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Stiff Upper Back Heart Attack
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
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
Probably not but: Further evaluation with your physician is indicated. ...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
Random upper left arm pains. Left neck shoulderblade pain also. Doc says muscular not cardiac. Fear mi. Ekg holter cholesterol all ok. Thoughts?
Doc likely correct: Unless you have a strong history of women in your family having heart disease in their 30s, you may be worrying unnecessarily. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week. No tobacco; no more than one drink a day. Control weight. ...Read more
Do not assume you: Are necessarily having a panic attack with these symptoms. I think it would be very reasonable to go to the emergency room to get checked out for various causes of chest pain, especially given the fact that you were feeling very weak and having pain going up into your neck. Best wishes. ...Read more
Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?
Yes and no: Herniated disks and various pain syndromes are certainly related. Do you know why your liver enzymes are high? Please make sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) containing products, as tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause elevated liver enzymes. Hepatitis c can cause high liver enzymes as well as muskuloskeletal pain. ...Read more
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?
Random neck pains and aching in fingers on left hand. Upper back ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray a month ago. 21, active. Heart issue?
Not heart: At your young age, it is not likely your heart. It is most likely muscle spams pressing on the nerves in your neck causing the neck pains and aching in the fingers of your hand. Same for the back ache. This is often due to stress or poor water/mineral intake. Make an appointment with your regular doctor for an assessment and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart palpitations teeth pain jaw pain left arm shoulder pain chest pain stomach burns pain in left ribcage belching feel like can't catch breath ?
Im getting upper chest/upper back tightness and shoulder/should blade pain. Ecg, chest xray normal ?
Other conditions: The location of your chest pain may be related to gallbladder or upper gastrointestinal problems. Pain can radiate to the chest from other locations in the body. Other possibilities include muscular strain/aches, tendonitis, shoulder joint inflammation and a host of other conditions. If you experience shortness of breath or any continued chest pain, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Left arm pain and left chest cramp, twinges of neck pain. Good EKG, chest X-ray, and heart enzymes 2 week ago. 21, active. Heart issue?
Rare but...: At your age it would be unusual to have a heart issue. Ask your doc about heart ECHO. No big deal to be safe. Have your cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checked, and have family history evaluated by your doc. Good luck Hopefully this is nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gripping pain/squeezing lateral chest, 6-8 in below left underarm. Tightness upper back, episodic shoulder ache. Heart or related to cervical disease?
Chest pain: Get checked could be chest wall or c spine but worth being sure. ...Read more
Undet extreme sress.Having upper back, neck and upper left arm pain.Not s.O.B, no naseau ot vomiting.Bp is 123/78.Pulse ox 96_98.Hrart attack?
Random twinges of neck pain on either side. Mild left side chest cramp/arm pain. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and chest xray. 21, active. Heart problem?
Neck pain: It is very unlikely at your age for chest pain to be related to your heart, especially with a normal workup. If you have been weight training, you may have muscle strain in the neck and chest. Are you anxious? Some folks get chest pain and it is due to panic attacks that come unexpectantly. If that could be the case, see your doctor. Take Ibuprofen 400mg 3x/day with food for muscle strain. ...Read more
Possibly: Pain from the heart can be refer to the back, so if you have any doubt about the cause of your pain then you should immediately seek a medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac cause. More typically cardiac pain refers to the arm, and it would be rare to have palpable muscle spasms in the back form a cardiac cause. If your symptoms have not resolved then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
What causes short pinching pains in chest above left breast below collarbone? Pcp says heart ok.CARDIAC ANXIETY! Shoulder and neck tension!
Likely correct: Depending on what, if any, testing your PCP did to come to his/her conclusion, the general characteristics you describe are not primarily cardiovascular. Musculoskeletal or less likely, gastrointestinal, causes may be the culprit. Not likely warranting a stress test, but for your anxiety, may be considered (though your insurance company may disagree...keep that in mind) ...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
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