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GERD? Could GERD cause sensitive to touch chest pain on both l & r side of upper chest? All heart tests are normal. No pain in sternum.

GERD? Could GERD cause sensitive to touch chest pain on both l & r side of upper chest? All heart tests are normal. No pain in sternum.

Chest pain: GERD can cause chest pain but should not cause reproducible pain with palpation. This sounds more like inflammation of the muscles and cartilage around the ribs, costochondritis. Chest pain should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What causes right side upper chest pain?

What causes right side upper chest pain?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a flash of chest pain across my upper chest (going from right side to left side) that has been happening daily. What could this mean?

I have a flash of chest pain across my upper chest (going from right side to left side) that has been happening daily. What could this mean?

Causes of chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain that range from muscular or skeletal (costochondritis) to esophageal spasm or gastoesophageal reflu (gerd). More serious issues like angina are also possible causes of pain. Your doctor should be notified to get to the bottom of the problem and speed your road to recovery. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper chest pain on the right side for a 20 y/o man? Hurts to press against it, not on its own. No lump.

Chest pain: You stated that the you have the right side of the upper chest pain to pressure. Your age is 20 years correct?

Have you had any other diseases in the past? Have you had trauma in the past? Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident in the past? Days, months, years?

Is the pain against the chest wall, in the axilla, radiating towards the front, or towards the back. Do you have pain when you br ...Read more

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I'm having upper chest pain that's gets worse when moving or sitting up straight. Feel a pressure then pain when moving the area more on the rigt side?

I'm having upper chest pain that's gets worse when moving or sitting up straight. Feel a pressure then pain when moving the area more on the rigt side?

This is likely: musculoskeletal pain, meaning that it originates from the muscles or connecting tissues in the chest wall, ribs and sternum (breast bone). There may be some inflammation in these tissues, or even in the lung lining (pleuritis). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories work well for this and I would advise full dose ibuprofen or naproxen. Icing may help. Avoid re-injury...lifting, carrying heavy objects. ...Read more

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I have a left side upper chest pain and I noticed coughing up a little bright red blood at morning only. I got X-ray and ECG done. Nothing detected.

I have a left side upper chest pain and I noticed coughing up a little bright red blood at morning only. I got X-ray and ECG done. Nothing detected.

Serious symptom: Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly no matter how little it is. I common causes include blood thinners (
if you are taking them), bronchitis (acute and chronic) bronchiectasis, lung cancer, tuberculosis. You should have a discussion with your pcp depending on other symptoms like weight loss, lack of appetite and energy may warrant a ct scan of chest. ...Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See thoracic surgeon: Begin with pcp, if no help concider vascular or thoracic surgeon. Your first rib could pressing on the vessel causing symptoms. Thoracic outlet syndrome is remote possibility. ...Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for about 3 years, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See a doctor: From the type of pain and it's location it does not seem to be anything serious. However it's better not to take any chances so please see a doctor to evaluate and to do atleast an E.K.G. and xrays. He might decide to do more tests if necessary. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side sternum pain/left breast/left upper chest pain. Pain only lasts a few seconds. Upper back /shoulderblade pain for 8 months.

Intermittent left side sternum pain/left breast/left upper chest pain. Pain only lasts a few seconds. Upper back /shoulderblade pain for 8 months.

See details: These symptoms are nonspecific and cause have several causes. See a doctor and have it evaluated if you are concerned. It does not sound like a serious issue to me. ...Read more

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Upper chest pain left side and back. Short of breath walking and layin. Been to ER many times as well as GP. No one seems concerned what could it be?

Upper chest pain left side and back. Short of breath walking and layin. Been to ER many times as well as GP. No one seems concerned what could it be?

Consultation advised: Your symptoms may be due to various causes. Apparently nothing serious was seen on your trips to the ER. For more helpful advice you may want to consider a Virtual Consultation at Health Tap.
This can be done by live video or voice or by an InBox Text consultation. For your problem a live text consultation not advised. For InBox best to be available to respond to Dr's questions. Upload full Hx ...Read more

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Burning sensation through upper chest, pain in armpits and shoulders for the last couple of days I have had a feeling of heaviness in the left side of my chest along with shortness of breath. I seen my doctor about this and he believes that it was caused

The: The symptoms you describe are typical of a heart attack or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis) - they can also be caused by anxiety and hyperventilation. So yes, it could be serious. Key items for revealing if there is a heart problem would be an electrocardiogram (ekg) and blood tests, perhaps an echocardiogram (looking at the heart and pericardium with sound waves). If your doctor has done the tests described, check with him again to see what else could be causing the problem. If not, it could be best to seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Rigth upper chest pain?

Rigth upper chest pain?

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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What does constricting chest pain to the upper chest mean?

Heart problem?: Could be angina. .. Need to consult with your md to get your heart check. .. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a chest pain? Right in the middle of my upper chest...its lasted for about 5 days now. Help!!!

What are the possible causes of a chest pain? Right in the middle of my upper chest...its lasted for about 5 days now. Help!!!

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I woke up with upper chest pain the past two days. It does not hurt when I am in a neutral position but if I push my shoulders either back of foreword?

I woke up with upper chest pain the past two days. It does not hurt when I am in a neutral position but if I push my shoulders either back of foreword?

Musculoskeletal: You pain sounds musculoskeletal. There are joints, bones, and muscles in the chest and they all move when you move your chest. If any one of those is injured or inflamed, it will hurt. It is unusual that musculoskeletal chest pain is of a serious nature and with time, it will improve. ...Read more

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Why do I have right upper chest pain when I eat sweets?

Not sure: I am not sure why you have right upper chest pain with sweets. However, gall bladder pain can sometimes present as right shoulder pain. You should talk to your doctor or primary care giver. A detailed history, physical exam, and prudent test should give you a better idea. ...Read more

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I have upper chest pain and sholder my doctor thinks is muskesceletos all caardio BP on 140 / 89 or les i, m on metoprpolo it helps my pain why?

Of concern.: If you are experiencing chest pain which improves with a beta blocker (metoprolol), there is a suggestion that the pain might be due to coronary artery disease. To determine whether this is the case, you deserve to have a careful evaluation by a cardiologist. In addition, an ideal BP is 125/80 or less. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat I get upper chest pain. I do have a small hernia...Is that causing the chest pain.

Unlikely: Large hiatal hernias would be likely to cause this. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Small hiatal hernias are usually not of much consequence, but could get larger over the years. Also, spasm of the esophagus could cause the pain. This is diagnosed with manometry where a small tube goes through the nose and into the stomach. ...Read more

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My husband. Has upper chest pain Where his strum is it is hard for him to take a deep Breath what could this be He has no cold he's not short of br?

My husband. Has upper chest pain Where his strum is it is hard for him to take a deep Breath what could this be He has no cold he's not short of br?

See physician: It is advised to seek urgent medical evaluation for his symptoms. Any patient with recent onset of chest pain who may be potentially unstable based upon history, family history, appearance, or vital signs, should be immediately evaluated in an emergency department. You need to be evaluated by your physician to eliminate life-threatening causes and be assessed for other causes. ...Read more

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Right neck and upper chest pain from lungs, why?

Right neck and upper chest pain from lungs, why?

Possible: There is no easy answer because several things can cause chest pain. The organs in the chest are very close to one another and share the same nerve connections that carry pain stimuli. ...Read more

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Please suggest what I can take for upper chest pain back and neck pain?

Depends on the cause: Have you tried ibuprofen? (600 mg every 4-6 hours with food). ...Read more