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If I move a certain way I feel a deep pain in my chest. My neck and shoulders hurt all day. Chest pain only when I bend frontward. I'm 22.

If I move a certain way I feel a deep pain in my chest. My neck and shoulders hurt all day. Chest pain only when I bend frontward. I'm 22.

Visit your MD: Chest pain is a common entity. If you feel substorms like chest pain that lasts for over a minute, you should visit your doctor. You need a complete exam and you need to tell your doctor your medical history, family and social history, and medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Cramping sharp pain in chest when I move a certain way or bend, sometimes out of nowhere, pain level 10 don't last long normal xray EKG and cat scan?

Chest pain: Usually when you have pain that hurts when you move it is your muscles or bones in the chest wall that are causing the pain. However, there are many factors to consider about the best workup and how urgent you need the evaluation such as how long have you had it, how old you are and what other medical problems you have. If you are short of breath at all you should immediately seek medical care. ...Read more

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Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?

Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?

Possible: Costochondritis usually heart the ribs towards the sternum but sometime can cause pain towards the sides too. It usually hearts with movement and taking deep breaths. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?

Have chest pain 4 days. If I cough or move certain ways it hurts. Today II have back pain not sure if related. I don't have any upper resp signs.?

Chest pain/back pain: Pain in the chest with movement or coughing can sometimes be pleurisy -inflammation of the lining of the chest. Doesn't sound cardiac. You can try an antiinflammatory medication to see if it helps - if you develop a fever it could be the signs of an early pneumonia and chest pain associated with exertion is worrisome for cardiac issues and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain on left side. Hurts more when I breath and move certain ways and put pressure on my chest. Pain shoots up my neck on left side?

Prob NT Coronary Dis: At 17 unlikely Cor Dis leading Hrt Atak. Could be Gas in splenic flexure, could be Pericarditis. In pericar U feel better sit up than lie down. Both cause pain w breathng. Gas Lft Upper quad Abd (splen flex) causes pain in Lft shoulder. Pain can also be a lft pleural catch: lung lining caught betw ribs. Pericard can come after viral illness +other poss. Start w prim MD Phys exam & ECG, U/S abd. ...Read more

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What can I do for chest pain when I move only?

Musculoskeletal: Chest pain when you move is likely from the muscles or bones of your rib cage. Try anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium, if symptoms continue, see your doc. ...Read more

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I have center bottom chest pain, when I move it hurts. When I apply pressure it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

I have center bottom chest pain, when I move it hurts. When I apply pressure it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. It is very unlikely that at 23 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information ...Read more

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I was in a car accident about a month ago. When the impact hit my seat belt cut into my chest. I'm still having chest pain when I move. Is this normal?

I was in a car accident about a month ago. When the impact hit my seat belt cut into my chest. I'm still having chest pain when I move. Is this normal?

See doc: Sounds likely expected- you can cause various intercostal muscle tares, rib "bruising", fractures etc some of which may not readily show up on radiologic studies. As it is primarily with movement it is most likely musculoskeletal in origin, an so will improve with time and anti inflammatory meds like motrin, but you should see your doc to be safe. There are always oddities that doc may need to see. ...Read more

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I have been getting left sided chest pain when I move. Bearing in mind I have recently suffered costochondritis. Could this pain be a pulled muscle?

I have been getting left sided chest pain when I move. Bearing in mind I have recently suffered costochondritis. Could this pain be a pulled muscle?

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. You also can go to ER to rule out heart problems. Take care. ...Read more

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Why would I only get chest pain when sitting a certain way?

Why would I only get chest pain when sitting a certain way?

Difficult to answer: If you are getting chest pain sitting a certain way it is possibly musculoskeletal in origin and related to posture. You may to go to your doctor to sort this out. Doesn't appear to be anything serious. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side when I lay in certain positions for a while?

Chest pain on left side when I lay in certain positions for a while?

See Your Doctor: While this does not sound like a heart attack, blood clot in the lung, tear of the aorta or collapsed lung, it is worth a visit to your doctor. Probably a musculoskeletal problem and can be managed conservatively. Any shortness of breath? If you develop other symptoms and it occurs without your having to lay in certain positions, consider a visit to the ER. Liver/spleen disease? See your doc! ...Read more

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I have chest pain in center of chest that moves to the left and right, what to do?

Worth checking out: Most chest pain in people your age turns out not to be serious. However, that doesn't mean it should not be evaluated. It is worthwhile seeing your primary physician to have a full history and physical. ...Read more

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Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14, ?

Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14, ?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 14 year-old is very atypical especially when it hurts when he doesn't move. Is it positional? Worse with a deep breath? Was he doing anything athletic or traumatic within the last week? Is there a bruise or discoloration at the site? Has this ever happened before? So many questions....Best thing to do is have it checked by a doctor who might be best to get a chest xray to start. ...Read more

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Last night I had chest pain around my left side. I couldn't move my body because the pain was sharp and intense. The pain last for 3-4 min. I'm 19?

Last night I had chest pain around my left side. I couldn't move my body because the pain was sharp and intense. The pain last for 3-4 min. I'm 19?

Chest pain: Without any risk factors - you are at low risk for a cardiac event. You should be at least evaluated by your doctor - could be result due to your lungs, musculoskeletal or gastrointestinal. ...Read more

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I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when I breath and move around.?

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 more

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Been slouching while writting when suddenly straighten up my back felt a chest pain on my ribcage really hurt when I move, how bad is this?

Muscular spasm: Remember you teacher in school to sit up straight? Slouching may cause a lot of back pain that can be referred to the chest. See an osteopathic physician to have him/her get you back to good posture and relief of pain. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side for about a week especially when I move around and stretch a stabbing pain?

Chest pain on left side for about a week especially when I move around and stretch a stabbing pain?

Musculoskeletal: You are a young man and unless you have significant cardiovascular congenital history (being born with structural anomalies) or family history it would be rare for this to be coming from your heart.

This sounds more likely as musculoskeletal. In cases of MSK pain NSAIDs are usually prescribed. Maybe you exercised in a wrong way, slept in a bad position.

Forgive typos. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?

Go to the ER: Severe chest pain should never be taken lightly. The positional nature of the chest pain makes one think of a possible pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the lining around the heart) although this could be a heart attack, blood clot, lung infection, etc. All possibilities that are very serious and should be excluded rapidly. Especially because you are on an immunosuppressive. Go now! ...Read more

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25 yr old with the dull chest pain that comes and goes and moves around with no problems breathing dosent get worse with exercise?

Chest pain: It sounds like you may have musculoskeletal pain, take a few days of non antiinflamatories like motrin and if it doesn't help get it checked. ...Read more

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Feel balls under the skin on my chest. Can move them and sometimes they slide and move around. Have very painful chest pain. Just fat deposits?

Feel balls under the skin on my chest. Can move them and sometimes they slide and move around. Have very painful chest pain. Just fat deposits?

Mgt: I would suggest a pulmonary evaluation including an image of your thorax. There are multiple conditions which may cause both skin and pulmonary findings. ...Read more