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How Long Does Angina Pain Last
Depends: It depends on the reason for the pain. If it's traumatic injury or post-surgical pain, it can last for many months if not a year or two. If there's another reason such as muscular or other chest wall involvement, then the time can be much less. If you're already plugged in with a physician, it may be worth discussing it with them if there's a concern. ...Read more
Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more
Hernia pain: Hernia pain is generally limited to the site of the hernia and should resolve when the hernia is pushed back in (reduced). If a hernia is not reducible and has persistent pain, it should be evaluated immediately as there would be a risk of incarceration or strangulation. When experiencing pain at a hernia site, it is smart to cease the activity right away. ...Read more
Until treatment: Acute appendicitis pain will persist until your appendix is removed or perforates. I would not wait for your appendix to perforate because left untreated it may result in sepsis and death. If you have the signs and symptoms of appendicitis i would go to the er immediately. ...Read more
It varies : With each individual person. Some would experience pain before their periods , some would have them during the whole duration of their menstrual period or first few days only and miss school or work. Please consult with your OB if pain worsened. Birth control pills may help but there could be other causes. ...Read more
It varies: It does vary from person to person. If the discomfort is mild, you can use simple over the counter medications (unless your doctor told you not to), exercise regularly, and keep going. If your pain is severe (keeps you from your usual activities), see your gynecologist or pcp for a check-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30-60 minutes: If 'indigestion' is lasting longer than that, an explanation is warranted. And, to be frank, it depends on how you define 'indigestion' and it depends on whether the discomfort is shorter but more intense than usual - it may warrant explanation sooner. In essence - if it bothers you - get an answer... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At a time?: Episodes can last seconds to hours, depending on cause and level of inflammation, diet, position. Antacid may give relief within minutes. If underlying issue, may continue to have heartburn occasionally or continually for months or longer (not advised-see md). If risk for heart disease, be aware that can mimic. Decrease coffee, tobacco, alcohol, fried, spicy, fatty foods, mints, citrus, big meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more
This is variable: Pain after a chest tube can be variable. Usually it will resolve within a week after it has been removed. I would want to know why it was needed in the first place. Is the pain really related to the chest tube or to the underlying reason why the chest tube was related. Intercostal nerves running under the ribs can possibly be injured by a chest tube but this is unusual. ...Read more
Death if untreated : Although Ludwig’s Angina is a life threatening medical emergency not all cases end up in death.Desth only happens if untreated or in very severe complicated cases with poor response to treatment.There is no fixed time period and it varies from case to case depending on many factors ...Read more
Yes: In unstable angina the biochemical markers of myocardial damage and necrosis(cell death) are not present. One cause is a sudden rupture or crack in a silent atherosclerotic plaque causing blood clots(thrombi) to form which can enlarge to block the artery or can break off and embolize. Patients with 24 hours of chest pain require emergency cardiac catheterization and angioplasty or surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Well...: It is like playing Russian Roulette: No one knows and it is something you do not want to do! ...Read more
Oh my goodness I cant relief my stress. Last night I had an angina episode due to high levels of stress. How to handle this?
Variant Angina: Vasospastic angina (coronary spasm) is associated with normal coronaries,. In the presence of significant physical, emotional or chemical (drug abuse) stress, chest pain is experienced.. Nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers, anti-anxiety medication relaxation therapy help. Also worth trying omega oils (eg from www. Cardiamin.com using discount code CMC), magnesium and vitamin D supplements. ...Read more
Hi, Is it safe to be taking lesuride (Levosulpiride) daily or for a long term. Please help. can it help in an angina!
Uncertain: There are no really long term studies on this issue. One report found it being safe for up to a few months but safety is unknown when taken for years. As with any medication, you should take the lowest dose for the shortest duration whenever possible. The prudent approach would be making sure that you are being followed by the prescribing doctor on regular intervals. ...Read more
Iv have micro vascular dysfunction & have angina I keep getting pain to the right of my chest it comes & goes & lasts a few secs is this normal?
No: Pain in the chest is never normal. Whether the pain is significant is the more important question. You state that you have Angina so I assume that there is a different type of thing that you're having. Pain in the right side of the chest is atypical for angina. Pain lasting for just a few seconds in the chest is rarely significant. So your pain is not normal but probably not significant.that said, you should consult your physician. ...Read more
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How common is Angina in young adults? I have a burning senstaion in center of chest but i have had also have chest pain since last sat? Im 27 male
Very uncommon,unless: you're taking cocaine-this could cause it. Otherwise,unlikely. See a Dr if symptoms persist ...Read more
Could one or more explain unstable angina as I lived a long time with it not suspecting heart decease?
Changing symptoms: Unstable angina usually refers to new chest pain, pain with less activity than before or pain that doesnt go away with rest or usual nitrates. It represents a change in the plaques in your heart and is usually very serious. I doubt you have unstable angina, more likely you have stable angina. Angina is a symptom reflective of atherosclerotic heart disease which means you have it. ...Read more
If I have longstanding Prinzmetal Angina due to accidental OD on pseudoephedrine, will it be life long?
Prinzmetal angina: Prinzmetal angina, or variant angina (spasm of coronary arteries) is a rare but chronic condition. The long term survival for PA is good for those patients who tolerate calcium channel blockers (CCB) and do not smoke. Poor prognosis would include those patients who smoke, have coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), an intolerance to CCB, and spasms of coronary artery. ...Read more
Sharp pain that may last 2 to 3 sec localized to just the area where my heart is located. It happens perhaps 1 a month....Angina?
Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.
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