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Major Causes Of Musculoskeletal Chest Pain Prevalence
Long list: Chest pain is something worth seeing a doctor in person about. Your lungs, your heart, your blood vessels, and your esophagus are the major sources of pain syndromes in your chest, as well as the muscles, bones, and other tissues that make up your chest wall. At 23, the chances of having one of the serious lifethreatening causes of chest pain are low, but you should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Burning/pain in chest slightly left of the sternum, but steady pulse. No previous hist. Of cv problems. Cause for alarm? Possible causes of pain?
Likely esoph reflux: Duration of symptoms? Minutes, hours, days?At age 23 unlikely to have a cardiac cause. No use of street drugs, cocaine, excess energy drinks? More likely to be reflux of stomach content into esophagus. No sweats, short of breath, nausea, lightheadedness? More likely esoph related. Any of the above? Call/see md asap. ...Read more
Diaphragm motion: Dysfunction in any structure that surrounds your lungs could impair your ability to take deep breaths. Excessive tone or tightness of the diaphragm (a large muscle between your lungs and abdomen) or problems with the mobility of your ribcage are two possibilities. Practicing mindful deep breathing and gentle stretching of the torso can help these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could cancer cause severe left upper back/shoulder and chest pain. When cardiac and GI has been ruled out? Family history of cancer.
Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis ?
Various pains, diag'ed w/fibromyalgia. Scared of heart issues due 2occasional pain along inner arm or front of shoulder. Dr/er visits/ekg/bloodwork ok?
Reassurance: If dr visits, labs, ekg have shown no specific abnormality, the pain is most likely muscular which would go along with the DX of fibromyalgia. The location if the pain can cause concern because everyone reads about those locations as the signal for a heart attack but in reality, muscles can hurt in that area without a cardiac cause. You were right to get it checked out. ...Read more
What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.
Several: Angina is chest, jaw, arm, back or shoulder pain that comes from the heart due to lack of proper blood flow to heart muscle. The classic cause of angina is coronary disease, this is typically cholesterol blockage of the arteries of the heart. Another cause is "syndrome x" which is spasm in the small vessels of the heart. Prinzmetal angina is caused my spasm (pinching) of larger heart arteries. ...Read more
Pressure pain in left side of chest moderate cause? No shortness of breath nor dizziness
history of tachycardia 106 and up
Sle. history of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?
Worsening chronic intermittent episodes of sharp gripping chest pain localized left of sternum with fast heartbeat, SOB, dizziness. Possible cause?
Symptoms: lots of possibilities, see your doc and be evaluated ...Read more
Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause?
Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a musculoskeletal disorder that causes neck, back, and chest pain along with numbness in all 4 limbs?
Pain : There are several possibilities, you should see a dr. For diagnosis and treatment as needed. ...Read more
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