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How To Tell If Chest Pains Are Heart Attack Or Bee Sting
Heart attack vs anxiety. How to tell the difference? When I get chest pains & short of breath how can I reassure myself it's just anxiety?
Heart attack/Anxiety: Heart attack is preceded by Feeling of impending doom, Shortness of breath, Nausea with profuse sweating, Sudden feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, and Pressure/squeezing/fullness/pain in middle of chest & back and jaw & arm. In any case, it is best to exercise caution & get help ASAP. ...Read more
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Can you tell me if I had a normal EKG reading, but weeks after im still having chest pains should I worry about a heart attack?
Variable: You can't be sure. If you are someone who is unhealthy, overweight and smokes. You have a good chance. In general the pain comes on exertion and goes away after rest. It can radiate in any direction in upper part of the body. It can associated with profuse sweating due to sympathetic hyperactivity. If you are healthy and have no family history you don't have to worry about all aches and pains. ...Read more
27 yo smoker. Chest pain left side goes under arm left arm heavy and tingly. Comes and goes for a few days. Heart attack? How to tell? Have anxiety.
Chest pain: Indicates the need to go to the emergency room or see your doctor right away. If you have been cleared of heart problems see a mental health professional to learn coping skills for your anxiety and to free yourself of smoking, which MAY be the biggest threat to your health. Peace and good health. ...Read more
C-reactive protein is 20.1. Dr said it's bad for my heart and puts me at risk for heart attack. If I had bad chest pain 20 years ago should I tell dr?
See details: An episode of chest pain at age 20 which occurred 20 years ago means nothing. A cardiac CRP of that level does impart some risk but is only one of several factors. Lipids, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and family history are much more important. Get an opinion with a cardiologist to put all if this in perspective. ...Read more
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
If I'm having random chest pains that radiate mid chest through to my back, could I be having a heart attack?
Most likely not: But if you start having other symptoms (shortness of breath, pressure, etc) then see a doc. It is more likely that it is something like gerd, pancreas issues, things of that nature. I would recommend making an appointment with your primary doc to do a thorough history and physical to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have elevated liver enzymes and frequent chest pains like im having a heart attack. Any clue if they are related or what is going on?
Gallstones: Have you been checked for gallstones? Gallstones can cause both of those symptoms. They are normally seen on ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder. ...Read more
23 y.O no history of cardiovascular prob mild chest pains and rapi heart beat (130bpm). Heart attack likely? Drink 5 hr energy regularly
I'm having sharp chest pains, it hurts to breathe and I couldn't move. B4 it started my lower back was hurtn cld this b the start of a heart attack?
Not likely, but:
As someone with migraines you are at an increased risk. You also have pain with deep breathing which means it could be a lung problem such as a blood clot.
You can't mess around with any sort of chest pain especially with breathing problems. You shouldn't be on BCPs, but if you are you are at an even increased risk. You should be seen right away in an ED to find out what's going on. Good luck ...Read more
Could be: Although the majority of heart issues are in the more advanced age category as it is that population with high cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure) and more risk factors- there are some younger patients that can have cardiac issues. Most of these patients have a undiagnosed congenital heart problem. See your physician for a history and physical to be sure. ...Read more
See your doctor: Chest pains can be caused by a large variety of things, including blocked arteries to the heart. When you see a health care provider he or she will listen to your symptoms, listen to your heart and lungs and decide which tests need to be done next. Chest x-ray and ekg are typical starting points. If there is concern of a blocked artery, sometimes a treadmill test will be done. ...Read more
What's the cause of chest pains in teens? Is this a sign your going to get a heart attack as a teen or not?
Could be normal: Chest pains in teens can be normal due to physical activity, a heart problem, a GI problem etc. There are so many variables it's important to see you family physician to receive a physical exam. Don't delay. ...Read more
Every nite I've been havin chest pains off and on. To where I panic and feel like I'm havin a heart attack I think I have anxeity?
I'm 18, have chest pains, weakness, and issues getting deep breaths right now. Could I be having a heart attack?
See below: You are too young to be having a heart attack. Your symptoms do sound concerning and need to be evaluated by a physician. Chest pain upon taking deep breath could be secondary to a lung infection, pericarditis, pneumothorax, etc. Therefore you should consult your doctor or connect with us via concierge so we can further evaluate your condition. ...Read more
If you have sharp chest pains and feels like your heart is beating really fast....Could that be a heart attack I experienced this on the weekend?
Very Unlikely: It is extremely unusual for a 23 year old woman to have a heart attack. If you are feeling well now, it is unlikely that anything bad happened to you with those symptoms. No heart attack, no blood clot to lung, no ruptured aorta. The most likely cardiac condition would be svt, a fast heart rhythm. Otherwise, anxiety / panic is a likely cause. Caffeine and stimulants can provoke heart racing. ...Read more
Hard to tell: These pains may be very hard to distinguish: indigestion usually occurs after meals, especially if spicy or fatty; heart attack pains usually occur with exertion, may be associated with shortness of breath or radiate down the arm. It is really hard to tell, unless you are in a hospital setting where the necessary tests may be done. Especially in women. ...Read more
High BP at 26 (150/100) on BP pills metropolol still getting chest pains but worse. Heart attack? It's a slight heaviness
Could be: You need to go to the er to get checked out. Yes, it could be a heart attack but could also be warning signs of an impending heart attack. More importantly, though, is the blood pressure - it needs to be controlled better since that is an independent risk factor over your lifetime for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?
UNLIKELY: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), lung diseases, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. Sounds like you should see your doctor and sort this out. ...Read more
I have heart failure from a heart attack. Why have am I losing more ejection fraction with more chest pains when I was gaining ejection fraction? I'm
The heart function: Can continue to deteriorate after a heart attack if there are additional blockages in your heart arteries or if you are not able to be treated with medications to avoid detrimental remodeling of the ventricle. More chest pains might indicate you are having additional small heart attacks as well that will also reduce the EF. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider. ...Read more
I am 32 yrs n I just found out I have septal scarring I was in the hospital for awhile with chest pains they said I had a heart attack can this be tre?
Heart attck: Heart disease can involve men and women of any age, although advancing age poses greater risk. Although uncommon, it certainly would be possible for you to have had an ischemic area of the heart that registers as a heart attack on an ecg. ...Read more
If chest pain is ruled non-cardiac can you have a heart attack if you ignore the pains or what complications can happen. I never know when to go to er?
If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up? Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly. Panic or heart attack?
I have chest pains lateral. It feels like I am going to have a heart attack n get very dizzy and lightheaded as well. I have lost weight without tryin?
See your DR: Or go to the urgent care right away. Likely though your chest pain is musculoskeletal in nature because of your young age. You may also have symptoms related to anxiety and panic attack. An ekg & a stress test would confirm whether your chest pain is cardiac in nature or not. Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm 25 years old, drink about a 6 pack a day, smoker, not over weight and active. I have small... Tiny chest pains, should I worry about a heart attack?
I am a 23 year old woman. I been having chest pains since february. I don't want to consider it being a heart attack. Last time I told my doctor this she said I'm too young to have a heart attack? If its not a heart attack than what could it be? I do not
? Asthma: You need an evaluation by a specialist with some basic work up to answer your question. ...Read more
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