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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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The middle of my chest hurts when i swallow food. After a few second the pain goes away. It feels like the food is getting stuck in my chest.?

The middle of my chest hurts when i swallow  food.  After a few second the pain goes away.  It feels like the food is getting stuck in my chest.?

Esophagitis!: You have esophagitis. When you swallow, the wave of contraction hits the area of inflammation. Pain! this is clear. Otc Prilosec probably will help. If it does, the diagnosis is almost certain. Then you need your doc to help find out why! ...Read more

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Having weird movements in my belly, upper belly hurts. Feeling bloated. Middle of my chest hurts. Period was short this month & brown spotting.?

Having weird movements in my belly, upper belly hurts. Feeling bloated. Middle of my chest hurts. Period was short this month & brown spotting.?

I would try med to: Reduce stomach acid, like generic zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, tagament. An antacid like tums, mylanta or rolaids may help; it sounds like acid reflux. We hear chest pain, knee jerk reaction is heart. At 19, low probability. Short period not likely related to chest discomfort. Consider pregnancy test if applicable, consider the ocp if sex active or have irregular periods. To doc, no improvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does the middle of my chest hurt?

Why does the middle of my chest hurt?

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

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The outside middle area of my chest hurts a lot when i strech or touch the middle of it?What should I do

The outside middle area of my chest hurts a lot when i strech or touch the middle of it?What should I do

Stretching : Stretching or touching an area near your chest and having it hurt could be 1. Muscular ie from doing an activity in excess such as a push=up 2. Related to the joint where the breast bone or sternum meet the ribs a common source of pain 3. Related to something in a rib or muscles such as a fracture or trauma or bruising 4. Related to a heart or lung issue if it is purely tender to touch and hurts more with stretching it is more comonly1, 2 or 3. But number 4 is still possible without more information it is too general a question to leave alone and you should call your doctor. ...Read more