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Dehydration Cause Heart Pain
Yes: Chest pain is not usually a symptom of mono. It might more likely be related to vomiting or a side effect of medication in which case it is hot really "heart pain" although it might be in the chest. There was one report of a patient who had chest pain related to infarction of teh spleen in mono. Mono does affect the spleen which can even rupture as a result of mono. ...Read more
Poetry: What a poetic question :) chest pain can be caused by anxiety and there is a complex interaction between stress, depression, anxiety and cardiovascular status. It certainly can feel like our heart hurts, but if one seriously has acute chest pain, radiating arm pain, pressure on chest etc call 911. If not acute see a cardiologist, many cardiac conditions are missed due to disregarding symptoms. ...Read more
Is minor heart pain after the first workout in a few months normal in 18 year old adolescent or does is it a cause of medical concern?
Not heart: 18 year olds don't get heart pain (okay, you can never say never); but unless that person is diabetic or using cocaine, it doesn't happen. More likely (much more likely!), the new workouts have made the chest muscles sore and that's the cause of symptoms. ...Read more
Adrenaline: Our fight or flight response (nonphysicians know it as adrenaline) can make our heart rate and blood pressure higher and in some people even without heart disease, can result in chest pain. In severe cases it can even result in a situation that mimics a heart attack (called taka-tsubo) that can effect the pumping of the heart. ...Read more
Confusion: There is nothing about using the restroom to cause heart pain. If you have pain from your heart (aka "angina"), it will occur with any form of exertion. Pain in your chest with valsalva ("pushing", like with a bm) can be due to acid reflux and is the more likely cause of your chest pain. ...Read more
Can be cardiac: Please see your doctor for ekg and further working up. Although you are young but these symptoms can be heart related. ...Read more
Probably not heart: Most 18 year olds most likely are not going to have "heart pain" as you put it. If you're having palpitations and rapid heart beat, that can feel unusual and should be checked. However, most likely the pain is when you breathe, or right in the middle of the chest, and represents pain where the cartilage meets the sternum. Get this looked at, but a muscular problem sounds more likely. ...Read more
Diabetes link: Diabetes mellitus can cause frequent urination if untreated and increase the risk for a heart attack. Do you have other risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Family history, high ldl, smoking, htn, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high alcohol intake? Check with your physician for a complete history and physical. ...Read more
Heart pain in 13 yr old daughter hurt more to exhale for around 1 1/2 mins then went away. What could be the cause?
Can you have prolonged (I.e 24/7) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?
Several: There is a close relationship between migraine and vertigo so that it actually is named mav or migraine associated vertigo. The vertigo can be benign positional vertigo or meniere's disease. Motion sickness is also more common in those with migraine. There is also a relationship between migraine and panic attacks. Panic attacks are commonly associated with vertigo and with chest tightness. ...Read more
Certainly: Radiating or referring pain, particularly to the left arm, hand or jaw are classic symptoms of angina and can indicate a heart attack. Women, in particular, often describe back pain when experiencing a heart attack. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing these symptoms. ...Read more
Panic attacks: Panic attacks can often seem like one is having a heart attack, when in all actuality the chest pains are the body's reaction to unprocessed stress overload, and not a cardiac even of one sort or another, which can be ruled out in either your general practitioner's office or in the Emergency Room. And yes, the immune system can weaken as a reaction to prolonged stress combined with sleep loss. ...Read more
A number of : Noncardiac causes including GI and musculoskeletal causes. Discuss with your family doctor. ...Read more
GI Problems common: In your age group, chest pain is often due to gastrointestinal problems (heartburn), often due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Heart problems are more rare in young people. However, your doctor should be consulted because a careful medical evaluation should be able to clarify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?
Multiple Causes: 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), muscle problems, or anxiety to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At your age it is unlikely serious but should see a doctor if things persist. ...Read more
I always feel like I have a knot in my heart & heart pain/chest discomfort /and feel like my heart is out of beat. Is it cause of my anxiety?
Can U hav prolonged (on & off pain all day) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?
CM not painful: Cardiomyopathy is not painful. It's damaged heart muscle that leads to impairment of the pumping action of the heart. It usually leads to shortness of breath with exertion. You may be talking about Takotsubo cardiomyopathy which seems to be associated with a very high level of stress, usually an acute event. But again, not painful. It's diagnosed by echocardiogram and resolves in most cases. ...Read more
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