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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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Chest pain when I touch the center of my chest where the ribs meet just below the collar bone, it comes and goes. What can this be?

Chest pain when I touch the center of my chest where the ribs meet just below the collar bone, it comes and goes. What can this be?

Costochondritis: Point tenderness is a symptom of costochondritis (tenderness in the cartilage between the ribs). Try putting ice on fhe painful spot and try tylenol/ibuprofen. Some heart problems such as pericarditis (inflammation in the sac around the heart) can cause pain. Blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus) can cause chest pain. Avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with your doctor for cause. ...Read more

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Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain starts out inbetween breast bone now at the top of my breast in the center of ny chest feeling weird and gettin pain my left arm it comes and goes also feels like I can't brea?

Chest pain: The way you describe your does not sound typical of a heart problem. It looks like you may have costchondritis considering your age. However it is a good idea to see your family physician to check out. ...Read more

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What would a likely diagnosis be for chest pain that starts in the middle of chest, comes and goes and only last about 5 minutes at a time?

What would a likely diagnosis be for chest pain that starts in the middle of chest, comes and goes and only last about 5 minutes at a time?

Depends: You have to give a much better history. What, if anything, starts the chest pain going? What, if anything, seems to alleviate it? For how long has this been going on? Is it related to your diet? Etc, etc, etc ...Read more

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What are the cause of chest pain in center of chest and what do I do for it?

What are the cause of chest pain in center of chest and what do I do for it?

Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself or reflux is causing pain. As we get older heart disease becomes more common cause of concern. Since u gave only limitted info, it is diiffult to tell what you have. Please repost a more specific question or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in center of chest that moves to the left and right, what to do?

Worth checking out: Most chest pain in people your age turns out not to be serious. However, that doesn't mean it should not be evaluated. It is worthwhile seeing your primary physician to have a full history and physical. ...Read more

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All possible causes of squeezing chest pain in center? Can exercise just fine but unexplained squeezing pain at rest that lasts 5-8 seconds

All possible causes of squeezing chest pain in center? Can exercise just fine but unexplained squeezing pain at rest that lasts 5-8 seconds

Heartburn: The joining point of your swallow tube to the stomach is located just in back of the heart & slightly left of the center of your chest. Brief squeezing pain would be likely if you have a little back wash/leaking of stomach acid while the stomach squeezes your meal. Antacid tablets could provide some rapid relief. ...Read more

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I slipped on ice and fell hard on my back. Knocked the wind out for a few minutes. Experiencing chest pain in center when moving head around.?

I slipped on ice and fell hard on my back. Knocked the wind out for a few minutes. Experiencing chest pain in center when moving head around.?

Xrays: Probably need to go to a Doctor for exam and Xrays. You could have fractured a rib or vertebra.
Scary event- don't wait to call the Doctor to get better fastest. Go to urgent care, ER or available office and get an exam for Xrays. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Mgt: It could be either, but if it is reproduced by pressing on the area of pain, it is more likely to be muscular. If you have no history of illness, including cardiac disease and no family history of cardiac issues, then muscular would be more common in your age group.
A heating pad or ibuprofen may help to alleviate the pain.
A virtual appt can be made online to follow up. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain in center and left side for last 6 months. Back/neck pain. Never belched before but always burping now. Cardio, neuro, gastro clear.

See a doctor: You need a full detailed evaluation. Although this sounds superficially like a case of gerd, the causation remains in question and you also must exclude the possibility of their being a cardiologic or other etiology for the chest pain. Go see a general internist or family practitioner. ...Read more

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Ate a lousy fatty lunch today. Ugly chest pain in center of chest after eating. No other symptoms. How to tell between GERD and cardiac?

Ate a lousy fatty lunch today. Ugly chest pain in center of chest after eating. No other symptoms. How to tell between GERD and cardiac?

You can't: The only way to know is to do a stress test. What appears to be indigestion can be perfectly mimicked by heart disease. If you're not sure, you should call your doctor or go to an er immediately. ...Read more

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8/11 experience significant chest pain in center of chest lasting 2 secs. Saw Cardiologist 8/3 6 mo fu no chg ekg/lipid profile good. Exercise no pain

8/11 experience significant chest pain in center of chest lasting 2 secs. Saw Cardiologist 8/3 6 mo fu no chg ekg/lipid profile good. Exercise no pain

Atypical chest pain: The discomfort sounds atypical for angina. A reportedly normal EKG makes it even more likely that the discomfort is non cardiac in origin. If it becomes recurrent, more intense, or longer duration, you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Split second sharp chest pain in center of chest and under right breast that is intermittent. Can hear a lot of gas with stethoscope.

Prob. Not a worry: Most sharp pains in the chest, unless there has been trauma to the muscles or rib cage, ate due to stomach or upper intestinal gas pockets and are not serious. However, if this continues, please see your health advisor. ...Read more

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Havin chest pain in center of chest down right arm and up side of neck I had a heart attack before but not the same symptoms. Heart rate irregular.

Havin chest pain in center of chest down right arm and up side of neck I had a heart attack before but not the same symptoms. Heart rate irregular.

Could still be heart: While there are several things that can cause your symptoms, e.g. gastroesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, pleurisy, the one that is most seriously urgent and potentially life threatening is pain of heart origin. With an irregular heart rate, you should head to the nearest emergency room for EKG, blood work and examination. Do this now. ...Read more

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I have chest pain that comes and goes, what to do?

I have chest pain that comes and goes, what to do?

Consult a physician.: Need to be evaluated by a physician. These can be s/s of coronary artery disease or acid reflux depending on your age and risk factors. ...Read more

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How do I deal with chest pain that comes and goes?

How do I deal with chest pain that comes and goes?

See your doctor: 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

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Chest pain for about 5 months now. It comes and goes?

Chest pain for about 5 months now. It comes and goes?

Anything: 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. ...Read more

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Random chest pain. Comes and goes. Doesn't ever last but a few seconds?

Random chest pain. Comes and goes. Doesn't ever last but a few seconds?

We all get 'em: Likely related to arthritis and rheumatism, there's no point in trying to hunt down the exact cause. Such brief pains are universal and not cause for alarm. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of chest pain on the left side that comes and goes?

What could be the causes of chest pain on the left side that comes and goes?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

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Woke up with strange chest pain which goes into back comes and goes only lasts seconds. I'm 30 feels sharp like a knife?

Pleurisy: Sharp fleeting pain is usually inflammatory in etiology, such as pleurisy or costochondritis. This is even more likely if the pain become sharper on a deep breath. See your provider to get this checked out further ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain that comes and goes all day last a few. Seconds?

Sharp chest pain that comes and goes all day last a few. Seconds?

Any chest pain: Gets a doctors attention. Go in for an evaluation. At your age, one must rule out cardiovascular dz or pulmonary disease. This can usually be done with a thorough h;p, ekg, and chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Having dull chest pain left side comes and goes but mostly at night when in bed?

Having dull chest pain left side comes and goes but mostly at night when in bed?

Check with your doc: Chest pains can come from narrowed arteries in the heart. However this usually occurs with exertion and resolves with rest.
A pain in the chest at night could also be from acid reflux or some other GI problem. Or it even could be from some muscular or rib pain.
I suggest calling your doctor for an appointment to discuss further. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain in the left side of my chest. Sometimes it’s sharp and stabbing. Sometimes it’s dull. It comes and goes. Any thoughts?

I am experiencing chest pain in the left side of my chest. Sometimes it’s sharp and stabbing. Sometimes it’s dull. It comes and goes. Any thoughts?

Go see doctor: You have many symptoms here so the best thing to do is to see the doctor for a complete evaluation. Then you will have your diagnosis and treatment and be on your way ...Read more

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I keep getting chest pain on the right side it comes and goes it'll leave for couple days then return sharp pain and lasts about 5min to 10min tops.

I keep getting chest pain on the right side it comes and goes it'll leave for couple days then return sharp pain and lasts about 5min to 10min tops.

Sharp right sided: chest pain is unlikely to be cardiac especially in an 18 year old. It is most likely related to muscles and bones of the chest. A health care provider will be able to examine you and determine the most likely cause. ...Read more

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I'm a I'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

I'm a I'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

Depends: Go see a doctor for a work up. Chest pain in a smoker needs an evaluation for ischemic heart disease. Other conditions like gastroesophagel reflux, costocondritis, panic among others need to be excluded. ...Read more