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Have a cough hurts in middle on my chest even to eat or breathe in sometimes other day felt like tight band around chest going on 3 days what is this?

Have a cough hurts in middle on my chest even to eat or breathe in sometimes other day felt like tight band around chest going on 3 days what is this?

Pneumonia: You are young so cardiac problem is less likely, but not out of the question. Likely a pneumonia. Other possibilities include blood clot or some type of bronchial or asthmatic condition. You should get seen. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Have intercostal tarlov cysts (they think) on the left t6-7 and right t7-8. Could these cysts be causing the tight band around chest area by compressing nerves?

Have intercostal tarlov cysts (they think) on the left t6-7 and right t7-8. Could these cysts be causing the tight band around chest area by compressing nerves?

Yes of course: if that what you have these cysts also known as perineural they are dilations of the nerve root sheaths to formed abnormal sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid CSF they can cause progressive painful radiculopathy nerve pain for more information you can watch Dr Frank Feigenbaum discuss Tarlov Cysts on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzpnfmx3tw good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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Can an ECG diagnose coronary artery disease? Had hr of 160 went to er. Place on monitor and troponin done twice. Still have tight band around chest.

Can an ECG diagnose coronary artery disease? Had hr of 160 went to er. Place on monitor and troponin done twice. Still have tight band around chest.

EKG can give hints.: Gold standard for diagnosing coronary artery disease is angiography. Abnormal patterns of EKG can provide clues to the presence of heart disease, but is not sufficient to diagnose it. Even normal troponins only tell you that there hasn't been a heart attack recently. One could still have underlying coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Experience tight band like feeling around chest, tachycardia/forceful heart beat, weak ... after eating. Lasts a while. What can cause this?

Experience tight band like feeling around chest, tachycardia/forceful heart beat, weak ... after eating. Lasts a while. What can cause this?

Chest pain after eat: If the symptoms occur only after eating - makes me think less of a cardiac cause. Sounds more like a hiatal hernia or GE reflux. A hiatal hernia may press on the nerves around the heart causing your symptoms. I might suggest that you see your family doctor - get an EKG to exclude ongoing heart ischemia and consider an UGI x-ray or a barium swallow x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tight pain across my chest?

Tight pain across my chest?

See doctor: Chest pain may be serious and could represent heart disease. ...Read more

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Why tight pain on the left chest?

Why tight pain on the left chest?

Pain on L chest: 54 F asks why tight pain on left chest? I assume on means in. If not then ignore. Many causes: if ever a smoker,HTN, high cholesterol, or family Hx of early heart attacks think heart pain. Does it come on with exercise and go away with rest? Make a detailed note of what brings it on and makes it go away and how long it lasts and where does it radiate (go) to. Call your Dr. Or walkin visit now. ...Read more

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My BP is fine. Why does my chest feel tight?

My BP is fine. Why does my chest feel tight?

Chest tight: There are many causes of the chest feeing tight. Cardiac, respiratory and musculoskeletal are three systems that can produce that symptom. ...Read more