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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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What is chest pressure?

What is chest pressure?

Chest pain : Chest pain can be due to an heart attack, esophagitis, acid reflux, musculoskeletal problems, gall bladder disease, pericarditis, pneumonia, pleurisy etc. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pressure and pain?

Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (inflammation of ribs and rib cartilage), next is heart disease (angina). Other causes include pneumonia, pleurisy, pericarditis, gall bladder inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about chest pressure?

How much should I worry about chest pressure?

Possibly very: Chest pressure can have many possible causes, including angina or heart attack. Spasm of the esophagus, muscle spasm, asthma, bronchitis are others that can cause a feeling of pressure in the chest. Do not self-diagnose this one; for chest pressure lasting over 15 minutes without clear cause esp if smoker, diabetic, family history of heart attack, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, call 911. ...Read more

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What are the causes for chest pressure or pain?

What are the causes for chest pressure or pain?

Many: Angina (heart), pulmonary embolus (lungs), airway congestion (bronchitis, asthma), infection (bronchitis/pneumonia), heartburn (esophagus), musculoskeletal (e.g. Costochondritis, muscle spasms), radiculopathy (nerves pinched as they exit spine) ... Many ... See md if persists or worsens. ...Read more

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What're the causes for chest pressure and pain?

What're the causes for chest pressure and pain?

Many: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have chest pressure?

Could it be something bad if I have chest pressure?

Absolutely: Chest pressure can be a sign of many things depending on what triggers it, its intensity, and its duration or other accompanying features. Heart, lung, skeletal, muscular and esophageal problems can all cause "chest pressure", and they can be serious or less so. See your doctor. You won't get properly diagnosed in a public forum like this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest pressure?

What is the definition or description of: Chest pressure?

Chest pressure: Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation of the anterior thorax. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get a few minutes of chest pressure. Should i?

Chest pressure: Generally, your brother is correct. Chest pressure that (1) feels like squeezing or pressure just under the breast bone in the middle of your chest; (2) that gets worse with exercise and (3) goes away with rest should always be checked. For people in their coronary prone years (after age 40), even with 1 or 2 or these 3 symptoms should be checked. Otherwise you do not needed to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Scott had brief chest pressure w/ bit of pain for 15 min. last night with some fuzzy vision. what could it have been?

Scott had brief chest pressure w/ bit of pain for 15 min. last night with some fuzzy vision. what could it have been?

Cardiac: Considering the age group you should see a physician fro further evaluation and treatment. possible angina by description ...Read more

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My last question was conveniently ignored but I'm wondering why someone would continue to feel chest pressure for months on?

My last question was conveniently ignored but I'm wondering why someone would continue to feel chest pressure for months on?

Sorry: I did not see your last question. It was not ignored I'm sure. Long term pressure in someone your age who tolerates exercise is usually due to reflux that is otherwise silent. Sometimes that is the only symptom. If you have other problems like shortness of breath with exercise or when lying down or if the pressure radiates anywhere or turns to pain seek help. Try Prevacid! ...Read more

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Could chest pressure be a virus?

Could chest pressure be a virus?

Yes but: It could be many other things as well. Would recommend evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for chest pressure?

ER!!: For new chest pressure, go to the emergency room. Especially in women, a heart attack may not have "typical" symptoms of crushing pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pressure (Definition)

Chest pressure = tension, tightness, Squeezing sensation ...Read more