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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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I am a 34 year old female with a tightness in my chest should I go get it checked out?

I am a 34 year old female with a tightness in my chest should I go get it checked out?

Yes: The tightness in the chest is a symptom should not be ignored. It is more so in females. Beside heart there are many other causes related to this symptom, which may includes chest wall it self, breast, lungs and heart it self. There reports of having heart attack in women in age group 3os. There are lots of other factors like family hx and cholesterol level etc. It is always a good idea to get it. ...Read more

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A lot of tightness in my chest for the past few days. No other symptoms though. What could it be?

A lot of tightness in my chest for the past few days. No other symptoms though.  What could it be?

Could be: Coming from any of the organs in the chest: heart, lungs, esophagus. Make sure this is not a heart attack, even at your age. Other common possibilities are gerd, lung infection, shingles. But see a doctor to exclude heart attack. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my chest and can't breath. What is it?

I have tightness in my chest and can't breath. What is it?

See a doctor: Chest tightness and shortness of breath are concerning for coronary artery disease (blocked arteries of the heart) among other things, i would recommend seeing your physician for an evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my chest when I breath out I'm only 19?

I have tightness in my chest when I breath out I'm only 19?

Asthma: Can make it harder when you breathe out. It involves inflammation of the airways which can expand to accommodate breathing in but will tighten down when breathing out requiring a longer time to expel air than to breathe it in. Have your doctor check you for asthma. If this is a new problem, you might have pneumonia, bacterial or viral. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain and tightness in my chest when lying down.?

I have sharp pain and tightness in my chest when lying down.?

Not normal: This needs to be evaluated right away. Causes are numerous including the heart and lungs. Do not wait. The risk of a serious cause is great even if it ultimately turns out to be a minor problem. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more