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I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

Discuss with doctor: How far along are you in your pregnancy? Abdomen can be shielded to minimize exposure to the fetus. It is not feasible to advise without knowing more about your health.

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

See below: Several things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See your doctor as soon as possible.

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What can be the causes for a bounding pulse and a recurrent shortness of breath along with constant chest pain.

Chest pain and dyspn: Shortness of breath (SOB) and chest pain with a bounding pulse (forceful palpitation) should get some further evaluation. Given your young age, it is likely benign, but should get an exam to evaluate. Constant chest pain is less likely to be heart related. Consider seeing a cardiologist or primary care physician for further evaluation. Severely worsened symptoms may warrant more urgent evaluation.

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What causes costochondritis because i have shortness of breath chest pain upper and middle back and sometimes my neck ?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is usually a localized inflammation of a joint between a rib and the sternum(breastbone) and causes pain and tenderness in that localized area. If you're having Sharp rib cage pain, worsened by a deep breath and radiating around the side to the back, a pinched nerve which runs between two ribs is suspected. In view of your shortness of breath, an exam is indicated.

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Can depression and anxiety cause intense chest pain or shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, they can cause a myriad of symptoms. Check with your pcp (md) do eliminate any cardiac problems however.

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Is it possible that anxiety cause chest pain, feeling nausea, shortness of breath and headaches?

Yes : Especially if you have something to be anxious about.! of you have fever or chills you could be sick. In the former find a good counselor to help you do you don't have these attacks and deal with their cause. Exercise and a healthy diet and enough sleep always help too!

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Can costochondritis cause shortness of breath, dizziness, back neck and chest pain? If so how does it feel?

Ike you said: Yes it can and it will feel exactly the way you described it . Take ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6 hours with meals as long as you are not allergic to it. Apply heat pad on the area. And avoid bras with hard wired . Not better see a doctor

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I have chest pain on right side which my gp said is from muscles. Can this cause pain while breathing and also shortness of breath?

I have chest pain on right side which my gp said is from muscles. Can this cause pain while breathing and also shortness of breath?

Yes: Every time you take a breath, you stretch the muscles holding the ribs and that causes pain. The pain will make you feel you have to stop breathing and that gives you the sense of sob.

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Could a little hiatus hernia cause prolonged chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, diarrea?Did a catheterism, all was ok but chest pain continues

It may: A hh may cause some chest pain as the small intestine pushes up and "herniates" through your diaphragm near the cardiac area, thus causing "heart burn" and chest discomfort. Anxiety associated with this can cause many of the other symptoms as well. Keep getting evaluated and treated, best wishes.

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What are possible causes of arm, chest pain numbness in hand as well as shortness of breath?

What are possible causes of arm, chest pain numbness in hand as well as shortness of breath?

Heart attack: If all the symptoms are on the left and sometimes even on the right, the heart attack would be the first to check for and rule out, also pulmonary emboli, musculoskeletal causes like costochondritis, but in any case if you have those symptoms you need to go to er asap as it can be life threatening.

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What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape

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What can cause, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, craving for weird things (ice, dirt), shortness of breath and chest pain?

What can cause, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, craving for weird things (ice, dirt), shortness of breath and chest pain?

Anemia: Please check your blood work up as it seems that you may have low blood count. Please see your pcp as soon as possible.

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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