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Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

Upper left chest pain and shoulder pain what could be causing it it hurts severely to cough or sneeze?

see below: You describe pleurisy or pericarditis. Sometimes intercostal muscular pain can mimic this. If the pain is worse lying down, improved sitting up/forward, it suggest pericarditis. If you have fever/cough, shortness of breath, it suggests pneumonia with pleural involvement. Were your chest xray and ct done recently/for this illness? A cxr, CBC and echo are usual parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Very tired & hair is coming out handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow ?

Very tired & hair is coming out  handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow ?

Time to see your Dr: I'm trying to follow what you are saying, but one thing is clear. Something is not right. Many of the symptoms you describe may occur from hormonal or vitamin issues, but they also could be signs of a more serious problem. Ask to be scheduled for a comprehensive physical and some lab work. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause severe chest pain - not shoulder pain- immediately following percutaneous liver bx?

What would cause severe chest pain - not shoulder pain- immediately following percutaneous liver bx?

Chest pain: Chest pain, especially chest pain described as 'severe' should be evaluated in person by a professional in an emergent setting no matter what happened beforehand,...please get this worked up at an ER as soon as possible ...Read more

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I have sick sinus syndrome and I have been suffering pretty bad chest pain and shoulder pain during practice. Is this cardiac related?

I have sick sinus syndrome and I have been suffering pretty bad chest pain and shoulder pain during practice. Is this cardiac related?

Get stress test....: In order to be certain your symptoms are not cardiac, you should see a cardiologist and have a stress test, if you haven had one recently. This will tell you if you have cardiac problems with exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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My nails turned violet. But I dont feel chest pain,shoulder pain and back pain what does it mean?

Raynould phenomena: This is called Raynould phenomena . Small vessel in the finger get constricted and cause the color changes and sometime pain and stiffness . It is usually get aggravated with cold weather and sometime stress .it is sympathetic system goes wild for no reason it can be fixed by blocking the nerve ...Read more

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Lower central chest pain+intermittent claudications+dysnea+lt and rt shoulder pain and lt arm pain .. wut inv do i need to do ?

Your symptoms are: not particularly worrisome for cardiac issues especially as a young woman. That having been said however, women's symptoms are often atypical. You need to see a health care provider for an examination, EKG and potentially a stress test to rule out cardiac cause of your discomforts. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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