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Upper chest pain left side and back. Short of breath walking and layin. Been to ER many times as well as GP. No one seems concerned what could it be?

Upper chest pain left side and back. Short of breath walking and layin. Been to ER many times as well as GP. No one seems concerned what could it be?

Consultation advised: Your symptoms may be due to various causes. Apparently nothing serious was seen on your trips to the ER. For more helpful advice you may want to consider a Virtual Consultation at Health Tap.
This can be done by live video or voice or by an InBox Text consultation. For your problem a live text consultation not advised. For InBox best to be available to respond to Dr's questions. Upload full Hx ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Why do I have right upper chest pain when I eat sweets?

Why do I have right upper chest pain when I eat sweets?

Not sure: I am not sure why you have right upper chest pain with sweets. However, gall bladder pain can sometimes present as right shoulder pain. You should talk to your doctor or primary care giver. A detailed history, physical exam, and prudent test should give you a better idea. ...Read more

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Rigth upper chest pain?

Rigth upper chest pain?

Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes right side upper chest pain?

What causes right side upper chest pain?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does constricting chest pain to the upper chest mean?

What does constricting chest pain to the upper chest mean?

Heart problem?: Could be angina. .. Need to consult with your md to get your heart check. .. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a chest pain? Right in the middle of my upper chest...its lasted for about 5 days now. Help!!!

What are the possible causes of a chest pain? Right in the middle of my upper chest...its lasted for about 5 days now. Help!!!

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a flash of chest pain across my upper chest (going from right side to left side) that has been happening daily. What could this mean?

Causes of chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain that range from muscular or skeletal (costochondritis) to esophageal spasm or gastoesophageal reflu (gerd). More serious issues like angina are also possible causes of pain. Your doctor should be notified to get to the bottom of the problem and speed your road to recovery. ...Read more

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I woke up with upper chest pain the past two days. It does not hurt when I am in a neutral position but if I push my shoulders either back of foreword?

I woke up with upper chest pain the past two days. It does not hurt when I am in a neutral position but if I push my shoulders either back of foreword?

Musculoskeletal: You pain sounds musculoskeletal. There are joints, bones, and muscles in the chest and they all move when you move your chest. If any one of those is injured or inflamed, it will hurt. It is unusual that musculoskeletal chest pain is of a serious nature and with time, it will improve. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat I get upper chest pain. I do have a small hernia...Is that causing the chest pain.

Unlikely: Large hiatal hernias would be likely to cause this. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Small hiatal hernias are usually not of much consequence, but could get larger over the years. Also, spasm of the esophagus could cause the pain. This is diagnosed with manometry where a small tube goes through the nose and into the stomach. ...Read more

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What are causes of upper chest pain on the right side for a 20 y/o man? Hurts to press against it, not on its own. No lump.

Chest pain: You stated that the you have the right side of the upper chest pain to pressure. Your age is 20 years correct?

Have you had any other diseases in the past? Have you had trauma in the past? Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident in the past? Days, months, years?

Is the pain against the chest wall, in the axilla, radiating towards the front, or towards the back. Do you have pain when you br ...Read more

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My husband. Has upper chest pain Where his strum is it is hard for him to take a deep Breath what could this be He has no cold he's not short of br?

My husband. Has upper chest pain Where his strum is it is hard for him to take a deep Breath what could this be He has no cold he's not short of br?

See physician: It is advised to seek urgent medical evaluation for his symptoms. Any patient with recent onset of chest pain who may be potentially unstable based upon history, family history, appearance, or vital signs, should be immediately evaluated in an emergency department. You need to be evaluated by your physician to eliminate life-threatening causes and be assessed for other causes. ...Read more

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I have upper chest pain and sholder my doctor thinks is muskesceletos all caardio BP on 140 / 89 or les i, m on metoprpolo it helps my pain why?

Of concern.: If you are experiencing chest pain which improves with a beta blocker (metoprolol), there is a suggestion that the pain might be due to coronary artery disease. To determine whether this is the case, you deserve to have a careful evaluation by a cardiologist. In addition, an ideal BP is 125/80 or less. ...Read more

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Right neck and upper chest pain from lungs, why?

Right neck and upper chest pain from lungs, why?

Possible: There is no easy answer because several things can cause chest pain. The organs in the chest are very close to one another and share the same nerve connections that carry pain stimuli. ...Read more

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Please suggest what I can take for upper chest pain back and neck pain?

Depends on the cause: Have you tried ibuprofen? (600 mg every 4-6 hours with food). ...Read more

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Causes of nerve like chest pain, stinging, in left upper chest extending to abdomen, brief but several episodes over last few days. I have mr & tr.?

Vague symptoms: Suggest to see your doctor for a full work up. Cannot guess what it could be based on your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having upper chest pain that's gets worse when moving or sitting up straight. Feel a pressure then pain when moving the area more on the rigt side?

I'm having upper chest pain that's gets worse when moving or sitting up straight. Feel a pressure then pain when moving the area more on the rigt side?

This is likely: musculoskeletal pain, meaning that it originates from the muscles or connecting tissues in the chest wall, ribs and sternum (breast bone). There may be some inflammation in these tissues, or even in the lung lining (pleuritis). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories work well for this and I would advise full dose ibuprofen or naproxen. Icing may help. Avoid re-injury...lifting, carrying heavy objects. ...Read more

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What is cause of rightside upper chest pain. Seems to go up to big bone surrounding neck. I had 2 stents put in. A week ago I have 5 stents on lad?

TheStentWentThataWay: Well, young lady, thanks for the heads-up. If I could, I'd ask you a few questions like what the pain is like and what you do to bring it on etc etc but with your particular story and with studies that indicate that right-sided chest pain is actually more specific for heart-induced pain in the chest I would kindly suggest you pick yourself up from the computer and call your doctor--NOW-- ...Read more

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Upper chest pain on and off again headachs sometimes nbess in my arms?

Upper chest pain on and off again headachs sometimes nbess in my arms?

See MD: Would recommend seeing your md and getting your heart checked out. If heart ok, have them check your aortic arch to rule out an aortic dissection. ...Read more

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I've been having upper chest pain and some tightness but no pains in my arms?

Exam: Without ekg and detailed exam impossible to diagnose. You need to see a doctor to rule out cardiac ischemia. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I have intermittent upper chest pain like burning inside it has increase in these last month and now my mouth gets dry what can it be?

GERD: Your symptoms sound likely to be from gastroesophageal reflux disease. Otc drugs like ranitidine or Omeprazole are excellent ways to treat it. Of course, if it's not improving, you should seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this be a left chest pain gets worse when im breathing and feels like its radiating in from under my breast to the center and upper chest?

Fever?: If you've been ill, I I would think about pleurisy. If your pain is worse lying down and relieved sitting up, I would consider pericarditis. If you have fever, you should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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