You need to go see a health care professional as soon as possible before more serious issues develop. Do not delay. Go today. ...Read more

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I have MS and have been having constant chest pain evaluated for months. Nothing turns up. Now I am also having shortness of breath. Any ideas?

I have MS and have been having constant chest pain evaluated for months. Nothing turns up. Now I am also having shortness of breath. Any ideas?

Assessment: MS can create a myriad of pain syndromes, and may be the culprit here, but triptans can also cause chest pain, as can costo-chondritis of sternum. ...Read more

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Can a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?

Can a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?

Follow-up as directed: The gallbladder to cause pain in the right upper quarter of the abdomen and epigastric region which can radiate to the back and lower chest. Peptic ulcer disease can also cause epigastric and lower chest pain. Other non-cardiac causes of chest pain include pleurisy, which is inflammation of the lining of the lung; muscle strain; and many other things. I'm glad you had your heart checked in the emergency department however I am sure they told you to follow up with your regular doctor and this is extremely important. ...Read more

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How can I tell reflux pain from a heart attack pain. Little chest pain for a month. NOTE: I do eat & lay down & I have anxiety but no attack lately.

How can I tell reflux pain from a heart attack pain. Little chest pain for a month. NOTE: I do eat & lay down & I have anxiety but no attack lately.

Reflux esophagitis v: Heart attack pain may be similar in character. However, due to your young age, cardiac disease is less likely but still possible. Please ask your doctor to obtain an EKG and evaluate you for cardiac risk factors, ie, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, family hsitory ...Read more