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What causes pain in the center of the chest? Sharp pain that intensifies when shoulders push inward. Pain comes and goes at random times

What causes pain in the center of the chest? Sharp pain that intensifies when shoulders push inward. Pain comes and goes at random times

Costochondritis: There are joints between the ribs and the sternum in the middle of the chest. Some activities can cause these joints to become irritated. If this condition does not get better in a few days or worsens consult a medical professional. ...Read more

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I randomly get a sharp pain in the center of my chest daily it feels like someone is putting a lot of pressure in that area. Should i be concerned?

I randomly get a sharp pain in the center of my chest daily it feels like someone is putting a lot of pressure in that area. Should i be concerned?

Sure: Its low probability for cardiac; it's likely your GI system, get Prilosec it's; it that's not working it may be anxiety. If it goes up with exertion and you have a strong family hx of heart disease then go in for a stress test. Try some prilosec. ...Read more

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Mild sharp pain in center of chest? Meth user

Mild sharp pain in center of chest? Meth user

See a doctor: Chest pain in the center can be caused by diseases of the heart, esophagus, stomach, first part of the small intestine, lungs, or gallbladder. Being a meth user puts you at risk for gallstones, as well as excessive strain on the heart. See a primary provider, and abstain from meth -- for your general health as well as this problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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A sharp pain in the center or sometimes barely off to the right of my chest when I take a deep breath?

A sharp pain in the center or sometimes barely off to the right of my chest when I take a deep breath?

Multiple Reasons: Chest pain what you are describing can be because of several reasons. 1) pleuritis 2) acute pluero pericarditis 2) acute pulmonary embolism/ infarction and the last can be acute costo chondritis. ...Read more

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I am having sharp pain in the middle lower part of my chest and if i touch the center of my chest where the ribs end it hurts like the dickens a knot?

Could be broke rib: You could have a broken rib or a costovertebral joint subluxed in the back causing the rib pain. See an osteopath or a doctor who can manipilate the rib back n place. ...Read more

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I started having a sharp pain in my chest very few minutes or so for the last 3 days.It happens at all times of day and night. I thought it might be acid reflux but i don't have any of the symphtons they list for that. The pain is in the center of my ches

Chest : Chest pain should never be ignored. It is crucial that you seek emergency medical attention to determine if you are suffering a heart attack, especially if use of otc antacids are not relieving your pain. While chest pain can be attributed to indigestion, it is so important to go to the emergency room to have your cardiac status and labs assessed. Heart attacks are caused by a blockage in the heart that cuts off vital circulation to certain parts of the heart, causing tissue injury and chest pain is a sign of injury - this can be fatal! if you are experience severe chest pain or pressure, call 911, do not drive. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the upper center of my chest. It has lasted all day. Could this be heartburn?

Sharp pain in the upper center of my chest. It has lasted all day. Could this be heartburn?

Hard to say: Heartburn, inflamed ribs, anxiety, gall bladder are all potential culprits. Since it could be from the heart as well, best to be fully evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Whenever i take a deep breath, i get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Whenever i take a deep breath, i get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Chest pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. This could simply be musculoskeletal or pleuritic, that is inflammation of lining of lung or other referred pain. ...Read more

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I have had a tighness in my chest for hours now. Started with a pain in my upper thigh then a sharp pain for about a minute in my center chest.

I have had a tighness in my chest for hours now.  Started with a pain in my upper thigh then a sharp pain for about a minute in my center chest.

Needs a check up : Chest tightness is generally concerning and most fearful condition will be heart condition. Your age is young for a heart attack but not uncommon. You need immediate medical attention if symptom persist or worsening. ...Read more

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So my heart rate stays pretty normal im always scared that every chest pain is my heart. Like tonight i keep getting a sharp pain center of my leftrib?

Chest pains: May be gastritis/ gallbladder. If concerned get an EKG will note significant abnormalities and an echo which shows the structure of the heart. Stress test will demonstrate if there is ischemia( usually in the young an echo and EKG is enough),Try ranitidine or prevecid as that can help for GERD/gastritis, test for H pylori. Caffieine , energy drinks , cocaine can affect the heart. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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When I stand up I feel light headed and have to lean on something. I have a sharp pain in the center of my chest. I have a sharp pain on my back on my lower ribs on the right and a sharp pain on my side just below my ribs on the right side?

When I stand up I feel light headed and have to lean on something. I have a sharp pain in the center of my chest. I have a sharp pain on my back on my lower ribs on the right and a sharp pain on my side just below my ribs on the right side?

You should be seen: at a clinic or an ED. Any pain that is sharp and causing lightheadedness could be serious. You are entitled to be evaluated at any emergency department without insurance in order to determine whether you might be having an emergency. If you are having your period this could be a collapsed lung. If you have been injured, this could be a broken rib. Please get help. ...Read more

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What's causing me to feel constant sharp pain in the center of my chest but mostly to the left side? (Could it be mild heart attack) I hope not.

What's causing me to feel constant sharp pain in the center of my chest but mostly to the left side?  (Could it be mild heart attack) I hope not.

Not likely: It is impossible to rule out as heart being involved in your symptoms, but the character of the pain is not suggestive of cardiac origin. A simple test to determine the origin would be to gently push over the involved area. If your pain is worsened, it is chest wall related, specifically sternocostal joints or chest muscles. If that is not the case you may need a follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Painful to take a deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. ?

I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Painful to take a deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. ?

Pain: There are several possibilities for the kind of pain you describe. Musculoskeletal is the most likely perhaps inflammation in the costochondral junctions, but other things are possible. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Hurts to take deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. Im 16.

I have sharp pain in the center of my chest. Hurts to touch. Hurts to take deep breath, laugh, or stretch. Though it was from anxiety at first. Im 16.

Costochondritis = : inflammation of the cartilage that connects ribs to the breastbone, or costosternal junction. Local swelling + pain that worsens as you describe + local tenderness = Tietze Syndrome. Causes = unrecognized injury, coughing, etc. or unknown. Ibuprofen, avoiding painful actions Lidoderm patches & local steroid injections reduce pain, but they last 6 or > wks. & stop on their own.Painful, but benign ...Read more

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Sharp pain in center of chest when inhaling deeply, almost feels like something will burst if inhale any deeper. Havent noticed it exhaling?

Pleuresy: It is inflammation of the lining of the lung. It could also be inflammation of the lining of the heart. Another possibility is costochondritis. Take over the counter ibuprofen for the pain in the mean time see your doctor for an evaluation or go to Urgent care if you can not get a hold of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the center of my chest. thought it was from anxiety but had it a week. Worse to inhale, laugh and cough. I'm 16. dont feel sick?

I have a sharp pain in the center of my chest. thought it was from anxiety but had it a week. Worse to inhale, laugh and cough. I'm 16. dont feel sick?

Muscle spasm: local muscle pull is the most likely reason. you do not feel sick but that muscle muscle move with deep inhalation, laughing and coughing and cause pain. If the problem is getting worst please your physician ...Read more

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Can't get rid if this sharp pain in the center of my chest and abdomin. Been taking naproxen but doesn't help. Why is this?

Can't  get rid if this sharp pain in the center of my chest  and abdomin. Been taking naproxen but doesn't help. Why is this?

Let me explain: May be you are using the wrong medication(naproxen) this medication could cause stomach problem, the pain in the center of the chest and abdomen could reflex syndrome which aggravated by the naproxen. Stop the Naproxen and take prelosec otc and see what happen. ...Read more

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Had a drug eluting stent placed due to heart attack on Feb 27 this year. Last night started having sharp pain in center of chest. Lasts for 20-30 seco?

Chest pain post sten: Was the pain similar to the pain you had in the past, before the stent placement? You must see the cardiologist that placed the stents, I may be an early symptom of partial stent occlusion. Give him a call, and follow his advise. ...Read more

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I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?

Could be: That could be serious. The most troublesome thing you said is that you have chest pain in the center. Undiagnosed chest pain in a 47 year old who reports, as you do, a history of angina, should be further evaluated, especially if it's new, occurring more often, with less effort, lasting longer, or getting worse. ...Read more

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I had a sharp pain behind my breast bone, then it moved to my right chest. Now the pain is my right shoulder blade. I'm a 51 year old male.

I had a sharp pain behind my breast bone, then it moved to my right chest. Now the pain is my right shoulder blade. I'm a 51 year old male.

Chest pain: Chest pain could be due to a number of possibilities - some concerning, others more benign. What you're describing could be a sign of heart disease, but may also be referred pain from your gallbladder. I highly recommend you see a doctor ASAP to evaluate this further. If accompanied by trouble breathing, sweating, or the pain worsens, go to ER. ...Read more

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Should i go to ER 56 yr old female bp left arm 130/90 74 pulse bp right arm 159/93 achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm

Should i go to ER 56 yr old female
bp left arm 130/90
74 pulse
bp right arm 159/93
achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm

Yes: Er eval is a good idea. You have chest pain and left arm symptoms radiating from the neck, these could represent angina, which means an impaired blood supply to the heart muscle from the coronary arteries. There are certainly other causes of chest and arm pain, but your combination of symptoms sounds concerning. It's better to be sure, go to the er. ...Read more

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Sudden on set of sharp pain in left upper back behind breast bone that kept me up. Should i worry about this? It continues to sting

Sudden on set of sharp pain in left upper back behind breast bone that kept me up. Should i worry about this? It continues to sting

It could be just: Be musculoskeletal pain but then only your dr can give u an accurate diagnosis. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/back-pain/tc/upper-and-middle-back-pain-overview#. ...Read more

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I have a Constant Sharp pain in upper left chest?

I have a Constant Sharp pain in upper left chest?

Get it checked: Constant sharp pain needs to be checked.Most likely at your age it is in the chest wall called costochondritis,but there can be other causes like from lungs&pleura or from esophageal reflux&esophagitis and from heart&precardium Get it checked by your Doctor ...Read more

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During stress get sharp pain in the left chest?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more