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Sharp Twinge In Chest
Felt fine then got a sharp twinge in upper left chest. Then head felt stuffy, eyes heavy and tired. Any insight?
Unclear: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. Your symptoms seem to be It may be more of a upper respiratory problem. ...Read more
Don't panic: At your age most pains in the chest have nothing to do with your heart. However I am not suggesting you ignore them. I would pay particular attention to when they occur, how long it lasts, does it radiate to other areas or are associated with other symptoms. What are you are doing or have just done? Does sitting up or taking a glass of water improve it. If the answer is not obvious talk to an md. ...Read more
Sharp chest pain is worrisome. There are multiple causes, some more dangerous than others. The reason a medical evaluation is in order is to rule out potential cardiac (heart) issues like decreased blood flow due to blockage in your hearts arteries, weak arteries that are possibly tearing (aortic dissection) these would be emergent situations. On the other hand it could be heartburn, or something called costochondritis (inflammation between the ribs) etc. With the limited information in your post, I am unsure what the cause of your pain is,
if the pain has subsided and returns on occasion you should see your doctor. If it is severe you need to go to an urgent care or er.
Take care. ...Read more
Evaluation: It could be nothing as you might have just exercised or other activities or stressed but if it continues or radiates, then you may have to go to the doctors to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more
Chest pain: Without more detail not able to guess at any of multiple possible causes, use Healthtap Concierge or see a local Doc ASAP if persistent, given age a "serious" diagnosis is unlikely ...Read more
Multiple factors: Such as pleurisy, infection or trauma may explain these pains. Try to video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. ...Read more
Requires exam: P;ain and simple. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about sharp pains in my chest that last for about 1 to 10 minutes every few months?
Not really: Hi, if you are concerned about your heart this pain is not coming from your heart, it's possibly heart burn. ...Read more
For the past couple of days I have had severe sharp pains around my body but mainly to the left of my chest, what could this be?
Anything: It could be just generalized fatigue, it could be stress, anxiety, it could be depression, it could be from overexerting yourself, it could be from working out or exercising too much, it could be the flu, a cold, it could be from not getting enough sleep, it could be from many things an appropriate history and physical exam would need to be done, if it continues see your physician. ...Read more
I'm 27 and got sharp pains in the left side of my chest. It only lasted about 10 seconds but was very scary. What could this be?
Muscle spasms: Fleeting pains that don't come back are often from muscle spasms in the intercostal muscles. ...Read more
I put to bed 35 days ago and since then I been having this sharp and brief pain at the middle of my chest. Do I need to worry? Thanks
Likely musculo: Skeletal pain. Get reassurance from your dr that your heart is fine. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/chest-pain/ds00016. ...Read more
I keep getting sharp pains in my chest. They go away quick. Sometimes happens for ten fifteen minutes. Should I get checked out for this?
Need to be checked:
You are 45 and you are having chest pains
i will suggest you do not waste time and see your medical doctor asap
it could be your heart and you should not take chances. Heart disese need to be ruled out. The other possibilities are chest wall pain, esophageal reflux or related to your lungs or pleura. You need a detailed history and physical exam, an ekg and other tests may or may not be indicated. ...Read more
I have very sharp pains that go through the left side of my chest. They come and go sometime last 30 sec. What can it be? What should I do?
I've been having sharp spasms of pain deep in the left side of my chest. Lasts for a second and it's gone but recurring...What could it be?
I have experienced a very sharp, sudden 'electrical jolt' in my chest during the night that wakes me; it's gotten stronger, too. What to do?
See a physician: Please see a doctor urgently for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I’ve been getting short sharp shooting pains in my chest. I know that most people experience this, I have before, only now it’s frequent. Why?
Chest pains: Such sharp, shooting chest pains, especially if brought on with a deep breath, are often due to pinched intercostal nerves or muscles which run between two ribs. Absence of cough makes a lung problem unlikely. Generally these symptoms resolve on their own, but if they persist, change or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. A chest X-Ray may be advised. ...Read more
Hi I keep having sharp pains in the top of my back to the left it last for a few seconds to a minute feels like its going threw to my chest why!?
May be referred pain: Left-sided pain with chest pressure indicates you need to be seen emergently to rule out any possible cardiac issues, even if you are young. Once this is ruled out, then you can look from musculoskeletal causes or other types of referred pain patterns that may be happening myofascially. If your physical exam is negative, and your lab results are normal, then you should be followed by your PCP. ...Read more
As of the last week or so, I've been getting a sharp pinching sensation in the left side of my chest that comes at random. The feeling lasts a bit?
See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more
Reason can be ardiac, gastrointestinal, or musculoskeletal.
If with your chest pain, you have shortness of breat, nausea, vomiting, sweating, or the chest pain goes down your left arm, this maybe a sign of a heart condition. You should call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.
If you do not have the above symptoms, I would seek the advice of a primary care doctor. ...Read more
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