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Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Chest Tightness (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?

I'm having a weird thumping in my left ear, left-side chest tightness, nausea, light-headedness, neck pain and general weakness any idea of the cause?

Viral infection: It sounds like the thumping in your ear is the result of fluid in the middle ear. This is likely caused by a respiratory viral infection since you also have other symptoms that might go along with this. If not better in a week call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pots and get distressing episodes of tight chest with bad vomiting, sweating, air hunger and weakness. Oxygen and BP mostly remain normal. Occurs standing but also sitting up. Okay for pots?

I have pots and get distressing episodes of tight chest with bad vomiting, sweating, air hunger and weakness. Oxygen and BP mostly remain normal. Occurs standing but also sitting up. Okay for pots?

Diagnostic: Symptoms are diagnostic of pots. If not well controlled then increase your salt and water intake, wear support stockings, get up cautiously, and may need meds like midodrine or flourinef. Midodrine increases the vascular tone and keeps blood from pooling in your feet and the other drug is a salt retaining steroid. Recognize signs and symptoms so you can sit and raise your legs to abort an episode. ...Read more

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What can cause trembling without being cold? It mosty happen in the morning hours between 4 and 6 am. Other symptom: tightness in chest and weakness

What can cause trembling without being cold? It mosty happen in the morning hours between 4 and 6 am. Other symptom: tightness in chest and weakness

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes. Some answers include anxiety, cardiac problems, medication that's being cleared too quickly from your bloodstream causing withdrawal symptoms, or hormonal issues. Please see your primary care physician for a good evaluation. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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What might cause weakness/aching in the left shoulder to left elbow, tightness in left chest for a few weeks?

What might cause weakness/aching in the left shoulder to left elbow, tightness in left chest for a few weeks?

Likely musculoskelet: Likely musculoskeletal but you need an exam to confirm. If you have other symptoms such as shortness of breath or risk factors for heart or lung disease be seen in the ER. Otherwise, see your family doctor for an exam and management. All the best. ...Read more

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I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

Go to ER: Cannot tell you over internet what cause is, however it is concerning for possibly originating from your heart, so you need to go to the er for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Muscle pain and weakness all over, pain/tightness in my chest w/coughing, fatigue, chills, rash started at my feet that spread all over my body.

Muscle pain and weakness all over, pain/tightness in my chest w/coughing, fatigue, chills, rash started at my feet that spread all over my body.

If recent: It these symptoms have been present for just a few days, a viral infection would be the best guess. If these symptoms have been present for more than a couple of weeks or are getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. Swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. Back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.

Low mpv with high neutrophil absolute. Swollen glands In neck, chest heaviness pain and tightness. Back & bone pain. General weakness. Cough. Rash.

Infection: Sounds like an infection to me. There are so many possibilities. Not enough space for you to provide sufficient details here. Obviously you've seen a doctor since you report a CBC result. Stay the course. ...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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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

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I have chest tightness but no other symptoms, just tired?

I have chest tightness but no other symptoms, just tired?

Chest tightness: Chest tightness and fatigue: first thing you have to rule out is a cardiac problem. If that is excluded, see if are anemic due to any cause, esophageal spasm, gerd, gall bladder disease, check levels of thyroid, other musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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How come my husband feels chest tightness when he got for runs?

How come my husband feels chest tightness when he got for runs?

Could be heart: Increasing the work of your heart by running increases the amount of blood the heart needs. If you have coronary artery blockages then your heart can't get enough bloodvandvhe result is angina pain. This can feel like pressure in the chest and may include difficulty breathing, pain into the jaw or down the left arm. Pain like this that doesn't go away with rest should prompt a trip to the er. ...Read more

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Chest tightness due to sitting position. What does this sound like?

Sounds like: You need to stand up and stretch periodically. If your tightness is relieved, would not make anything of it. Getting physically fit would be a good next step. ...Read more

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When I take my inhaler, my chest tightness and pain do not seem to go away. Am I supposed to wait it out?

Use MDI properly: One of the reasons that I found why the inhalers do not help is because they are not being used properly; patients must inhaled deeply at the same time they press on they inhalers, if they can not do it, they need to use a spacer with them or have a styroform cup, punch a hole in the bottom of the cup put the inhaler opening through the hole of the cup then press and inhaled. ...Read more

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Experiencing some chest tightness on left side. Not painful, just tightness. A little lightheadedness also?

Check it out: Chest tightness in a male of your age should be evaluated promptly. Chest pain is the word we all know, but more often it is pressure or tightness that patients describe as important symptoms of heart ischemia. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness every time I exercise. For example, when I swim just one lap, I feel like I'm going to suffocate?

I have chest tightness every time I exercise. For example, when I swim just one lap, I feel like I'm going to suffocate?

See a doctor: It could be exercise induced asthma. Although you are young it is possible that the tightness and shortness of breath are caused from your heart. It could just be something simple like how you breath while you swim. I would recommend you see a doctor and get it checked out to know for sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why every time I go to take a shower I feel like I can't really breathe that good and then when I get out I have chest tightness?

Why every time I go to take a shower I feel like I can't really breathe that good and then when I get out I have chest tightness?

Your bronchial tree: May be overreacting to the steam and giving u a type of asthma attack. See a Pulmonary doc for testing. Does hot or cold water (more or less steam) make a difference? ...Read more

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I'm 27 and for the past few months I've been having mild chest pains near the middle but to then left of my chest and also chest tightness.

Evaluation needed: You are young but these may be symptoms of coronary insufficiency...Inadequate oxygen to the heart muscle.
A comprehensive workup is needed by trained personnel.
Avoid excessive stress or exertion until that can occur. ...Read more

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Right side chest tightness. What could be the cause, it usually occurs during and after exertion although sometimes it is when I'm resting too.

Right side chest tightness. What could be the cause, it usually occurs during and after exertion although sometimes it is when I'm resting too.

Worse with breathing: For right sided chest discomfort, at rest or following exertion, I would think about myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, asthma, pneumonia, pleurisy, cholecystitis, or esophageal reflux. Many cases turn out to be neurocirculatory asthenia. ...Read more

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I lately have upper chest tightness in the morning. It goes away with exertion. I am 55, 300 lbs (I know), 5'10" and hard farmworker & separated.

I lately have upper chest tightness in the morning. It goes away with exertion. I am 55, 300 lbs (I know), 5'10" and hard farmworker & separated.

Given status, angina: Possible; ↓ with exertion good yet most heart attacks are asymptomatic & a large one would dramatically change your life status. Rec: study my answers, optimize NMR lipoproteins (LDL <400-700 nmol/L, Large-HDL >9 μmol/L, http://goo. Gl/3Xnh2N item #8), HbA1c to <5.0%, usual sitting Systolic BP <120 mmHg no smoking. Avoid Stress Tests: both miss problem & ↑ risk of triggering a heart attack. ...Read more

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Could chest tightness be caused from sleeping to much?

Could chest tightness be caused from sleeping to much?

No: Chest tightness is not caused by sleeping too much. Its causes are bronchial asthma, angina, musculoskeletal pain etc. If it persists need medical evaluation. ...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