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What Causes Pain In Chest
Needs clarification: We have to be certain it is muscle pain and not an underlying lung or cardiac or gastrointestinal problem. Muscle pain can be due to injury, lack of exercise or deconditioning. We see costochondritis which is more of a musculoskeletal than a systemic inflammatory illness. Exercising and conditioning can help. ...Read more
Many things: The pain you describe can actually be caused by problems from the surface of the skin down to structures inside the chest including the muscles, ligaments, stomach, lungs, spleen, and heart. if you have fleeting discomfort and no other symptoms, discuss these soon with you doctor. If these come mainly when you exert yourself, or with nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, seek medical help soon! ...Read more
Many things: Near the lower right side, are kidney, liver, gall bladder, duodenum, part of pancreas, large bowel as well as lower lung. For instance but not all inclusive, infection or trauma to kidney, liver; colitis distending large bowel; pancreatitis and gastritis; gall bladder disease, infection in lung, traumatic or inflammatory changes in bones. You should consult your physician for workup. ...Read more
Evaluation: You need evaluation for cardiac or lung problem. Ekg, chest x-ray, blood testing, possible stress testing may be indicated depending on the details of your history and examination by a medical practitioner. Unusual sensations in the chest or arms is cardiac until proven otherwise. Go get it checked out now. Office or emergency room, whichever is open. ...Read more
Pain: Left arm and chest pain are not always cardiac related. Within the spectrum of symptoms of cardiac ischemia lie the pains in left arm and chest. Many other things can also cause these symptoms. When the symptoms are associated with other complaints and findings, they are compatible with cardiac relation. ...Read more
Many things: Too many things to guess...You'd need to see a doctor. This could anything from a bruised rib or pulled muscle, to a kidney stone, gallbladder problem, or lung problem. More details may be helpful, but most pain in the chest (even chest wall) and abdomen should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more
Chest pain: Chest pain can be anything from a strained muscle to a problem with your lungs or your heart. If the pain is only mild or was brief and has completely gone then it is probably safe to see your GP. Call an ambulance if you have - breathlessness - nausea - sweating - severe pain - a history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or cholesterol, smoking ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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