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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Overview)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are some possibilities to consider.


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What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

Depends: Could be your right chest wall muscles or rib cage. .. Could be your right lung. .. Could be your heart. .. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
1,670 Doctors shared insights

Chest Tightness (Overview)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are some possibilities to consider.


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What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

Good To Get Checked: Normally, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) does not cause adverse effects related to chest pain or tightness. However, there can be effects related to increased heart rate or blood pressure. Also, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can cause increased anxiety, which could be experienced as chest tightness. If you are experiencing any chest discomfort it is worthwhile to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart.

Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem.

Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read more

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous. Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

ER Visit: Sorry - chest pain can never be treated appropriately over the internet. You need an urgent visit with a provider who can see you in person. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chest tightness?

How can I get rid of chest tightness?

Chest tightness: First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the problem, we can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the safer drug for tight chest due to cough?

What is the safer drug for tight chest due to cough?

Unanswerable: There are so many scenarios where chest tightness can be a symptom that I think your question as is cannot be answered in any valid way. Doctors would be hesitant to give any medication advice with such limited information. ...Read more

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I keep having chest tightness after I eat certain foods. I am four and a half months pregnant. Hamburger seems to be a trigger, but not always.?

I keep having chest tightness after I eat certain foods. I am four and a half months pregnant. Hamburger seems to be a trigger, but not always.?

Gerd: Most probably you may have gerd (gastroesophageal reflex) which can occur commonly in pregnant people. It can be relieved with antacids/h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. However get checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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For about 2 months I've been coughing, wheezing, had chest tightness and breathlessness. Is seeing an allergy/asthma dr a good idea?

For about 2 months I've been coughing, wheezing, had chest tightness and breathlessness. Is seeing an allergy/asthma dr a good idea?

Yes, good idea: An allergist can assist you in identifying the triggers of the cough, wheeze, etc, perform an examination, perform a breathing test called spirometry, and prescribe the right medications to control/prevent the symptoms as well as a quick relief medication to give rapid relief. ...Read more

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Chest pain and chest tightness. I've had all heart tests done except cath. Which doctor won't do. This pain is even in my left shoulder and arm and throat gets tight. Even had cta. Anxiety?

Chest pain and chest tightness. I've had all heart tests done except cath. Which doctor won't do. This pain is even in my left shoulder and arm and throat gets tight. Even had cta. Anxiety?

Look elsewhere: Your doctor has made the determination that your pain is not of cardiac origin. There are many other non-cardiac possibilities including rotator cuff pain, tendinitis (in the shoulder), cervical spondylitis, bursitis and many GI causes like gerd and peptic ulcer disease. If the cta is negative, a cath is very unlikely to find disease. ...Read more

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Left side chest tightness that comes and goes?

Left side chest tightness that comes and goes?

Standard table: Using a standard table, your pre-test probability of cardiac disease is 34% if you're male and 12% if you're female. A stress test would be useful to further stratify your risk. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chest tightness (urgent)?

ER Visit: Sorry - chest pain can never be treated appropriately over the internet. You need an urgent visit with a provider who can see you in person. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

Emergency Room: Call your emergency medical services to transport you to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart.

Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem.

Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read more

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What can you do for chest tightness after working out?

What can you do for chest tightness after working out?

Trish: Probably benign, but you deserve a workup for asthma, costochondritis (an arthritis, bursitis of the ribs), acid reflux, or less likely a heart issue. HRS, MD, FACC
www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

What is the definition or description of: Chest tightness?

Chest Tightness: Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty.
There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are some possibilities to consider. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do for chest tightness after working out?

Please tell me what to do for chest tightness after working out?

Chest Tightness: Chest tightness after working out may suggest heart disease. Not infrequently patients will experience coronary artery pain just after strenuous exercise. Such is obsrve also just after a treadmill stress test when CAD is present. An early visit with yhour doctor to assess this problem is advised ...Read more

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I have been feeling chest tightness over the last few weeks what could it be?

I have been feeling chest tightness over the last few weeks what could it be?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long, you need to get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

Depends: Could be your right chest wall muscles or rib cage. .. Could be your right lung. .. Could be your heart. .. ...Read more

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I've been haing chest tightness for several months, what do you think I should do?

Chest tightness: You need face to face appointment with your physician to undergo physical and work-up. Don't neglect. It could be heart pain. ...Read more

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SOB & chest tightness that resolves with leaning forward? Also, pretty much resolves when laying down.

SOB & chest tightness that resolves with leaning forward? Also, pretty much resolves when laying down.

Need to follow up. .: Pericarditis classically feels better when leaning forward but that doesn't exclude many other things which should also be ruled out.

See a physician for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Son is 12 and swam since he was 5. The last 2 months while training he has had to get out of the pool Due to having coughing fits and chest tightness.

Son is 12 and swam since he was 5. The last 2 months while training he has had to get out of the pool Due to having coughing fits and chest tightness.

Have him checked: He could have an allergic reaction to chlorine in pool water (which was not previously present). He might have asthma. His pediatrician can help to determine the cause of these symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Can chest tightness affect singing ability???

Can chest tightness affect singing ability???

See MD: You can have symptoms like that with asthma. With any chest discomfort, I always recommend seeing a physician for it. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more