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Tightness In Chest And Burping
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
Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, but...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin can cause inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. However, symptoms may originate w/ your heart or lungs so do get checked. ...Read more
Rule our angina : The pain from the heart is actually manifested as chest pain "or pain in chest". When accompanied by heaviness, it is considered to be from a cardiac (heart) source unless proven otherwise. The er doctor will do an ECG and run some labs which is recommended without knowing more. Other things can cause these symptoms, but the rule of the artery is supreme. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This cannot be anwered in this setting. There are many possible causes including indigestion, acid reflux, costochondritis, pleurisy, muscular pain, shoulder arthritis etc. Heart disease is on the list but, at your age, only if you smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. ...Read more
I'm experiencing soreness and tightness in my lower throat,back of neck and upper chest. No cough and am breathing fine. Not reflux?
More info needed.: Does the throat soreness and tightness occur with swallowing. Does this and the upper chest tightness occur with exercise or stress. Are the symptoms continuous or intermittent. What is your age. Do the symptoms occur at night when you are laying down. Are they associated with eating, or with specific foods. How long has this been going on? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have acid reflux and anxiety, and I have been experiencing aching pains in chest and back, burning and tight feeling in chest and back, related to gerd?
Pain in chest that moves. Pressure in left side. Occasional heartburn. No nausea or sweating. Good heart and lungs.
Reflux: Your symptoms could be due to acid indigestion aka reflux disease. You can try taking an over-the-counter anti-acid (ask the pharmacist) for 4 weeks and see if symptoms go away. You should also cut out alcohol, chocolate, peppermint, citrus products, tomato products and high carbs during this time and monitor symptoms. If no improvement, see your PCP. ...Read more
Chest pain: This is potentially very serious. If you have any doubt that this not a routine digestive issue that you've already evaluated before, then you need to have this examined immediately. ...Read more
Having pain in my upper right abdomen, shortness of breath with heart palpitations, pain in my back and neck/shoulder area.
Hard to say exactly: But further evaluation with your pcp is warranted. ...Read more
Anxious feeling in chest all night, bubbles in stomach and chest, lower tummy cramps, ache inbetween shoulderblades. My Gerd bad. Can gerd cause this?
Yes: However if all of this is related to Gerd, then use of over-the-counter treatments for Gerd should relieve your symptoms. If not, please see your doctor. ...Read more