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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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Got punched chest. Pretty hard. I felt little winded. I played afterwards. No chest pain right now. How likely is it to cause me to die? Worried

Got punched chest. Pretty hard. I felt little winded. I played afterwards. No chest pain right now. How likely is it to cause me to die? Worried

Extremely unlikely: You probably have read or heard stories about a blow to the chest causing heart stoppage and sudden death. This is extremely rare problem; every case is reported in the media, but only a handful of cases every year in all of North America. Second, the heart stoppage is immediate, not a few hours or days later. See your doctor for reassurance if you're still worried. ...Read more

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Chest pain more noticeable at rest, easily winded when walking, low oxygen after walking, chest tightness when coughing or taking deep breaths?

Chest pain more noticeable at rest, easily winded when walking, low oxygen after walking, chest tightness when coughing or taking deep breaths?

Go to ER now: Yoiur symptoms are very concerning for a serious issue with your heart, lungs, vascular system or otherwise. Please head to an ebergency room for immediate attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dx lung nodules now have chest pain (heart checked out ok). Pain gets more severe w deep breaths or cough, ideas? Could this be serious? Easily winded

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Pleurisy: It sounds to me like you have pleuritic pain. Any irritation to the pleura- which is the lining outside the lung would cause such kind of pain. That could be caused by different things including inflammation, infection (viral/bacterial), autoimmune disease, etc. With the lung nodules and now with pleuritic pain- definitely I would advise you to go back to see your pmd- for further eval ...Read more

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GF is fatigued w/ SOB (shes a runner & can barely walk the stairs w/out being winded), joint pain, bruising/petechiae on arms/legs, chest pain. What?

GF is fatigued w/ SOB (shes a runner & can barely walk the stairs w/out being winded), joint pain, bruising/petechiae on arms/legs, chest pain. What?

Important case: This sounds like an important case. A normally healthy person with these symptoms may have an abnormal blood and platelet count. Most doctors would at least obtain a screening blood count. She should see a doctor. This should be done soon, like in the next day. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy from hypothyroidism? I'm not sure I have either, could be my anxiety but I get chest pains often, winded quickly

What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy from hypothyroidism? I'm not sure I have either, could be my anxiety but I get chest pains often, winded quickly

Hypothyroidism: And cardiac involvement (myxedema) does improve very well with correction of hypothyroidism. It usually does not cause CP but it does cause decreased tolerance to activity and effusion. ...Read more

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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash (I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige, chest pain. Also, Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

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Can someone get bad chest pain from her bra?

Definitely maybe: It is definitely possible for a tightly-fitting bra to cause significant chest discomfort, even outright pain. However, you need to be careful because occasionally true anginal chest pains can feel like a tight bra. So if you have risk factors for coronary heart disease, you should be sure to get checked out before attributing the pain to noncardiac causes. ...Read more

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Why would I only get chest pain when sitting a certain way?

Why would I only get chest pain when sitting a certain way?

Difficult to answer: If you are getting chest pain sitting a certain way it is possibly musculoskeletal in origin and related to posture. You may to go to your doctor to sort this out. Doesn't appear to be anything serious. ...Read more

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I get mild chest pain at random times. Why is that?

I get mild chest pain at random times. Why is that?

Chest pain: There are multiple causes possible for what you mention. Costochondritis, intercostal muscle pain, diaphragmatic irritation, pleural inflammation are but a few of the possibilities. ...Read more

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When u give blood the next day can u get a chest pain?

When u give blood the next day can u get a chest pain?

Chest pain: You can get chest pain on any day. If you happen to need the amount of blood you have donated, then losing it could trigger a symptom. ...Read more

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Why do I get chest pain after I donate plasma? Should I stop?

Why do I get chest pain after I donate plasma? Should I stop?

Not necessarily: Did you mention it to the blood center doctor? It may be a side effect of the citrate used to anti-coagulate blood. Please do inform the blood center doctor or nurse, before you donate next time so that they may make appropriate observation.
You are to be commended for your altruistic act of donating plasma! ...Read more

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I get chest pain when I'm stressed. Is there anything I can take for this?

I get chest pain when I'm stressed. Is there anything I can take for this?

Go see your DR: You need a thorough workup based on your age- blood work, ekg (if abnormal), you need a stress test.
Check your blood pressure, normally lower than 130/80.
Attain ideal body weight.
If you smoke, quit.
Tell your dr all about your history and symptoms so he can assess you well.
Take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get some kind of chest pain during smoking crystal?

What does it mean when you get some kind of chest pain during smoking crystal?

Angina: This is a dangerous sign. Smoking methamphetamine is toxic, especially to your cardiovascular system (heart, blood vessels), as well as your brain! chest pain is an indication of heart problems which could lead to a heart attack. Young people get heart attacks, stroke, chest pains, etc. From meth. An individual with this symptom should go to an er or be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp chest pain that range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes? The pain comes and go

Why do I get sharp chest pain that range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes? The pain comes and go

Chest pains: Sharp, shooting chest pains, especially if provoked by a deep breath or motion of the rib cage are often caused by pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles that run between 2 ribs. These usually resolve without any treatment. Lung, heart or esophageal causes are much less likely. If symptoms persist visit your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I get random mild chest pain on just my left side. Its maybe a 4 out of ten on a pain scale. What could it be?

I get random mild chest pain on just my left side. Its maybe a 4 out of ten on a pain scale. What could it be?

Unsure: Any chest pain should be eval by a doctor, but the chest pain that usually concerns me is midline dull aching pain that is worse w exertion and better w rest. Can also radiate to jaw or left arm. A stress test may be a good idea. I also like to check a calcium score in high risk patients without chest pain. ...Read more

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I am have very sharp chest pain on the left side of my chest I get it about 2 to 3 times a day. The pain is somewhat jolting what should I do?

Diagnosis: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Impossible here. It could be pleurisy, pericarditis, costochondritis, myofascial syndrome, fibromyalgia to name a few possibilities. ...Read more

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Have mild gastritis. Have chest pain bad especially if I eat something immediately after or while I'm eating get instant chest pain. Last forever.

Have mild gastritis. Have chest pain bad especially if I eat something immediately after or while I'm eating get instant chest pain. Last forever.

See doc: I see you are already on protonix so go back to doctor for evaluation to be sure it is gastritis and not something else like cardiac. Perhaps you need to be scoped if you have not been recently ...Read more

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I had chest pain all day and It apprared out of nowhere and I get anxiety but I don't know if its just anxiety chest pain and my pain is dull/achey?

See doctor: At 16 years old dull achy chest pain that lasts all day is not likely related to your heart. It could be related to anxiety, but if it persists please see your doctor as soon as possible. Consider yoga or meditation classes to try and help with your anxiety. Walking or other exercise for at least 30 minutes every day can help decrease anxiety as well. ...Read more

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On seemingly random nights I may get an odd chest pain when I stay up too late (and not necessarily tired), which is only solved by going to bed. Why?

On seemingly random nights I may get an odd chest pain when I stay up too late (and not necessarily tired), which is only solved by going to bed. Why?

Likely muscular: The association of discomfort while fatigued which is improved by recumbency and rest is very suggestive of muscular pain: of your chest wall, intercostal muscles, shoulders and/or back. ...Read more

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I keep gettin really bad chest pain and keep passing out 6 times last three days has never happened before not currently on any medication headache fo?

I keep gettin really bad chest pain and keep passing out 6 times last three days has never happened before not currently on any medication headache fo?

Dig deeper...: Are you seen by a primary care, a cardiologist or a neurologist? You might all three! Please let one of them know asap. Best luck! ...Read more

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Hi when I drink milk I get chest pain?

Hi when I drink milk I get chest pain?

If chest pain occurs: Very quickly, would be c/w esophagus issues/esophageal spasms as part of your response to what you are swallowing. This can occur with anything. Coordination of esophageal muscles (like rest of body) to achieve the peristaltic swallowing response is complex & coordinated by mind/brain. Internalized past history, no matter how seemingly hidden, always plays a role. Yet, Hx offered was very limited. ...Read more

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How can I get over the chest pain in anxiety?

How can I get over the chest pain in anxiety?

Treat the anxiety: If your chest pain has been worked up for cardiac pain and all tests were ok, the natural conclusion is to work on your anxiety. You may not be able to do it by yourself.
Please seek help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of chest pain that is not severe?

Address cause: The cause of pain needs to be addressed and treated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more