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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side. ?

Sharp pain in left chest and thru arm when lying on my right side.  ?

See a doctor: This could be many things, such as heart problem, lung problem, shoulder injuryb, etc, but first thing is need to rule out heart problem. You better see a doctor to get a full check up. ...Read more

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Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Is sharp pain in my left chest/armpit/arm, left side of brain ice pick like and tingling, and left abd and low left n right back pain endometriosis?

Jumping, Careful: Symptoms: only that. Almost always very non-specific, meaning have many different bases, person-to-person & time-to-time same-person. Symptoms, combined with many details: timing, pattern, associations, etc. Only 1 of many clues which may help sort out reasonable educated guess about what is happening. Many people get too much exercise - by jumping to conclusions - which are not true & harmful. ...Read more

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What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

What is a possible non heart attack cause of a quick sharp pain in the left chest/arm? Can it be gas? Other stomach issues?

Non-heart attack: Quick sharp pain in left chest and arm need not be from heart attack. It could be angina with out heart attack. Consult your physician. Other non-cardiac causes are pericarditis (inflammation of outer layer of heart), musculoskeletal pain, or neural pain. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in  an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

Just because you are: only 20 doesn't mean you can't have heart related issues. It is unlikely at your age, but you should still be checked out. If you are using illegal drugs, specifically cocaine, it makes that much more likely, as the drug itself can cause coronary artery spasm without any prior heart disease. It's also fairly likely that it is just costochondritis, or other injury, but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hey doc I'm 21 year old male left chest pain since October sharp pain sometime my arm hurt?

Hey doc I'm 21 year old male left chest pain since October sharp pain sometime my arm hurt?

More info needed: To better understand your condition and possible causes more info will be needed. Was there a specific event, like trauma or fall in October when the pain started? What are the circumstances now for the pain, when does it come, does it shoot down your arm sometimes or always? Are there any other symptoms associated with it? Would suggest seeing your doc or a Prime consult for clarification. ...Read more

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Hi i keep getting sharp pains in my left arm after exercion no shortness of breath or chest pain?

Hi i keep getting sharp pains in my left arm after exercion no shortness of breath or chest pain?

Importance of risk: Dependent on age, family history, risk factors and life-style .... the complaint most probably is musculo-skeletal vs cardiac in origin. A clear professional evaluation is indicated, especially for recurring symptoms. Every human does not develop the classical signs of serious heart disease. Therefore ... dependent on the risk indicated above ... professional evaluation should be sought. ...Read more

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I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

I have really bad lower left side back pain which shoot down my leg with pins&needed and I also have sharp chest pain and numbness in my left arm?

Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not allergic and seek help NOW. Your back and leg symptoms sound more like a herniated disc /sciatic nerve injury. Only after you are evaluated for your heart, a workup for back problems as mentioned should be initiated. Answer is not on internet, call 911. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side.  Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxierty.?

Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left  arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxierty.?

Not for Here: You're young and the likelihood of serious heart problems is low, especially if you've had a normal echocardiogram, but every person is different and i just admitted someone at 28 yrs old for a heart attack, so my advice to you is that only an in-person eval can help you get to the bottom of your issues; the web forum, especially with its character limit, is probably seriously inadequate to task. ...Read more

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Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety?

Pain in chest mostly left side. Pain can be dull or sharp . Rapid heartbeat. Pain in left arm, neck and shoulder. My dr gave me Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety?

Heart attack?: In fact, the diagnostic tools in your cardiologists' offices are inaccurate. They produce too many false positive and some fakes negative results. Most importantly, they can only detect late stage diseases in an unsatisfactory manner, in my view. Therefore, i alone with my coworkers have created multifunction cardiogram! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Having sharp chest pain happens more when laying on left side or using left arm.Echo and chest CT clear also having night terrors.High WBC help please?

Having sharp chest pain happens more when laying on left side or using left arm.Echo and chest CT clear also having night terrors.High WBC help please?

Not to worry: Sounds 100% muscular given that you can reproduce the pain with change in body position. Elevated WBC count can mean infection. I don't have the luxary of seeing your bloodwork, so hard to comment. Stress can sometimes increase it as can inflammation, which may be related to an injury. Night Terrors could also be from stress or anxiety too. It's too vague of a symptom. Given your young age ...Read more

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Left side chest pain. Sharp, cramp-like. Left arm pain. Sweating. Had a good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest X-ray 2 weeks ago. 21, active. Heart issue?

You need diagnosis.: If you still have these symptoms and other causes are ruled out, ask your doctor to send you to a cardiologist who can carefully take your H&P and possibly order other tests, such as Holter monitoring, electrophysiology studies, echocardiogram, and others as clinically indicated by the cardiological examination. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever i'm lying down, what could this be?

See your doctor: While this may be a musculoskeletal cause, any pain that radiates to the chest area should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any cardiac causes. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pain under my left arm on my ribs ( chest ) what could this be ?

I've been having sharp pain under my left arm on my ribs ( chest ) what could this be ?

Several possbilities: Not likely cardiac which is usually pressure-like.Could be pleurisy, nerve entrapment, nerve inflammation, herpes zoster, rib fracture, rib dysfunction, muscle tear, etc. Recommend a good history & physical incl. osteopathic hands-on exam to figure it out. Tests, medicine, osteopathic manipulation, prolo/neuroprolotherapy, etc. may be indicated ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in upper left chest, and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Having sharp pain in upper left chest,  and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Be checked: Your symptoms may be caused by your heart. Be seen to rule this out. It is likely because of your age and female sex, due to another cause. All the best. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left arm when I breathe as well as the middle of my chest. I'm 33 yrs old and am a smoker. Female. ?

Sharp pain in my left arm when I breathe as well as the middle of my chest. I'm 33 yrs old and am a smoker. Female. ?

Get checked: These complaints should be addressed at an emergency room. Although some causes are minor , its best to rule out life threatening disorders first given the history you provided. Call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more