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GERD? Could GERD cause sensitive to touch chest pain on both l & r side of upper chest? All heart tests are normal. No pain in sternum.

GERD? Could GERD cause sensitive to touch chest pain on both l & r side of upper chest? All heart tests are normal. No pain in sternum.

Chest pain: GERD can cause chest pain but should not cause reproducible pain with palpation. This sounds more like inflammation of the muscles and cartilage around the ribs, costochondritis. Chest pain should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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How sensitive is a woman's chest after a lumpectomy?

How sensitive is a woman's chest after a lumpectomy?

Varies: For benign disease usually minimal discomfort. After cancer and radiation patients often notice an occasional sudden discomfort, which is not uncommon. It could be more intense after mammosite.
It varies a great deal from patient to patient.
Immediately after the procedure there is some discomfort.
Your surgeon can give you the details for you. ...Read more

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I have weird tickling/sensitive sensation in my chest and bottom of tounge. I don't know what it is and I worried it can be something bad.?

I have weird tickling/sensitive sensation in my chest and bottom of tounge. I don't know what it is and I worried it can be something bad.?

See doctor: I don't know what it is either. Only an examination by your doctor will be able to tell you if this is serious or not. ...Read more

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Could betahistine cause chest pain sensitive to touch. All heart tests were negative.

Could betahistine cause chest pain sensitive to touch. All heart tests were negative.

Not in the USA: Betahistine is not available in the usa but my research fails to reveal any such side effect. A tender chest wall is indicative of muscular and arthritic issues, not heart disease. ...Read more

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I have upper left and right chest pain for months. All heart tests were normal. Can left and right chest pain sensitive to touch also be GERD?

I have upper left and right chest pain for months. All heart tests were normal. Can left and right chest pain sensitive to touch also be GERD?

Reproducible pain: Reproducible chest pain is usually thought to be musculoskeletal in nature. It would be very unusual for GERD to cause chest pain reproducible to touch. ...Read more

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F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. Worse when at rest. Skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. Has lasted on/off ~5days?

F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. Worse when at rest. Skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. Has lasted on/off ~5days?

Anxiety vs....: Something! It is often hard to understand how feeling stress or anxious could cause skin symptoms such as these, but in a young person your age, that is the most likely cause. HOWEVER, the significant disease causes of this are in the connective tissue disease realm: lupus, scleroderma, dematomyositis, cryoglobulinemia, rheumatoid arthritis. Reduce stress, observe, see doc in 2 weeks if persists ...Read more

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Could Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause chest tightness. Chest is sensitive to touch. If so, do I need to stop taking it? No other side effects.

Could Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) cause chest tightness. Chest is sensitive to touch. If so, do I need to stop taking it? No other side effects.

Depends: Chest pain/tightness can have many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. If you are allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) this could cause some of the symptoms, however no rash? More information-a complete, accurate history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Please go to the emergency room for full assessment. ...Read more

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GERD? I have had upper chest pain (sensitive to touch) for months bt recently developed acid in sternum & sour taste in my mouth. All chest tests norm

GERD? I have had upper chest pain (sensitive to touch) for months bt recently developed acid in sternum & sour taste in my mouth. All chest tests norm

EGD: A scope or EGD will answer your question and screen for serious issues like stenosis, mass, cancer. In the meantime, use TUMS, (calcium carbonate) they lower the acid. With GERD, acid comes up the esophagus and burns the tissues. Be Well. ...Read more

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I randomly get pain in the center of my chest and sometimes I can stretch and I swear I hear a cracking noise and it subsides. When this pan occurs it is sensitive to touch?

I randomly get pain in the center of my chest and sometimes I can stretch and I swear I hear a cracking noise and it subsides. When this pan occurs it is sensitive to touch?

Costochondral: inflammation. The cartilage that connects the sternum (breastbone) to your ribs is called the costochondral cartilage. When you stretch you pull on it, sometimes too much, the joints move, you hear a noise. The overuse can sometimes result in pain/tenderness to touch. I would not stretch so forcefully/expansively! Heavy weight lifting might also contribute. Moderation, friend. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Sensitive, cold, tightness, pain, discomfort in my chest?

Sensitive, cold, tightness, pain, discomfort in my chest?

Insufficient info: If you are an adult with any risk factors for heart disease, I would recommend calling 911 and go to the nearest hospital. ...Read more

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Since I've been out of the sun the skin on my face &chest is very sensitive. There are red dry patches that itch &flake off painfully. Is there a cure?

Since I've been out of the sun the skin on my face &chest is very sensitive. There are red dry patches that itch &flake off painfully. Is there a cure?

Porphyria? Photoderm: It is very difficult to tell what you have without additional history and actually examining your skin to tell what you have. Some medication/chemicals can cause photodermatitis--means you breakout with sun exposure. Porphyria cutanea tarda can be an underlying cause of your trouble (google it)--this is probably a disease other people feared --vampires (the sun burns) of the old days. ...Read more

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What could cause the chest area to be sensitive to light pressure (weight of cell phone)?

What could cause the chest area to be sensitive to light pressure (weight of cell phone)?

Many things: What is the age of the patient? If the patient is older, something as light as a t-shirt (or weight of a cell phone) causing pain on the skin could indicate shingles. ...Read more

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I am getting tissue expansion right now. Very sensitive to clothes and is rubbing on my chest wall. What can I wear to feel comfortable?

I am getting tissue expansion right now. Very sensitive to clothes and is rubbing on my chest wall. What can I wear to feel comfortable?

Loose cotton clothes: Loose fitting, soft, natural fabrics without dyes should be the only fibers touching your skin...but ask your physician for his/her recommendations. ...Read more

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Have sensitive spot above right pectoral. Discomfort even at slightest touch. Also quick sharp pains randomly through shoulder/chest. What can it be?

Have sensitive spot above right pectoral. Discomfort even at slightest touch. Also quick sharp pains randomly through shoulder/chest. What can it be?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You may have strained your pectoralis muscle. Have you been lifting weights lately? Your symptoms can also be caused by nerve impingement. The physician can diagnosis by physical examination and ordering the appropriate test. ...Read more

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My lympfnodes under both arms swells, its extremly painfull, pain in back middle chest side, fingertips sensitive since april, should I see dr pills dont?

My lympfnodes under both arms swells, its extremly painfull, pain in back middle chest side, fingertips sensitive since april, should I see dr pills dont?

See your doctor: Swelling of the axillary (arm pit), lymph nodes could signify an infection either in the arm pits themselves or the surrounding areas. I see you are taking glucophage, (metformin) diabetes can make you more susceptible to infection. I suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has little purple dots from neck to toe and is sensitive to touch on neck and chest what could it be and should I take him to the ER?

My son has little purple dots from neck to toe and is sensitive to touch on neck and chest what could it be and should I take him to the ER?

Consider Petechia: "purple dots" can represent rash known as petechia. If you push on the rash, and it does not blanch - consider either petechia or purpura. While petechia are usually associated with self-limited viral infection in kids, can be present in more severe infection like sepsis and bacterial meningitis. Should be evaluated asap, especially if associated with fever and/or neck pain. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin on the left side of my chest, under my breast. It is growing bigger and is very sensitive and hurts to touch, what is it?

I have a lump under my skin on the left side of my chest, under my breast. It is growing bigger and is very sensitive and hurts to touch, what is it?

See physician: Should see physician for examination and detailed history. Could be anything. Sometimes painful lumps can be related to infection, but sometimes tumor with assumption that there was no trauma. May need ultrasound for characterization. If not specific may need biopsy. ...Read more

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Could I have GERD. I have had chest pain on r and l side for over a year. Sensitive 2 touch It is getting worse. I have had all tests to rule out heart?

Mgt: Possible conditions to consider include muscular strain, a rib fracture and tendonitis. Application of heat and Motrin may help. If not an appointment with your PCP is suggested. ...Read more

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Why are some people so sensitive to predisone decrease? I drop 2.5 mg (sometimes even just 1mg and can feel my symptoms return (chest pain, joint pain)?

Depends: It depends on a lot factors such as how active the disease is that is being treated. Sometimes Prednisone sparing medications are used to help wean off of prednisone. ...Read more

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I have cold shivers all day today with lower back aches and like goosebumps my chest also feels sensitive I'm a 22 year old male any ideas?

I have cold shivers all day today with lower back aches and like goosebumps my chest also feels sensitive I'm a 22 year old male any ideas?

Chills: Could be onset of flu, but with back pain issue, prostate or bladder problem possible. If you continue to have symptoms I would get checked. ...Read more

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My bf works in heat got a rash on chest/back well figure heat rash its goin away but next day now a migraine light sensitive and nauseous 99temp, help?

My bf works in heat got a rash on chest/back well figure heat rash its goin away but next day now a migraine light sensitive and nauseous 99temp, help?

Cold or flu: A viral illness (cold or flu) could cause all of those symptoms, but your boyfriend should see his doctor for a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How sensitive is a cardiac MRA scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

How sensitive is a cardiac MRA scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

Not valuable: Cardiac MRA is valuable for cardiac chambers, volumes, and shunts but for visualizing the coronary arteries, the test you want is a cardiac CT angiogram which has better temporal resolution. Understand: unless you have diabetes or use cocaine, the incidence of coronary disease in a 22 yo female is ...Read more