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I feel tightness in my chest along with breathing difficulties. Dull chest pain and anxiety problems. I am 20 years old.

I feel tightness in my chest along with breathing difficulties. Dull chest pain and anxiety problems. I am 20 years old.

Asthma: You should be checked for asthma. If you have no hx and it's not present when you're examined, a provocative test called a "methacholine challenge" can be useful. Sometimes, anxiety alone will account for your symptoms, but asthma should be excluded first as anxiety as a cause is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I feel tightness in my chest along with breathing difficulties. Dull chest pain and anxiety problems. I am 20 years old boy. ?

I feel tightness in my chest along with breathing difficulties. Dull chest pain and anxiety problems. I am 20 years old boy. ?

At your age it: is unlikely that you have cardiac issues unless you have other predisposing health problems or risk factors. With that said, it is worth having a health care professional evaluate you so that you will be less anxious about your symptoms and reassured. ...Read more

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I had breast implants done 6 years ago and about 9 months ago my breast have become painful I have recently gained weight and i feel tightness in my chest can that mean a serious problem or is it just because of the weight gain?

I had breast implants done 6 years ago and about 9 months ago my breast have become painful I have recently gained weight and i feel tightness in my chest can that mean a serious problem or is it just because of the weight gain?

Weight ocontracture: I have several patients who report similar symptoms of menstrual like breast sensitivity with weight gain. This seems to resolve or improve with weight loss as little as 5 pounds. However, it is also important to remain in contact with your implanting surgeon, depending on the type of implant, MRI evaluation may be considered for silicone implants as well as possible evaluation for contracture. ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late, I feel tightness in my chest, just completely uncomfortable. When should I take a pregnancy test?

My period is 4 days late, I feel tightness in my chest, just completely uncomfortable. When should I take a pregnancy test?

Unprotected?: Since you are concerned about both chest pain and pregnancy I suggest an ER or UC clinic evaluation including a pregnancy test and examination of your heart; however,, the chest pain may be from multiple causes including stress, tension, anxiety, medical issues etc. I advise immediate evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I've done allot of tests still can't find out what's wrong. If I feel tightness and fullness my chest especially when I do nothing and cardio I feel like I have to push harder to feel my beat. Can someone tell me which doctor to see ? Lung? Heart?

I've done allot of tests still can't find out what's wrong. If I feel tightness and fullness my chest especially when I do nothing and cardio I feel like I have to push harder to feel my beat. Can someone tell me which doctor to see ? Lung? Heart?

Chest symptoms: Chest symptoms like the ones you described can indicate heart problems or lung conditions. A physician would want more details about your symptoms, medical history, family history, occupation, etc, then decide what sort of tests or treatments were needed. Both cardiologists and pulmonologists can get you started. If it is not clear what is the trouble, heart testing might be the first step. ...Read more

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Recently when i breathe i feel tightness in my upper left chest and going toward my left side of my neck, why?

Recently when i breathe i feel tightness in my upper left chest and going toward my left side of my neck, why?

R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by an abnormal echo. Often they are post viral.They tend to resolve with rest/hydration /NSAID(indocin) if it persists as course of prednisone may be needed. You need a prompt evaluation EKG/CXR AND LABS. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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I feel chest tightness in my left chest behind and above my left breast. I also feel off balance from time to time. Been happening 4 months. Ideas?

I feel chest tightness in my left chest behind and above my left breast.  I also feel off balance from time to time. Been happening 4 months.  Ideas?

Chest tightness: 4 months of chest pain and loss of balance. You need stress test and ekg . Sometimes stress test can be falsely negative. If pain persists you will need to rule out coronary artery disease. An angiogram is needed to prove or disprove coronary disease if pain is not relieved. ...Read more

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I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

Go to ER: Cannot tell you over internet what cause is, however it is concerning for possibly originating from your heart, so you need to go to the er for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Hi, i having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and ?

Hi, i having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and ?

Chest Pain: Please go to your emergency room or urgent care doctor ASAP. Your symptoms can indicate something heart-related or something less serious. In any case, it needs to be evaluated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Terrible news & chest pain/tightness = psychological reaction? thinkng about it makes painworse. Is it normal to experience physical pain in such case

Terrible news: Is a major stressor and your body and emotions will respond to that. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for anxiety management. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. Sorry for the bad news, hope some good news comes along. ...Read more

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