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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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Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax? I laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis

Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax? I laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis

If you: Had a bleb on the lungs theoretically it could burst. Tension pneumothorax is a severe condition the person usually can't carry on with the daily activities and would seek medical attention. For being sure consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

Left sided chest pai: I do not know how old you are.
Generally if the pain increases on coughing and laughing it may be costochondritis, however you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, cough and I burp alot?

Symptoms: You may be an air swallower and chronically distended. Not enough information here to know probability. See your doc for evaluation and suggestions ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms. The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain. At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart. Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more

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I am 21. When I laugh or turn a certain way my chest hurts. It hurts right next to my heart so I'm worried this is heart related. What's wrong?

I am 21. When I laugh or turn a certain way my chest hurts. It hurts right next to my heart so I'm worried this is heart related. What's wrong?

Anatomy: You have to be smarter than this. Movement causing pain means the muscles and/or bones are the problem. Not the heart which does not hurt with such movement. ...Read more

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I threw up solid food now chest hurts to laugh. Help?

I threw up solid food now chest hurts to laugh. Help?

Emesis: Vomiting can cause irritation in chest wall and abdominal muscles which can cause the laugh pain. ...Read more

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My chest hurts on the right side when I cough sneeze laugh or lean forward should I be worried it started Wednesday.?

My chest hurts on the right side when I cough sneeze laugh or lean forward should I be worried it started Wednesday.?

Musculoskeletal pain: Sounds like you might be suffering from musculoskeletal pain on the right side of your chest. This occurs with straining activities like working out. Usually the pain is reproducible when pressing against the area. It should resolve on its own with time, OTC analgesics. If worsens or persists see primary doctor. ...Read more

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I am having sharp chest pain on my left side. Mainly when I laugh, inhale and exhale too deep and side line laying on my left side hurts as well?

I am having sharp chest pain on my left side. Mainly when I laugh, inhale and exhale too deep and side line laying on my left side hurts as well?

Chest Wall Pain: The type of pain you describe seems to be coming from the chest wall either in the muscle or the bones or an inflammation called costochondritis.You can try over the counter aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen and if pain still persist check with your doctor ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Painful to take a deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first.?

I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Painful to take a deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first.?

Pain: There are several possibilities for the kind of pain you describe. Musculoskeletal is the most likely perhaps inflammation in the costochondral junctions, but other things are possible. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Hurts to take deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. I'm 16.

I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Hurts to take deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. I'm 16.

Costochondritis =: inflammation of the cartilage that connects ribs to the breastbone, or costosternal junction. Local swelling + pain that worsens as you describe + local tenderness = Tietze Syndrome. Causes = unrecognized injury, coughing, etc. Or unknown. Ibuprofen, avoiding painful actions Lidoderm patches & local steroid injections reduce pain, but they last 6 or > wks. & stop on their own. Painful, but benign ...Read more

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Coldness in chest. Heart rate increases when I lay down. My chest hurts when I cough or laugh. It has been more than a month now.?

Coldness in chest. Heart rate increases when I lay down. My chest hurts when I cough or laugh. It has been more than a month now.?

See an MD: You may have a walking pneumonia, or an inflammation of the coverings of he heart called " pericarditis". Often, stomach acid is to blame for cough and chest pain or even palpitations when someone lays down. Chest hurting on laughing or coughing is usually due to irritation to the muscles and nerves runnin in between your ribs. It is important to visit a doctor to have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I laugh, I get sharp chest pain. Is this bad?

Sometimes when I laugh, I get sharp chest pain. Is this bad?

No: Keep laughing, it is good for you! If pain is associated with deep breathing or movement, then the cause is typically muscular/skeletal. ...Read more

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Having sharp, left sided chest pain that worsens with exhalation, coughing, laughing. My pcp can't see me for 3 days. Emergency?

Pleuritic......: This type of chest pain is called pleuritic chest pain and can be caused by many different problems including pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, rib contusion/fracture, collapsed lung, blood clot in the lung, etc. In general, if you have associated shortness of breath and/or a fever, then you should go to the er as some of the above diagnoses are life-threatening. If unsure, be cautious and go to er. ...Read more

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Chest pain when laughing yelling and swallowing. What does this sound like?

Chest pain when laughing yelling and swallowing. What does this sound like?

Could be slipped rib: From all the laughing and yelling. Or costochondritis. Read more about it here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side 2 days now. When I move pain comes or I laugh or sometimes deep breath moving arm makes it worse sometimes.

Please see a doctor.: This is not a heart pain but called pleuritic pain. If you continue to have these symptoms, please see a doctor. You may need chest x-ray. ...Read more

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When I laugh the chest pain gets worse. But otherwise its a constant pain. Does this mean I am on my way to having a heart attack?

No: You should be able to tell when your pain began. It may be due to minor trauma, or some type of muscular or skeletal issue. You should see your physician for a complete checkup. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain under left breast wheni breathe or lay down. Very tender to lay on or touch. Worsens when coughing or laughing?

Constant chest pain under left breast wheni breathe or lay down. Very tender to lay on or touch. Worsens when coughing or laughing?

Costocondritis: I suspect this is either costochondritis - inflammation in the joint between your sternum and ribs or an intercostal muscle tear. Less likely is a rib fracture. Much of this depends upon your history leading up to this. Have you been coughing? Have you been doing heavy exercise or lifting? Do you have asthma? ...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