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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 have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

Bronchitis Symptoms: Probably bronchitis. Many are viral and will resolve in 7-10 days. If cough becomes productive or fever above 100, i recommend a visit to your doctor to evaluate for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Have a crackling sensation in mouth/neck/jaw area, sore throat and slight headache/lightheadedness. Is it bronchitis?

Have a crackling sensation in mouth/neck/jaw area, sore throat and slight headache/lightheadedness. Is it bronchitis?

Doubtful: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the larger breathing passageways of the lungs form a virus, smoking, bacterial infection, & allergies, among other things. You did not mention lung symptoms. Your symptoms sound more like a viral upper respiratory infection or allergies. You should get checked out. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath tight chest with cough sore throat headache & constant fatigue... Is it more then a cold?

Shortness of breath tight chest with cough sore throat headache & constant fatigue... Is it more then a cold?

Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory chest infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and tightness could indicate development of an early pneumonia. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a stiff neck and chest tightness and a cough with sputum..Ideas ?

I have a stiff neck and chest tightness and a cough with sputum..Ideas ?

Exam needed: The symptoms you describe could cover a simple upper respiratory viral infection to a more serious pneumonia or early meningitis. Get checked out today; have someone take you if you aren't feeling too badly, if you are having trouble breathing get an ambulance. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Very sore chest and back. Coughing up phlegm occasionally. No sore throat or other symptoms. ?

Very sore chest and back. Coughing up phlegm occasionally. No sore throat or other symptoms. ?

See a doc: Any cough lasting more than a week and especially one associated with symptoms (chest pain) should be worked up for possible pneumonia. An exam and CXR seem to be in order. ...Read more

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For a few days have had mild sore throat with a tickle sensation, blocked and runny nose, but then woke up 3am with bad sore throat, worse with swallo?

For a few days have had mild sore throat with a tickle sensation, blocked and runny nose, but then woke up 3am with bad sore throat, worse with swallo?

Need to see ur doctor: As it may very well be bacterial pharyngitis and might need antibiotics, meanwhile rest, fluids, salt water gargles and pain killers, unless contraindicated, good luck ...Read more

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Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Well: Can't be several things could be a virus or allergic reaction. For specific diagnosis and treatment consult Healthtap for a video visit or visit a primary care doctor in person ...Read more

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Im been feeling this pain in my chest with shortnes of breath with a bad headache and a scrathcy throat ?

Get examined: The most common cause of that combination of symptoms is a cold or flu, caused by a virus; but the shortness of breath means it could be turning into a pneumonia. Chest pain and shortness of breath are also signs of a heart attack. Don't take chances; get examined. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest after strep throat, should I be concerned?

Tightness in chest after strep throat, should I be concerned?

A little: You should be seen. I do not know if you are just having a respiratory reaction form the infection a reaction to the medicine, or some other condition arising...Or nothing. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath fatigue boil chest tightness for 2 month chest and throat feels tightness the back pain alot what test should i ask for light head?

Shortness of breath fatigue boil chest tightness for 2 month chest and throat feels tightness the back pain alot what test should i ask for light head?

Thorough exam: I would recommend seeing a doctor very soon - perhaps start with an urgent care. The history you give is a little unclear but the combination of SOB, chest pain, throat tightness, lightheadedness and fatigue needs to be evaluated ASAP. Go today. ...Read more

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Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy

Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy

Dizzy!: Please go to the nearest Emergency facility where they should be able to get you better quite quickly. If that does not work out you are likely to be referred to a primary doctor. Hope things work out! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing soreness and tightness in my lower throat,back of neck and upper chest. No cough and am breathing fine. Not reflux?

I'm experiencing soreness and tightness in my lower throat,back of neck and upper chest. No cough and am breathing fine. Not reflux?

More info needed.: Does the throat soreness and tightness occur with swallowing. Does this and the upper chest tightness occur with exercise or stress. Are the symptoms continuous or intermittent. What is your age. Do the symptoms occur at night when you are laying down. Are they associated with eating, or with specific foods. How long has this been going on? ...Read more

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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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more