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How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

Chest pain.: Honestly, sometimes hard to tell. There's a significant amount of overlap symptom-wise. Heart-related pain can hurt when you press your chest, and muscular pains can happen with walking. Sometimes a good evaluation and directed testing are necessary just to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Is this heart pain? I am 21 an for a few wees I have been haveing chest pain in the center of my chest. I am a smoker so coud it be my lungs?

Is this heart pain? I am 21 an for a few wees I have been haveing chest pain in the center of my chest. I am a smoker so coud it be my lungs?

No way to know: At your age, heart disease is unlikely but not impossible. Most chest pain in young people is related to muscles in the chest wall. The diagnosis of chest pain requires a full history by a well-trained health provider, a physical examination and often lab tests, including a chest xray and ECG in some cases. Nobody can diagnose it on the basis of a brief description. If you are worried, see md. ...Read more

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I suddenly stopped smokin,daily cigarette intake b4 was around 20 cigs n now none.is it normal to hv chest pain or heart pain on suddenly quiting?

Nicotine withdrawal: the abrupt cessation of smoking can precipitate nicotine withdrawal resulting in headache irritability and chest pain. If this persists or becomes more worrisome you should visit your physician or the emergency department. ...Read more

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I have a heart pain form 6 months.I can't walk very far.I tested the echo it's normal. I am fat too.Is the chest pain for fatty liver? Or something el

I have a heart pain form 6 months.I can't walk very far.I tested the echo it's normal. I am fat too.Is the chest pain for fatty liver? Or something el

Chest pain: Chest pain can be for multiple reasons. Your echo being normal is good, but it still does not mean your heart is normal. You likely need a stress test, but this could be a pulmonary or even esophageal issue. Chest pain warrants getting evaluated. See your regular provider. ...Read more

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How can I tell reflux pain from a heart attack pain. Little chest pain for a month. NOTE: I do eat & lay down & I have anxiety but no attack lately.

Reflux esophagitis v: heart attack pain may be similar in character. However, due to your young age, cardiac disease is less likely but still possible. Please ask your doctor to obtain an EKG and evaluate you for cardiac risk factors, ie, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, family hsitory ...Read more

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How do they test for any vascular problems? I have low BP and irregular heart beat and chest pain and pain thru my leg.Limbs feel numb a lot .

How do they test for any vascular problems? I have low BP and irregular heart beat and chest pain and pain thru my leg.Limbs feel numb a lot .

PAD evaluated: By a good history and physical, diagnostic testing like ankle-brachial index ( ratio of lower extremity to upper extremity systolic pressure), noninvasive angiography. Abi of less than 0.9 establish the diagnosis. After diagnosis done delineation of the disease very important with other test. Why you have irregular hear rate? If the stress test negative? See your doctor to start a good assessment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anxiety: Sounds like you have anxiety or panic attacks if you are only 18 and less likely to be heart. See your dr. And get checked out, the reassurance may be good for you. Palpitations if present can increase your snxiety. ...Read more