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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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Dx with a patent formen ovale. All today i been getting thos sharp chest pains come n go luq . Fatigue like a lil sob what can it be im scared?

Dx with a patent formen ovale. All today i been getting thos sharp chest pains come n go luq . Fatigue  like a lil sob what can it be im scared?

Common finding: Patent foramen ovale is found as an incidental finding in about 25% of adults and is typically a benign incidental finding. It is highly unlikely to be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I get these sharp chest pains that will last for a couple of hours and the pain goes striaght through to my back it hurts worse I lay down. What is it?

I get these sharp chest pains that will last for a couple of hours and the pain goes striaght through to my back it hurts worse I lay down. What is it?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease or passing a gallstone and can feel like stabbing pain into your back. The severity can be so intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can make it better. Your doc will get blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Every once in awhile, i get sharp chest pains. its just once and it kind of feels like a spasm. feel totally fine and they go away. Ideas?

Every once in awhile, i get sharp chest pains. its just once and it kind of feels like a spasm.  feel totally fine and they go away.  Ideas?

Chest pain: You need to get in to see your physician. Chest pain can be caused by many things related to the heart, lungs, esophagus, and stomach. Some of those caused are very serious. Please get in right away to be seen. Take care! ...Read more

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Sharp chest pains that get worse at night, wake up with burning chest pain, frequent coughing every day. Been going on for atleast a month.Diagnosis?

Sharp chest pains that get worse at night, wake up with burning chest pain, frequent coughing every day.  Been going on for atleast a month.Diagnosis?

Gastrointestinal: Your symptoms are typical of acid reflux/esophagitus and I see you have a strong history of this. If you have failed medical therapy, discuss Nissen Fundoplication with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of random sharp chest pains?

What could be the cause of random sharp chest pains?

Chest pain: Chest pain. The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes. In fact, as much as a quarter of the U.S. Population experiences chest pain that is not related to the heart. Chest pain may also be caused by problems in your lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, or nerves, for example. Some are serious. ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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I have sharp chest pains when i bend over?

I have sharp chest pains when i bend over?

Get checked out: It's likely a chest wall strain, but it could be other things - you deserve to be certain it's not dangerous. If you're having any trouble breathing or get persistent chest pains, call 911 / go to er. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp chest pains?

Why do I get sharp chest pains?

Different causes: Sharp chest pains can be caused by musculoskeletal scenarios, Reflux disease, gastritis, even gall stones can give it. In addition depending on when, how, duration of chest pain is relevant also. Important things would be to have a thorough history and physical exam to make sure this is not something to worry like CAD, Aneurysms, for example ...Read more

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