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What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

A few to consider..: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc. Can cause chest pain. As well as lung and heart, and chest wall (costochrondiritis). There are certain characteristic symptoms each illness causea. Ie. Frequency/chronicity of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most likely have...Consult your doc...
Best of luck.. ...Read more

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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26 yrs old, male, caucasian. History of cardiophobia/hypocondria. All tests came back ok but still feeling chest pain in middle of chest.

26 yrs old, male, caucasian. History of cardiophobia/hypocondria. All tests came back ok but still feeling chest pain in middle of chest.

Subjective: Pain is subjective. That is it is experienced differently by each person. If you have had phobic responses, you may be feeling muscle tension or your worry/anxiety may be causing your heart to work harder. Be sure you do not have cardiac problem and then seek psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Choked last night on water now wondering if got in lungs and this morning woke up with slight chest pain in middle of chest only and still hurts now?

Choked last night on water now wondering if got in lungs and this morning woke up with slight chest pain in middle of chest only and still hurts now?

Really, no need to: Worry. The pain you are feeling is from coughing and clearing your throat. Swallowing a small amount of water into your lung really does not matter much in a healthy young man. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain, with chest pain in middle of chest and right side of chest.

Having lower back pain, with chest pain in middle of chest and right side of chest.

Likely musculo: Skeletal pain because of your young age. See your dr just to be sure there's no underlying heart disease. Take care! ...Read more

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Chest pain in middle and upper chest, arms, jaw, ribs and neck. Been going on approx 6-9 Mos. Not sore to touch. Ekg/bloodwork normal.

Chest pain in middle and upper chest, arms, jaw, ribs and neck. Been going on approx 6-9 Mos. Not sore to touch. Ekg/bloodwork normal.

Not enuf info: Sorry-there isn't nearly enough information to begin to guess the cause of your pain. I suggest you seek formal in person consultation. ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle of chest like at breastbone is this acid reflux?

Could be.: There are many causes for pain like this, and it's not possible to determine the exact cause without an exam and maybe some tests. Most causes are benign and resolve without specific treatment. You might want to try an over the counter acid blocker (omeprazole or ranitidine are examples) and see if you get relief, and if not consult a physician if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle of the chest--what do I do?

Chest pain in the middle of the chest--what do I do?

Many things: From heart related issues to lung, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal. See your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain in the middle of my chest but only while I'm eating.?

Sounds like you: Should have your esophagus and stomach checked out. Very low possibility this is cardiac. See a health care provider for diagnostic testing and treatment. You don't want to miss something important that could be easily treated. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in the middle of my chest when I turn my body or bend over and lift up something. What could be the cause of this?

? musculoskeletal?: From your description of pain changing with your position it sounds like what is called musculoskeletal pain. You can speak to your doc 'bout that. Did you have any trauma to your chest wall? Do you have any localized pain? Have you tried an NSAID? ...Read more

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My 11 year old is complaining about chest pain in the middle of his chest when running around or bouncing.

My 11 year old is complaining about chest pain in the middle of his chest when running around or bouncing.

Evaluation: I would suggest an evaluation for the chest pain. Your physician may assess him for asthma which can be triggered by exercise. Other causes include muscular strain or irregular heart beat. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a strong tightening pulsing chest pain in the middle of my chest that developed after becoming frigthened?

Should I be concerned with a strong tightening pulsing chest pain in the middle of my chest that developed after becoming frigthened?

Probably Not: This is a common symptom of anxiety/fear but get it checked out by your Primary Care Provider...Reassurance is the best medicine!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?

Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?

Pulmonary emboli: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the arteries of the lung) can cause chest pain from either damage to the lining of the lung (pleura), or strain on the heart. The second usually only occurs if the clot is large and the heart is sick. Talk to your pulmonologist about your chest pain. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in the middle of my chest, goes up my neck and out my right ear. Dr cant figure it out Ruled out heart gallbladder reflux?

Chest pains: Regardless, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...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?

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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I often experience chest pain right in the middle of my chest. What could this be? The chest pain does lasts a few seconds and is quite sharp. It happens every few days, sometimes more than once a day. I am a 26 year old female and I am not overweight and

There: There are many different reasons why you might be experiencing chest pains. One of the most worrisome reasons patients experience chest pains is that they have a blockage in one or more of their heart arteries. Atherosclerosis is a disease of the blood vessel where plaque or fatty deposits grow inside the blood vessels and restrict blood flow to the heart muscle. This typically creates a presure or burning or tightness in the chest area which could radiate to the left shoulder or arm, neck, or jaw. Often it worsens with exertion and improves with rest. The most common risk factors leading to these blockages include smoking, diabetes, a close family member with this disease, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

If you are 26, of normal weight, a non-smoker, without diabetes or high cholesterol and your parents do not have coronary artery disease, it is quite unlikely that you have this problem.

Much more likely this is due to some other reason. Stress can cause many symptoms in our bodies such as head aches, upset stomach, and anxious feelings. Stress can also cause chest pains.

If your symptoms continue or worsen, I would urge you to make contact with your doctor for an appointment to discuss this further. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain in the middle left of my chest gping to my left arm off and on should I worry?

I'm having chest pain in the middle left of my chest gping to my left arm off and on should I worry?

Pain: You should see a doctor and be checked to see if you should worry. Chest pain as described can be several things, one of the several is the heart and from the description here, can't tell. ...Read more

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My 7 yr old is having chest pain right in the middle of his chest. He has never complained of chest pain. Should I rush him to urgent care or wait?

Mid chest pain at 7: Usually comes from three related sites. The most common is actually digestive in origin. The entrance to the stomach is just below the end of the breast bone in the middle. Acid reflux/heartburn can produce discomfort that can seem a little better after tums (calcium carbonate).The breast bone can have a bony pain that worsens with touch. Quite rarely, the heart linings can produce pain there. ...Read more

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Chest pain in middle of the night woke me up. Is this worrying?

Chest pain: Not enough information here to know whether the nocturnal chest pain is serious or not. Discuss with the physician who knows you and your situation. ...Read more

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Had chest pain in middle close to skin. Happened right after eating bbq n fries which I shouldn't have can this be GERD doing if so will pain go away?

Had chest pain in middle close to skin. Happened right after eating bbq n fries which I shouldn't have can this be GERD doing if so will pain go away?

Probably GERD: Taking some Tums (calcium carbonate) or other antacids will probably help. If it doesn't go away after a short time would get it checked out by a health care professional. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chest pain?

Chest pain?

Huh?: That is not a question. What about chest pain would you like to know? There are a lot of causes, some serious and some minor. ...Read more

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Acute chest pain?

Acute chest pain?

Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What cause chest pain?

What cause chest pain?

Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain?

Lots of things,: Chest pain causes could range from minor things such as strained muscles or heartburn to serious ones like a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism. It should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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I am having chest pain?

I am having chest pain?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor?

How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz:

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