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What causes pinching - like sensation near the left chest, becoming more prominent.

What causes pinching - like
 sensation near the left chest,  becoming more prominent.

Atypical chestpain: The chest pain you describe sounds atypical for heart pain. Chest pain could also be from muscle, bone cartilage, joints, esophagus etc. At your age better to have it examined. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have prominent veins on left side of chest?

What does it mean to have prominent veins on left side of chest?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Had a chest X-ray which showed a slightly prominent epicardial fat pad showed up? What is it? Was not there on X-ray done a month ago?

Had a chest X-ray which showed a slightly prominent epicardial fat pad showed up? What is it? Was not there on X-ray done a month ago?

Not to worry: Fatty tissue in mediastinum varies in its promience according to degree of insiration.Fatty tissue is very soft and pliable. Shallow breath will make very prominent while deep breath can make look insignificant. In any event it is benign and not worrisome. ...Read more

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Today I got my pa view of Chest.everything is clear n normal but there is prominent bronchovascular marking seen in both lungs.so what does it mean an?

Today I got my pa view of Chest.everything is clear n normal but there is prominent bronchovascular marking seen in both lungs.so what does it mean an?

Need more info.: This finding needs clarification, which we can certainly address via consultation. Are you having any symptoms - shortness of breath, chest pains, cough? Do you smoke cigarettes? Why was the chest Xray done in the first place? Any medical history - lungs, heart, kidneys? ...Read more

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I'm at 17yr old female.exercise daily,hydrated.can visibly see my entire stomach and left chest move prominently with heartbeat constantly.rhr~80-90. ?

I'm at 17yr old female.exercise daily,hydrated.can visibly see my entire stomach and left chest move prominently with heartbeat constantly.rhr~80-90. ?

Diaphragm: When you exercise, your diaphragm under the rib cage moves and that's why you can see movement when running. Your heart rate is normal as well, like an athlete's rate, no worries! Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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My left rib under my chest is slightly more prominent(larger) than the right. I have scoliosis but my curve is towards the right in the thoracic, why?

My left rib under my chest is slightly more prominent(larger) than the right. I have scoliosis but my curve is towards the right in the thoracic, why?

Some mild: asymmetry of the rib cage can be normal. Also, the scoliosis may be contributing to the asymmetry because the ribs articulate with the spine posteriorly, so any spine curvature will necessarily cause the rib cage to be rotated or tilted to some degree. ...Read more

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What is a prominent cardio phrenic fat pad constant finding since 2008 on chest X-ray? Where did it come from? Norm?Please exp. Age 60. 5'6" weigh 160

What is a prominent cardio phrenic fat pad constant finding since 2008 on chest X-ray? Where did it come from? Norm?Please exp. Age 60. 5'6" weigh 160

This is normal.: Everyone has a little triangle of fat at the tip of their heart. It may get smaller or larger as BMI changes. Your BMI is slightly overweight but not obese. I would not let the fat pad bother me, but I would make sure that I kept my BMI in the healthy range. ...Read more

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My babys chest xray shows prominent markings bilaterally perihilar region particularly r infahilar region.Superimposed infiltrate suspected.Explain?

My babys chest xray shows prominent markings bilaterally perihilar region particularly r infahilar region.Superimposed infiltrate suspected.Explain?

Possible pneumonia: The xray findings you describe are a radioogist's way of saying it's not certain, but its possible there is a small area of pneumonitis (pneumonia) on the xray. This doesn't mean your baby has pneumonia - your doctor will consider many other factors before concluding what this means. ...Read more

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My Chest X-ray "there are very small bilateral either C7 cervical rib or mildly prominent transverse processes at C7." What does this mean?

My Chest X-ray "there are very small bilateral either C7 cervical rib or mildly prominent transverse processes at C7." What does this mean?

Usually coincidental: But if you have compression over the brachial plexus in the shoulder, causing neurogenic or vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, leading to arm pain, numbness, weakness, then a question of mechanical effect is relevant. Sometimes, surgical excision is the best solution for such an impact. ...Read more

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My 2 yr daughter's chest x ray reveals that LINEAR OPACITIES ARE SEEN IN BILATERAL UPPER LUNGS. PROMINENT MARKINGS...... Pls tell me if there is any p?

My 2 yr daughter's chest x ray reveals that LINEAR OPACITIES ARE SEEN IN BILATERAL UPPER LUNGS. PROMINENT MARKINGS......
Pls tell me if there is any p?

Mgt: These markings may represent a number of possible conditions. Among these include infections such as TB. I would advise a virtual consultation so that her history and radiograph may be uploaded for a detailed discussion. ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp pain in upper right chest below collarbone. Veins in right arm much more prominent than left arm.

Intermittent sharp pain in upper right chest below collarbone. Veins in right arm much more prominent than left arm.

It could just be: Musculoskeletal pain however i'd still recommend u see ur dr and get checked for a heart and lung condition.More prominent veins on right arm could be from greater use of muscles on that arm than the left. Take care! ...Read more

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Chest X-ray shows - increased interstitial markings and prominent hila. What does this mean? what would be the treatment?

Chest X-ray shows - increased interstitial markings and prominent hila. What does this mean? what would be the treatment?

Usually ↑ed lung H20: which increase interstitial (between cells) water, thus "markings" and more dense hila (the central portion of lung area, each side of mediastinum; portion near central chest at which lung arteries, veins & bronchi enter lungs), also commonly due to ?ed interstitial water. Thus a "judgement" about X-Ray "appearance" (assuming exposure correct) suggesting ?ed lung water, e.g. pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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I finally stopped Nuvaring five months ago because I noticed prominent reticular veins on my chest, rt shoulder, cheeks and eyes. There a Connection?

I finally stopped Nuvaring five months ago because I noticed prominent reticular veins on my chest, rt shoulder, cheeks and eyes. There a Connection?

Unlikely: while hormonal birth control is known to sometimes increase breast size, the appearance of veins on the breasts, shoulders, and face would not necessarily be related to hormonal exposure. if this is something that is happening to you and becoming a big problem, see a doctor for a more thorough exam. ...Read more

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Prominent blue veins showing in chest, looks like drawn on with marker. Had a stress test and blood work done months ago for pvcs, everything fine.

Prominent blue veins showing in chest, looks like drawn on with marker. Had a stress test and blood work done months ago for pvcs, everything fine.

One concern: If your physician has any reason to think you may have a tumor or blood clot obstructing your superior vena cava, ultrasonography is indicated. ...Read more

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Why are my veins so prominent all of a sudden? I can clearly trace the veins on my hand, wrist, legs, and chest. Can i make them less visible?

Why are my veins so prominent all of a sudden? I can clearly trace the veins on my hand, wrist, legs, and chest. Can i make them less visible?

Depends: In fair skinned people veins can be very visible. If they are not bulging unlikely that you will need to worry about them. Bulging veins can be removed if they are causing pain. ...Read more