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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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Have an acute inner chest pain when I inhale diagnose?

Have an acute inner chest pain when I inhale diagnose?

Is there a cough?: Depends on how long you've had this symptom. If it's been an intermittent problem for most of your life, it might be bronchospasm or a form of asthma. I have had several patients who were not diagnosed with asthma in childhood, but are symptomatic as adults. If this is a recent development and is associated with a cough, it could be bronchitis that is irritating your bronchus under the sternum. ...Read more

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What is causing a sharp, centered chest pain when I inhale deeply?

What is causing a sharp, centered chest pain when I inhale deeply?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Right chest pain when I take deep inhale. What would be chasing this?

Right chest pain when I take deep inhale. What would be chasing this?

5 possibilities: Muscular chest wall pain, pleurisy, pericarditis (unlikely on the right side), gall stones, or renal stone/infection. In the absence of fever, nausea, or flank pain, the most likely diagnosis is muscular pain. A simple analgesic like Ibuprofen would likely help. Alternatively, just don't take such deep breaths. ...Read more

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Can I take my abulerol inhaler for chest pain? Then how soon after can I use abuterol neuluzer?

Can I take my abulerol inhaler for chest pain? Then how soon after can I use abuterol neuluzer?

Brochospasm: Albuterol by it's function has been used for bronchospastic disases. So SOB because of asthma, copd will be helped by Albuterol. Sometimes you can also have chest tightness which is respiratory related, but not frank pain. If you are concerned about your chest pain, please contact your doctors office ...Read more

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It's extremely painful when I exhale (also when I inhale). Should I concerned about this chest pain?

It's extremely painful when I exhale (also when I inhale). Should I concerned about this chest pain?

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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What causes left sided chest pain that is worse with inhalation?

What causes left sided chest pain that is worse with inhalation?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What could cause one sided chest pain that is worse with inhalation?

Costocondritis: Without having much to go on, one possibilty is costocondritis. As the word implies, this is an inflammation of the rib cartilages. With breathing and therefore movement of the chest wall, this can elicit pain. This condition is usually self-limiting and the pain symptoms are treated with nsaids (motrin, for example). ...Read more

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Why do I get chest pain when I use perfume or inhale strong chemicals?

Airway reaction: An acute irritant in airways might cause either bronchospasm or hyperventilation changes, both or either of which might occur w a sensation of tightness. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and have been having random sessions of sharp chest pain, mostly during inhalation. What could be the the possible cause?

See the doctor: In a young person, cardiac disease is uncommon, but it can happen and pain with inspriation can be a sign of lung disease, pleursey or a fractured rib. I would see my physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Right chest pain changes from sharp to dull. More when inhaling slightly deep, and or when I relax my body fully. Been happening about a week?

Not your heart: Pain that changes with respiration is caused by the muscles of your chest wall or the pleura (lining of the lungs). If you have no fever or cough, you might wish to try a simple analgesic like ibuprofen, naproxen, or Aspirin (full strength) to see if you get relief till it subsides. Otherwise, it's best to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a chest pain near the center for the past 4 days and worsens when lying down or try to get up, cough, or inhale deeply. Also coughing at night?

Chest pain: These symptoms are most compatible with pleurisy and associated pneumonia, although bronchitis, pericarditis or pinching of intercostal nerve or muscle in the rib cage are possibilities. In any event you should be examined by a physician, even if you have no fever, sweats or chills. A chest xray, complete blood count and possibly an EKG will most likely be part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chest pain normal when you start using an inhaler?

Inhaler: Chest discomfort is a common side effect in my practice. This typically gets better as you become accustomed to the inhaler. Give it at least 1-2 weeks. If it's not better then talk to your doctor. Inhalers are intended to make breathing easier not more difficult. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp chest pain when inhaling?

What causes a sharp chest pain when inhaling?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Forgot inhaler and have trouble breathing with chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER OR CALL MD: You need the inhaler, if not available go to nearest er or call your doctor or refill on the inhalers
you need two kin of inhalers 1controller inhalerscontainig inhaled steroids with or without long acting ronchodilaters 2reliever inhalers like albuterol or xopenex
chest pain also needs to be checked asap. ...Read more

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I forgot my inhaler and have trouble breathing with chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER: Get evaluated in the er. They will prescribe a refill, and make sure the chest pain is from the asthma/copd attack and not from another source. ...Read more

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Recent chest pain, dull, not constant, when inhale. Worse w/exertion. Had echo in Dec, normal. Slight short breath, stuffy head. Am concerned.

Recent chest pain, dull, not constant, when inhale. Worse w/exertion. Had echo in Dec, normal. Slight short breath, stuffy head. Am concerned.

Better safe / sorrry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. Chest pain occurring with exertion is more likely to represent a cardiac condition. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with asthma 5 yrs ago, he gets sob and chest pain when active but he has never used the inhalor nor had an asthma attack.?

My son was diagnosed with asthma 5 yrs ago, he gets sob and chest pain when active but he has never used the inhalor nor had an asthma attack.?

Needs re-evaluation: If he is having such symptoms you should arrange a re-evaluation. You need an asthma action plan, which would outline when you add such things as a daily maintenance inhaler or periodic rescue inhaler. Such a plan would allow you to add care when needed & reduce it when clear. ...Read more

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Last year I started to have chest pain, it can be a stabbing pain or a heavy, squeezing pain. It may be because I inhaled mold. What is wrong with me?

Last year I started to have chest pain, it can be a stabbing pain or a heavy, squeezing pain. It may be because I inhaled mold. What is wrong with me?

Cardiopulmonary.: Your symptoms merit a careful cardiopulmonary evaluation, including a detailed history, physical exam, electrocardiogram, chest x-rays and possible pulmonary function testing and special cardiac tests. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest pain after inhaling bleach fumes?

Probably lungs: It may be due to chemical irritation of the lungs ("pneumonitis"), which can be mild to life threatening, depending on the agent and extent of exposure. If symptoms persist or are severe, seek medical assistance. ...Read more

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Chest pain when inhaling lifting weight or applying pressure to left side. Possible reasons?

Muscular most likely: Most common reasons if you have no other medical conditions/risk factors are strain of the pectoralis major or intercostal muscle, and pleurisy, which is usually due to a viral infection of the lung lining. Other possibility is the start of shingles before the rash has come out; pain would be associated with tingling in this case. Costochondritis also possible. ...Read more

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Does naseau chest pain and gasping for air occasinally require er? Tried inhaler and allergy pills?

Does naseau chest pain and gasping for air occasinally require er? Tried inhaler and allergy pills?

Asthma: Sounds like you might be dealing with poorly controlled asthma that is not being properly treated. See a specialist, like an Allergist or Pulmonologist, in order to get a more detailed workup and evaluation to determine severity of asthma/breathing problems. Might need more potent daily controller therapy. ...Read more