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I have chest pain that feels like sting?

I have chest pain that feels like sting?

With effort?: In children and young adults a fairly good rule of thumb is that if the pain is random, brief (seconds to minutes) not related to effort and made worse by deep breathing or stretching it is probably not the heart but rather "chest wall" pain. In any case, you should see your doctor to make sure you are not overlooking something important. ...Read more

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Chest pain on my right side it's sharp n feels like a sting last 4 a couple seconds. Other then that no other pain or recent injury just a sharp sting?

Chest pain on my right side it's sharp n feels like a sting last 4 a couple seconds. Other then that no other pain or recent injury just a sharp sting?

Difficult to answer: Your symptom is difficult to analyse. Sharp stinging pain lasting couple of seconds, does not sound ominous. However if it bothers you, get it checked. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

Causes and mechanism: Many potential causes of such symptoms but the same mechanism --
when the chest pain is sharp and fleeting, stinging or electrifying, can be at varying intensities -- it is caused by irritation of the nervous network in the chest wall. The nervous system is rather like the body's own electrical system -- so the sensation is indeed electrifying.
The most common cause is a simple chest wall strain. ...Read more

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Causes of nerve like chest pain, stinging, in left upper chest extending to abdomen, brief but several episodes over last few days. I have mr & tr.?

Causes of nerve like chest pain, stinging, in left upper chest extending to abdomen, brief but several episodes over last few days. I have mr & tr.?

Vague symptoms: Suggest to see your doctor for a full work up. Cannot guess what it could be based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a stinging chest pain, what causes the pain?

I have a stinging chest pain, what causes the pain?

See a doctor now: Chest pain needs to be taken seriously. Even atypical sided chest pain can mean a blocked blood vessel in your heart and can have serious consequences. Other possible causes are Reflux, inflammation of the food pipe (oesophagitis), chest infection, a clot in your lung and so on. You need to see your doctor immediately ...Read more

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Does extreme stress and anxiety cause chest pain/stinging?

Does extreme stress and anxiety cause chest pain/stinging?

Yes, it can: Acute anxiety can cause many things including Panic Attacks. These can have a lot of distressing affects on the physical body. These are so serious and distressing that some people go to the ER thinking they are having a heart attack. It is important to learn techniques to prevent the attacks from progressing to that level ...Read more

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Upper left Chest pain, stinging every now and then, it is very random, sometimes during the day, and sometimes when I lay in bed, its from 1-3 stings?

Unlikely heart: Given your age and the description of the symptoms it is very unlikely related to your heart. Much more likely either musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and less likely pulmonary in nature if it is worse when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, stinging or burning sensation) (better by...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, stinging or burning sensation) (better by...

Chest pain: Much more information about your symptoms is required in order to make a diagnosis. A physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Chest discomfort can emanate from the rib cage, lungs, heart, aorta, breast or esophagus. A pinched nerve or muscle in the rib cage may be the culprit in your case. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: moderate).

Chest pain: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW! ...Read more

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Recent concussion. Still have headache. Just felt a stinging chest pain on left side. Have felt it before though. Concussion related? Coincidence?

Recent concussion. Still have headache. Just felt a stinging chest pain on left side. Have felt it before though. Concussion related? Coincidence?

Less likely related: They are less likely to be related. You may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. If the headache doesn't clear or gets worse, see your physician. Http://www. Brainline. Org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches. Html ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: rest) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (side: left) (severity: moderate). The foll...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: rest) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (side: left) (severity: moderate). The foll...

Need information: Stinging burning pain sounds like inflamed nerve, and if only on one side, could be a pinched nerve or early shingles (herpes zoster), but it is important to know if it is aggravated by breathing or twisting or movement, if it causes shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness, or it there are other associated symtpoms. Either see a doctor for evaluation or consult with Healthtap doctor. ...Read more

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I've got the nexplanon in january. I haven't had a period this month. I've been having chest pain. A stinging sometimes dull heaviness on my chest?

I've got the nexplanon in january. I haven't had a period this month. I've been having chest pain. A stinging sometimes dull heaviness on my chest?

Get seen by doctor!: Anytime you have the combination of chest pressure, or heaviness, with/without shortness of breath, you need to see a doctor. With the Nexplanon you are at increased risk for blood clots, this goes up much more if you smoke. See your doctor and get checked out. If you get worse, go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, stinging or burning sensation) (worsened by: after sudden movements, ...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, stinging or burning sensation) (worsened by: after sudden movements, ...

Musculoskeletal: Hi
Sorry to hear that you have been having pain. Likely what your are describing will get better on its own eventually. Rest from physical activity that strains that area will help. Possibly it is related skeletal/cartilage/muscle pain, given that it is related to movement. Would be happy to discuss further through inbox consult if you wish. Hope this helps! Feel better soon ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after trauma, after sudden movements, after exercise) (side: both) (quality: stinging or bur?

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after trauma, after sudden movements, after exercise) (side: both) (quality: stinging or bur?

Chest pain: Always needs to be checked out by your doctor or emergency department. Could be cardiac or more likely muscle pain. After seeing doc consider asking a personal trainer about stretching exercises. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Yes, but: These symptoms could also be more serious.

These symptoms could be due to clot in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary embolism) or abnormal blood flow to the heart.

The additional patient information listed with your question implies recent workup with d-dimer, ECG and chest xr, so maybe you have already been seen.

If you have not yet, please see your doctor or go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

A little too vague: It sounds like you might have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) wherein some of your stomach contents goes back up into your esophagus. The laymen's term for it is "heartburn" though it has nothing to do with the heart. Simplest way to confirm that is to get a bottle of a liquid antacid and gulp it down (1 -2 capfulls) as soon as it happens again and if U get almost immediate relief, voila. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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