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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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Why does my chest pain worsen when lying down?

Why does my chest pain worsen when lying down?

Inflammation: Through redistribution of forces. Your chest pain appears positional and most likely reflects either musculoskeletal pain versus visceral, as in pericarditis when pain is typically worse when lying down. Would recommend discussing your symptoms with your doc at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

Multiple reasons: More information is needed to answer that question. However, it could be muscle-skeletal, nerve irritation or inflammation over layer around lung or heart. Unlikely to be heart disease but I would recommend you to visit a physician if it does not get better. ...Read more

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I just tptook 40 mg and still having chest pain and bp us high 168 over 120. Laying Down. How long till it goes diwn?

Depends: Not sure what medicine you took and different meds will take longer to work. If you have been having chest pain associated with an elevated blood pressure that is not a symptom you should be managing yourself at home. You should be evaluated in the emergency room to determine if the pain is related to damage to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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I have this random chest pain that will come and go every now and then. It happens after being a bit down, but it tends to be extremely painful. Wory?

I have this random chest pain that will come and go every now and then. It happens after being a bit down, but it tends to be extremely painful. Wory?

Need H&P: The etiology of the chest pain is very broad. Given that it is associated with mood makes me concerned about a psychosomatic pathology or an anxiety/panic disorder. That said, these are diagnoses of exclusion because your physician will likely want to make sure your heart is not the problem by doing a history, physical & poss tests. Another common etiology would be musculoskeletal dz. See your pcp. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in between the breatbone when I exhale, while I lay down. A squeezing pain, with body spasms. Ctscans where made with no issues.help?

CT - when?: It's reassuring to know that your CT was normal but was it done for this illness (recently?). Your symptoms can be due to muscular pain, pleurisy or pericarditis. If you have fever, you need repeat chest x-ray, blood count and echo. Otherwise, I'd try an analgesic - ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). ...Read more