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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 been having tachycardia and tightness around chest and pressure with difficulty breathing for 2 months. What could it be? Had tests done. Normal

Have been having tachycardia and tightness around chest and pressure with difficulty breathing for 2 months. What could it be? Had tests done. Normal

GetASecondOpinion...: What tests? It's important to know that. But let's assume they did all of the appropriate tests for your situation (and that's a big assumption--which could end-up making an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me' (get it? ass-u-me ? hahaha...). Have they talked to you about stress and anxiety symptoms? When you have this "tachycardia" do you measure your pulse?How long does it last? Well, now I'm out of space ...Read more

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Can you break a rib with a.Tight squeeze around chest?

Can you break a rib with a.Tight squeeze around chest?

Possibly: You can break a rib doing a number of things! get an evaluation to determine if it is broken and take the proper precautions to allow proper healing. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...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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