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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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I have chest pain on left side while exercising and lately chest pain on same side and weakness in left arm while resting what could cause this?

I have chest pain on left side while exercising and lately chest pain on same side and  weakness in left arm while resting what could cause this?

Get it checked out: Intermittent chest pain while working out in a 19 yr old is unlikely to be a heart attack. However other heart issues could be of concern. Having left sided weakness raises a flag as well. You need to get this checked out asap! ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting chest pain on left side of chest (near armpit)?

What could cause sharp shooting chest pain on left side of chest (near armpit)?

Chest Pain: Several things. It could be a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, but any pain near the left side of the chest in a mail your age should be checked out. I would recommend going to an ER or Urgent Care, especially if are having an episode. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

What can cause chronic left arm and chest pain in  an otherwise healthy 20year old? Pain happens few times a week and lasts hours at a time. Sharp.

Just because you are: only 20 doesn't mean you can't have heart related issues. It is unlikely at your age, but you should still be checked out. If you are using illegal drugs, specifically cocaine, it makes that much more likely, as the drug itself can cause coronary artery spasm without any prior heart disease. It's also fairly likely that it is just costochondritis, or other injury, but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up today with chest pain on my left side and to my left shoulder down my arm. It's not too painful but is enough to be discomforting?

I woke up today with chest pain on my left side and to my left shoulder down my arm. It's not too painful but is enough to be discomforting?

Chest wall pain: The number one cause of chest pain is not cardiac but chest wall pain. Although a heart attack may come at an early age that would be very rare. There are many risk factors involved such as high blood pressure, immediate family history, smoking and many others. Symptoms could include sweating, nausea, and shortness of breath. Rest your arm, take an nsaid with food. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain on the right side underneath the arm? Hurts to bend over that direction, and a little when taking deep breaths. Pain rate is 6.

What causes chest pain on the right side underneath the arm? Hurts to bend over that direction, and a little when taking deep breaths. Pain rate is 6.

Ribcage: This sounds like it is coming from the muscles and or bones of your ribcage. It may also be inflammation of the lining of your lung (pleurisy). Seeyour doc to get it checked out.. ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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Can chest pain on your left side and left arm be a concern to go to the ER?

Safer: Typical chest pain would be pain that is worse with exertion and improved/relieved with nitroglycerin. Sometimes it may not be as clear-cut as that. There are many factors to consider including age, presence of diabetes, hypertension, smoking, early family history of cardiac disease, high cholesterol. A thorough history regarding your symptoms is suggested, whether it be in ER or urgent care. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm with no chest pain...had antral gastritis.wat is d cause of dis.

Where?: It could be from tour neck, chest or a dozen place in the upper limb. Please be specific. Where and when and how. Over use? Normal use? only pain-no weakness or numbness, Could be any of two dozen things. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain , hurts when pressed and sometimes I get a sudden stabbing no pain only lasts a few seconds no pain in middle of chest or arms ?

In general: Sharp or stabbing pains are from the muscles and bones. Reproducing the pain with physical pressure usually excludes the heart as a cause. Cardiac pain is usually dull like a tooth ache. Sometimes lung pain or pain from the pleura (lining of the lungs) can be sudden sharp and brief. To be safe get checked out by a health care provider. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (severity: severe) (side: both, left) (time frame: sudden) , arm pai...

I am experiencing  chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (severity: severe) (side: both, left) (time frame: sudden) , arm pai...

Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing are signs that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. In adults, chest pain can be a heart attack. She should not drive herself (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Yesterday i experienced sudden chest pain on my left side with sweat and pain in my left shoulder and arm please help . i shall will be thankful to u.

Chest pain left side: How old are you, is this the first episode? for how long it lasted. Did you feel dizzy, shortness of breath? palpitations, Did the pain went away on its own? I need a more comprehensive medical history. Or may go to a Dr. and have an EKG done, followed by a tread mill test. I have in mind that you may had a coronary event. That requires clarification, to rule it out. ...Read more

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Im 36 week pregnant wit chest pain on left side of chest goin down left arm.What could it be

Im 36 week pregnant wit chest pain on left side of chest goin down left arm.What could it be

Chest pain : Hello, please take notice of this answer. Chest pain in any individual needs urgent attention, we always assume chest pain is heart related until proven otherwise. Acid reflux, pulmonary embolism( blood clot in the lung) , heart valve issues, muscle or rib strain, and pinched nerves in the neck can all be possible causes, call your pcp or go to the nearest er now. Good luck. ...Read more