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Chest pains! Xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! Xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology. It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc. Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I woke this morning with chest pains and thought I was having a heart attack. I have been under a lot of stress lately. 39 female. Was it an anxiety?

I woke this morning with chest pains and thought I was having a heart attack. I have been under a lot of stress lately. 39 female. Was it an anxiety?

Chest pains: The only way to know for sure between anxiety and a medical disorder is to see your doctor. Chest pains need to be taken seriously so please see him/her. If your anxiety level interferes w/function or comfort level please get help from a clinical psychologist who can teach you some stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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23 female non alcoholic and non smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.

23 female non alcoholic and non smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.

Maybe: It would not take very long to understand if they are all related. An evaluation by your primary care doctor will help shed some light. He will speak to you, examine you, and likely order a couple of tests, but you will have your answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a 27 year old female having a heart attack or arrest? Chest pains but ct, ekg, echocardiogram, and echo stress test normal?

What is the likelihood of a 27 year old female having a heart attack or arrest? Chest pains but ct, ekg, echocardiogram, and echo stress test normal?

Close to zero: The chance that a young woman has a heart attack is pretty low. Add to that a normal stress test, that makes the risk even lower. ...Read more

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I am a 55 year old female with lot of stress. Could this be causing chest pain?

I am a 55 year old female with lot of stress. Could this be causing chest pain?

See your doctor: You need to be checked out by your doctor! You want to make sure you don't have heart disease. Stress typically makes most illnesses worse. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 53 y/o white female with vice like chest pain, numbness & tingling & perspiration. Cardiolite stress normal. What is going on?

Poss false negative: Cardiolyte stress tests in the best laboratories in the world only have 80% sensitivity. You don't mention if your pain is exertional. That aspect of pain is far more important than the other descriptors you use. You need a coronary angiogram to clear the air. It may be normal. Your pain may not be of cardiac origin. But there is a valid indication here to find out. ...Read more

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I ve been diagnosis d with neurocardiogenic syncope and get chest pain at altitudes above 3000 ft my stress echoes are great why does this happen I m female?

It is also: Possible that you may experience coronary artery spasms due to enhanced sensitivity to autonomic stimulus at higher altitudes and combined hypoxia leading to temporary myocardial ischemia! the best technology can help you to sort it out is a session of multifunction cardiogram! Http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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I'm a 29 yr old female with constant chest pain. I've had a complete heart check up. Should I be confident that it is just stress or muscular?

I'm a 29 yr old female with constant chest pain. I've had a complete heart check up. Should I be confident that it is just stress or muscular?

Pretty much: If the cardiac workup has included blood tests, echocardiogram and stress test then it is very unlikely that the pain is due to your heart. Try seeing a chiropractor and beginning a sensible exercise / fitness program. ...Read more

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I have had every test done on my heart except a stress test and a heart cath I'm still having chest pain. I am a 27 yr old female I smoke, overwight?

I have had every test done on my heart except a stress test and a heart cath I'm still having chest pain. I am a 27 yr old female I smoke, overwight?

Chest Wall Syndrome: Your case the the exact reason why our healthcare is the most expensive. Your doctors overlooked the simplest, most common but most confusion. Plain ole tender ribs and rib margins. ...Read more

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I had a reg treadmill stress test, EKG and chst xray all normal initally had chest pain. I heard this type of stress test is not accurate woman?

I had a reg treadmill stress test, EKG and chst xray all normal initally had chest pain. I heard this type of stress test is not accurate woman?

Risk stratify: I do not know you underlying symptoms but if all is normal and you have not had recurrent chest pain you should be fine. However, if the pain persists it may be smart to seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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37 y/o female. I had a nuclear stress test due to an abnormal EKG. The stress test was normal. How likely will I have a heart attack? The test was in March 2017.No chest pain.

37 y/o female. I had a nuclear stress test due to an abnormal EKG. The stress test was normal. How likely will I have a heart attack? The test was in March 2017.No chest pain.

Should be Ok.: All things considered, a nuclear stress test properly performed gives us upwards of 95% confidence in the absence of heart disease (artery blockages). So they’re not perfect, but they’re pretty good. If clinical concern still exists in regards to that ECG, one could supplement the stress test with an anatomical test, such as CCTA. ...Read more

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I'm 26, female, overweight, non-smoker. I have been having dull, achy left chest pain w some burning. Burning throat, sore, cough, blocked sinuses, and frequent BM's. No heartburn. EKG, blood, X-ray, and stress test normal. Vit. D, mag, and iron low.

See your doc.: These are combined symptoms and suggestive of about two things. The first is viral and may last a little longer than usual. The chest pain may well be pleurisy or related to the viral illness. The low vit d, mag and FE may be related to diet. Have the doc comment on weight loss and how to treat the other problems
In the long run you should be fine. ...Read more

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I take Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. My doctor upped it from 50mg to 100mg for increased stress. I have chest pains from stress at work, what can I ask for?

I take Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. My doctor upped it from 50mg to 100mg for increased stress. I have chest pains from stress at work, what can I ask for?

Ask for talk therapy: In addition to the zoloft, (sertraline) you can ask for a referral to a good psychotherapist to help you with your anxiety. Medication alone will not manage it successfully. Also, if you're having chest pains you need a checkup with your family physician. Anxiety can certainly cause chest pain, but your doctors would not want to miss anything else. ...Read more

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Could chest pains be related to stress?

Could chest pains be related to stress?

Yes: Chest pain an be the result of a number of factors, including angina, gerd, muscle tension, etc. It's best to be checked by your doctor first. If not due to heart problems, relaxation training may help. ...Read more

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What to do for chest pains that come with stress then go away?

What to do for chest pains that come with stress then go away?

Reduce the stress!: Your body is telling you that stress is bad. This is well documented. You need to learn tools to reduce your stress. You can try out different guided imagery cds, take a yoga or tai chi class, see a counselor to help with family or work stress to strategize on making changes. You need to reduce your stress. It is hurting you! ...Read more

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18. Iv had chest pains for the past 3 nights and they seem to just get worse every night IV had lots of stress but I get them even when felling calme?

Gastritis: I suspect gastritis and the Cefdinir you're taking may be responsible. (please don't stop it, though, without first discussing it with the prescriber as partially treated infections may cause bacterial resistance). Warm wishes. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if chest pains are caused by stress or something more serious?

Probably muscle spas: Stretch it out slowly.. If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I get regular chest pains. They are sharp and feel like a spasm of sorts. Could it be related to stress or is it something else? I am also asthmatic.

I get regular chest pains. They are sharp and feel like a spasm of sorts. Could it be related to stress or is it something else? I am also asthmatic.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. ...Read more

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What is it that your body is doing to cause these pains? Stress chest pains? Coronary spasm?

What is it that your body is doing to cause these pains? Stress chest pains? Coronary spasm?

Acute serious stress: Can cause coronary spasm and lead to heart attack. This happens because during in an extraordinary stress situation, massive amount of Epinephrine and nor Epinephrine are released in to the blood stream. These hormones are very potent constrictors of flood vessels. They cause spasm of the coronary arteries (arteries that supply oxygen and nutrient to heart), this cause heart attack ...Read more

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Under a LOT of stress. Tired, headache and sometimes my chest feels heavy. Heaviness doesn't last long. Sharp chest pains periodically, short duration?

Chest pain: It could be stress but as Doctor, we emphasize checking in by private provider or Doctor or go to emergency room for chest pain as they need to risk stratify if this is cardiac or non cardiac ...Read more

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I've been having really bad body aches, headaches, chest pains, and I feel as if I don't have any energy. Could this be stress?

I've been having really bad body aches, headaches, chest pains, and I feel as if I don't have any energy. Could this be stress?

Short answer, Yes.: The symptoms you report could well be due to stress, especially if you have been missing sleep, or if the symptoms are related to your menses. The chest pains, if sharp and occur at rest, do not represent impending heart attack. If these symptoms persist or if you have further concerns, please seek your medical provider. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sudden chest pains right where my heart is. Only 25 but under a lot of stress. Some days I have 3 some I have 30. Nauseated. Feels vice squeezing heart?

Sudden chest pains right where my heart is. Only 25 but under a lot of stress. Some days I have 3 some I have 30. Nauseated. Feels vice squeezing heart?

Chest pain: May be only severe anxiety but best to see your fp or a cardiologist to be checked out. Heart symptoms may include squeezing/ crushing chest pain, profuse swearing, nausea, pain radiating into neck or arm. Heart disease is possible even in 25 y/o; so get it checked out soon. If symptoms severe & don't ease, call 911 to be taken to er for evaluation; do not drive yourself or have other drive you. ...Read more

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9 months ago I began not felling well had some chest pains. I have had a stress test EKG and IMT test all came out great. Could it not be cardio relat?

9 months ago I began not felling well had some chest pains. I have had a stress test EKG and IMT test all came out great. Could it not be cardio relat?

Likely noncardiac: It is actually impossible to tell if you have heart disease are not based on the information that you provide because it is not clear to me what 'came out great' means but also, have not described the quality and nature of your chest discomfort. Furthermore, I cannot tell what risk profile you have, i.e., if you have high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension or anything else. A stress test that I ...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