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Pinch Feeling In Heart
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 ...Read more
My friend been feeling this pinch feeling on her heart. She told me its painful. It comes and goes, and I was wondering what's wrong with it?
Age: If she is old, definitely needs cardiac w/u. ...Read more
Pinching: Musculoiskeletal pain most likelyGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a sharp, pinching feeling below my heart intermittently about twice a week when inhaling. Can it be a heart problem?
Chest pain: Highly unlikely to be heart related.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Possibly: The new meds may be causing side effects. Speak with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What to do if I have been continously disturbed by nightly floating feeling and a bit gasping. My heart palpitating.?
For the past 2 days my body has been feeling twitchy and heavy and my heart has been beating fast on everything that I do?
I'm only 16 I have a weird feeling around my heart there's no pain but kinda getting scared cause its been going on for about 4 weeks.?
I kept feeling like my heart was slowing down it woke me up and every time I tried to lay down it would happen again should I be worried?
Could be normal: But holter or event monitoring would delineate ...Read more
I sometimes get a strange feeling in my heart for a few seconds, similar feeling to getting frightened, followed by a few quick beats. Concerning?
Common Sensation: What you are describing sounds like palpitations which are quick extra heartbeats. This is very common and in the overwhelming number of cases benign. Most skipped or extra beats do not indicate a heart problem but in some cases it can be associated with minor valve differences seen in woman or even an over active thyroid. I would recommend seeing a cardiologist to check this out thoroughly ...Read more
I occasionally get the feeling that my heart is out of sync and the top is beating faster than the bottom. It is not painful. Should I be concerned?
Maybe: Any heart symptoms should be evaluated by face-to-face valuation with primary care physician or cardiologist. Alarm symptoms like chest pain and severe more than 30 minutes passing out feel like you're gonna pass out difficulty breathing turning blue heart racing skipping or lightheadedness seek immediate medical attention ...Read more
I have some weird feeling about my heart recently. However I feel very comfortable during intensive exercise. Is it caused by my mental or physical?
Question: The probability is psychological with only the info you provide ...Read more
Suddenly feeling scared like something bad is about to happen heart starts racing body feels light, feels like im dying or something horrible happen?
Panic attack?: What you describe sounds similar to panic/anxiety. Have you had these symptoms before? If recurrent/problematic it might be worth talking with your provider - some medications may also influence presence of symptoms so eval would be helpful. If this is new or unusual, I would not worry too much - monitor and use basic grounding skills - see links in comments section. Be well. ...Read more
Every once and a while I get this feeling that my heart is being squeezed or tightening in that area. Not painful just weird feeling. Should I worry?
Go see a doctor: It should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
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