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What are the causes of chest pain?

What are the causes of chest pain?

Many: There are numerous causes of chest pain including: trauma, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, pneumonia, pleurisy, shingles, muscle spasms, coughing, costochondritis- just to name a few. It's important to see your doctor or go the er if you develop chest pain. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in middle of chest?

A few to consider..: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc..Can cause chest pain..As well as lung and heart, and chest wall (costochrondiritis). There are certain characteristic symptoms each illness causea..Ie. Frequency/chronicity of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most likely have...Consult your doc... Best of luck.. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain? How is it treated?

What are the causes of chest pain?  How is it treated?

Caused by: Anything that lives inside the chest: heart, lungs, esophagus. Or it could be the chest wall itself or any of it's components like ribs, muscles or nerves. Treatment depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

What are the causes of chest pain in the left side of chest?

Multiple things: 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. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Hello Dr , what are the causes to Chest pain upper left side?

Hello Dr , what are the causes to Chest pain upper left side?

Long answer: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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What are the cause of chest pain in center of chest and what do I do for it?

What are the cause of chest pain in center of chest and what do I do for it?

Quite a few causes: Chestwall itself, esophagus/stomache, lungs, heart, pancreas, and even liver problems can cause chest pain. In the young, more likely chestwall itself or reflux is causing pain. As we get older heart disease becomes more common cause of concern. Since u gave only limitted info, it is diiffult to tell what you have. Please repost a more specific question or consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the cause of chest pain in a 14 year old?

Chest pain: In a healthy 14 year old, chest pain is usually not caused by hear problems. It is most likely due to inflammation in the breast bone (in the chest wall), often called costochondritis. You should still see your doctor to check out the pain, but you don't have to panic and become anxious about it. Take care, ...Read more

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What problem could cause lower chest pain on the right side?

What problem could cause lower chest pain on the right side?

Right lower chest pa: Here is the list:1.Rib cage. 2.Skin (herpes zoster) 3.Gall bladder.4.Irritable bowel. 5. Pneumonia. 6.Pleurisy. 7.Tumors. 8.Intercostal muscles.As you see, there are many possible reasons and in the clinical context one can make a better conclusion. ...Read more

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What could be causing the chest pain?

What could be causing the chest pain?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain ...Read more

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Help! what could be causing my chest pain ?

Help! what could be causing my chest pain ?

Many things...: Heart attack, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, pneumonia, pleurisy, cardiac arrhythmia, pericarditis, esophageal reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, angina, shingles, costochondritis, musculoskeletal injury, and other conditions. You should get this looked at immediately, especially if new-onset. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be causing my chest pain?

Consult MDor Go toER: Chest pain can be due to several reasons, these are some of the common causes of chest pain 1 chest wall pain, muscular, or costochondritis 2 esophageal reflux disease 3 cardiac, angina amd myocardial unsufficiency, aortic dissection;pericarditis 4 from lungs like pleurisy and pnemonia, pulmonary embolism consult your doctor or go to er asap. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could be causing my chest pain?

Cest Pain Cause?: More info is needed. Is it sharp or dul? Does it feel like pressure on the chest? Is there shortness of breath? How old are you? Do you have a fmily history of heart disease? The list goes on. Your family doctor can evaluate and fill you in on the many details. ...Read more

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I've been stabbing chest pain for about a month now, what could be causing my chest pain?

Muscular: The most likely cause is muscular pain or arthritis in your neck, back or shoulder but evaluation with a chest x-ray and stress test would be reassuring. ...Read more

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What could be causing post chest pain on left with coughing sneezing deep breath? Have had cough cold- 4wks no fever no purling drainage thbetter ws

What could be causing post chest pain on left with coughing  sneezing deep breath? Have had cough cold- 4wks no fever no purling drainage thbetter ws

Pleurisy: You have classic pleurisy symptoms. This is an infection which can be due to virus, bacteria or mycoplasma. If you've been coughing a lot, you could have a muscular component as well now. If your chest x-ray is clear, you will get better gradually. Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen and be patient. If you haven't had a chest xray, consult your doctor to see if it's necessary after you're examined. ...Read more

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Ive already been 2 the hospital for chest pain twice. Both times normal EKG chest xray. What could be causing my chest pain. It comes and goes. im 17?

Ive already been 2 the hospital for chest pain twice. Both times normal EKG chest xray. What could be causing my chest pain. It comes and goes. im 17?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for this and the best thing is to get a full workup by your doctor. Causes when EKG and CXR normal: drug use, anxiety, recent lung infection like pneumonia or bronchitis, smoking (anything), reflux disease, coronary vasospasm, subtle cardiac rhythm abnormality not caught on EKG, and others. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of chest pain?

Many: Many things can cause chest pain, including muscle strain, inflammation of cartilage, infection, blood clot in the lung and heart disease. A doctor will take a complete history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests to sort out the cause of chest pain. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of chest pain on the left side that comes and goes?

What could be the causes of chest pain on the left side that comes and goes?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

See your doctor: 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. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What can cause constant chest pain?

What can cause constant chest pain?

Constant chest pain: well a knife in the chest for one thing, on the other hand there are lots of things which could do this from lung/pleural problems inside, through chest wall inflammation like costochondritis, thru esophageal problems.....lots of potential considerations, need to see a Doc to work through them.... ...Read more

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What is cause of chest pain in child?

What is cause of chest pain in child?

Many: Chest pain most commonly is musculoskeletal in children (it comes from the muscles and bones of the chest). It can also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), pleurisy (pain from the lining of the lungs, usually from infection), or, less commonly, from the heart of large blood vessels. If the pain involves fever, weakness, or difficulty breathing, medical help should be obtained. ...Read more

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