How long does chest pain associated with chest wall pain last - Doctor answers

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I have been having severe chest pain, and I have been to ER 4 times. It is chest wall pain. What can be causing it and how can I treat it?

I have been having severe chest pain, and I have been to ER 4 times. It is chest wall pain. What can be causing it and how can I treat it?

NSAIDS: If you have been evaluated and is is not felt to bt heart related, but chest wall related, you should see your doctor who can order strong antiinflammatory agents that might help. ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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Chest pain 4 2weeks primary doc & cardiologist put on Nitro. Went to ERtoday chest pain wouldn't stop. ER doc says it is chest wall pain. What you say?

Chest pain 4 2weeks primary doc & cardiologist put on Nitro. Went to ERtoday chest pain wouldn't stop. ER doc says it is chest wall pain. What you say?

Can't say -: You have posed this question on the general health education portion of HealthTap - where we don't make diagnoses. We don't have your chart, your current history, lab tests/ EKG or you to examine. ...Read more

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Went to hospital for chest pains xray was fine and EKG was fine said it was chest wall pain and I've had an eco so I guess my heart is ok?

Chest wall pain: Hi kylem, chest wall pain usually refers to the muscles, bones (ribs and sternum), and other soft tissue that makes up the chest wall. In an emergency room, they will always venture to rule out heart things first. It sounds like they did, very thoroughly. In a young person (like you) chest wall pain is usually from pulling a muscle or trauma. Anti- inflammatory medications can be helpful. ...Read more

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How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

How long does pain below sternum associated with chest wall pain last?

Costochondritis: If you have chest wall inflammation (costochondritis) it can take up to 4 weeks. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories can help this. It can be viral in nature and be called the tietze virus. See a physician to rule cardiac problems and get an ekg. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts?

Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts?

exercise asthma: You may have exercise induced asthma, due to cooling of airways while exercising, try exercising with mouth closed, if no success see a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before I take naproxen?

Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before I take naproxen?

Chest pains: Toradol is a great medication, however, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Chest pain, left arm pain, 31 yrs f. pain lasted 3-5 mins felt tight chest or something stuck in chest wall. 2nd time in a few days..... diabetic?

Chest pain, left arm pain, 31 yrs f. pain lasted 3-5 mins felt tight chest or something stuck in chest wall. 2nd time in a few days..... diabetic?

See a doctor: Hi. Are you a type 1 or type 2? Any kidney failure? Any family history of premature coronary artery disease (CAD)? Your symptoms sound characteristic of angina. CAD is a diagnosis that should not be missed; should be diagnosed and treated. If not CAD, then other conditions can be considered. Evaluate the most dangerous stuff first. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause chest wall pain?

Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest wall pain?

What is the definition or description of: Chest wall pain?

See below: Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which isn't reproducible with palpation) ...Read more

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Is chest wall pain always painful to pressure?

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain for a month and non itchy bumbs on chest _?

Chest wall pain for a month and non itchy bumbs on chest _?

Exam: I suggest a physical exam and chest xray. The bumps could be a hair follicle inflammation or shingles- make an appointment this week. ...Read more

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I have chest wall pain, and it goes to my breast--what could be causing this?

I have chest wall pain, and it goes to my breast--what could be causing this?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What is chest wall pain?

Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor. ...Read more

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What causes chest wall pain?

What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chest wall pain?

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block.
This usually address most of the issues. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more