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What causes chest pain when leaning forward?

What causes chest pain when leaning forward?

Chest pain: Chest pain when leaning forward can be caused by chest wall inflammation, costochondritis and pericarditis. There are probably other less frequent causes too. ...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 you tell me about having chest pain/discomfort when breathing, leaning forward/backward, and laying after slight trauma?

Can you tell me about having chest pain/discomfort when breathing, leaning forward/backward, and laying after slight trauma?

ChstPain aftertrauma: More info is needed. If trauma is primarily to the chest wall, the pain may well be musculoskeletal. In that case simple analgesics (Tylenol) and anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen) would be helpful. An evaluation by your doctor would be to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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I keep getting shortness of breath, feel faint, light headed and sharp chest pain with popping feeling (especially when leaning forward or back)?

I keep getting shortness of breath, feel faint, light headed and sharp chest pain with popping feeling (especially when leaning forward or back)?

Important symptoms: The symptoms you describe could be a pneumothorax. That is probably the worst thing it could be. It is worth it to get checked out. You should see a doctor about these symptoms soon, in the next day or so max. If your out of breath gets worse and worse, you should be seen right away. ...Read more

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I have chest pain that is worse when pressed, what to do?

I have chest pain that is worse when pressed, what to do?

Hurts when pressed?: Pain that is worse when pressed is due to a sore superficial structure: a muscle, bone, joint, tendon, or ligament. You have a myofascial syndrome. This is not due to heart issues. Try taking an analgesic: Ibuprofen or Naproxen (instructions on the bottle). ...Read more

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I have chest pain all day everyday because I have g.e.r.d but why does my chest hurt worse at night?

I have chest pain all day everyday because I have g.e.r.d but why does my chest hurt worse at night?

Gravity: If chest pain is primarily due to GERD, then it is common to have worse pain at night. The reason is gravity. More stomach acid can leak out of your stomach into your esophagus causing burning. Also, the valve between your esophagus & stomach is less competent (more leaky) due to change in pressure gradient on either side due to lying down position & gravity. Recommend GERD medicine before bed. ...Read more

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I have chest pain worse when pressed, what do you recommend?

I have chest pain worse when pressed, what do you recommend?

Chest pain: If you have chest wall pain or inflammation in costochondral junctions, this can be treated with antiinflammatory drugs or local injection if necessary. To recommend something a history and physical exam is necessary and that isn't possible from here. If you are concerned see your dr. ...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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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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Chest Pressure (Definition)

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