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Extremely Severe Chest Discomfort
I am 49 years old and female. I have been severe headaches for the past 4 days. I had chest discomfort earlier and now pain left shoulder?
Time to see ur: doc.If the chest pain radiates to your left shoulder,this is suspicious for cardiac pain,like from Angina or a Heart Attack.Other symptoms can include shortness of breath,profuse sweating,nausea,palpitations,dizziness,and a sense of impending doom.Remember,in women,these symptoms aren't always present.Go to the ER if your sick,or call your doc. ...Read more
How can anxiety cause such severe shortness of breath? How can the chest discomfort and breathing difficulty be so bad if I have good heart/lungs?
"panic attacks": Extreme stress, whether from acute fear or internal turmoil such as anxiety, can trigger the release of stress hormones. The immediate hormone is adrenaline which prepares our bodies for "flight or flight." Heart rate and respiratory rate increase, blood flow is diverted from internal organs to the skeletal muscles When there is nothing to fight or flee from, the symptoms you describe occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest discomfort and severe back pain that doesn't go away even after a massage therapy and shortness of breath.No cough. Lung problem?
Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. Take care. ...Read more
I am having chest discomfort and palpitations. I am extremely scared of this. Is this is common in mvp patients ? Anything to worry.
Long list: Chest pain is something worth seeing a doctor in person about. Your lungs, your heart, your blood vessels, and your esophagus are the major sources of pain syndromes in your chest, as well as the muscles, bones, and other tissues that make up your chest wall. At 23, the chances of having one of the serious lifethreatening causes of chest pain are low, but you should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The list is long: Angina, caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart, is at the top of the list. However, depending on your age, gender, and risk factors for heart disease, other common causes include: stress or anxiety, acid-reflux, muscular tension (sometimes due to subtle changes in activity, seated position, or carrying bag and not necessarily lifting barbells!), asthma or copd, and costochondritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Chest discomfort can be due to a number of reasons, including heart problems (heart attack, pericarditis), lung problems (bronchitis, pneumonia), muscle strain, reflux, among others. It is best to see a physician for further evaluation. It is difficult to assess in this forum based on the information provided. If you have risk factors for heart disease, urgent evaluation is warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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