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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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Friend is suffering from shortness of breath, fainting, days lost in memory, sneezing, vomiting, chest tightness. Help!

Friend is suffering from shortness of breath, fainting, days lost in memory, sneezing, vomiting, chest tightness. Help!

Sounds serious: These symptoms sound serious, and could be due to many different problems (serious infection, heart problem, severe anxiety or psychiatric disorder). He or she should be seen by a doctor right away. If a family doc is not easily available, go to an urgent care center or an emergency room, but this definitely needs to get checked out sooner rather than later -- it could get much worse. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Son had flu, now I am sneezing, coughing, white yellow mucous _From lungs, coldness in chest, cold sweats on and off, chest tightness, no fever?

Son had flu, now I am sneezing, coughing, white yellow mucous _From lungs, coldness in chest, cold sweats on and off, chest tightness, no fever?

No worries: It is less likely you will have flu. Usually flu has more fever and body aches than respiratory symptoms but if your symptoms doesn't improve much in 2 days then you may need antibiotics. For now, you can take ibuprofen and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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No headache or fever but neck is so tight I can't bend it to my chest. Sneezed yesterday and had the pain since then. Meningitis?

No headache or fever but neck is so tight I can't bend it to my chest. Sneezed yesterday and had the pain since then. Meningitis?

See your doctor: There are a variety of causes of a stiff neck, but the degree of symptoms suggests you should attend to it promptly. A detailed history and examination is necessary to better understand next steps in workup. ...Read more

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My throat was fine until I sneezed. Now my throat and center chest feels really tight and hard to breathe. What is this?

My throat was fine until I sneezed. Now my throat and center chest feels really tight and hard to breathe. What is this?

Possible Spasm: If you were not having concerning symptoms prior to the sneeze, you may have induced spasm of the swallowing tube, or esophagus. Some people do not allow themselves to fully express a sneeze. Holding in a sneeze may increase the likelihood of something like this. That said, reactions to certain foods or environments can produce similar symptoms that can be serious. If not improving seek care soon. ...Read more

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My chest is tight, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing-- am I sick?

My chest is tight, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing-- am I sick?

Virus or Allergy: See a doctor. You may need a bronchodilator or an ICS inhaler for asthma. If it is an infection instead, your doctor should also be able to help you. Symptoms sound like allergic rhinitis with mild allergic asthma or bronchospasm causing you to feel chest tightness. Take an antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10 mg or fexofenadine 180mg. If this doesn't help all your symptoms, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling a tightness in chest after eating?

Why am I feeling a tightness in chest after eating?

Either. .. Or: Sometimes eating excessively might fill the stomach causing pressure on nearby structures and that might given the sense of tight chest
Or this might indicate heart condition and might necessitate a review by your doctor ...Read more

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Tightness in chest after strep throat, should I be concerned?

Tightness in chest after strep throat, should I be concerned?

A little: You should be seen. I do not know if you are just having a respiratory reaction form the infection a reaction to the medicine, or some other condition arising...Or nothing. ...Read more

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Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Male of 33 injects opiates frequently suffering from shortness of breath, fluid in lungs, light headed, and tightness in chest after injecting meth?

Go to ER: This could be a reaction to the drugs, sepsis from non sterile techniques, or thrombotic events. Please go to the er to be evaluated, and then strongly consider rehab. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

I have chest tightness my reliever isn't working?

Emergency Room: Call your emergency medical services to transport you to the emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Cough with plhem, tightness in chest?

Cough with plhem, tightness in chest?

Pneumonia: You are sick. Please go to see your doctor urgently tomorrow morning. ...Read more

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Why am I having shortness breath and tightness in chest whilst sitting?

Why am I having shortness breath and tightness in chest whilst sitting?

Angina/ heart attack: What you are describing is concerning. Shortness of breath with chest tightness could be a sign of decrease blood flow 2 the heart, or angina. If the lack of blood flow is sustained, death to that portion of the heart ensues, which could lead 2 a heart attack. Alternatively, if you have been on any trips requiring you to sit long periods, then it could be a blood clot to the lungs! See an md asap. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chest tightness?

How can I get rid of chest tightness?

Chest tightness: First we have to diagnose what is causing chest tightness. It could be musculoskeletal, acid reflux, or coronary ischemia. Once we can pinpoint the problem, we can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What can asthmatics do for lingering chest tightness?

What can asthmatics do for lingering chest tightness?

Asthma: If an asthmatic has some lingering chest pain or shortness of breath, it may be an indication of inadequate treatment of asthma. You may require more puffs of bronchodialtors or steroid containing inhalers, if these does not help, you probably will be benefited by breathing exercises or yoga. ...Read more

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Could chest tightness be caused from sleeping to much?

No: Chest tightness is not caused by sleeping too much. Its causes are bronchial asthma, angina, musculoskeletal pain etc. If it persists need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, yawning, breath fine with exercise?

Tightness in chest, yawning, breath fine with exercise?

Muscular inflammatio: Take some OTC anti inflammatory agent like Motrin and see your doctor if no improvement seen in 1-2 days ...Read more

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Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Apart from asthma, what conditions lead to chest tightness?

Heart disease: Although uncommon in a 35 yo female, coronary heart disease comes to mind. You need to ask your doctor to check you out. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares. ...Read more

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What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

What does chest tightness with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) mean?

Good To Get Checked: Normally, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) does not cause adverse effects related to chest pain or tightness. However, there can be effects related to increased heart rate or blood pressure. Also, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can cause increased anxiety, which could be experienced as chest tightness. If you are experiencing any chest discomfort it is worthwhile to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Re-occuring chest tightness/heavinessi have asthma / age 24, what to do?

Re-occuring chest tightness/heavinessi have asthma / age 24, what to do?

See a physician ASAP: Without more details, you may well have uncontrolled asthma. That requires regular daily medication, not just a "rescue" inhaler such as albuterol. At your age, you may need to be evaluated for heart disease as well. See an internist first. If it is determined that it is most probably asthma, see an allergist/immunologist as well. ...Read more

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Migraine every day for two weeks wake up every morning with chest tightness?

Migraine every day for two weeks wake up every morning with chest tightness?

Comorbidity?: Two separate issues: 1. Chest tightness/pain is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. 2 chronic migraine is a complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes.
Rec. See a headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Getting over a cold, now with tightness in chest with a dry cough. What can I do?

Getting over a cold, now with tightness in chest with a dry cough. What can I do?

See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the middle of my back (possibly kidney pain), then chest tightness?

What could cause pain in the middle of my back (possibly kidney pain), then chest tightness?

Many things: List is long: esophageal problems (foodpipe), gallbladder disorders, coronary artery disease (angina), aortic aneurysms, to name a few. Narrowing it down depends upon when the discomfort occurs, what aggravates and alleviates it, etc ...Read more

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I been having upper chest tightness for the past 3 days and notice it goes away after I eat what can this be?

I been having upper chest tightness for the past 3 days and notice it goes away after I eat what can this be?

Chest tightness: Chest tightness after you eat is most likely something such as Gastroesophageal reflux. You can try over the counter medications such as Zantac (ranitidine) or Omeprazole.

However if you have risk factors for heart disease such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a family history of heart disease, you should go to the urgent care of ER do make sure you are not have a heart attack ...Read more

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