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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...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

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I have this burning sensation in the middle of my chest and hurts every time i eat and swallow what could it be?

I have this burning sensation in the middle of my chest and hurts every time i eat and swallow what could it be?

Esophagitis: Burning in the center of your chest is "heartburn" = acid from the stomach coming up into the esophagus, which has no natural protection from stomach acid. Prolonged acid exposure can cause inflammation, ulcers, damage, scarring, narrowing, or even cancer (but unlikely at age 28). Do not ignore these symptoms, and see md soon! good luck! ...Read more

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Why is the middle part of my chest hurt then the pain go to my back?

Why is the middle part of my chest hurt then the pain go to my back?

Seek care ASAP: A classic description for the pain in aortic dissection is a chest pain that feels like "tearing" or "ripping" radiating to the back between shoulder blades. Aortic dissection is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition, which involves tearing of the inner wall of the aorta. Other life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks or clots in the lung arteries can also cause such a pain. ...Read more

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I have asthma & lately I've had to use my inhaler at 3 times a day. Also, after ice cream today, the middle of my chest started hurting badly. Causes?

I have asthma & lately I've had to use my inhaler at 3 times a day. Also, after ice cream today, the middle of my chest started hurting badly. Causes?

Asthma control: Please contact your doctor. You should have an asthma action plan for when you feel your asthma getting worse. If you are needing your emergency inhaler more than usual, your asthma plan may need a step up. Don't worry about the ice cream. ...Read more

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Hi im 22 and have a sharp pain in the middle of my chest between breasts..hurts when i breathe in and out but no shortness of breath?

Probly not serious: But, could be a musculoskeletal, pulmonary, or related to the membrane that covers the heart, or nothing. Can't pursue it further in this limited space. Ur doctor by asking more questions, examining u and doing some rather simple tests should be able to arrive at a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i wake up in the morning i have severe chest pain and there looks like i have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts ?

When i wake up in the morning i have severe chest pain and there looks like i have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts    ?

See your doctor: I think you need a chest xray and EKG as soon as possible. Your doctor should see you today or tomorrow with these complaints. I hope you are able to get some assistance right away. ...Read more

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My chest hurts all the time?

My chest hurts all the time?

Chest pain: This is a symptom that requires medical attention, as there are many causes for chest pain. Call your doctor to report this and obtain an appt. To be examined to determine the cause. ...Read more

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