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Chest Wall And Sternum Pain With Having Lupus Causes
Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?
Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
What could chronic non diagnosed chest pain and uppeback pain. Chest pain is center of chest slightly to the left. With "flareups" about 2-3x/month.
Costochondritis?: The location and timing suggest costochondritis, a rheumatologic pain syndrome most often affecting premenopausal women that is highly prevalent and not dangerous. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) can provide some relief but it may be incomplete in some people. ...Read more
Have chest pain and pressure. SLE pt. If lay back have lots of pressure and pain. Echo norm. Would costochondritis cause heavy chest pressure?
Yes: I am glad to have the information that the echo is normal because we can see this with pericarditis. Be certain your physicians has ruled out pericarditis. Costochondritis can cause your symptoms also but do you have that also. You also say you have pleurisy and this may be causing these symptoms. You should discuss this with your physicians ...Read more
Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?
Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
Sle. history of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?
Muscle strain: Shortness of breath (sob) could be from many things such as asthma and infections like bronchitis and pneumonia. Infections could cause chest and back pain. Sob can go along with coughing. Coughing could lead to muscle strain which in turn can lead to chest and back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having on/off chest pressure on left upper chest and sometimes sharp pain under/betwn both breasts. No history of heart/BP problems. ?
See your doctor : Although most chest discomfort in young people without risk factors is non cardiac in origin it would still be best to get a check up. Common reasons include chest wall musculoskeletal pain (costochondritis, muscle spasm, hiatal hernia and acid reflux w esophageal spasm. Stress reduction and relaxation techniques as well as reducing caffeine and citrus fruits and spicy foods might help. ...Read more
What conditions may cause chest wall and ribcage pain, upper back and neck pain that comes and goes?
Herniated disc: A herniated thoracic disc, a nerve sheath tumor, or an inflamed rib head can cause the symptoms that you describe. The early phase of a shingles outbreak can be the source of pain. Rarely an aortic thoracic aneurysm or dissection will be the cause of pain. An MRI of the thoracic spine will determine if the pain is due to a herniated disc. ...Read more
Chest pain and inside left arm pain. My symptoms match heart disease and heart failure,diagnosed with GERD after normal echo ECG and chest X-ray. Help?
Symptoms : sounds like you don't have what you decided you have. Why don't you discuss with the Doc you saw. Out here we don't know more about you than that Doc does. ...Read more
Rib pain while under blanket or anything covering me. other symptoms while out. Breathlessness. Chest pain rib pain back/lung pain EKG neg same w xray?
This is concerning: You are very young for pulmonary and cardiac causes but it's very good these were evaluated.It"s not surprising they were negative.Further evaluation is still appropriate i.e.: PFT's, Chest CT and Echo.Presuming your tests remain negative in those specialities,there is a concern for Complex regional pain syndrome & a nerve block w?desensitization therapy is Rx.For possible costochrondritis try PT. ...Read more
Abdominal pain, bloating and cramping with pain in my chest cavity. What is causing this? Clear chest xray and good breathing evaluation...
chest pain and abd p: Can be from many things. You did not specify the side. Recurrent pain is not normal - if severe you should go to the er. Sometimes this can be from your heart or esophagus. If it is lower down any of your organs in the abdomen can also be next to the diaphragm and cause pain on both sides. You need further evaluation. ...Read more
Ache groins and stabbing pain in anus also mild shortness of breath could it be related? I have had heart an lung tests clear doc saysglandular fever?
I'm having chest pain radiating to the left side of my chest, shortness of breath, and lightheadness. Could these be related to my heart murmur?
Heart murmur: Simple answer YES! You must see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible. If you need to wait to see your doctor please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should go well. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Pain in neck radiates to shoulder and arm no chest pain and other symptoms.... Cause? PCP appt? History: HTN PCOS
A strain: This pain is most likely related to strain or overuse..you may not be aware of how or when it occurred. Since you have no other symptoms and are young, I think you can manage it yourself for a couple days: ice (15 minutes 3-4 times/day), then possibly heat, gentle stretching, avoid re-injury, & ibuprofen 600 mg three times a day for just a couple days. If not better, to PCP. Good luck! ...Read more
What causes costochondritis because i have shortness of breath chest pain upper and middle back and sometimes my neck ?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is usually a localized inflammation of a joint between a rib and the sternum(breastbone) and causes pain and tenderness in that localized area. If you're having Sharp rib cage pain, worsened by a deep breath and radiating around the side to the back, a pinched nerve which runs between two ribs is suspected. In view of your shortness of breath, an exam is indicated. ...Read more
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