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I have sharp chest pains on my left side from time to time. It's so painful i can't move sometimes and it lasts from 2-3 days some times.

I have sharp chest pains on my left side from time to time. It's so painful i can't move sometimes and it lasts from 2-3 days some times.

Exam: At your age and without the advantage of your clinical history and exam, i would recommend you contact your doctor for a good exam with whatever he/she feels appropriate given the entire picture. There are a number of possibilities ranging from the trivial to the deadly serious. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more

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

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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I see doctor to day for sharp chest pain left side is been there for over a year i see him 3 times a weak to day he told me i got broncoddiess slitely?

I see doctor to day for sharp chest pain left side is been there for over a year i see him 3 times a weak to day he told me i got broncoddiess slitely?

Not sure?: Not sure what you mean by bonchoddiess. Also is this doctor a chiropractor since you are seeing him 3 times a week? If so and you have had this pain for a year, consult a physician. ...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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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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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more

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Chest Pressure (Definition)

Chest pressure is a sensation of heaviness on or within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more

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