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Stiff Neck Heart Attack
Tight chest,heart pound so fast,left arm feels tingling, dizzy,cold hand and feet,sweating,suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. heart attack or anxiety?
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Signs of heart attack in womenchest discomfort, irregular heart beat, pain in shoulder, weak, tired?
Pain/short breating: The most common symptoms of a heart attack in women include pain in the chest, neck or arm and shortness of breath. Many patients do not have such typical presentations. Other common symptoms include sweating and nausea. Irregular heart beat is not a common symptom of a heart attack. Tiredness, weakness or fatigue are common in the general population, but are not usually due to a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness
Pounding heart beat, feel in neck. Chest and stomach move. Feel very hot. Pulsating neck and body. Can see pulsations in neck lying down. ?
Exam needed: Your symptoms can be seen in overactive thyroid or elevated blood pressure, certain cardiac disorders or chronic anxiety states. I recommend that you get evaluated by a physician who will take a history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Possibly: While an acute gouty attack can occur anywhere, the most common place is in the foot. More specifically, the great toe joint is the #1 place of occurrence. On a side note, uric acid levels or a 24hr urine can be negative during an acute gouty attack. Visit your doctor and give them a complete history which should help determine your best course of therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can tight scalene s cause pressure feeling jaw neck and shoulder. Hist eds3 pots GERD anxiety. Recent EKG echo normal. Paranoid it's heart related?
Not surprised if yes: Referred pain is a common phenomenon. A massage therapist experienced in working with these muscle trigger points probably can bring about changes in such pain. It is not a D.I.Y. task - you could cause trouble if it is done by an amateur. Jaw, neck and shoulder pain is worth trying this if you know a professional who claims to know the procedure. W/ a normal cardiac exam, heart is not a worry. ...Read more
Would heart race then go back to normal with a heart attack ? Chest tightness, back pain, diarrhea. Or panic attack ?
Not typical: Change in heart rate is not something people who are having a heart attack usually report. Chest tightness or pressure is, often associated with activity that increases the heart rate. Low back pain or diarrhea would not be a sign of heart attack, but mid-back pain can be a symptom of a heart issue, especially a problem with the large chest artery, the aorta. Anxiety probable; pursue evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?
Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having inner left arm pain intermittently after exertion. Some heart palpitations and tightness across chest. Is this a heart attack?
Tricky: Bayesian analysis is the likelihood of something is the product of how strong the evidence TIMES how likely the thing is to begin with. Great speech*0% noncorrupt politician is still zero likelihood . In theory, exercise induced pain in chest radiating down the arm is classic for heart. Rare heart attacks in young people without cocaine or meth use, but more than honest pols. Get Checked Out. ...Read more
Varied: The arm symptom of heart attack could be described as heaviness, soreness or pain or even numbness. It is usually correlated with the chest symptoms and other symptoms such as sob, diaphoresis, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and has to be correlated with risk factors. If in doubt, at least an ekg can help with suspicion and for the doctor to make a decision on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whiplash. Left ear pressure, ringing. Tight/pain left jaw/neck. Trapped nerve. Chest pain, ER said not heart/lung. Possible artery issue in neck?
Neck Pain: If there is a recent trauma or accident, then this may be part of the injury process and healing will take place. More information is necessary to be able to help you. Was there an accident when? Any other health issues which are making you think it is an arterial issue? ...Read more
Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Vascular Ehlers Danlos History of heart attack and disections. Ongoing extreme pain above left shoulder blade, neck and arm?
Extreme pain: This needs evaluation by someone able to assess the various possibilities, particularly given your history. ...Read more
I have stiff neck how can I tell if its a symptom of heart attack or meningitos.Mo fever, no nausea, no dizziness or anything just neck pain?
Not likely seious: With a heart attack you most likely would have pain in the left side of neck, with radiation down your left arm, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, and chest pain. Not likely meningitis without fever, headache, nausea, or dizziness. Try gentle massage, heating pad, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Make sure not to sleep with head in awkward position or have cold air blowing on your neck. If persists seek help. ...Read more
I think I have am having a heart attack but my symptoms started 2 hours ago and its going away. My left arm doesn't hurt, my chest doesn't hurt but my neck feels a little stiff and i feel sleepyall happened after i eat some taco bell but the samething hap
What are the main signs of a heart attack in a woman im 47 years old and I have been having some pain in the left side of my neck and upperback
I : I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. You asked specifically about symptoms in women. The following statistics are from a national institute of health study. 43% of women had no chest pain. 58% were short of breath; 55% had marked weakness; 43% experienced fatigue, with cold sweats in 39% & dizziness in 39%. According to the study preceding their heart attacks women experienced the following symptoms: unusual fatigue - 70%; sleep disturbance - 48%; shortness of breath - 42%; indigestion - 39% and anxiety - 35%. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more
I am 31 yrs old good health so what could cause my right neck to hurt could it be a heart attack?
Unlikely: At your age, risks are always the key. The right sided pain in heart attacks are less common. If there are no risk factors, like hypertension, dm, high cholesterol, smoking and family history and drugs, the incidence becomes even less likely. If you can reproduce the pain like with moving the neck with stiffness and palpable tenderness present, mi would be a rare diagnosis with that presentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually heart pain: is made worse with activity. Right neck and shoulder pain is very rare as a cardiac symptom but not impossible. It is more common with gallbladder or musculo skeletal or cervical spine disease. To be safe get checked out by a health care provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a tightness in my chest and neck and I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack. But the tests came back fine 3 weeks ago. What could be wron?
Chest pain: Although you have had one normal work up there still does not mean you do not have a heart problem. Other possibilities include lung problems like asthma, infection or blood clot. You are young coronary disease less likely, but other reasons for chest pain from your heart. Anxiety and panic attacks can cause chest pain too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Go see a doctor and be checked out. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck pain but experience no chest pain?
Sharp left sided neck and jaw pain doesn't last very long. Could it be a sign a heart attack is going to happen ?
I stopped smoking cigarettes for 6 days now and I have heart attack like symptoms the pains to my neck .....Whats going on?
Musculoskeletal: Unless you have a terrible family history, you are a little too young for a heart attack. Stopping smoking can cause anxiety and tension, which can lead to your symptoms. Obviously, if they persist or you are really concerned, consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a discomfort in my left chest, (not painful,like pulling a thread sensation inside my chest) hours later my left upper neck also feel discomfort (same thread-pulling sensation). My mom have a history of heart attack, should I be worried?
Probably not at: your age. These symptoms are not typical of cardiac disease. If you are concerned though you should see a health care provider and get examined. ...Read more
Anginal equivalent: Yes, it is absolutely possible for heart attack victims to have neck or jaw pain as their presenting symptoms. In fact, patients who a diabetic run a risk of having no symptoms at all. While chest pressure or pain is the most common symptom, anginal equivalent such as neck pain, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath may be symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have heart attack symptoms, pain in the middle of my chest and pain in the neck and jaw. Could this be some other cause ?
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