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What causes 19 yr to wake from sleep with sharp chest pain on left side for 2-3 min no other symptoms.

What causes 19 yr to wake from sleep with sharp chest pain on left side for 2-3 min no other symptoms.

Chest pain: At 19 sharp chest pain likely related to some type of pleurisy or chest wall pain. GERD another possibility. Although less likely a more serious cause would be PE.
Usually at your age a bop and smoking would need to be involved. Cardiac can be cause, but usually associated with drug use at your age. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that lasts 3 seconds?

Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that lasts 3 seconds?

3 second pain: Fleeting chest pain like that is rarely dangerous and may well be due to a musculoskeletal (chest wall) problem. Sounds irritating, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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I am have very sharp chest pain on the left side of my chest I get it about 2 to 3 times a day. The pain is somewhat jolting what should I do?

Diagnosis: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Impossible here. It could be pleurisy, pericarditis, costochondritis, myofascial syndrome, fibromyalgia to name a few possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm a I'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

I'm a I'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

Depends: Go see a doctor for a work up. Chest pain in a smoker needs an evaluation for ischemic heart disease. Other conditions like gastroesophagel reflux, costocondritis, panic among others need to be excluded. ...Read more

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What should one do if a sharp chest pain occurs?

What should one do if a sharp chest pain occurs?

Depends: On your medical history and the circumstances surrounding the episodes. Doubt cardiac cause of chest pain for a 25 year old (otherwise healthy, I assume) and more likely musculoskeletal. Suggest seeing your primary care physician for a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I often have sharp chest pain. What could be the reason?

Sharp Chest Pain: Sharp chest pain is not infrequently due to musculoskeletal problems. Coronary artery (heart) pain is more typically a dull continuous pain, increase with activity, just left of the sternum and radiating toward the left sholder. It gives a sensation that there is pressure upon the chest. This latter finding is important. A doctor visit for evaluation is necessary ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain today after having colonoscopy yesterday?

Call your MD: Chest pain post scoping is not normal. It may just be retained gas but a perforation needs to be ruled out, especially if you had polyps removed ...Read more

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Middle sharp chest pain, gradually getting worse especially if stressed or upset.?

Chest pain: Most likely is reflux, can try over the counter ranitidine or prevecid and see if helps. Avoid energy drinks, caffeine, alcohol smoking, spicy foods. Also check for h pylori a bacteria that sometimes complicates reflux. Alternatives includes gallbladder rarely in a young person cardiac due to spasm or structural abnormality. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pain in the right side of my chest. It started in the middle and has worked up to my shoulder and around my back. What should I do?

Go see ur Dr: And get reassurance that ur chest pain is just musculoskeletal in origin and not heart or lung related. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain. ...Read more

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My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain. He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?

My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain. He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?

Work up/cause: Most cases of pediatric chest pain have undetermined cause, but musculo skeletal, pulmonary and cardiac causes should be considered. Preliminary workup depends on further details, but will often include a Chest radiograph and EKG. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp chest pain when inhaling?

What causes a sharp chest pain when inhaling?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What does sharp chest pain signify?

What does sharp chest pain signify?

Variable: Sharp chest discomfort, especially if only lasting a few seconds, is usually benign and most likely musculoskeletal in origin. Much depends on where it's located, what precipitates it, what symptoms are associated with it, and what relieves it. Simple rest and, if recurrent, antiinflammatories or analgesics may be useful, but if persistent, evaluation by your doctor is prudent. ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

I have sharp chest pain in my leftside?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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How bad is sharp chest pain from pneumo?

How bad is sharp chest pain from pneumo?

Varies a lot: I have seen patients with 100% pneumothorax and little or no pain and similarly I have seen patients with sall pneumothorax and excruciating pain. Depends on the patient, their sex, and age. ...Read more

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Help me with sharp chest pain on left side?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause split second sharp chest pain?

Not the heart: A myofascial syndrome can cause this. This is soreness in the muscle, ligaments, and soft tissues of the chest wall, cartilages, and rib cage. ...Read more

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What causes sudden onset of sharp chest pain when I bend over?

Persistent?: This pain might be related to a hiatal hernia, or just an irritated muscle or rib/cartilage structure in the chest wall. If it persists, see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain that comes and goes all day last a few. Seconds?

Sharp chest pain that comes and goes all day last a few. Seconds?

Any chest pain: Gets a doctors attention. Go in for an evaluation. At your age, one must rule out cardiovascular dz or pulmonary disease. This can usually be done with a thorough h;p, ekg, and chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sharp chest pain. I'm only 21! what can I do?

I woke up this morning with a sharp chest pain. I'm only 21! what can I do?

See your Doctor: Consult your physician. Sharp chest pains in a young person are unlikely to be a sign of coronary heart disease. However there are several possibilities that should be evaluated if the pain is severe. Although such pains can be muscular, more serious conditions such as pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the lungs) or pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lungs) should be considered. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp chest pain that range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes? The pain comes and go

Why do I get sharp chest pain that range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes? The pain comes and go

Chest pains: Sharp, shooting chest pains, especially if provoked by a deep breath or motion of the rib cage are often caused by pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles that run between 2 ribs. These usually resolve without any treatment. Lung, heart or esophageal causes are much less likely. If symptoms persist visit your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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I am 31 years old, for past few years I have had sharp chest pain on the left side every now and then but has occured more often the past few months?

I am 31 years old, for past few years I have had sharp chest pain on the left side every now and then but has occured more often the past few months?

Sharp pain: Recurrent Sharp and fleeting chest pains suggest pinching of an intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs. The pains are brought on by deep breath, cough or other movements of the rib cage. To be sure have a physician examine you to see if the discomfort can be pinpointed to the actual rib cage and not the lungs or heart which I feel is highly unlikely as a cause of your chest pains. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I laugh, I get sharp chest pain. Is this bad?

No: Keep laughing, it is good for you! If pain is associated with deep breathing or movement, then the cause is typically muscular/skeletal. ...Read more

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Age 14. Flush bp147/78 complains of sharp chest pain. Back pain?

Symptoms: Don't add up, blood pressure high, chest pain and back pain unusual, go have test for issues with adrenal gland and other issues. ...Read more

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Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Constant pain: The only cause of constant, or nearly constant pain is rheumatologic or neuritic: joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, fasciae, or nerves. Your observation indicates it does not involve your accessory muscles of respiration but it could be referred from your shoulder or be due to a pinched nerve from your cervical (neck) spine. Trial of an NSAID is in order. No relief suggests nerve. ...Read more

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Hi. Been having sharp chest pain on the left side for few days now. It gets worse if I cough sneez or bend down to pick up something.

Sounds like pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of lining around the lungs and can be very painful. If bringing up colored phlegm or if fever, could be pneumonia. Other concern is for a collapsed lung, called a pneumothorax. Best way to tell is see a dr for complete physical and chest xray. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain, left-front, 3rd rib from bottom. ~5 min of pain 1-2 times/day. No pain w/breath/touch. Pain always same place/type/duration. Thanks!

Sharp chest pain, left-front, 3rd rib from bottom. ~5 min of pain 1-2 times/day. No pain w/breath/touch. Pain always same place/type/duration. Thanks!

Chest pain.: More information will be needed. With chest pain on the left without obvious cause or origin, you want to rule out cardiac causes. If all work ups are negative, you have been having this pain for sometimes and it does not cause any problem, it might be Prinzmetal's angina. Please follow up your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp chest pain after sneezing?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm getting sharp chest pain at random for 3 to 5 seconds only? I'm working in IT company. Blood pressure is normal. What would be the cause?

Not enuf info: Although it's impossible to say, my guess would be a muscular source because of it's marked brevity. Cardiac pain is neither sharp nor that brief. GI tends to be burning or gnawing with loss of appetite and/or nausea. Arthritis usually is on-going. Do certain movements or positions make it worse? Can you find trigger points by compressing the area that hurts? That would reinforce the dx. ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp chest pain on left for 3 days. Feel fine then suddenly hurts severely when breathing or moving. Then feel fine again. Muscular?

Pinching: Sharp, shooting chest pains brought on by a deep breath, cough, or certain motions are often due to pinched intercostal nerve or muscle which runs between 2 ribs. This is more of a nuisance rather than anything serious and tends to resolve without any treatment. If symptoms persist, have your physician examine your chest carefully. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

Sharp chest pain when sleeping on left side?

Costrochondritis: Generally chest pain when sleeping on the side is musculoskeletal in origin and does not signify heart disease. The only worrisome problem could be reflux, which may be causing pain in your espohagus when you lie on your side. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad sharp chest pain right under my heart. Happens frequently?

I'm having really bad sharp chest pain right under my heart. Happens frequently?

It sounds like: A visit to your doctor is in order. If you don't have a doctor, or need an idea of where to look for one, consider a visit to urgent care. Often they can get the evaluation started and then recommend someone for follow up. Alternatively, you might try calling HealthTap and arranging for a virtual consult with one of our doctors to get you started. You need a history taken, a physical +/- lab tests ...Read more

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What to do if I keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

What to do if I keep having sharp chest pain on my left side near my heart what could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this withstretch it out slowly.. If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider that provider. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain at the center and a little bit on the left side. When breathing, coughing or just moving.

Sharp chest pain at the center and a little bit on the left side. When breathing, coughing or just moving.

Musculoskeletal: At age 16, this is most likely a problem with the rib cage itself, maybe something called costochondritis. These things are not dangerous. Best to see a primary care provider if you're worried. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Y do I have sharp chest pain above my heart n in middle of my chest, its not always there jus comes from time to time?

Rule out heart: Unclear about risk factors for heart disease such as smoking, age, cholesterol, diabetes but always want to rule out cardiac issues first. Also, how long it lasts is important, as well and what causes the pain. But assuming it is not cardiac, it could be from acid reflux (heartburn), esophageal spasm ("charley horse"), pulmonary (lungs) or chest muscles. Worth getting it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and have been having random sessions of sharp chest pain, mostly during inhalation. What could be the the possible cause?

See the doctor: In a young person, cardiac disease is uncommon, but it can happen and pain with inspriation can be a sign of lung disease, pleursey or a fractured rib. I would see my physician as soon as possible. ...Read more