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Doctor insights on: Musculoskeletal Chest Pain

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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


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Could my non-cardiac, non-musculoskeletal chest pain be caused by overactive cortisol?

No: However, rarely a lung tumor, which can cause chest pain can cause overactive cortisol. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?

I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?

Absolutely: Coughing and sneezing both depend upon forceful small muscle contractions in the chest wall. It is typical for these to exacerbate musculoskeletal chest pain. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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What can cause new musculoskeletal, non-cardiac chest pain and l. Arm and underarm nerve tingling in healthy subjects? Recommended tests?

Nerve pain: Irritation of the brachial plexus (the nerves that come together and then branch to go to the arm) can cause these symptoms. Overuse, carrying a backpack, trauma are common causes. Less common are inflammation of the nerves or compression of the nerves. I'd recommend starting with a nerve conduction study (EMG) and then further testing would be based on those results. ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

Maybe - Be careful: Any person having a pacemaker by definition has an underlying heart condition. Chest pain in any adult should be treated as a potentially serious symptom, never to be ignored. Never assume a cause for any chest pain, it must be looked into by your cardiologist. While some patients with pacemakers can have muscle or nerve pain, in many others the chest pain may indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Is it musculoskeletal problem if i've left chest pain that's quite localised n when i press on the last right ribs it's like bruise.Had been coughing.

Mgt: You may have strained musculature due to the cough. If the cough is resolved and the pain persists or is associated with other symptoms, I would recommend a chest radiograph and PCP visit. In the meantime, please apply a heating pad to the area. ...Read more

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Chest pain accompanied by back pain that worsen when pressed and changes of certain position. Related to the heart?Or more of a musculoskeletal thing?

Chest pain: Always needs to be evaluated by your doctor. If he/she rules out heart problems who w/the doc to resolve whatever it is, e.g, musculoskeletal or anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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