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Doctor insights on: Stabbing Chest Pain When Resting

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Chest pain on left side for about a week especially when I move around and stretch a stabbing pain?

Chest pain on left side for about a week especially when I move around and stretch a stabbing pain?

Musculoskeletal: You are a young man and unless you have significant cardiovascular congenital history (being born with structural anomalies) or family history it would be rare for this to be coming from your heart. This sounds more likely as musculoskeletal. In cases of MSK pain NSAIDs are usually prescribed. Maybe you exercised in a wrong way, slept in a bad position. Forgive typos. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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Is it a concern if i can see my sons heartbeat through his chest while resting? No chest pain or sob

Is it a concern if i can see my sons heartbeat through his chest while resting? No chest pain or sob

Not a concern.: It's very unlikely that this represents a problem. Children's hearts beat more vigorously than adults' hearts do, and their chest wall is thinner, so the pulsations of the chest are more prominent. Your pediatrician can confirm your son's heart is normal by listening to it with a stethoscope. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have been having upper back and chest pain for the last 3 days. Sometimes dull, others stabbing?

See your doctor ASAP: 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. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and have been having upper back and chest pain for the last 3 days. Sometimes dull, others stabbing. What could be wrong?

Usually not serious: There are many causes of chest and back pain including muscular and bone as well as abnormalities of the heart, lungs or esophagus. Although in a 22 yo, most chest pain turns out not to be anything serious, you should see your primary physician to be sure. ...Read more

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"Chest Pain" actually its mild up to 3/10 pain i feel. It hurts when I move sometimes but when im resting i cant feel it. No problem in breathing. The?

"Chest Pain" actually its mild up to 3/10 pain i feel. It hurts when I move sometimes but when im resting i cant feel it. No problem in breathing. The?

Muscular: Arjay, the fact that it hurts only when you move means almost certainly it is a muscle, or possibly ligament. Just avoid those movements that aggravate it and don't worry about it too much. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain while at rest?

Could be many things: Resting chest pain could be referred from your abdomen, due to problems in the muscles or joints of your chest or your heart to name a few. Resting chest pain is definitely you should get immediately evaluated as it may be a symptom of something serious. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing chest pain?, what to do?

Sharp stabbing chest pain?, what to do?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more