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Sharp Pain In The Center Of My Chest
More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more
Just pain in place?: shooting sometimes means 'radiating to another place'. But any pain in the center of the back that doesnt respond to ibuprofen or massage or flexion/extension exercises (check the internet) should be evaluated by a qualified practitioner (primary care, osteopath, DCO). ...Read more
See below: When pain starts in the back up high and radiates down, the first thing a physician thinks about is a kidney stone, kidney infection, bowel problem or back injury. Depends on what other symptoms you are having. Consider going to the emergency room, or call your doctor first thing in the morning to see about getting an appointment for further evaluation. ...Read more
Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest.
Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation ?
Atypical chest pain: Given age group and no documented risk factors, your symptoms are unlikely cardiac in origin. However an evaluation with blood tests (thyroid unction) an echocardiogram (sonogram of the heart) to rule out structural disease and a treadmill stress test for coronary and abnormal heart rhythm abnormalities would help to rule out cardiac etiologies. ...Read more
What could cause pain in the right shoulder, pain beneath the right ribs at the front of my body, and difficulty breathing?
Shoulder pain: Unsure of pain loco. 2 pains or one? Difficulty breathing is a reason to be examined by a doc and x-ray. Point of shoulder could be tendinitis. Medial to this is breast and lung. Occasional sharp lung pain with breathing, is from sticking of the lung lining called pleura and is transient not worth an exam unless persistent. A rarer rib problem can be seen in a plain X-ray. ...Read more
Chest pain: How old are you? how long do you hurt and what is the severity, quality of the pain, do you have any associated medical problem? with the minimal information you had given there is variety of condition could be considered ranging from benign chondritis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, pericarditis,pleuritis, severe problem like aortic dissection. Call the consult line to discuss in detail or see your ...Read more
Many Reaons: Muscle pull, stretching of ligaments, infection, blocked duct, etc. So many possibilities if it continues see your dr. ...Read more
Been having a fluttering feeling in the center of my chest on the right side lower breast upper abdominal area.
Chest pain: This can be caused by a number of conditions e.g. Heart disease, pulmonary disease, infections, gastric acid reflux, inflammation of the costral-chonral junctions, and several others. Immediate evaluation is necessary to determine the cause to give proper treatment. Call your physician immediately, or if you develop more symptoms and become worse, call 911. Do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.
Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more
Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.
See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, i would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
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