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Chest Pains From Stress In Women
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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
Very common: Push on your chest wall. Most likely it's pain in the anterior chest wall. If you aren't dizzy or having an irregular heart beat, and there's no family history of heart disease, it's likely musculoskeletal. Pain where the ribs meet the sternum. Push hard there and see if you can elicit the pain. Bring this up to your doc as well to confirm the diagnosis, and call immediately if heart concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Left chest pain under ribs upper abdominal pain anxiety attacks pvcs belching heaviness in chest. All my tests are normal including echo stress test?
Yes: If it hurts to breathe, we become much more aware of our breathing and this translates into a feeling of shortness of breath. Try some ibuprofen. If the pain improves and if you become distracted, the sensation should disappear. If it doesn't, you should be examined for other causes - eg collapsed lung (which is rare but does happen sometimes). ...Read more
42 yr old female, been having tightness in chest over 24 hrs with pain between shoulder blades. Pain in chest comes and goes. Shortness of breath. ?
Injured left side of chest ~8 months ago. Occasional tightness and sharp pains in area. Sometimes happens during or is caused by anxiety. Thoughts?
A good cardiac: Exam ; chest x-ray to r/o any other pathology--see your pcp or internist. ...Read more
Rule our angina : The pain from the heart is actually manifested as chest pain "or pain in chest". When accompanied by heaviness, it is considered to be from a cardiac (heart) source unless proven otherwise. The er doctor will do an ECG and run some labs which is recommended without knowing more. Other things can cause these symptoms, but the rule of the artery is supreme. ...Read more
Tightness in chest burning seasation in shoulder into arm random sharp like a knife in chest head & back ache negative echo and stress getting worse?
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but 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
Have had acid reflux and heartburn and a BP of 127-144 over ~ 77. Feeling pain in arms, rib cage and occasional sharp pains in mid chest. What to do?
Try antacid: Given age heart disease not likely but BP is too high. That could just be response to pain and anxiety. Pain may be gerd with esophageal spasm. The most common cause of non-cardiac chest pain is gastroesophageal reflux. Try a dose of liquid or chewable antacid. See physician in follow up to check bp. If pain persists go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: No all joint pains are arthritis. These can also be muscle problems, bursitis, tendonitis - all of which can also cause joint pains. Clues include : are the areas tender to touch - then where is the tender area. Are there swollen joints - then which ones. Are the symptoms improved by exercise? Are the symptoms worse at night? If you look at the painful areas are there visuals. ...Read more
I have frequent heart burn, sharp pains in random places across my abdomen and rare heat flashes, could they just be from the heart burn?
Hard to say: Although it is likely heart burn or something benign, more concerning causes should be ruled out. First thing would be to get your heart checked out if you are having chest pain. Depending on the severity of the pain, imaging of your belly may be required, either through scans or endoscopy. Bottom line is that you need to talk with your physician as more information and testing is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in breasts & underarms.Discomfort in underarms esp. During periods.Intermittent pain in either breast like a twinge. Some swelling is felt.?
Nerve pathways: Even though the heart is anatomically to the left-centre of the chest, the pathways of the nerves that bring sensation from the heart lead one to perceive chest pain as right in the center, under the breastbone. For similar reason, some people experience heart pain in the jaw and/or left arm. ...Read more
What causes a 5 sec. shooting pain in chest?From center chest btw breasts to left or right chest/breast.Similar pains in back.PCP says not heart.
Pain in chest near breast when push on rib pain in back in same area heaviness, frequent belching feels like food sticks in area carry, heavy child?
Dull left sided chest ache after sudden bursts of activity, eating and stress. Had two normal nuclear stress tests. Chances it is cardiac in nature?
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