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Feeling tightness in throat and chest?

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

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have this tight feeling in chest and throat especially lying down. Pls tell me what it could be. Very unpleasant?

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

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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?

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

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Was at outdoor party yesterday with many cigarette smokers. This morning woke up with tight chest feeling and scratchy throat. Should I worry?

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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.?

See a therapist: It may be helpful for you to see a therapist for an assessment and to talk about your feelings. Having a professional to talk to about your experience may help you understand yourself better and help you reduce your anxiety about future visits. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Throat pain: Your gender and youth point against heart disease. However, associated chest pains are concerning especially if you have any other cardiac risk factors. If symptoms persist you may benefit from stress testing to rule out heart disease. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Infection or: Infection like pneumonia, strep throat; but be sure not the heart so go to e.r for labs, chest X-ray, especially if taking birth control, shortness of breath, could mean pulmonary emboli [blood clot to lung] and if a smoker worse ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, tightness of chest and dry throat when feeling sad. What is this? Is it normal? And is it Dangerous?

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

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Can anxiety causing my tight chest, neck, head, back and shoulders along with off balance feeling and feeling hot?

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

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For years, Iv been feeling a tense, tight and tingly sensation from left side neck to left side of chest. Is it anxiety?

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

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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

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

Muscle spasms could: Be due to stress or anxiety. Muscle relaxants with nsaid helps. See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consultation at my Virtual Practice web site: www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Heavy tight chest, uncomfortable feeling into left side of neck, shoulder & tingle in arm Headache & light headed Happens after activity?

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

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Heavy chested/warm feeling around heart, cramping in hand, sore legs, sore neck, neck tightness? Aniexty? Doc give tabs for aniexty? 2nd opionin?

Heavy chested/warm feeling around heart, cramping in hand, sore legs, sore neck, neck tightness? Aniexty? Doc give tabs for aniexty? 2nd opionin?

Heartache: 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

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Do allergies cause tightness in throat and chest?

Do allergies cause tightness in throat and chest?

Yes: Allergy, usually to food, can cause the throat to swell up and occasionally trigger asthma as well. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, tightness in throat and chest. What are these symptoms of?

Difficulty breathing, tightness in throat and chest. What are these symptoms of?

Symptoms: These are symptoms that should be checked out there are many possible causes. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness in the chest and throat?

What can cause tightness in the chest and throat?

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

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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?

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?

Foreign body: How old are you and is throats still hurting? Depending on size: Rarely such a foreign body can get lodged in throat. Consult with us to see if it symptoms are due to something else or the fork. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more