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Chest Pain (Definition)

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35 years old female no heart problems, sharp pain in chest/heart. Only last a min. Hits anytime driving sitting takes my breath away, happening more?

35 years old female no heart problems, sharp pain in chest/heart. Only last a min. Hits anytime driving sitting takes my breath away, happening more?

Get an evaluation: While pain in the chest lasting less than a minute is usually not caused by coronary artery disease, there are numerous other potential reasons. You should be evaluated for the cause of your symptoms. Call your primary doc to discuss/be evaluated. 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?

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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I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

I have been having chest pain on my left side for about a month. Sharp pain, plus a family history of heart disease. What could this be?

Costochondritis: Chest main can have many causes and yes one of them can be cardiovascular. If you have a strong family history and the chest pain is happening while exerting yourself please go to your primary doctor and have them check your heart. Still musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis which is reproducible by touch or heartburn due to reflux are other frequent causes of chest pains. Visit your doctor. Read more

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Past 5 years severe chest pain, doc say I pulled something, heal in 6-8 wks. Still having sharp pain right in heart area, been to ER many times, no answer.

See a cardiologist: There are many possible causes for a chest pain like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain is always a "red flag" and visit to a cardiologist for comprehensive evaluation is warranted. Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for a month, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See thoracic surgeon: Begin with pcp, if no help concider vascular or thoracic surgeon. Your first rib could pressing on the vessel causing symptoms. Thoracic outlet syndrome is remote possibility. Read more

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Upper chest pain, left side closer to my armpit. Had it for about 3 years, comes and goes, feels kind of like achy/sharp pain above my heart?

See a doctor: From the type of pain and it's location it does not seem to be anything serious. However it's better not to take any chances so please see a doctor to evaluate and to do atleast an E.K.G. and xrays. He might decide to do more tests if necessary. 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?

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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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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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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Please explain why does my heart hurt feels like a sharp chest pain but in my heart area?

Sharp?: The most serious (coronary artery disease) and the most trivial (precordial catch / texidor's twinge) processes can both cause chest pain. At your age, it's worth discussing with your personal physician especially if it's of recent onset. Read more

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Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Chest Pain Causes: Yes, anxiety and stress can cause a sensation of pain in the left chest. Howeever, you should be seen by a doctor to rule out one of the more serious causes of chest pain. Read more

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Have sharp chest pain that gets worse when I breath deeply or cough (heart checked out ok), should I be worried?

Have sharp chest pain that gets worse when I breath deeply or cough (heart checked out ok), should I be worried?

Pleuritic: Shartp chest pain when you breath is usually inflammatory in origin. Most commonly pleurisy, which is a viral inflammation of the lining of the lung. It may also be caused by pneumonia, or even a blood clot to the lungs. If you are also short of breath or have a fever, you should get it checked out. Read more

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Can a fast heart rate cause left sided chest pain? A sharp sometimes crushing pain lasted about 15min and now really tired but fine

Sometimes: A rapid heart rate can sometimes cause a sensation of chest pain. On the other hand, things that cause chest pain can elevate your heart rate. I think it would be wise to see your doctor and have it evaluated with and EKG and possibly a monitor worn for 24 hours to check for abnormal heart rhythms or other potentially harmful causes of the symptoms. Read more

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I suffer a lot from anxiety. My heart rate always seems fast but regular. Iv been suffering with sharp chest pain on and off, what could it be?

I suffer a lot from anxiety. My heart rate always seems fast but regular. Iv been suffering with sharp chest pain on and off, what could it be?

Anxiety: You should consult your doctor to rule out medical issues, if cleared you could benefit from seeing a mental health specialist who treats anxiety. Best. Read more

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