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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

Costochondritis is a medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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Is it normal for someone with costochondritis to feel new chest pains?

Is it normal for someone with costochondritis to feel new chest pains?

Yes: While costochondritis often causes the same type of pain whenever it acts up, it is a type of musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal pains are extremely common in the general population with chest pain, and costochondritis patients are just as likely as anybody else to develop other types of musculoskeletal pain. Other common causes, e.g. Acid reflux, often co-exist as well. ...Read more

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Can a teenager get angina? I been having chest pains since i was 16 and drs say its costochondritis. Normal xrays and ekgs but im still nervous. Im 18

Can a teenager get angina? I been having chest pains since i was 16 and drs say its costochondritis. Normal xrays and ekgs but im still nervous. Im 18

Unlikely, angina . Anxiety?: this can be part of a generalized anxiety disorder. While it was is important to rule out cardiac ischemia (Angina) even lower chance, given age and normal ekg, why dont your normal test reassure you? They are negatve for disease and positive for health be well ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with costochondritis april 2013 but the chest pain recurrent or still here up to now is it normal or I have connective tissue diseas?

I  was diagnosed with costochondritis april 2013 but the chest pain recurrent  or still here up to now is it normal or I have connective tissue diseas?

costochondritis: Probably still costochondritis. It can be stubborn and difficult to treat. Make sure you are avoiding strenuous activities which may be preventing you from healing. Anti-inflammatory drugs are helpful. ...Read more

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Can something be missed being diagnosed of anxiety amf costochondritis because I have chest pain all day .Normal 2decho, stress test, ecg, endoscopy?

Can something be missed being diagnosed of anxiety amf costochondritis because I have chest pain all day .Normal 2decho, stress test, ecg, endoscopy?

Chest pain: I don't know. What is "amf" ? Some people have chest pain due to anxiety alone. Some have chest pain due only to a medical condition & others have pain from both a medical condition & anxiety. It looks like you have been getting a pretty extensive evaluation. See that you are taking benzodiazapines. They can cut through the symptom of anxiety but don't treat the underlying cause. If you have. ...Read more

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I get chest pains lately when my anxiety is bad and was wondering if there is a relation between costochondritis and anxiety?

I get chest pains lately when my anxiety is bad and was wondering if there is a relation between costochondritis and anxiety?

Unlikely: Costochondritis & anxiety are not related. Costochondritis is inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs & sternum. You may be anxious due to the pain caused by costochondritis thinking it may be a heart attack. Anxiety in of itself can also cause symptoms of chest pain. Consider seeing a doctor for both conditions. NSAIDs may be used for costochondritis. Counseling & meds for anxiety ...Read more

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Does costochondritis ever go away ? Feels like I have had it forever . Tired of the fast heart rate, chest pains, and weakness that comes with it .

Does costochondritis ever go away ? Feels like I have had it forever . Tired of the fast heart rate, chest pains, and weakness that comes with it .

Costochondritis: Costochondritis can take a long time to go away as breathing can cause irritation as the chest moves in/out. We generally don't recommend not breating so anti-inflammatory drugs are out usual treatment. Your other symptoms are a bit unusual. Discuss your course with your Doctor. ...Read more

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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