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Feeling Tightness In Throat And Chest
Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, 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
I have this tight feeling in chest and throat especially lying down. Pls tell me what it could be. Very unpleasant?
Several possibles: H question is relatively broad and it requires more information and certainly an examination and testing. The possibilities range from fluid in the long because of a heart problem to anxiety panic attacks. Age dependency helps to guide what it might be. Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause as it is early heart failure and asthma as well. C an MD for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Every day, I constantly clear my throat. I do it every minute or less. If I try not to, I get a tight feeling in my chest. What could this be?
Throat clearing: If you think about where the throat is, it is situated in the middle of a crossroads, so to speak. Food and water go down when you eat or drink and air passes when you breathe. Your mouth and nose are above your voice box and your stomach is below. Post-nasal drainage could cause your symptoms and this could be allergies. Reflux can also be coming from your stomach and causing the same issue. ...Read more
Was at outdoor party yesterday with many cigarette smokers. This morning woke up with tight chest feeling and scratchy throat. Should I worry?
Irritant: Exposure to cigarette smoke can be very irritating to the nose and lungs when inhaled second-hand. It can be even more irritating to people with a history of rhinitis or asthma. If you are truly having difficulty breathing, wheezing, feeling like you can't get enough air in, please go to emergency department or urgent care. If minor symptoms, will likely go away soon. ...Read more
Last few days have had tight feeling at base of throat/top part of chest. Varies in intensity t/o the day. No problems swallowing/eating. What gives?
My chest feels very uncomfortable, like I've been running in the cold, only I haven't been running or exercising. It's a burning/tight feeling especially when I exhale. My throat feels like I've been running and trying to gasp for air. I've been feeling l
Feeling tightness in chest and like something is stuck in throat. Will be relieved sometimes by burp or goes away on its own. Been sev. Months now.
You need to see: Your doctor. You may have narrowing of your esophagus, or other obstruction. This can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous, but can usually be easily treated with an outpatient procedure. Take care. ...Read more
3 days ago started feeling waves of tightness and discomfort in chest. Goes thru back, throat, jaw. 8secs, every min. Worst when drinking hot bevs.?
Having bad anxiety after visiting the gyn for 1st time 2 days ago. Chest tightness, weird feeling in throat etc. Feel so stressed about appt still.?
I've been feeling really sad but can't cry. I want to let it all out so this knot in my throat and tightness in chest go away but it's not happening. Is this some sort of condition?
Too sad to cry: Have you heard the song numb? By usher I think about this. Like it is too cold to snow it is too sad to cry. Cry can happen only when your heart is open. Heart if hurt too much shuts off. Once you heal the numbness later it will be safer to cry. In some situations I use prayer shawls. Use a blanket or shawl and bring this to your prayer place and use this until you heal like kids safety blanket. ...Read more
I have a problem with my chest. I'm starting to get a burning feeling in my nose and my throat is tight. My chest feels like it's caving in.
Emergency: Even though you're young, your symptoms can be suggestive of anything from an allergic reaction that could be life-threatening to a panic attack which can feel life-threatening. My suggestion is if your symptoms have not resolved or worsened by the time you read this that you go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more
My throat has been feeling overly tight and I have chest pains lately. Is this costochondritis? Doctors don't think it's heart because I am young.
What can cause severe lower throat pain, chest pain, tightness, feeling of cinder blocks on chest, short breath and face tingling for a week now?
Shortness of breath, tightness of chest and dry throat when feeling sad. What is this? Is it normal? And is it Dangerous?
Normal.: Sadness sometimes causes symptoms of tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, dry throat, bodily aches and pains, loss of taste along with sleep disturbances and decreased energy and tiredness. It is not dangerous but these symptoms may affect the quality of your life so, please seek help. Seeing your PCP is a good start. ...Read more
Feeling breathless with tight chest. Also coughing up yellow mucous. I wheeze when I lay down and can feel rattling in my throat and chest. What is it?
Left hand is numb and tight also feeling a lot of pain in neck and throat area and a little bit of tightening in the chest my regular doctor said tha?
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I am having pain in my neck and tightness in my chest aslo feeling a little light headed not feeling right at all feel like I am out of it sometimes
Emergency room: You should be seen by a medical doctor immediately. ...Read more
Could a congested or problem with lymphatic system cause tightness in chest, neck and feeling of pressure in ears?
Can anxiety causing my tight chest, neck, head, back and shoulders along with off balance feeling and feeling hot?
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See doc first to rule out medical issues. ...Read more
I'm feeling shortness breathing, tightness on the chest, neck pain, eventual sharp pain on the heart area and I can't sleep well, help please?
Chest pain: Given the reported constellation of symptoms you need prompt further evaluation for diagnosis and possible management ...Read more
For years, Iv been feeling a tense, tight and tingly sensation from left side neck to left side of chest. Is it anxiety?
It could be anxiety: I am a licensed psychologist. Anxiety can cause physical, somatic symptoms such as muscle tension, and tingly sensations. But, what you described also could be due to a medical condition. First see your MD, and have any organic/medical condition get ruled out. And, if there is nothing medical, then yes, it could be anxiety. ...Read more
Pain & tightness in my left arm for a long time, also in my chest&lately I've been getting a weird feeling on my neck. Why? Ekg clean chest X-ray good
Heavy tight chest, uncomfortable feeling into left side of neck, shoulder & tingle in arm Headache & light headed Happens after activity?
Concerning symptoms: The symptoms described can be very typical in the setting of a pending heart attack, especially if they occur at rest and are worsened with exertion. An immediate evaluation is recommended to rule this out. ...Read more
Heavy chested/warm feeling around heart, cramping in hand, sore legs, sore neck, neck tightness? Aniexty? Doc give tabs for aniexty? 2nd opionin?
The constellation of symptoms described does sound like anxiety. Heart issues per se in a 22 year old are uncommon unless you've had a history of heart problems since childhood.
Also, more info is needed to help you arrive to a definitive diagnosis. Based on the very limited data provided, all we can do is guess. ...Read more
Symptoms: These are symptoms that should be checked out there are many possible causes. ...Read more
Stress or anxiety: It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
I bit off a small piece of my pastic fork at lunch yesterday and woke up in the middle of the night to my chest tight and throat bothersome?
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