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Im having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back . It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Im having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back . It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Many causes........: There are many possible causes: heart (angina, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart valve issue, etc), lung (allergies, asthma, blood clot, etc), gastro (acid reflux, ulcer, etc), gallstones, pancreatitis, hormonal (thyroid, etc), muscular injury, pinched nerve, and mental (anxiety etc). Given the large number of possible causes, you should see your GP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Does it fit?: Wearing a bra should not cause arm, chest and back pain. We can not really determine the cause of pain in this setting in an individual. Schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in R shoulder for 4 days, hurt this AM, pain went away completely. Some tightness in chest/dull ache in lower L back. Anxiety or concern for PE?

Pain in R shoulder for 4 days, hurt this AM, pain went away completely. Some tightness in chest/dull ache in lower L back. Anxiety or concern for PE?

No: The symptoms you described do not suggest pulmonary embolus. These seem to be usual musculo-skeletal pains. You may take an over the counter pain medication as needed. Regular exercise would do you good. Raising core body temperature through exercise relaxes muscles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night. ?

Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night. ?

Musculoskeletal: Your description is of musculoskeletal pain - myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, muscular strain, stretch, or pull. Simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) rest, heat, massage, and time should help you feel better. If not, you'll have to see your doctor for more advanced therapy. ...Read more

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cardiac is fine, chest pain for two months now. weight on chest and back, chest cracks, back crack, stinging/dull ache when breathing in deeply/ not?

 cardiac is fine, chest pain for two months now. weight on chest and back, chest cracks, back crack, stinging/dull ache when breathing in deeply/ not?

How do you know?: The doc who declared Cardiac is fine, can lend a helping hand and rule out other causes. A thorough history and physical are the first steps. From what limited information you gave it's very difficult to conclude anything. In the meantime, if you're not allergic and your kidneys are fine I would suggest you take some Aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Hyperthyroid. Had chest pain before thyroid was controlled. But now dull ache on my left shoulder blade. Seek med help?

Hyperthyroid symptom: 20F of unknown ethnicity, location, or current meds asks: Hyperthyroid with chest pain went away with Rx. Now has dull ache of L shoulder blade: Seek med help;. ANS: review what you have been doing- lifting, moving, exercising. etc last few days. If that reveals no good explanation and it continues for another few days then seek real medical help not here. ...Read more

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Chest pains for the last 4 days. Pain radiates straight through back & left arm. It is a dull, uncomfortable ache. EKG normal. What could this be?

Chest pains for the last 4 days. Pain radiates straight through back & left arm. It is a dull, uncomfortable ache. EKG normal. What could this be?

Call 911: Pain or pressure in your chest that radiates to your left arm may be a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and visit to the ER or Urgent Care is warranted. Do not drive, call 911. ...Read more

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I have a painful 'fat-like' lump on left rib cage, mid axillary line. I have dull aches in my back and chest, occasionally my joints. and light nausea?

May need medical che: If this lump is increasing in size, you should get your doctor to check it. You can watch its size over the next 4 weeks and then decide if you need medical attention. If it is painful, go see your doctor sooner. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may give you some relief from pain,. ...Read more

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Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Need a physical exam: and imaging like X ray and MRI to figure out of you have disk disease in the neck that causes your symptoms. Call a pain specialist and make an appointment. ...Read more

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22y male, dull pain and ache only on left side chest, back, shoulder, neck and uper arm. No shortness of breath, nausea or dizziness. What's the dx?

Chest pain ? etiol: Cardiac cause such as pericarditis needs to be evaluated. Could also be musculosketetal / neuromuscular. Needs further workup. ...Read more

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Sudden aches/pains in my back, chest and stomach. Muscles feel very tense/dull. On alesse and 4th day of my period plus anxiety? What can i do? Im 18.

Sudden aches/pains in my back, chest and stomach. Muscles feel very tense/dull. On alesse and 4th day of my period plus anxiety? What can i do? Im 18.

Need more info..: What kinds of pain are you experiencing? And what seems to trigger the pain? Is it related to your period, food, any activity etc? How long has this been going on? Do you get short of breath? It says you are on birth control pills. Do you also smoke? Taking oral contraceptive is a risk factor for blood clots (DVT/PE) and smoking increases your risk. ...Read more

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27, female, w/ frequent lower back pain & dull ache in left chest for 7 months, ecg, x-ray, bloods = normal. Echo = trivial mr. Is this anxiety/stress?

27, female, w/ frequent lower back pain & dull ache in left chest for 7 months, ecg, x-ray, bloods = normal. Echo = trivial mr. Is this anxiety/stress?

Description: Your summary of your back problem does not give full picture. Consider getting 2nd opinion from spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon. Physical therapy, sports sometime can diminish the problem, but should be guided by physician. ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Back shoulder pain: at 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

Well, you had a good: look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest priority. It's not clear whether your symptoms are coming from the GI tract, the lungs/pleural cavity, or even your heart. Continue working with your doctor to make the diagnosis and implement effective treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more