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I was in a car accident early Sat a.m. went to ER chest X-ray was clear. Airbags deployed. My upper rt leg muscle is now throbbing. Is this a clot?

I was in a car accident early Sat a.m. went to ER chest X-ray was clear. Airbags deployed. My upper rt leg muscle is now throbbing. Is this a clot?

Most likely you had: A contusion (blunt trauma related injury) to your R leg, perhaps causing a small hematoma (blood bruise) in your deep muscle. These typically cause the most pain and swelling. However a venous clot certainly cannot be completely excluded especially if you have risk factors for blood clots (e.g. smoking, recent surgery or long distance travel, cancer, etc.). If it continues to hurt a lot, see MD ...Read more

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I am 21 I'd ben feeling sick haveing pressure in top of my chest an went ER EKG chest x Ray normal burning in stomac burp sour stuff pain in left arm?

Reflux: Sounds very much like you may have gastro-esophageal reflux. a simple way to check it out is to try some Tums (calcium carbonate) or antacid (otc). if the symptoms get better than you have your answer and can see your doctor for more definitive management. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went to ER for chest pains turns out my gallbladder was inflamed they said call a surgeon & get it removed does it have to be removed?

Went to ER for chest pains turns out my gallbladder was inflamed they said call a surgeon & get it removed does it have to be removed?

Need more info: What are your symptoms? What did the tests show?
Usually once the gallbladder becomes symptomatic it acts up more frequently and more severely. Talk to a surgeon to get your questions answered properly. ...Read more

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I went to ER with chest pain and they tested all my hearth enzymes my d dimer was slightly elevated like 1.5. Or something the did a CT and it usuals?

I went to ER with chest pain and they tested all my hearth enzymes my d dimer was slightly elevated like 1.5. Or something the did a CT and it usuals?

Please clarify,,: It would be informative to know what your heart enzymes showed, as that can help pinpoint the cause of your chest pain. Your d-diner test would be used to rule out pulmonary embolism or some other clotting related disorder. It is high and that likely means that there is evidence that a thrombus is there or had occurred. It would be wise to check with your doctor and find out your results. ...Read more

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Went to ER with chest pain&vomiting. CBC was done (said it was abnormal but didn't expand), but no ekg. Sent home still in pain. Possible heartattack?

Went to ER with chest pain&vomiting. CBC was done (said it was abnormal but didn't expand), but no ekg. Sent home still in pain. Possible heartattack?

Back to ER: You should call your own doctor now or go back to the ER. You need an explanation of what is wrong and what is abnormal on your CBC. It also sounds like you should have a Chest Xray and possibly EKG. ...Read more

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A couple days ago I went to the ER (chest tightness) and everything came back normal, EKG etc. Today I went back and I have inverted t waves. Blood ok?

A couple days ago I went to the ER (chest tightness) and everything came back normal, EKG etc. Today I went back and I have inverted t waves. Blood ok?

EKG changes: Hmm. If your 2 EKGs are different there could be multiple explanations. A different physical position Sitting/reclining/laying flat will all change an EKG. Lead position is also important. On the other hand, an EKG is often insensitive to cardiac damage (misses maybe 15-20% of small MIs). I think you should see a cardiologist to be sure. If you get any more chest symptoms go to ER now. ...Read more

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Went to ER with chest pain, tests done (ekg, chest xray, blood) all normal, said I have costochonditris, I still feel pain and just ill and weak?

Went to ER with chest pain, tests done (ekg, chest xray, blood) all normal, said I have costochonditris, I still feel pain and just ill and weak?

Not unusual: Costochondritis usually results in generalized chest wall inflammation. There is likely to be associated fatigue and lassitude as might be the case with any activation of the immune system. It typically improves with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs ...Read more

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Went to ER had chest pain EKG was ischemic from one 2 years ago eco was fine no heart attack no damage need to see a cardio I am freaked out m 41?

Went to ER had chest pain EKG was ischemic from one 2 years ago eco was fine no heart attack no damage need to see a cardio I am freaked out m 41?

Ischemia: Cardiac ischemia usually suggests coronary artery blockages. An echocardiogram does not detect coronary artery problems but can detect heart muscle damage, weakness or enlargement. An echocardiogram can be perfectly normal even when there is significant coronary artery disease. I recommend that you consult a cardiologist for further diagnosis, stress testing and advice. ...Read more

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Chest pains under left boob, middle and top also, went to er, did chest xray ecg. Everything norm. Said imfl. Of chest. 25yo. Still possible for cm, hf?

Musculoskeletal: You may have muscular or sleletal problems like costochondritis. These are benign causes and otc meds like Ibuprofen and heating pads work. Not likely to be cmp or hf. ...Read more

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Had sob with elevated bp. Went to ER, had chest x ray, d dimer, CBC, urine check, glucose test. All normal. How sure can I be all was indeed well?

Had sob with elevated bp. Went to ER, had chest x ray, d dimer, CBC, urine check, glucose test. All normal. How sure can I be all was indeed well?

Some thing minor: If you go to your family doctor, who knows your medical condition, ER doctor do not know you, has to do all the tests to make sure not to miss a serious problem, compelling reason to see your family doctor on regularly. Now it tim to visit and take care of your BP ...Read more

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32yo girl, no history of cad, total cholest is 242. Hdl is 65. Went to ER w/chest pains. Ekg, blood tests, d-dimer were all ok. Is that conclusive?

For what?: You probably did not have a heart attack, however given your cholesterol level, you are at higher risk, though your high HDL level provides some protection.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My mom went to ER with chest pain& jaw the med assistent said EKG dosent look so good but then dr said she's nothaving a heart attack. Pain wen away!?

My mom went to ER with chest pain& jaw the med assistent said EKG dosent look so good but then dr said she's nothaving a heart attack. Pain wen away!?

I do not know what: Tell you. The emt staff was right to take your mom symptoms seriously. If the doctor said that everything is ok, he must have a very good reason. Er docs are well trained and sees this kind of problem everyday. They take this kind of condition very seriously. This much I can tell you. However, about the specific situation, it would be better if you directly communicate with the doctor. ...Read more

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Went to ER 4 chest pain since yesterday said EKG was normal didn't do bloodwork gave Zantac (ranitidine) for heartburn chest still hurting heart skipping 5 wk preg?

Chest pain/pregnant: It is common in late pregnancy for the pregnant uterus to "push up" the intestines and stomach and cause "indigestion" However, at 6 weeks that is usually not the case, so I hope you have made a non E.R. appointment with an OB-GYN MD to get started with care for this pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety. Recently went to ER w/chest pains. Lab work, XRay, and nuclear stress test all came back normal. Still have heart palpitations. Why?

I have health anxiety. Recently went to ER w/chest pains. Lab work, XRay, and nuclear stress test all came back normal. Still have heart palpitations. Why?

Sounds like you have: An anxiety disorder. Please see your doc for a check up and then a mental health professional who can help you deal w/this. Anxiety can express itself in many ways. Irrational health fears are but one. Peace and good health. Clinical hypnosis can be useful. See www. Asch. Net for referrals. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. ...Read more

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Went to ER for chest pain. Ddimer was elevated. CT of chest ruled out blood clot. Didn't scan legs. What causes elevated d dimer if no clot?

Several things: Significant positive predictors of D-dimer positive included female sex; over age; black race; cocaine use; general, limb, or neurologic immobility; hemoptysis; hemodialysis; active malignancy; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus; sickle cell disease; prior venous thromboembolism pregnancy and postpartum state. CT angiography accurate for detecting pulm. Embolism. ...Read more

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Went to ER for chest/arm pain. D dimer was 0.55 but why didn't they scan my swollen arm for a blood clot all they did was a chest CT?

Went to ER for chest/arm pain. D dimer was 0.55 but why didn't they scan my swollen arm for a blood clot all they did was a chest CT?

Arm DVT: If there is swelling of the arm, a Duplex vein scan should be done. D-Dimer is borderline positive. I would request a scan to be done. ...Read more

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Went to ER w/ chest pain, sinus pressure, lower back pain and total body weakness. This is my last day of zpack and prednisone and I don't feel better?

Went to ER w/ chest pain, sinus pressure, lower back pain and total body weakness. This is my last day of zpack and prednisone and I don't feel better?

Viral: This might be then a viral infection and hence antibiotics will not help. Rest, hydrate and try a sinus rinse kit which you can buy over the counter such as Neil Sinus Rinse, or net pot. ...Read more

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What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.

Chest wall spasm: First it means you should always ask the Doctor to explain what they are telling you and make sure you understand. Second, they told you there was muscle spasm in the chest wall and your pain was not heart related. ...Read more

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Went to ER for left chest pain that goes into my shoulder and back, I am 8 weeks pregnant. They did a d-dimer and it came back. 54possibilties of pe?

Went to ER for left chest pain that goes into my shoulder and back, I am 8 weeks pregnant. They did a d-dimer and it came back. 54possibilties of pe?

WHAT DID THEY SAY?: HARD TO TELL BY THE NUMBERS, DIFFERENT LABS, DIFFERENT RANGES. IT WOULD HELPFUL TO HAVE A IMAGING STUDY, V/Q SCAN. D-DIMER IT IT NOT VERY HELPFUL. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of chest pain, right side. Went to ER, heart good, chest X-ray neg. In a lot of pAin at night. Esp laying down. ER not sure what's wrong?

Sudden onset of chest pain, right side. Went to ER, heart good, chest X-ray neg. In a lot of pAin at night. Esp laying down. ER not sure what's wrong?

Mgt/workup: I would suggest a further workup by your PCP to include ruling out reflux and other GI disorders. Sometimes the problem is actually GI and not pulmonary/cardiac related. ...Read more

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Went to ER with chestpain & chest heat flashes 6mnths that come &go. X-ray EKG normal dr said it isn't heart. He said maybe nerves on chest or anxiety?

Went to ER with chestpain & chest heat flashes 6mnths that come &go. X-ray EKG normal dr said it isn't heart. He said maybe nerves on chest or anxiety?

Panic Attack: Sometimes panic attacks can feel like heart attacks. The symptoms are real, but originate from the nervous system, rather than the heart. ...Read more

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Went to ER today for chest pains after running, was a panic attack. Some liver counts where high though. AST=75 and ALT=82. Should I be worried?

You in condition?: If your doctor has cleared you for that type of physical exertion then, "NO" your LFT's being a bit elevated is of no consequence. Those numbers are always changing like blood pressure. They go up and down depending on a lot of things....I wouldn't worry about it. Have your panic attacks looked at though as those may be more debilitating than anything else for you right now. ...Read more

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Went to the ER with chest pain heart attack ruled out but high ck level of 2500 no meds to cause this but had hip surgery 3 months ago any ideas?

Went to the ER with chest pain heart attack ruled out but high ck level of 2500 no meds to cause this but had hip surgery 3 months ago any ideas?

Many possibilities: Thepossibilities the differential diagnosis of elevated CPK is relatively narrow: muscle injury of any kind or one of the macro-ck syndromes. First I would recommend a muscle aldolase test, if abnormal something is causing ongoing muscle injury -drugs, autoimmune myositis, etc if normal, than I would do a CPK electrophoresis to determine if macro ck is present. ...Read more

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