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Cocaine And Chest Pain
I did some cocaine and now have mild chest pain over the left side. I won't be touching the drug again but just wondered, should I seek medical help?
Possibly: It is not uncommon for people to experience chest pain from using cocaine. If you regularly use, I would be concerned about your heart. If it was a one time thing that may be less likely. However, I still think that it would be a good idea to get it checked out in order to determine your baseline health whether you plan on using again or not. ...Read more
Intermittent chest pain. BPM around 90 resting. Blood work normal and work out regularly with no issues. Did some cocaine. Less than a gram. Would this be palpitations or symptoms of a heart attack? Never drank coffee and quit Red Bull 4 months ago
See MD ASAP: 37 yo gentleman with cheat pain in the setting of drug use. Please see an MD as soon as possible in the ER & call 911 if you are experiencing chest discomfort. ...Read more
In ER with chest pain e c g looks good I assure u they will lend me home if blod work comes normal?
Maybe: If your ekg is normal or unchanged from previous tracings and your blood work shows no heart damage, you will either be sent home for held over for a stress test. The final decision will depend on your description of the chest pain and the doctor's judgement as to how suspicious it is for cardiac pain (versus another source of pain). ...Read more
Many possibilities: Wow - this might be nothing, or it could be a catastrophe. Sure, that narrows it down, right? Without more information it is pointless to speculate. I suggest that if you are concerned at all about the pain you see your doctor. If you are not, just know that it could be something serious - so in the end, it is safest to get evaluated. ...Read more
Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more
Multiple: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more
Just a description: Constricting chest pain is a term health providers use to describe the location or type of the pain. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. ...Read more
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
Life-threatening...: These are a few of the life-threatening causes (does not have to be very severe pain): 1) heart attack or impending heart attack, 2) aortic dissection (tearing of the aorta) which can lead to sudden death, 3) pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the vessels of the lung), and 4) booerhave's syndrome (rupture of the esophagus). ...Read more
Multiple treatments: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. The specific treatment for any of these disorders is varied. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more
18 yr old w/chestpai: At 18 years of age chest pain (other than born with conditions) is most likely musculoskeletal or anxiety. More information is needed to suggest a cause foer your pain. Is if increased with activity? Due you have a degree of anxiety. A doctor visit to assist you in managing the symptoms is appropriate. ...Read more
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