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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
Yes: Chest pain is always treated seriously, especially as diabetes and obesity becomes a bigger problem in adolescents, along with the ever-present risk of drug abuse. Rarely does chest pain signify something serious in this age group but a proper history and physical examination will be done, followed by tests and labs if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello when I've woke up in the morning I get strange palpitations one every couple of mins no chest pain or other symptoms any ideas ?
Palpitations in AM: May be from reflux or caffeine (coffee ,energy drinks, lots of tea, or cocaine). Check thyroid. As you wake systems are just starting up, may be mal-regulation of vagal tone- (when stimulated should slow heart rate). May consider EKG/ sonogram just to ensure not mitral valve prolapse or hypertrophy. Review medications, f/u with doctor /urgent care ...Read more
What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.
Just because you are: only 20 doesn't mean you can't have heart related issues. It is unlikely at your age, but you should still be checked out. If you are using illegal drugs, specifically cocaine, it makes that much more likely, as the drug itself can cause coronary artery spasm without any prior heart disease. It's also fairly likely that it is just costochondritis, or other injury, but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I have chest pain since 3weeks.its not a continues pain.my ECG and X-ray is nornal.is there is any prob?
Many possibilities: This cannot be anwered in this setting. There are many possible causes including indigestion, acid reflux, costochondritis, pleurisy, muscular pain, shoulder arthritis etc. Heart disease is on the list but, at your age, only if you smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. ...Read more
Not likely heart: Heart disease in a healthy teenager is of low likelihood unless there is strong family history and/or risk factors such as tobacco abuse, cocaine abuse, etc. Common causes of chest pain in an otherwise healthy teenager are anxiety, costochrondritis, or acid reflux. Very athletic teenagers (e.g. football or basketball players) can develop cardiomyopathy but it rarely presents as chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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