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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde Dr. Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
24 years in practice
Karnatak University Dharwad, B. L. D. E. Association's Medical College
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For a few month I've been I'm waking up with chest pain. But today I can't be on either side and close my arms together and the pain is persistent.

For a few month I've been I'm waking up with chest pain. But today I can't be on either side and close my arms together and the pain is persistent.

Chest pain: There are several causes for chest pain. These include muscle aches, arthritis, asthma, heart attack, pneumothorax ; acid reflux among others. Without more information and examination, it is hard to identify the cause.

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Dr. Nisha Manek Dr. Manek
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
years in practice
University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine
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Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.

Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Been waking up with chest pain and sob that subsides in a few hours. Sometimes my heart beats very fast n a painful pulling sensation in diaphragm. Y?

Been waking up with chest pain and sob that subsides in a few hours. Sometimes my heart beats very fast n a painful pulling sensation in diaphragm. Y?

Depends: Abdominal and chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. If severe perhaps an evaluation at the emergency room will provide the best answers. Good luck

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Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have pickwickian syndrome & sleep apnea. Feeling sick. Headaches when waking up. Chest pain. Dry throat. Use oxygen at night. Should I see a dr?

I have pickwickian syndrome & sleep apnea. Feeling sick. Headaches when waking up. Chest pain. Dry throat. Use oxygen at night. Should I see a dr?

Yes: Do you use CPAP or BiPAP? If not then you probably need to be checked for that. If you're already using it, the pressure may need to be adjusted. See your sleep doctor ASAP.

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Dr. Phillip Goebel Dr. Goebel
Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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ALL NIGHT I KEPT WAKING UP WITH A SHARP PAIN IN MY CHEST BELOW MY LEFT NIPPLE AND STILL GOT IT WHEN I BREATH IN DEAPLY?

ALL NIGHT I KEPT WAKING UP WITH A SHARP PAIN IN MY CHEST BELOW MY LEFT NIPPLE AND STILL GOT IT WHEN I BREATH IN DEAPLY?

Time to get seen: Pain with breathing is usually associated with a lung problem like pneumonia, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), or viral infections. You should get checked out by a physician today.

Dr. Joseph Shen Dr. Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
27 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Upper right chest pain after waking up evrymrng. Is this due to bad mattress?

Possibly...: Or bad pillows... Try sleeping on your left side...

Dr. Joseph Shen Dr. Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
27 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Center chest pain occurs every mrng aftr waking up I know this is not any cardio prob. Coz I m just 20. Is this sternum? If yes, then what should I do

Center chest pain occurs every mrng aftr waking up I know this is not any cardio prob. Coz I m just 20. Is this sternum? If yes, then what should I do

GERD?: This could be gastric esophageal reflux disease, or gerd. But, 20 year olds can develop heart diseases... 5, 000 young people 17-21 die annually from heart attacks in the United States!

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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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I have a chest pain in ight side. It happens after waking up from sleep, long term sitting back. After some movements it gets off. I do smoke.

I have a chest pain in ight side. It happens after waking up from sleep, long term sitting back. After some movements it gets off. I do smoke.

As above: Although it sounds like muscle spasm, to be careful when it comes to chest pain I prefer that u see u physician for evaluation and work up.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent! Burning chest pain when breathin all day no relief started after waking up nonstop no sob cause? History: hbp palps angina tachy minimal

Urgent: If you are that distressed, go to the doctor. If you have already done so and haven't asked what is going on, do so. There are many possibilities and out on the web an answer isn't likely to be forthcoming.

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Rapid pulse and chest pain upon waking lasted 5-10 min. I have had this in past with clean holtor. I have pots. Is this something to worry or anxiety?

Rapid pulse and chest pain upon waking lasted 5-10 min. I have had this in past with clean holtor. I have pots. Is this something to worry or anxiety?

Likely due to POTS.: If you have had a clear holter, then I suspect this is due to your pots. It does not sound like a panic attack, and generalized anxiety is nagging long-term anxiety. It is not in a social setting, so it is not social anxiety, and you don't mention trauma, so unlikely to be ptsd. It is not an obsession or compulsion, so it sounds like pots with worry due to the pots symptoms. Talk to your pots doc.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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29 m, chest pain only when turning head to the left. Started after waking. Had a good checkup and ekg. Where should my wife massage to give me relief?

Muscle spasm: If she works her fingers into the neck and shoulder muscles, she should be able to feel the area (s) that are tight. Working the fingers in a circular motion over the areas tight should help loosen things up.

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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My 5 yr old son had epilepsie at the age of 2 he's been seizure free lately he's been waking at night complaining of chest pain and shaking need help?

My 5 yr old son had epilepsie at the age of 2 he's been seizure free lately he's been waking at night complaining of chest pain and shaking need help?

Evaluation: Your son should be reevaluated for seizures by a neurologist and also a cardiologist to see if there is a correalation between his chest pain and seizures.

Dr. Joseph Accurso Dr. Accurso
Radiology
25 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis?

Yes, but: These symptoms could also be more serious. These symptoms could be due to clot in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary embolism) or abnormal blood flow to the heart. The additional patient information listed with your question implies recent workup with d-dimer, ECG and chest xr, so maybe you have already been seen. If you have not yet, please see your doctor or go to the emergency department.

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Dr. David Mulligan Dr. Mulligan
Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Help. I have been waking up with shortness of breath, a racing heart, chest pain, and head pressure. What does that mean? And, what should I do?

Help. I have been waking up with shortness of breath, a racing heart, chest pain, and head pressure. What does that mean? And, what should I do?

SOB and fast heart: Your symptoms sound scary and should definitely be checked by a doctor but it may be nothing more than getting too much caffeine in your system, especially at your age.

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Cough, sneezing, chest pain, nauseated, headache, dizziness, 96 temp, 77 heartrate, extremely tired, cold sweats waking up. All for more than a week.

Cough, sneezing, chest pain, nauseated, headache, dizziness, 96 temp, 77 heartrate, extremely tired, cold sweats waking up. All for more than a week.

Viral illness?: Sounds like it could be a viral illness. If you're concerned, see your primary care provider soon for a more complete evaluation. Use your best judgment as to whether or not you can wait until next week. Viral illnesses tend to run their course in 7-14 days. Hope this helps!

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Ekg was clear: heart palps waking me, can't sleep, chest pain, SOB, general fatigue and aches, sense of impending doom. Whatbis the next step to take?

Ekg was clear: heart palps waking me, can't sleep, chest pain, SOB, general fatigue and aches, sense of impending doom. Whatbis the next step to take?

Next: Broaden view.: EKG only shows heart electrical activity, not causes. Yes the changes in heart rate & strength of beat may be involved in your waking up with symptoms, yet neither are CAUSES, only symptoms/results of internal autonomic activity which split-second regulate heart/body functions 24/7. Autonomic activity=mind/brain control extending into body. Fears/Terrors in dreams (amnesia on awakening)=cause.

Dr. Dilawar Singh Dr. Singh
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Been waking with blueish lips. Yesterday had skipped Heart B & mild aching on/off chest pain. My pulse lately in 40s on waking, should I ask for ecg?

Been waking with blueish lips. Yesterday had skipped Heart B & mild aching on/off chest pain. My pulse lately in 40s on waking, should I ask for ecg?

See doctor ASAP: Bluish lip warrants review with your Doctor and probably review with a cardiologist too to rule out cyanotic heart disease. Please don't ignore this.

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Dr. Nishant Kalra Dr. Kalra
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
15 years in practice
Ranchi University, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College
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Could an eloctrolyte inbalance (potassium is high and others are borderline) be causing chest pain, headache, +waking at night because of pounding ❤️?

Could an eloctrolyte inbalance (potassium is high and others are borderline) be causing chest pain, headache, +waking at night because of pounding ❤️?

May be: High potassium could be dangerous and can cause arrhythmia's. To begin with it can cause some extra beats or palpitations. Rarely it causes chest pain. Extra peat or palpitations could sometime be misinterpreted as chest pain. But you should go to pcp, get your electrolytes checked and evaluated for chest pain.

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