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Doctor insights on: I Have Been Having Chest Pains On The Left Side For About A Week Now It Comes And Goes Just Wondering What Can Cause It

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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


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Hi im an 18 year old female and i have been having chest pains on my left side for about 3 days now. Is it gas? I told my dad thats wat he said.

Hi im an 18 year old female and i have been having chest pains on my left side for about 3 days now. Is it gas?  I told my dad thats wat he said.

Need more info: Not enough info to answer your question. Chest pain can be due to heart issues, lung problems, musculoskeletal problems, even anxiety. The type of pain, location in the chest, severity, aggravating and releiving factors, timing and associated symptoms all provide critical clues to determining the cause, and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the lower right side of abdomen? I recently been having pain in my lower right side of abdomen and now i feel the pain in my whole entire stomach abdomen area. And experiencing chest pains and occasional weakness in the left arm mos

What can cause pain in the lower right side of abdomen? I recently been having pain in my lower right side of abdomen and now i feel the pain in my whole entire stomach abdomen area. And experiencing chest pains and occasional weakness in the left arm mos

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I started Metformin for diabetes ever since day one i have been having chest pain and tenderness in the chest and now on left side. What causes this?

I started Metformin for diabetes  ever since day one i have been having chest pain and tenderness in the chest and now on left side. What causes this?

Diabetic CP: If you are a diabetic you are at increased risk for a heart attack. Any chest pain you have should be evaluated by a physician. Female diabetics especially can have atypical chest pain related to heart disease. See your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Sometimes: A rapid heart rate can sometimes cause a sensation of chest pain. On the other hand, things that cause chest pain can elevate your heart rate. I think it would be wise to see your doctor and have it evaluated with and EKG and possibly a monitor worn for 24 hours to check for abnormal heart rhythms or other potentially harmful causes of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having bad chest pains on the left side of my heart, now when my cramps up I have trouble breathing this seems to last for a few mins.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking additional history and may be some lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight, start losing weight. ...Read more

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I have been having minor chest pain for about a week. Now its slightly sore on the left between my back and chest but decreased pain is this serious?

I have been having minor chest pain for about a week. Now its slightly sore on the left between my back and chest but decreased pain is this serious?

Does not sound : Serious. Sounds like you may have unknowingly hurt something maybe in your back that you felt in your chest and now it is getting better. Since it is getting better that is a good sign and a sign that it is not serious. When something is wrong in your back you often feel it in your chest, but only worry about the chest and don't pay attention to to back till the chest improves. ...Read more