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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla Dr. Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine
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I have been experiencing a pinch feeling in my heart it comes and goes what does this mean?

I have been experiencing a pinch feeling in my heart it comes and goes what does this mean?

Chest pain: The most common causes of chest pain in primary care practice include musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal causes, followed by cardiac, psychiatric, pulmonary, and other causes. Any patient with a recent onset of chest pain who may be potentially unstable based upon history, appearance, or vital signs, should be transported immediately to an emergency department. Heart attack needs to be ruled-out

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Dr. Shivinder Deol Dr. Deol
Anti-Aging Medicine
42 years in practice
Armed Forces Medical College Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Erin Robertson Dr. Robertson
General Practice
15 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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My boyfriend is in pain right now. Here is his pain explanation: When he breathes it hurts. Shortness of breath. Sharp pinching feeling on his heart.?

My boyfriend is in pain right now. Here is his pain explanation: When he breathes it hurts. Shortness of breath. Sharp pinching feeling on his heart.?

How can we help?: If he already has an in-person relationship w/his HT doc, get him a sick call appt today w/his HT doc because he needs a physical exam. Does he have asthma? He may need a steroid burst? Does he have any signs of an infection? He may need antibiotics (unless it's viral). Did this come on suddenly? Take him to the ER now to make sure worst-case scenarios ie spontaneous PTX & DVT/PE are ruled out.

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger Dr. Unger
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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During workout I started feeling a pinch in the left side of chest. Not pain just a pinch when I do specific moves. Should I worry for heart disease?

During workout I started feeling a pinch in the left side of chest. Not pain just a pinch when I do specific moves. Should I worry for heart disease?

Don't worry Be Happy: If you can point to the area of the chest pain with one finger as you are describing, you most likely do NOT have pain originating from the heart. Cardiac pain is diffuse and is associated with nausea, vomiting, feeling light headed, sweating, fatigue and anxiety. You will likely have shortness of breath with exertion or even at rest. Keep exercising! Have fun.

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Dr. Marvin Den Dr. Den
Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Why does the muscle left of my lumbar spine heart? The pain is like a pintch and tight feeling. Cures? Treatments?

Why does the muscle left of my lumbar spine heart? The pain is like a pintch and tight feeling. Cures? Treatments?

Sprain/strain: At your age, the most common reason for paraspinal muscle pain would be sprain/strain. This can happen even if you don't recall the exact injury. Conservative treatment including progressive activity, anti-inflammatory meds, physical therapy, ice and/or heat, and topical over the counter treatments such as aspercreme should help.

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Poking feeling in my heart?

Poking feeling in my heart?

Hard to know: Poking sensation in heart does not sound worrisome for heart disease especially in 35 yo female. Benign nature would be supported by lack of exertional symptoms and negative family hx of structural disease. Would be worthwhile to have ekg and a good listen to ensure nothing is amiss, but at end of day, this sounds to be more musculoskeletal or perhaps esophageal.

Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Heart brocken! Feeling bad : (?

Heart brocken! Feeling bad : (?

Understandable: When you are heartbroken always know that you are truly loved for who and what you are even if mr wrong did not see those wonderful qualities you have. Now is the time to go to the gym and exercise, to distract yourself from the sad feelings. Spend time with friends and allow yourself to talk about it for a week and then force yourself to move on. Friends get tired of whining.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What can cause a sharp feeling in my heart?

What can cause a sharp feeling in my heart?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it.

Dr. Per Freitag Dr. Freitag
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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What actually is that 'sinking heart' feeling?

What actually is that 'sinking heart' feeling?

Negative feelings: Usually nervousness, sadness, anxiety, pain, or a bad feeling caused by negative feelings or even when you are worried or scared

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What do you advise for heart skipping/feeling like it stops?

What do you advise for heart skipping/feeling like it stops?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified.

Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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What to do if I am feeling dreadful is it new heart meds doing this to me.?

What to do if I am feeling dreadful is it new heart meds doing this to me.?

Possibly: The new meds may be causing side effects. Speak with your prescribing doctor.

Dr. Govind Sharma Dr. Sharma
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
56 years in practice
Karnatak University Dharwad, B. L. D. E. Association's Medical College
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It feels like my heart is hurting, like an achy feeling should I be worried?

It feels like my heart is hurting, like an achy feeling should I be worried?

Hear hurting!: Does it mean that that your mid hurting, oes it feel like squeezing, compression if it is something like that you should call 911 or at least see your dr. If you are 36 y old female chances are that it is not your heart, but do not take a chance see your dr right away.

Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Dr. Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Today I suddenly had a feeling like someone squeezed my heart, should I be worried?

Today I suddenly had a feeling like someone squeezed my heart, should I be worried?

Probably not: It is unlikely that a 23 year old woman will have a cardiac problem, albeit unlikely does not mean impossible. If the problem recurs, I would seek medical attention.

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Why does my heart keep feeling really weird like a dropping sensation (really slow)?

Why does my heart keep feeling really weird like a dropping sensation (really slow)?

Skipping: Your heart is skipping beats. When that occurs, the average heart rate as determined over 15 seconds appears to be slow although that's artifactual. Avoid nicotine and caffeine. Minimize stress and get plenty of sleep. If it persists, testing such as a 24 hour recording, serum electrolytes, and an echocardiogram would be reasonable tests to further investigate it.

Dr. Tamanna Nahar Dr. Nahar
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
years in practice
Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
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What do you suggest if my heart keeps feeling really weird like a dropping sensation (really slow)?

What do you suggest if my heart keeps feeling really weird like a dropping sensation (really slow)?

Heart rate: You should be evaluated by a PMD. Get history, physical, CBC, metabolic panel, thyroid test, ECG, holter, echo.

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I have a question about my heart. When jogging, should I have the feeling that my heart is working hard?

I have a question about my heart. When jogging, should I have the feeling that my heart is working hard?

Likely exertion.: Jogging is a considerable amount of exercise. It might put strain on muscles, your heart, and your lungs. Your windpipe may hurt because your body is trying to get more oxygen into it than when you are resting, even when done jogging. This is to be expected, but if you get difficulty breathing while jogging, see your doctor to test your heart as this may be a sign of heart disease.

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What does it mean when I get a sudden cold feeling around my heart? What kind of disease with a symptoms is this?

What does it mean when I get a sudden cold feeling around my heart? What kind of disease with a symptoms is this?

More info: We would need more information: what brings it on? What makes it worse? What helps? How long does it last? How long has it been going on? What other symptoms do you get? Sorry - can't come up with a diagnosis or even a guess right now.