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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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What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving

What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving

Many possible, r/oMI: Various issues can yield left chest pain radiating into the upper back. First you need an EKG to rule out a myocardial infarction, as it can present in the manner you're describing, but is usually, but not always, accompanied by chest heaviness, shortness of breath, sweats, and left arm or neck pain. A chest xray will show wether is it pneumonia or maybe just a sprained pec muscle ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more

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Sometime im having a chest pain but II thinks its not a chest pain at all bcos II only feel it on my left breast it feels like someone pinch my heart?

Sometime im having a chest pain but II thinks its not a chest pain at all bcos II only feel it on my left breast it feels like someone pinch my heart?

Atypical: This is atypical for cardiac disease. It is low likelihood for ischemic heart disease. However, if you have age, htn, high cholesterol, family history or smoke you should be checked further. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Not likely heart: Shooting pain is most often associated with a nerve problem, as you suggested. It is rare to find heart problems in your age group, and shooting pains rarely reflect heart disease in any patient group. So a cardiac cause is most unlikely. ...Read more

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Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

? other tests?: At 18 you are at low risk for a heart problem but I have seen pericarditis in younger kids with similar symptoms. An ekg and/or cardiac enzymes would rule out most issues that combine arm numbness with chest pain. Without the arm numbness I would consider heartburn/reflux more likely. However having a more extensive history with timing/duration/activities & exam would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

Could be: It also could be other things and while you don't say L or R and you're female and fairly young, it could even be related to your heart. So, call your Dr - describe this carefully and see what they advise. If there was some incident that would cause a pinched nerve, mention it in your detailed description of the problems. If other or worse symptoms develop, go to an ER. Best! ...Read more

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Accident 1 mo ago, pinched ulnar nerve. Chest pain when I lay on left or belly. Related? Had blood/ekg all normal. Also GERD symps. Neck shoulder pain

Ulnar nerve Sx: It is most likely that ur gerd is giving you the chest pain rather than your ulnar nerve. Patients w/ulnar nerve compression can have pain, numbness, tingling, cold hands/arms, neck ; shoulder pain; just about any symptom from the fingertips to the neck, but not chest pain. A good way to find out is to have a physician block (numb up) your ulnar nerve and see what sx go away. ...Read more

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I feel internal pain in chest area?

I feel internal pain in chest area?

Seek surgery care: Seek surgery care. As it could be something serious. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in chest area for 10-20 seconds at a time. When to start worrying?

Anything else?: If you have shortness of breath or cough, if the pain feels like squeezing pressure or if there is arm or neck pain. If you are sweaty, lightheaded, dizzy, or nauseated with it, then go for immediate evaluation. If it gets worse or doesn't go away, you should seek attention. ...Read more

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Pain in chest area? Smoking issue? I started smoking 4 months ago and about a month ago I started to feel a pain-ish feeling on my right chest area

Pain in chest area? Smoking issue? I started smoking 4 months ago and about a month ago I started to feel a pain-ish feeling on my right chest area

Maybe. Maybe not.: There is never a need to smoke anything, other than smoking baby-back ribs (those are yummy). If one started smoking just a few months ago, just be strong and quit... and never go near the stuff again. One may have to avoid hanging around smokers (that's just a sacrifice one can make for a better life). One's primary care doctor can examine the chest to see where the pain might be coming from. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in chest area near heart?

What could cause pain in chest area near heart?

Many things: The pain you describe can actually be caused by problems from the surface of the skin down to structures inside the chest including the muscles, ligaments, stomach, lungs, spleen, and heart. If you have fleeting discomfort and no other symptoms, discuss these soon with you doctor. If these come mainly when you exert yourself, or with nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, seek medical help soon! ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old get tuberculosis? Feeling pain in chest area but not sure..

Can a 17 year old get tuberculosis? Feeling pain in chest area but not sure..

Yes: A 17 year old could get tuberculosis. But, you can't self-diagnosis it based on chest discomfort. Seek medical eval if pain persists. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in chest area (right below right boob) and shoulder while and after jogging?

See a doctor: The most serious cause would be angina, which is due to narrowed arteries supplying the heart. The pain is more common on the left side, but can certainly be on the right, Multiple other conditions could cause these symptoms as well, but you should check with your doctor to see if you need a stress test and/or other tests. ...Read more

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Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., codeine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (neurontin) as well as localized numbing medications can be used for pain. Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching. ...Read more

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Have pain in chest area near heart when I cough, breathe deep. Causes? Seriousness? No fever or other signs of illness that I'm aware of.

Have pain in chest area near heart when I cough, breathe deep. Causes? Seriousness? No fever or other signs of illness that I'm aware of.

Costochondritis: Often of viral origon the cartillage along the breastbone can become sore. Usually we make sure your heart and lungs are good and look for tenderness in the anterior chest to the side of the breastbone.
Take some Motrin or aleve (naproxen) to help calm it down. ...Read more

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The other day I was walking and I had what felt like bad heart burn, day after in pm, everytime I breathed in I had bad pain in chest area. Worried...

The other day I was walking and I had what felt like bad heart burn, day after in pm, everytime I breathed in I had bad pain in chest area. Worried...

Pleurisy: "everytime I breathed in I had bad pain in chest area."

This symptom might indicate pleurisy (usually goes away) or costochondritis (rib/muscular pain).
However, this needs a thorough workup if not better in a couple of days. Suggest a video-consult at Healthtap or seeing your Primary doctor. Get well. ...Read more

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Right calf muscle pain and twitching right arm feet tingling and pain shortness of breath pain in chest area diziness light headedness is it ALS or ms?

Doubt it: You have a variety of symptoms which I cannot categorize with one diagnosis. This is where you should see your physician, get clarification, possibly see a neurologist, or other consultants to help clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause a feeling of fluid sloshing in the chest area and chest pain?

What would cause a feeling of fluid sloshing in the chest area and chest pain?

Without: Knowing what exactly knowing what is going on with your medical history it impossible to tell. This usually is fluid in the stomach you hear, but if you have an illness there could be fluid in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14, ?

Son has been having left chest pain that he says he can feel in one small area and says it only happens when he doesn't move alot. He's 14, ?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 14 year-old is very atypical especially when it hurts when he doesn't move. Is it positional? Worse with a deep breath? Was he doing anything athletic or traumatic within the last week? Is there a bruise or discoloration at the site? Has this ever happened before? So many questions....Best thing to do is have it checked by a doctor who might be best to get a chest xray to start. ...Read more

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Please some one help me chest pain more to the left constely same area for long time I seen many doctors but no help please please help?

Chest pain: Not enough information but what you say suggests its musculoskeletal and not from deep in your body. Ask one of your many doctors to explain to you what is going on. ...Read more

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I've been having my right chest pain every time I breath deeply. It's at the rip cage area. Any clue what it is? It's been more than a month.

Hard to say: It could be muscle injury, inflammation of joint, rib injury, back issues, tumor. You need to get it checked out. It's been over a month and not getting better. ...Read more