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Chest Pain Gets Worse When Thinking About It
Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
When I laugh the chest pain gets worse. But otherwise its a constant pain. Does this mean I am on my way to having a heart attack?
No: You should be able to tell when your pain began. It may be due to minor trauma, or some type of muscular or skeletal issue. You should see your physician for a complete checkup. ...Read more
Have a flu it's 2nd day and I now have a bad middle chest pain/gets worse with movement/ feels like gas pain but isn't. What is this/normal for flu?
Costochondritis: It sounds like you may have strained part of the rib cage and the small muscles that attach each rib to the other rib. A violent cough or coughing fit could have caused that. Hopefully you can see a doctor to verify this. If this is 'the flu' there are anti-viral medications that you can take. Tylenol would help with the pain. There is of course a flu vaccine that I highly recommend to avoid this. ...Read more
Chest pain: If you have chest wall pain or inflammation in costochondral junctions, this can be treated with antiinflammatory drugs or local injection if necessary. To recommend something a history and physical exam is necessary and that isn't possible from here. If you are concerned see your dr. ...Read more
I have chest pain all day everyday because I have g.e.r.d but why does my chest hurt worse at night?
Gravity: If chest pain is primarily due to GERD, then it is common to have worse pain at night. The reason is gravity. More stomach acid can leak out of your stomach into your esophagus causing burning. Also, the valve between your esophagus & stomach is less competent (more leaky) due to change in pressure gradient on either side due to lying down position & gravity. Recommend GERD medicine before bed. ...Read more
I have minor chest pain for the last 6 years on the left side. Happens occasionally once in every week or month. Did not get worse yet. Is it ok?
Cp: Probably ok. But it is always better to check with your doctor. ...Read more
It's been a week in a half and this cold gets better than it gets worse! It's going up and down with a persistent congested cough & chest pain?!
Infection: A good rule of thumb is that if an upper or lower respiratory infection persists beyond approximately 10 days, it likely has become a bacterial infection. You likely have a lower respiratory infection and need to see your doctor. Antibiotics probably would be helpful. Get seen soon and other supportive therapy will be given to make you feel better. ...Read more
I feel left chest pain and sometimes burning it feels worse when I work a lot. I am 29 years. What could it be?
I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when I breath and move around.?
Eval recommended: Given your age and increased pain with breathing, this may be inflammation of the chest wall bones, cartilage (costochondritis) or inflamed lining around the lung (pleurisy). You should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out more serious conditions, cardiac problem or even blood clot in the lung (Pulmonary Embolism). ...Read more
I've been having constant chest pain for over an hour now and I feel like it's been getting worse. I'm 30 years old. Any idea what's going on?
Hard to say but: I wouldn't ignore chest pain. Unfortunately, many different things can cause chest pain, pulmonary (lung) sources like pleuritis, upper intestinal problem like reflux, musculoskeletal problems like costochondritis, more concerning heart issues and even just plain anxiety. You should seek an in-person evaluation and sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday. Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?
Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more
What's the solution for very bad chest pain from gas? It starts @ night and usually gets worse when laying down.
Hi. Been having sharp chest pain on the left side for few days now. It gets worse if I cough sneez or bend down to pick up something.
Sounds like pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of lining around the lungs and can be very painful. If bringing up colored phlegm or if fever, could be pneumonia. Other concern is for a collapsed lung, called a pneumothorax. Best way to tell is see a dr for complete physical and chest xray. ...Read more
I have chest pain since yesterday. It gets worse when I take a deep breath. I feel the pain on left side of chest and upper left back. What should I do?
Costocondritis: Without having much to go on, one possibilty is costocondritis. As the word implies, this is an inflammation of the rib cartilages. With breathing and therefore movement of the chest wall, this can elicit pain. This condition is usually self-limiting and the pain symptoms are treated with nsaids (motrin, for example). ...Read more
Chest pain: Most likely is reflux, can try over the counter ranitidine or prevecid and see if helps. Avoid energy drinks, caffeine, alcohol smoking, spicy foods. Also check for h pylori a bacteria that sometimes complicates reflux. Alternatives includes gallbladder rarely in a young person cardiac due to spasm or structural abnormality. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
Chest pain and heaviness been for week, yesterday got worse, feeling of heaviness in lt arm. 28 years old?
Need careful exam: Your symptoms could be from a lung, heart or GI problem. You really need a careful history and physical exam to determine the cause and to decide if further testing might be needed. The proper treatment will probably be quite evident if you take this approach. ...Read more
Chest pain rt, and upper back lt. Aprox: 1 week, got worse yesterday and today feels more thight than pain?
Need careful exam: Your symptoms sound like they might be related to a pulmonary or heart problem. You deserve a careful cardiopulmonary exam by an experienced physician. ...Read more
I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?
Go to the ER: Severe chest pain should never be taken lightly. The positional nature of the chest pain makes one think of a possible pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the lining around the heart) although this could be a heart attack, blood clot, lung infection, etc. All possibilities that are very serious and should be excluded rapidly. Especially because you are on an immunosuppressive. Go now! ...Read more
I've had severe chest pain on the left side for 2 days now. Its worse when I bend over or cough. My inhaler doesn' t help?
My temp is 104f, I feel I'm getting worse/chest pain while breathing and I vomited 4 times during the day, what should I take?
Emergency room: Drink lots of fluids and proceed to emergency for evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
25 yr old with the dull chest pain that comes and goes and moves around with no problems breathing dosent get worse with exercise?
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