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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)

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

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?

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

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I have been having really bad lower back pain. Its been going on for over a month. Now its on both sides. Im getting sharp pains up my left side of back and left ribs. I feel pressure n sometimes get chest pains that take my breath away. And I have a tas

See a Doc: You really need to see your doctor at this point. Back pain that is going on for a month could represent something serious with your health. Please get in to see someone asap. If you do not have a doctor go to an urgent care center or an emergency department. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: ... the back pains have been going on for about 6 months. My head feels dizzy and lightheaded. ?

I am experiencing  back pain (severity: severe) (side: both) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (side: left) (severity: ... the back pains have been going on for about 6 months. My head feels dizzy and lightheaded. ?

ER-NOW!: Your symptoms are serious and require urgent medical intervention: you cannot be diagnosed online. I suggest that you have a friend or relative immediately transport you to your local ER for further urgent medical evaluation. I also suggest calling 911 and describe these issues. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain for over a year now.. Comes & goes but been here for 2 weeks recently. Normal ekg + chest xray. Doc says anxiety? Could b heart?

Chest pains: Your chest pains are unlikely to be caused by a heart problem in view of a normal examination,your age, and normal ekg and chest xray. A common cause would be a pinched or irritable intercostal nerve or chest wall muscle which causes sharp,shooting pains with a deep breath or certain chest movement. Inflammation of the joint between the sternum and a rib is another cause and tenderness is common. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp but short chest pains. They last about 30 seconds, but they are very painful. They are on my lefts side under my breast. ?

I have been having sharp but short chest pains. They last about 30 seconds, but they are very painful. They are on my lefts side under my breast. ?

Chest pain: Chest pain of those descriptions are unlikely to be related to the heart. You should be checked to find out what they are. There are multiple possibilites and you ought to get it worked out. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing these temporary chest pains that seem to last 8 - 12 minutes. I experience numbness in my left arm. It is happening about once or twice a month. What is the cause of this?

I have been experiencing these temporary chest pains that seem to last 8 - 12 minutes.  I experience numbness in my left arm.  It is happening about once or twice a month.  What is the cause of this?

Seek help NOW: Instead of seeking medical advice on here just set up an appointment with your doctor you may need to be seen by a cardiologist. Something like that needs to be addressed now and test should be run. ...Read more

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What does chest pains & breast pains mean ? My chest & breasts have been sore all day. But been happening for days now . And mostly on my left side

What does chest pains & breast pains mean ? My chest & breasts have been sore all day.  But been happening for days now . And mostly on my left side

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease , inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease. ...Read more

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Had chest pain 2 weeks ago; went to ER & everything was normal. Now I've been having pain in front left shoulder & arm for about 2 days; anxiety or ?

Had chest pain 2 weeks ago; went to ER & everything was normal. Now I've been having pain in front left shoulder & arm for about 2 days; anxiety or ?

Sounds like it: Could be musculoskeletal pIn also. Why don't you see a doctor and go over how you feel. Going to er is. It a long term solution. You need a primary doctor to help you when issues line this arise ...Read more