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Doctor insights on: Chest Pain In Heart Area

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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


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I recently got a chest pain around my heart area. It hurts less then it had before but it still hurts. Anything i can do to make the pain go away?

It : It sounds from your description like the pain is constant, but is slowly getting better. If that is the case, it could be pain from a heart attack or not enough blood getting to your heart. It could also be a strain of a chest wall muscle or inflammation in the cartilage of the chest which connects the ribs to the breastbone. If it relates to your chest wall you should be able to elicit tenderness by pressing on it. If it is a diffuse ache which gets worse with exercise or stress and then gets better with rest, it is more likely to be related to your heart. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, naproxen) can be of benefit in costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage). I'd recommend an evaluation by your doctor. Your age and past history can have a lot to do with what this might be. ...Read more

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I have had an off and on chest pain in my heart area for as long as I can remember. Should I be alarmed?

I have had an off and on chest pain in my heart area for as long as I can remember. Should I be alarmed?

Probably not: But it is better to get checked , it may not be heart related, inspire of it there is no reason to neglect. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Chest Pain Causes: Yes, anxiety and stress can cause a sensation of pain in the left chest. Howeever, you should be seen by a doctor to rule out one of the more serious causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my heart hurt feels like a sharp chest pain but in my heart area?

Sharp?: The most serious (coronary artery disease) and the most trivial (precordial catch / texidor's twinge) processes can both cause chest pain. At your age, it's worth discussing with your personal physician especially if it's of recent onset. ...Read more

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Hi..Shortage of breath following recent flu bug..Chest pain that goes from heart area out to below armpit, stinging type pain. ?

Hi..Shortage of breath following recent flu bug..Chest pain that goes from heart area out to below armpit, stinging type pain.
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Could be your heart: It could be caused by the inflammation of the sac of your heart following your recent viral infection or from your heart caused by lack of blood supply to the heart muscles. Both conditions are serious and in need for physician attention asap! ...Read more

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What could cause pain in chest area near heart?

What could cause pain in chest area near heart?

Many things: The pain you describe can actually be caused by problems from the surface of the skin down to structures inside the chest including the muscles, ligaments, stomach, lungs, spleen, and heart. if you have fleeting discomfort and no other symptoms, discuss these soon with you doctor. If these come mainly when you exert yourself, or with nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, seek medical help soon! ...Read more