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All possible causes of squeezing chest pain in center? Can exercise just fine but unexplained squeezing pain at rest that lasts 5-8 seconds

All possible causes of squeezing chest pain in center? Can exercise just fine but unexplained squeezing pain at rest that lasts 5-8 seconds

Heartburn: The joining point of your swallow tube to the stomach is located just in back of the heart & slightly left of the center of your chest. Brief squeezing pain would be likely if you have a little back wash/leaking of stomach acid while the stomach squeezes your meal. Antacid tablets could provide some rapid relief. ...Read more

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Is a PVC that causes brief squeezing chest pain more serious? Or could this be a different arrythmia?

Is a PVC that causes brief squeezing chest pain more serious? Or could this be a different arrythmia?

Get checked: Palpitations with chest pain should be evaluated by your doctor. Premature beats are common and usually not serious but can sometimes be a sign of underlying heart disease. ...Read more

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I've noticed that usually when I have a chest pain, drinking alcohol relievse it till next morning, next morning I feel squeezing chest pain. Why?

I've noticed that usually when I have a chest pain, drinking alcohol relievse it till next morning, next morning I feel squeezing chest pain. Why?

Panic attack: You are self medicating panic attacks with alcohol. Alcohol helps as a tranquilizer but is a terrible drug to treat these problems since it depletes serotonin (making you depressed over time) and is too short acting so you feel worse when it wears off. See a psychiatrist who can advise on proper rx of panic disorder. ...Read more

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30 yr femal, quit smking 3 wksago. Squeezing chest pain in mid, less than a min. What was this? Will I know if I have a heartattack? Ekg clear 2wksago

30 yr femal, quit smking 3 wksago. Squeezing chest pain in mid, less than a min. What was this? Will I know if I have a heartattack? Ekg clear 2wksago

See a doctor: It is a well know. Fact that women can present more often than men with "atypical" symptoms when it comes to their heart, so in my opinion this needs to be looked into a little more with some sort of stress test. Ex-smokers often accumulate an excess of mucous in their bronchi which may have been responsible for your symptoms. Esophageal spasm or GERD also may have been the cause. Also, anxiety. ...Read more

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Should I call my doc? I have minor -moderate squeezing chest pain 47 hours after ugd and receiving general anesthesia.

Should I call my doc? I have minor -moderate squeezing chest pain 47 hours after ugd and receiving general anesthesia.

Yes: This is probably spasm and will relieve itself, but you should just check in with your provider to make sure. ...Read more

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I have had thorough evaluations with 3 cardiologists and have had a number of tests. Diagnosis=pvc. I continue to have squeezing chest pain. Cause?

Noncardiac: Most likely, you have non cardiac chest pain. The likelihood that three cardiologists have missed a cardiac cause for recurrent chest pain is very low. Go back to your internist and ask for evaluations to look for other causes for chest pain. Everything else in the chest can also cause pain, and also structures in the abdomen can sometimes create the sensation of chest pain. ...Read more

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I rarely drink, one to four glasses of wine per month. I get squeezing chest pain after a half glass. Allergy? Goes away after few hours.

I rarely drink, one to four glasses of wine per month. I get squeezing chest pain after a half glass. Allergy? Goes away after few hours.

Possible: Is there a difference between red or white wine. Also, do you notice a difference with eating or not. You could have food allergy, but wine is an alcohol and that can make you more prone to reflux. ...Read more

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Dull squeezing chest pain on left side for the past several days in a 22 year old male who does not drink or smoke, no fam hx of heart disease?

Dull squeezing chest pain on left side for the past several days in a 22 year old male who does not drink or smoke, no fam hx of heart disease?

Pain in chest: Have you seen your MD for this? If not, see MD or go to urgent care. Could be heart related but could also be anxiety; diet related issues; Be sure all tests and blood tests are normal with MD. ...Read more

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My heart rate (not resting) is 77. I am 19 and a female. I have a squeezing left chest pain, painful shoulders, and nausea. What should I do?

My heart rate (not resting) is 77. I am 19 and a female. I have a squeezing left chest pain, painful shoulders, and nausea. What should I do?

It's likely not a: Hrt attack, try mylanta. It's probably esophageal reflux (heartburn) or possibly anxiety (maybe both). Are u sleeping well at night? Do u clinch your teeth? Significant chest pain is very low probability for a cardiac problem or death at ur age. It would be irresponsible of me to tell u to not go in though. It may b something more significant. ...Read more

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Felt squeezing, tightening, heavy pressure chest pain twice today. Lasted 5 mins. Pain radiated to the center of my back and my right lower jaw.

Felt squeezing, tightening, heavy pressure chest pain twice today. Lasted 5 mins. Pain radiated to the center of my back and my right lower jaw.

Go To Urgent Care: Females die of heart attack when they ignore symptoms. The first 24 hours after symptoms appear like this are the most critical. The symptoms in a female do not have to be like what happens to their male counterparts. I would get attention urgently if I were you. ...Read more

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Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?

Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?

See your doctor: In an older person, would be very considered about an episode of cardiac angina, but your symptoms could represent esophageal or gastric problems, and cannot fully exclude pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. Do not delay, this could be a serious problem. ...Read more

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Crushing, squeezing chest and back pain/tightening, cold sweat, lightheaded, nausea with hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Seek care: You may need blood testing/ and /or imaging studies, it could involve your thyroid hormone level or something more serious like a lower respiratory infection, . ...Read more

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I have chest pain in between the breatbone when I exhale, while I lay down. A squeezing pain, with body spasms. Ctscans where made with no issues. Help?

CT - when?: It's reassuring to know that your CT was normal but was it done for this illness (recently?). Your symptoms can be due to muscular pain, pleurisy or pericarditis. If you have fever, you need repeat chest x-ray, blood count and echo. Otherwise, I'd try an analgesic - ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). ...Read more

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I took Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamin, and I have had chest pain. Like a squeezing sensation in middle of chest. What is this?

Mgt: Chest pain during pregnancy may be caused by several disorders. Among these are reflux associated pain, pulmonary embolism, irregular heart rhythms, asthma and infection. An inbox consultation may be booked online, and a visit with your physician is suggested. ...Read more

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Last year I started to have chest pain, it can be a stabbing pain or a heavy, squeezing pain. It may be because I inhaled mold. What is wrong with me?

Last year I started to have chest pain, it can be a stabbing pain or a heavy, squeezing pain. It may be because I inhaled mold. What is wrong with me?

Cardiopulmonary.: Your symptoms merit a careful cardiopulmonary evaluation, including a detailed history, physical exam, electrocardiogram, chest x-rays and possible pulmonary function testing and special cardiac tests. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I just felt the worst chest pain in my life. Tight, squeezing and burning sensation on the center of my chest, it was so uncomfortable. Should I worry?

Yes: Your profile does not include your age, so it is a difficult question to answer. If you are young, it is much less likely to be heart related, but that is the issue. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have chest pain, that feels as though someone is squeezing my chest. Now my heart feels cold and my back shoulder is numb?

I have chest pain, that feels as though someone is squeezing my chest. Now my heart feels cold and my back shoulder is numb?

Seek care asap: Go to the ER if you can't immediately see your PCP. This is not to be ignored or delayed in getting help. ...Read more

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24 years old, gad history, been experiencing short periods of crushing chest pain, like squeezing heart. Subsides after a min or two. Common?

24 years old, gad history, been experiencing short periods of crushing chest pain, like squeezing heart. Subsides after a min or two. Common?

Anxiety & chest pain: Any type of bodily pains are common in those suffering from anxiety disorder, including chest pain. If you do experience "crushing chest pain", however, you should seek emergency medical care immediately to rule out true cardiac emergency first. If cardiac problems are ruled out, you should then see you psychiatrist for possible treatment modification of your anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I am 18 pretty sure my chest pain/ occasional jaw pain is anxiety. If pain/squeezing goes aft stress management is it still important to get seen to?

I am 18 pretty sure my chest pain/ occasional jaw pain is anxiety. If pain/squeezing goes aft stress management is it still important to get seen to?

Yes, please see doc: To rule out medical conditions and then your mind will be free to respond more fully to stress management training. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Random chest pain (pressure) radiates to left side of neck and left shoulder. More of a squeezing pressure than pain. Comes and goes. Heart or other?

Random chest pain (pressure) radiates to left side of neck and left shoulder. More of a squeezing pressure than pain. Comes and goes. Heart or other?

Pain: With the description can't tell from here, it could be cardiac. Other etiologies are also possible, good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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I'm 17 with left side chest pain. No trouble breathing. Pain come and goes. Feels like someone is pushing down or squeezing my chest. Normal chest xray?

I'm 17 with left side chest pain. No trouble breathing. Pain come and goes. Feels like someone is pushing down or squeezing my chest. Normal chest xray?

EKG: A teen with chest pain with normal chest X-ray still should have complete heart evaluation. The news media is full of news about teens who have unsuspect heart issues. It is best to be certain. See your doctor ...Read more

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Is costochondritis life threatening? I can pinpoint the pain when I squeeze my chest. Pain is there all the time & is not triggered from exertion.

No: It is annoying but self-limited. DO NOT CONTINUALLY TEST THE SORENESS. I only prolongs the discomfort. We do not understand the cause yet but it is a being condition. A mild pain killer like Aleve (naproxen) will help to keep your mind off of it. ...Read more