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Doctor insights on: How To Tell If Chest Pains Are Heart Attack Or Bee Sting

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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?

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?

Less likely: A nl ekg does not completely exclude active heart disease. If there are persistent symptoms cardiology eval with echo, stress test and cardiac enzymes may be in order. If these tests are neg and symptoms persist atrial of nsaids for costochondritismay be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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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 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

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How can I tell if my chest pain is from a heart attack?

How can I tell if my chest pain is from 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

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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.

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

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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

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How do I tell the difference between chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

How do I tell the difference between  chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

You don't go toER: Any sudden chest pain due to unknown cause must go to nearest er to make sure it is not an heart attach, save the life , there is no home remedy kit to rule out ...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.

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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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

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23 y.O no history of cardiovascular prob mild chest pains and rapi heart beat (130bpm). Heart attack likely? Drink 5 hr energy regularly

23 y.O no history of cardiovascular prob mild chest pains and rapi heart beat (130bpm). Heart attack likely? Drink 5 hr energy regularly

Cut down: On the energy drink, and if your symptoms persist, go see a doctor. Heart attacks are very, very rare in someone your age. Drug induced rapid heart rate is very common. 5 hour energy is just bascially a whopper dose of caffeine, a drug. ...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


Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more