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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


Dr. Eric Toloza
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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing full deep breaths?

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing full deep breaths?

See your MD: Should see your md and get ECG and chest x-ray at least ... ...Read more

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Dr. Amrit Singh
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Chest tightness and feel the need to take a deep breath. Doesn't happen all time, but happens at rest. Doesn't happen when working out. ?

Dr. Amrit Singh
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Chest tightness and feel the need to take a deep breath. Doesn't happen all time, but  happens at rest. Doesn't happen when working out. ?

Biofeedback: ANXIETY Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
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I had intestinal infection 2 weeks ago, i took cefix,duspatalin,metrodinazole, now im having back pain and chest tightness when deep breath, any cause?

Dr. John cuong Doan
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I had intestinal infection 2 weeks ago, i took cefix,duspatalin,metrodinazole, now im having back pain and chest tightness when deep breath, any cause?

Need to rule out: clot of lung, especially from embolus (clot broken off from another location traveling to the lung). Septic clots could also do the same thing. Intestinal infection should be better by now. ...Read more

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Dr. Kyon Hood
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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Dr. Kyon Hood
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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?

Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Assad
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Had a sharp pain n tightness in chest it went up 2 my shoulder made me throw up. Shortness of breath.now my chest hurts wen I try 2 take a deep breath?

Dr. Christian Assad
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Had a sharp pain n tightness in chest it went up 2 my shoulder made me throw up. Shortness of breath.now my chest hurts wen I try 2 take a deep breath?

SOB: You are a young female. What you are describing is something described as pleurtic chest pain. This being cardiac in origin would be unlikely. The shortness of breath can be secondary to 1) Pulmonary Embolism 2) Small spontaneous pneumothorax 3) Musculoskeletal chest pain 4) If you are truly SOB would recommend to seek medical help. A chest Xray could help rule out #2 and a ddimer #1 then NSAID ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Kashkin
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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Dr. Jay Kashkin
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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Very much so: I can tell you from both a professional and personal standpoint that acid reflux can be and is responsible for chest tightness, a sensation that a satisfying breath cannot be taken and is a very under diagnosed cause of cough and even sinus disease. It is very commonly mistaken for a heart attack or asthma and can significantly interfere with sleep and voice quality if acid hits vocal cords. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths , back/body pain, extreme fatig?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
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3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths , back/body pain, extreme fatig?

Not sure?: I'm not sure what the question is. Did your MD give you medication and have you finished it? Did you get better and then get worse again? It is common for the cough and fatigue to linger after the bronchitis has resolved. If you are having all new symptoms then you should be re-checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
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What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?

Dr. Wesley Marquart
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What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?

Suggests a mass: These symptoms are concerning. You may have a thyroid or other neck mass. Please get evaluated by a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Why am i still having trouble breathing about 2 hours after my run? The run felt pretty good. Chest is tight and having a hard time taking deep breath

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Why am i still having trouble breathing about 2 hours after my run? The run felt pretty good. Chest is tight and having a hard time taking deep breath

Exercise asthma?: See your doctor and describe what happens. Exercise asthma is not uncommon and the air quality can matter. It is usually easy to treat and doesn't mean you'll be chronically ill. Only that you may have to modify your athletic/exercise routine. Good luck. ...Read more

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