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During stress get sharp pain in the left chest?

During stress get sharp pain in the left chest?

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

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Pain from bear hug with pain when breathing anything breathing yawning an simuliar. Pain is in mid abdomen in sternum breast and armpits mostly left?

Pain from bear hug with pain when breathing anything breathing yawning an simuliar. Pain is in mid abdomen in sternum breast and armpits mostly left?

Rib injury: If the pain began after a vigorous hug your ribs or the cartilage connecting your ribs to your sternum may have been injured. This may take a couple of weeks to heal. If your breathing is getting worse or you need better pain control than over the counter medications, it would be best to be seen uh your doctor. ...Read more

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Can gradually increased exercise reverse pain sensitivity in chronic pain ?

Can gradually increased exercise reverse pain sensitivity in chronic pain ?

Yes: From personal experience, yes. From observation of my patients, yes. Now you have hope. ...Read more

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I've had extreme pain and stiffness in every joint and entire spine for 2 yrs. Excruciating pain in the morning. Also have chronic shortness of breath?

I've had extreme pain and stiffness in every joint and entire spine for 2 yrs. Excruciating pain in the morning. Also have chronic shortness of breath?

Sounds like some: Type of arthritis, which can also effect the lungs.Hope u c a rheumatologist soon for a diagnosis and treatment( we have some good medicine now ) get some relief and peace of mind. ...Read more

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Constipation issues for 2 years. Increased fiber increases pain esp right below left rib. Walking or exercise also brings this pain. Endoscopy normal ?

Constipation issues for 2 years. Increased fiber increases pain esp right below left rib. Walking or exercise also brings this pain. Endoscopy normal ?

Constipation: Did you also have a colonoscopy? You need to see a gastroenterologist if you have not done so. How is your diet? Check w/nutritionist for a food plan that will help you, e.g., more highly digestible foods. Consider food sensitivity lab testing. Great Plains Lab in Kansas has a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can episodes right shoulder tip pain,intense sharp pain aggravated when moving my arm be hepatobiliary in origin ? Sporadic in nature no abd pain

Can episodes right shoulder tip pain,intense sharp pain aggravated when moving my arm be hepatobiliary in origin ? Sporadic in nature no abd pain

It can, but…: … But it also could be due to a lot of other things, including problems with the shoulder, lungs, stomach, and even the heart. If your pain has not yet been evaluated, you should see your doctor to begin the process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?

Get chest X-ray : There many things that can cause these types if symptoms. There is a chance you could have a pneumonia or it may come from your chest wall. See your doctor for a physical exam. She or he may order a chest x-ray for you. ...Read more

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Pain in back left shoulder blade, occurs throughout the day when breathing in or coughing and such, and mostly when sitting or walking. ?

Pain in back left shoulder blade, occurs throughout the day when breathing in or coughing and such, and mostly when sitting or walking. 
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Muscular: This could be muscular. There is muscle there which one can get tension in from stress. If you have signs of cough or fever, rapid heart rate och troubles breathing, consider seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden sever and intermittent pain in thumb, no injury or swelling. Happens during normal activity and during rest. Have lupus joint pain. Whats prob?

Sudden sever and intermittent pain in thumb, no injury or swelling. Happens during normal activity and during rest. Have lupus joint pain. Whats prob?

Probably SLE: The most likely cause with your history is that it is arthritis due to i our sle. Other possibilities include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical disk disease, and other types of arthritis or tendon injuries. I would recommend you speak with your rheumatologist about this at your next visit. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal ache, under ribs after eating. In the evening time too. Occasional nausea. pain sometimes radiates to both sides of rib cage. ?

Upper left abdominal ache, under ribs after eating. In the evening time too. Occasional nausea. pain sometimes radiates to both sides of rib cage. ?

Could very well B-: -gastric in origin or esophageal. Best 2 C a gastroenterolgist. One thing that U can do is take a liquid antacid when it gets sore in U get good relief, it would B diagnostic. Still need 2 C the UGI guy ...Read more

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Jarring, very brief (1 sec) center of chest pain occasionally during exercise. Could PVC at elevated HRs cause this? I generally exercise w/no pains.

Jarring, very brief (1 sec) center of chest pain occasionally during exercise.  Could PVC at elevated HRs cause this? I generally exercise w/no pains.

Not likely.: You may or may not have PVC's at rest but they occur less frequently during exercise. It's probably muscle spasm but your doctor could order an EKG, stress test or place a 24 hour holter monitor if he/she is concerned heart disease or dysrhythmia. ...Read more

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Back+front pain in thighs, pain in both calves, foot pain. Especially when i stand up, it's excruciating. No strenuous activity as of late. Ideas?

Back+front pain in thighs, pain in both calves, foot pain. Especially when i stand up, it's excruciating. No strenuous activity as of late. Ideas?

Sciatica: It sounds like sciatica, pain down the sciatic nerve which originates in the back. Apply warm moist heat to your lower back, take advil or aleve, (naproxen) and see an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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On/off chest pain past 24 hrs. Mostly "off". Feels like bone pain. Sternum area, slightly to the right. No SOB and not worse w/exercise. Cardiac?

Get seen now: I can't tell you if it is cardiac or not, but chest pain in a male of your age needs to be urgently evaluated. Not everyone has "textbook" symptoms, the fact that they are new and worrisome enough for you to ask on this forum is more than enough for me to say; get seen now. ...Read more

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20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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