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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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Left side pain, numb, chest pain, back pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Chest pain that felt like heart burn, next day felt pain on left side. Pain increases when taking deep breathes and laying down. What's wrong?

Painful inspiration: At your age it is most likely Pleurisy, look it up. Possible Pneumothorax can occur spontaneously. Worst would be a blood clot in your lungs. Smoke, birth control, body habitus, family history, surgery and travel adjust odds of one versus the others ...Read more

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38yr old female - pinching chest pain on left side, pain between the shoulder blades, body is cold but I'm sweating. Family history of heart issues?

38yr old female - pinching chest pain on left side, pain between the shoulder blades, body is cold but I'm sweating. Family history of heart issues?

See a cardiologist: Chest pain could be cardiac, esophageal or musculoskeletal. Because you have a family hx of heart issues, cardiac problems need to be ruled out- so first see a cardiologist to make sure no cardiac problem exists- rest can be taken care by your pmd. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when I laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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I have had chest pain for the last year. I have had ekgs, electrocardiogram, holter monitor, mammogram, ultrasound. Should MRI? Left side pain Always.

Esophageal origin: Have seen several cases with similar symptoms and neg cardiax work up. Eound related to distal esophageal inflammation with some mediastinal extension causing symptoms as defined on esophagoscopy. Partly due to reflux. Omeprazole may help. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side, pain left shoulder and neck, tingling left side of head, dizzy, shaky, nausea?

Chest pain left side, pain left shoulder and neck, tingling left side of head, dizzy, shaky, nausea?

Time to see a doc: A variety of clinical scenarios may account for your symptoms. Left sided chest pain has to be addressed immediately in ruling out a heart attack. ...Read more

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Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?

Here are some. ..: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more

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What does chest pain accompanied by side pain mean?

What does chest pain accompanied by side pain mean?

Cp: It appears you may be having musculoskeletal pain. See your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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There is chest pain in my rite side of chest which rediates to rite side. Pain does not feel while laying down and when I wake up in the morning.?

There is chest pain in my rite side of chest which rediates to rite side. Pain does not feel while laying down and when I wake up in the morning.?

Unclear cause: If pain alters with position change or with deep breathing, potentially could be pericarditis (inflammation of the skin around the heart) or muscle/skeletal in the rib/chest wall. More worrisome causes could be a pulmonary embolism (clot in lungs) or problems with aorta, or blockage in your heart arteries (although given your age, the others may be more likely).
Your doctor can assess this. ...Read more

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Started having chest pain. Only on right side. Pain is radiating from my neck to shoulder to chest. Worse when deep breath. O2-98% HR-79. 22 yr old f?

Started having chest pain. Only on right side. Pain is radiating from my neck to shoulder to chest. Worse when deep breath. O2-98% HR-79. 22 yr old f?

Muscles- skeletal: Most likely, in your case it's the muskuloskrletal system. Maybe you pulled a muscle? Strained? Lifted a heavy weight? Less likely cause for you can be from your heart, or lungs. Now until you have risk factors heart is unlikely. If you have fevers, cough, phlegm, lungs might be affected. See a doc if concerned, Especially if travelled recently or any risk for blood clots. You can consult us too.. ...Read more

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Symptoms: raspy cough includes chest pain, right side pain (above hip), tummy pain, right side back pain (below shoulder blade) nausea, heartburn?

Symptoms: raspy cough includes chest pain, right side pain (above hip), tummy pain, right side back pain (below shoulder blade) nausea, heartburn?

Need to see doctor: Your symptoms are too many in chest and abdomen and you need to be checked to find out what is causing all your symptoms
so check with your family doctor asap. ...Read more

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Nausea, chest pains, stomach pain, rumbling in stomach, difficulty breathing, headache, bubbling feeling in stomach, back pain, side pain, what is it?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Stresses of hip osteotomy, gall bladder surgery most likely have caused anxiety.
Other stresses-relationships, concern about pregnancy and finances can cause various physical symptoms.
It is not what you eat
it is what is eating you!
please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of your condition, . ...Read more

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For the past 5 days I've had this stabbing pain about every hour on my left side on my ribs. I also had chest pain but that has gone away.

Pain in left ribs: Unless you have known heart disease, this is usually not a matter for concern. Rib pain is commonly due to an inflamed rib, medically called costo-chondritis. It may also be due to : stress, or a pulled muscle, or gastric reflux. Occasionally it can be due to a heart problem, but your description does not suggest that possibility. ...Read more

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Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?

Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?

No, that's not cardiac: Cardiac typically is substernal, stays there, occ mmigrates to L arm or neck, feels crushing in nature, accomp by sweating, shortness of breath. Yours sounds musculoskeletal in nature.. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my rib? Xrays show nothings broke, no scoliosis, my left rib sticks out and upward further than other side, left side pops, chest pain

Dislocated??: The studies you had may not show if a rib was dislocated or cartilage damaged. You may need a CT and or MRI to find the underlying cause. Talk to your doctor to explain the study ...Read more

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I have scapular dyskinesis on my left side, when I lay down I sometimes get left chest pain, does this have to do with my ribs from blade out of line?

Conceivable: The pain may be generated through mechanical compression on the intercostal nerves. Is there a specific position that is triggering the pain? Have you tried to adjust your position slightly to the right or slightly to the left, see if there is an effect on the pain level? ...Read more

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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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I have a 24/7 bad chest pain directly where my heart is; left side of my sternum about six inches above my rib cage, what r the possibilities, I am 22?

Cp: Very likely if ur healthy this is not cardiac. Many others such as musculoskeletal, pleurisy, referred pain can do it. We go by risk factors and it sounds atypical. Please see pcp. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach, gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more