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I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

Discuss with doctor: How far along are you in your pregnancy? Abdomen can be shielded to minimize exposure to the fetus. It is not feasible to advise without knowing more about your health. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Ben having high INR levels 6.2 and chest pain with shortness of breath. Went to ER and they sent me home. Still having CP and short of breath?

Ben having high INR levels 6.2 and chest pain with shortness of breath.  Went to ER and they sent me home. Still having CP  and short of breath?

No PE @ 6.2: I would b more worried about a bleed of some sort in the thorax, mediastinum or ever cardiac. Call ur pulmonologist and let him know. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and shortness of breath. What could this be?

I have chest pain and shortness of breath. What could this be?

Chest pain SOB: This combination should always be taken seriously. This could be signs of a heart issue. You do need to see your doctor. This is more serious as it seems it is not activity related. ...Read more

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I had subtle chest pain and shortness of breath for a week. Chest pain diminished considerably and my breathing is fine, should I still be concerned?

I had subtle chest pain and shortness of breath for a week. Chest pain diminished considerably and my breathing is fine, should I still be concerned?

Chest pain: Glad to hear your symptoms are improving. If they come back, or get worse, then do get checked out. I hope don't smoke! the estrogen you take combined with smoking can increase the risk for clots. ...Read more

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Chest pain and shortness of breath for over a month. 2-3 second heartbeat skips and headache off and on for 4 days. Should i be worried?

Chest pain and shortness of breath for over a month. 2-3 second heartbeat skips and headache off and on for 4 days. Should i be worried?

See cardiologist: Chest pain and shortness of breath are not normal and often associated with cardiac disease. Anxiety can sometimes mimic symptoms of cardiac disease. Certainly a cardiologist should be consulted to rule out cardiac etiology;.Other causes of chest pain include gastroesophageal reflux and musculoskeletal abnormalities.Consult a cardiologist for these issues. ...Read more

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I don't have chest pain no shortness of breath just if i walk a little my heartbeat vey fast and hard. I just gotten over a p e going on 4 months?

I don't have chest pain no shortness of breath just if i walk a little my heartbeat vey fast and hard. I just gotten over a p e going on 4 months?

You need to be reche: You should check with your doctor.With your history of pe and rapid heart beat on walking need to be reevaluated, you need an ekg, mau be blood test and may be other tests if needed to find out what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain and shortness of breath 16 year old girl?

What do you advise if I have chest pain and shortness of breath 16 year old girl?

M.D. visit: If you have shortness of breath and chest pain, you should check with your doctor. The doctor will exam you for possible causes such as asthma, infections or cardiac problems. ...Read more

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I have a recurrent feeling of pressure on my sternum x several days. No chest pain. No shortness of breath really, just a heavy feeling in chest.

I have a recurrent feeling of pressure on my sternum x several days. No chest pain. No shortness of breath really, just a heavy feeling in chest.

See ur doc: Chest pressure in a 30 year old woman is very unlikely to be heart related, BUT, knowing nothing more about you, you should see Ur doc to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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Can depression and anxiety cause intense chest pain or shortness of breath?

Can depression and anxiety cause intense chest pain or shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, they can cause a myriad of symptoms. Check with your pcp (md) do eliminate any cardiac problems however. ...Read more

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I am 34 and have constant upper back and upper to mid chest pain also shortness of breath and sinus bleeding what is it?

I am 34 and have constant upper back and upper to mid chest pain also shortness of breath and sinus bleeding what is it?

Back pain: There are many reasons for back pain from strain, arthritis, kidney stones to herniated disk, pleuritis, etc. Some of your problems may be unrelated. See your physician for evaluation of your back pain. ...Read more

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Chest pain and shortness of breath. Took blood pressure was 126/103 then normal yesterday then today 106/100 and plus 100 machine said that was great?

Chest pain and shortness of breath. Took blood pressure was 126/103 then normal yesterday then today 106/100 and plus 100 machine said that was great?

It is unlikely that: the blood pressures you are reporting are accurate. A pulse pressure of only 6 (106/100) is unlikely in a 26 year old woman in the absence of severe medical conditions of which you would certainly be aware. You need to see a health care provider for an accurate assessment of your blood pressure and the symptoms that are causing you concern. ...Read more

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Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Gerd: We don't cure gerd. Symptoms can recur or get worse. The symptoms are not specific and be those you mention. ...Read more

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When i lie down i have chest pain, palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness and feel like drowning... When i wake up i have very severe palpitation?

When i lie down i have chest pain, palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness and feel like drowning... When i wake up i have very severe palpitation?

See cardiologist : If you have never been seen for possible cardiac issues then, you should be at least screened by a qualified specialist. Otherwise, your symptoms are consistent with likely panic disorder or some form of post traumatic stress. If you have questions feel free to write to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Palpitations,chest pain,mild shortness of breath had full work up by 2 different cardiologists,still can't find a reason for what's going on. What nxt?

Palpitations,chest pain,mild shortness of breath had full work up by 2 different cardiologists,still can't find a reason for what's going on. What nxt?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is 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 was seen in the ER an was admitted for a week for chest pain and shortness of breath. The problem is still here. And I get pains my arms as well.?

Let me explain?: Chest pain may be a symptom of a number of serious conditions and is generally considered a medical emergency. Even though it may be determined that the pain is non-cardiac in origin, this is often a diagnosis of exclusion made after ruling out more serious causes of the pain.Pulmonary, gi, chest wall.Psychological and other. ...Read more

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Husband has coughing fits that lead to vomiting and chest pain and shortness of breath and wheezing. He doesn't have insurance so what can we do at home?

Husband has coughing fits that lead to vomiting and chest pain and shortness of breath and wheezing. He doesn't have insurance so what can we do at home?

Needs eval: While I understand your insurance concerns I believe your husband deserves a thorough medical evaluation. If the cause for his symptoms is infectious, only directed treatment will help him get better. Alternatively asthma can cause similar symptoms. If the cost is the issue best would be Urgent Care over ER. Some places have community health centers with minimal copayment. ...Read more

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Slight chest pain and shortness of breath. EKG normal,troponine normal,CK-MB normal but CPK slight increased to 202 with limit 190.What that means?Tx

Probably nothing : Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. And if you exercise hard, this is common. ...Read more

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I've been having crepitus in my lung, chest pain, and shortness of breath; I'm 16 and fear its lung cancer?

I've been having crepitus in my lung, chest pain, and shortness of breath; I'm 16 and fear its lung cancer?

Breathing Problem: Lung Cancer is incredibly rare in 16 year olds. That said, you should see your doctor for evaluation of your respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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