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Feeling tightness in throat and chest?

Feeling tightness in throat and chest?

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 more

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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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Tightness in chest?

Tightness in chest?

Go to the ER now: Tightness in the chest can have many causes, the most significant being a heart attack or angina. This can be an emergency and should thus be immediately evaluated in the emergency department. ...Read more

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Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing ..chest feels tight?

Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing ..chest feels tight?

You've probably got: a virus. Gargle w/cool salt water for sore throat, lozenges,delsym OTC for cough, advil (ibuprofen) for pain inchest and ears,maybe an inhaler if you are wheezing. If not better 1 week,see your Dr.. ...Read more

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Fluttering in throat and chest related to indigestion?

Fluttering in throat and chest related to indigestion?

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

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Sensation in upper throat and burp?

Sensation in upper throat and burp?

Possible GERD: you may possible have acid reflux. Please consult your physician for further evaluation and treatment. You can try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec, if not allergic to these medications. ...Read more

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Itching in deep throat shortness of breath and cough?

Itching in deep throat  shortness of breath and cough?

Cannot accurately: Answer....Please see your physician for further evaluation and potential treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling tightness in chest and popping sensation cause?

Feeling tightness in chest and popping sensation cause?

Chest tightness: At your young age chest tightness is most likely due to anxiety and tension but more information is needed to exclude rib cage inflammation or strain, pleurisy,esophageal spasm,etc. Your physician can evaluate you and advise you best. ...Read more

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Chest tight when breathing in mild cough?

Chest tight when breathing in mild cough?

Tight chest: You may have asthma. See an allergist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

I have a mild sore throat chest and neck pain when coughing drainage clearing throat tender chest shallow breathing. Diagnosis?

Bronchitis Symptoms: Probably bronchitis. Many are viral and will resolve in 7-10 days. If cough becomes productive or fever above 100, i recommend a visit to your doctor to evaluate for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?

Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?

Cough: A cough can be one of the most perplexing and elusive of symptoms to pin down. From what you have said an allergy, bronchitis, sinusitis, medication effect, chemical exposure, asthma, reflux, among others may be possible. You will need to see a doctor with some skill in the area of cough and be willing to possibly devote some time to getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Do allergies cause tightness in throat and chest?

Do allergies cause tightness in throat and chest?

Yes: Allergy, usually to food, can cause the throat to swell up and occasionally trigger asthma as well. ...Read more

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Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Can i hiatal hernia give you sternum tightness left chest tightness and shortness of breath?

Yes, especially: If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. But your symptoms could be caused by something else, like heart disease. So it is best to see a doctor for correct diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

Could post nasal drip cause tightness in chest and shortness of breath?

If infected: Infection post drainage/ allergic rhinitis worsening can cause above symptoms/ would check with pcp for treatment if not better. ...Read more

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Feeling disonfort in the chest choking in the throat?

Feeling disonfort in the chest choking in the throat?

Complicated: It is hard to figure out what is wrong without more information and an exam. It could be a heart problem or the pain could be from esophageal spasm. It's best to see someone in person to get a diagnosis. ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more