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Chest Pain Made Worse By Pressing On Chest
What can cause sudden, moderate to severe right-sided chest pain? It is worse with taking a deep breath and gets worse after pressing on my chest. It hurts along my sternum and in the middle beneath my breast. The left side does not hurt.
R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms . Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating. ...Read more
Severe chest pain. been taking pills for inflammation and pain. pain getting worse. its been 3 weeks?
Time to see doctor: A person with "severe pain" or "really bad chest pain" should see the doctor right away. If her own doctor is not immediately available for help, the wisest thing to do is call 911. The paramedics have oxygen, medications, and can do an EKG. The ER doctor can evaluate for a possible heart attack. Even if it is not a heart attack, the ER usually can provide diagnosis and begin treatment. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My chest pain is sudden sharp increases with pressing. When i press same spot without the attack its not painful. What is this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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