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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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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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I have a chest pain near the center for the past 4 days and worsens when lying down or try to get up, cough, or inhale deeply. Also coughing at night?

Chest pain: These symptoms are most compatible with pleurisy and associated pneumonia, although bronchitis, pericarditis or pinching of intercostal nerve or muscle in the rib cage are possibilities. In any event you should be examined by a physician, even if you have no fever,sweats or chills. A chest xray, complete blood count and possibly an EKG will most likely be part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high BPM at resting point and chest pain when lying down, what's going on?

Diagnosed with high BPM at resting point and chest pain when lying down, what's going on?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday.Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday.Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: when chest pain worsens with deep breathing or chest wall movement, it is called Pleuritic, which is due to inflammation and rubbing of the Pleura,the thin lining of the Lungs, like sandpaper ...Read more

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I have periodic lower chest pain after i finish my meal or lying down. What should I do ?

See your MD asap: It sounds like it could be indigestion or gerd (acid reflux), but you never know. Could be something more serious. Try an antacid or proton pump inhibitor (prilosec, pravacid, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc). I highly encourage you to see a doctor for complete workup and diagnosis. ...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?

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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What could be the cause of my sudden chest pain? I am just lying down. Something like a tightened rubberband pressure in center

Depends: Could still be heart. Could be heartburn (esophagus with reflux). Could be lungs and pulmonary embolus. Could be muscle spasms. If persists or worsens, see md or call 911 ... ...Read more

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