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Pain In Middle Of Chest When Breathing
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. it is very unlikely that at 21 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pain in upper left abdomen. Upper abdomen turns blue throughout the day. Hear rattling noise in chest when take deep breath.
Mgt/follow up: You may have an infection of the lungs which sometimes can present as upper abdominal pain. If you are hearing rattling in the chest, a follow up visit is suggested with your doctor. Monitor your temperature and follow your asthma action plan. A virtual consult may be scheduled to review your findings as well. ...Read more
Many things: Muscles and ribs can have post traumatic and inflammatory changes that can cause pain with breathing, including thoracic facet joint syndrome and intercostal neuralgia lung processes pneumonia, pleuritis (inflammation of lining of lungs, or even neoplasm at edge of lung are possibilities. Sometimes esophageal disease is source.If continues should see physician and at least have chest radiograph. ...Read more
Can a knot in the upper left back (roughly chest high) cause tightness and pain in the center of the chest, worsened by motion/deep inhalations?
Doctor can evaluate: A "knot in the upper left back" means different things to different people. It can mean a cyst or other lump in the skin, it can be a growth of the bone, it can be a mass arising from the muscle, etc... So, an exam by a doctor will be needed. If the "knot" is connected or related to something deeper in the rib cage or inside the chest, then it may be related to the described symptoms. ...Read more
Can't sit w/o having chest pain/tightness in middle of chest n left side of ribcage near heart. Also have shortness of breath and dysapnia?
Substernal chest : Pain/tightness with associated shortness of breath in an adult male is cause for alarm.Call 911. ...Read more
Rule our angina : The pain from the heart is actually manifested as chest pain "or pain in chest". When accompanied by heaviness, it is considered to be from a cardiac (heart) source unless proven otherwise. The er doctor will do an ECG and run some labs which is recommended without knowing more. Other things can cause these symptoms, but the rule of the artery is supreme. ...Read more
17 female, air collected in lateral chest on the left side. Shortness of breathe. Mild pain (Sharp), every time I breathe in deeply.
Rush....: You have a pneumothorax....rush to ER.Get a more detailed answer ›
See physician: It is advised to seek urgent medical evaluation for patients with recent onset of chest pain. Those who may be potentially unstable based upon history, family history, appearance, or vital signs, should be immediately evaluated in an emergency department. You need to be evaluated by your physician to eliminate life-threatening causes and be assessed for other causes. ...Read more
Pain in right of neckbwhen breathing in, tired shortness of breath , pain in back of neck, sore jaw?
Recommend that: You see your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Shortness of breath especially after climbing stairs, feels like breathing in cold air, lungs hurt, pain in upper back between shoulder blades?
Symptoms : See your doc to evaluate possible causes for your symptoms. Don't ignore those symptoms. ...Read more
Tightness in mid and upper back particularly on right side up into shoulder, also achy under ribcage at front. No shortness of breath. Worst when eat.
Pain in center of chest when drinking feels like blockage, sharp pain same place when bending over with pressure?
Having sharp constant chest pains around the center of the chest, worsened by walking, expanding the chest and exhaling and palpation. Not sick. Help,?
Go see a Dr and: Get reassurance that ur heart and lungs are fine. Or it could just be musculoskeletal or anxiety and panic attack. (don't forget to breath otherwise you'll pass out.Joke!) best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain http://www.Medicinenet.Com/shortness_of_breath/symptoms.Htm. http://m.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/panic-disorder-anxiety-attack. ...Read more
Just finished a bowl of chips & gravy, I'm really full and suddenly breathing inwards gave off a bit of chest pain, it's gone now but what caused it?
Symptoms : Likely you felt distended from all the air swallowed with the chips and gravy. ...Read more
Have recieved localised chest pain for over 2 weeks in a hich the pain has increased, making my breathing slowely shallower, what could be causing it?
Hard to say: It would be best to see a healthcare provider to have this evaluated more fully. It could be something simple like a muscle cramp or pain with a joint in your rib cage, but it could also be something more concerning that is causing you localized pain with breathing. In general we think of things that cause inflammation of the lining around the lungs, including infection or blood clot. ...Read more
Pain with breathing: Pain with breathing could be due to a variety of reasons, e.g. Muscle, bone, lining of the lungs (pleural), etc. Not all diagnoses are "worrisome" however you should first be evaluated to determine what the cause of your pain is before one can tell if it is serious or not. ...Read more
Chest pain: Unlikely to be anything serious.....Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me about having chest pain/discomfort when breathing, leaning forward/backward, and laying after slight trauma?
ChstPain aftertrauma: More info is needed. If trauma is primarily to the chest wall, the pain may well be musculoskeletal. In that case simple analgesics (Tylenol) and anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen) would be helpful. An evaluation by your doctor would be to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more
25 yr old with the dull chest pain that comes and goes and moves around with no problems breathing dosent get worse with exercise?
Middle chest pain when bending really low and breathing heavily at the same time but if im stand and breath heavily no pain at all?
Pericarditis ?: Check with your physician or a cardiologist to rule out this condition. You may need an ekg & chest xray. There are other possibilites as well & would require an office consultation. ...Read more
I been having chest pain for a year now.. Mostly left sometimes right and it hurts when i flex.. My breathing is fine. What could this be? Serious?
More info needed: The diagnosis depends on the type of chest pains. They don't sound heart related, but may be due to irritated/inflamed chest wall muscles or pinching of intercostal nerves which run between ribs. Avoid stretching or straining your chest wall or rib cage. If symptoms persist, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm a 29yr old female with sharp right sided chest pain more on breathing which came on quite suddenly yesterday, it is now going up into my shoulder.
Concerning Symptom: Chest pain worse with breathing can be an important symptom. The worst thing it could be is pulmonary embolus, which is caused by a blood clot in your lungs. You are at risk for this if you are a smoker, are on birth control, have a family history of blood clots, or have made a long trip or been stationary for a long time recently. Numerous minor conditions cause the symptoms you mention as well. ...Read more
Aspiration?: It is not entirely clear when the pain comes on (are you breathing in immediately after eating and then having pain, or just have pleuritic pain after eating a meal). In either case, it could be that you are inhaling either food directly into your lungs or getting gastric contents in your lungs. However, cough is the more common symptom of either.... Are you having a cough? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: chest pain with shortness of breath or difficulty catching your breath can be a cause for concern. Do you have asthma, heart history or history of pneumonia? Do you have a risk factor for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking? Have you been in a car or plane for over 3 hours. As a female, are you on birth control pills. . If no improvement, goto the ER. ...Read more
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