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I am a 42 years old male , have occasional unpredictable chest pain (pressure type) since 1 month ago. No HTN , no hyperlipidemy , no other dis. Why?

I am a 42 years old male , have occasional unpredictable chest pain (pressure type) since  1 month ago. No HTN , no hyperlipidemy , no other dis. Why?

Myriad of reasons: There are many reasons for this other than cardiac. BUT, if you have not had any cardiac workup I would still recommend starting with this and getting a stress test. If that is negative then the possibilities include lung disease (asthma, COPD, interstitial disease), stress / anxiety, sleep apnea. Start with the heart and go from there! ...Read more

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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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Can high blood pressure give angina type chest pain?

Yes: Angina is a non specific chest pain that can be due to multiple factors which includes stress, muscular, cardiovascular problems and respiratory issues. The cardiovascular problem includes hypertension as a predisposing factor. Although hypertension per se is not equivalent to angina, it can be a factor to cause problems. ...Read more

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I had a reg treadmill stress test, EKG and chst xray all normal initally had chest pain. I heard this type of stress test is not accurate woman?

I had a reg treadmill stress test, EKG and chst xray all normal initally had chest pain.  I heard  this type of stress test is not accurate  woman?

Risk stratify: I do not know you underlying symptoms but if all is normal and you have not had recurrent chest pain you should be fine. However, if the pain persists it may be smart to seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does pancreatitis cause chest type pain?

Does pancreatitis cause chest type pain?

Can: Any organs in the upper abdomen can refer pain to chest such as gall bladder, liver, stomach, and spleen. Gastroesophageal reflux, musculoskeletal changes, and of course cardiac etiologies also exist. Sometimes pancreatitis can get pleural fluid collecting particularly in the left chest. ...Read more

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Which type of tests do they do when someone is having chest pain that comes & goes?

It depends on the ty: The type of pain can point to the source of chest pain which can be from lungs, heart or musculoskeletal strructures. You should see your docotr to help you sort it out if the pain has persisted beyond one week or if it is getting worse. There are several causes of chest pain...Without detailed history, physical exam and some simple tests like a chest x-ray or ekg, it is hard to point to the caus. ...Read more

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Kaylin had chest pain in the morning depending on what type of bed she sleeps on what could that be? It's been going on for awhile now.

Kaylin had chest pain in the morning depending on what type of bed she sleeps on what could that be? It's been going on for awhile now.

Probably muscles: When I hear that the chest pain depends on the type of bed she uses, it makes me think that the issue is related to soft tissues such as muscles, tendons or ligaments. Because the different beds may be causing strain on these soft tissues while she sleeps, she would experience pain when these tissues are used in the morning. It would be wise to check with your physician to consider other causes. ...Read more

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What type (kind of pain) of chest pain has been recorded for anxiety? Also, how long and severe are they on average?

What type (kind of pain) of chest pain has been recorded for anxiety? Also, how long and severe are they on average?

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. Needle pricking pains are usually musculoskeletal. ...Read more