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Severe Chest Crepitation
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. It is very unlikely that at 28 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Severe CP: Chest pain that is severe, lasting more than 30 min is considered an emergency needing you to seek immediate medical attention. It could be an heart attack, pulmonary embolism or aneurysm, all life threatening conditions which need to be ruled out before considering less severe causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visit doctor: You need to visit doctor to examine you and check where exactly the pain is. ...Read more
E.R. can evaluate: A person with pains in the chest, rib cage, and back can seen by E.R. Doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she can go to the E.R. By ambulance. ...Read more
I have severe chest pain when I get upset. Its doesn't last long but it feel like im dying. What could it be?
Many causes: There are many possible causes of chest pain associated with emotional upset. Possibilities include heart disease, lung disease (asthma), gastrointestinal disease (reflux, esophageal spasm), and other problems. It would be best if you see your primary care practitioner and explain your symptoms in detail. History and physical examination can give important insight into your symptoms. ...Read more
I get severe chest pain sometimes. Sometimes its the right side of my chest and sometimes it is the left side.?
I have been hurting on the left side of my chest but not severe pain and now the pain is like in the center of my back?
Heart Check First: Chest pain, particularly left sided pain, can come from various things. However, it is very important you get checked for early heart disease, even at your age. It is possible you could have reflux, indigestion or even costo-sternal joint pain. However, heart disease is the only thing that is life-threatening and therefore needs immediate evaluation. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the past few days I have been having severe stabbing pains in the center of my chest that radiates all across my chest and back. Concerns?
Chest pains: Chest pains in a 55 yr. Old male with cardiomyopathy, hypertension on cardiac meds, must be reported to your physician asap. You may be having a serious problem, e.g. Threatening heart attack, so you should be seen immediately. If you can not see your doctor or cardiologist, then go to er. ...Read more
Cause of severe sharp intermittent pain on right side of chest that has lasted all day? Each 'episode' is only 10-15 seconds long but very severe.
Please see Dr.: Without an exam, it is impossible to diagnose this. If the pain is severe, please see the Dr. ASAP to ensure it is nothing worrisome. ...Read more
A man of 30yrs comes with sudden onset of severe constricting pain in the back between scapulae later radiating to the central chest. How to manage?
This is an emergency: Any pain which has a constricting quality in the chest and/or back area must be evaluated urgently. This description, presuming no trauma was involved, could be a heart attack, a dissecting aneurysm of the aorta in the chest, a severe constriction of the esophagus (swallowing tube), etc. All of these make this imperative that an immediate evaluation be made in the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had stabbing pains in my chest while not doing any activity. The pain varies from mild to severe. Had 3 of these 'attacks'. I am 17 and non smoker.
No way to know: You need to be examined. While at your age very few serious things will cause chest pain, and most of the time it ends up being muscle spasm in chest wall muscles, or sometimes spasm of the esophagus, there are things involving the heart, lungs and related organs that can also do that. A full history and a general physical examination can give most of the answers, and sometimes X-rays and EKG. ...Read more