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What can cause tightening/squeezing in the chest & nausea at night?

What can cause tightening/squeezing in the chest & nausea at night?

Acid, asthma, heart!: Most likely source of chest tightness occurring at rest at night with or without nausea is gastroesophageal problem (heartburn, acid reflux, ulcer). Another source is lung-related (asthma, COPD). The deadliest source is heart-related (heart attack, heart disease, irregular heartbeat, blood clot in heart/lung). GO TO ER NOW to rule out a heart problem!!! If ER clears you, then go to PCP for eval. ...Read more

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Can bad posture when sitting down cause slight chest tightness. There is no pain whatsoever.I tend to hunch over alot. Stress test, ekg, chest xray was normal. Only feels tight when i sit, sometimes?

Can bad posture when sitting down cause slight chest tightness. There is no pain whatsoever.I tend to hunch over alot. Stress test, ekg, chest xray was normal. Only feels tight when i sit, sometimes?

Posture?: Posture does have an effect on body functioning. If you know you slouch, work to ways to improve your posture. As a thought, if you are overweight and sit slouched over, the compression of your chest over stomach can cause that tightness. It is great the medical tests were negative, so improve your posture and follow up with your doctor if the tightness continues. Be well! ...Read more

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Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more

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Trouble sleeping, anxiety, hiccups for over 2 years everyday, tight shoulder&neck muscles, chest tightness with shortness of breath, digestion issues?

Trouble sleeping, anxiety, hiccups for over 2 years everyday, tight shoulder&neck muscles, chest tightness with shortness of breath, digestion issues?

Troubling symptoms: Without knowing your physical and emotional history or your family's medical history anything would be a guess. However, if you have been suffering two years, you have my sympathy. Consult your primary care physician. If s/he cannot help ask for a referral. Your problem can be in multiple body systems and will require examination and tests to determine the cause(s). ...Read more

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What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

What are the causes of chest tightness and pain?

Multifactorial: Chest tightness and pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, including cardiac, pulmonary, gasto-intestinal and musculo-skeletal. In order to differentiate the cause a careful history and physical exam is often necessary. Lab tests and radiologic studies may also be necessary. The answer is often easy but can be very complicated. ...Read more

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Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Chest tightness for 5 days, what are possible causes?

Heart esophagus lung: The most serious possibility is angina which is a symptom of myocardial ischemia; that is poor circulation to the heart. Another possiblity is that the tube that connects ones mouth to the stomach may have a problem. Another possibility is that the lungs are affected by an infection such as preumonia. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

What could cause chest tightness on the right side, but not so much the left side?

Depends: Could be your right chest wall muscles or rib cage ... Could be your right lung ... Could be your heart ... ...Read more

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Right side chest tightness. What could be the cause, it usually occurs during and after exertion although sometimes it is when i'm resting too.

Right side chest tightness. What could be the cause, it usually occurs during and after exertion although sometimes it is when i'm resting too.

Worse with breathing: For right sided chest discomfort, at rest or following exertion, i would think about myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, asthma, pneumonia, pleurisy, cholecystitis, or esophageal reflux. Many cases turn out to be neurocirculatory asthenia. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the middle of my back (possibly kidney pain), then chest tightness?

What could cause pain in the middle of my back (possibly kidney pain), then chest tightness?

Many things: List is long: esophageal problems (foodpipe), gallbladder disorders, coronary artery disease (angina), aortic aneurysms, to name a few. Narrowing it down depends upon when the discomfort occurs, what aggravates and alleviates it, etc ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise?  Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

Yes but: You're correct, however there are exceptions to every rule. If you're having chest tightness and squeezing, it could be an atypical form of angina, but could also be a type of asthma or muscle spasms. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I ate a lot of sugary foods today and I am now experiencing chest tightness and pain. I'm not overweight and I'm fairly sure I'm not diabetic. Causes?

I ate a lot of sugary foods today and I am now experiencing chest tightness and pain. I'm not overweight and I'm fairly sure I'm not diabetic. Causes?

Unrelated: Sugary foods are not the cause of your distress. Like anyone your age , your pain is either related to a gastrointestinal or musculo-skeletal cause. Coronary disease in a 21 year old female is too rare to consider seriously. I see you're taking prednisone. A common side effect is abdominal pain. Is your chest pain kind of down low -like maybe coming from your tummy? ...Read more

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Can anxiety from OCD cause chest tightness?

Can anxiety from OCD cause chest tightness?

Yes: Anxietycan cause a variety of symptoms, one of them could be chest tightness, palpitations, sweating, dizziness etc. ...Read more

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Can greek yogurt cause chest tightness, wheezing & coughing?

Can greek yogurt cause chest tightness, wheezing & coughing?

Allergic: Yes, you are apparently allergic to one of the substances found in the yogurt. You may want to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause breathing trouble/chest tightness? If yes, how?

Can chronic sinusitis cause breathing trouble/chest tightness? If yes, how?

Chronic sinusitis: Chronic infection of sinuses is often caused (or worsened) by environmental allergies. That can exacerbate asthma and cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause chest tightness? Seems like the tightness started while taking this.

Unlikely: Unlikely - but if you suspect, call your doctors office to inform him that you want to stop it and try an alternative. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness? I had normal ekgs and lab work but having these pains for weeks now?

What could cause chest tightness? I had normal ekgs and lab work but having these pains for weeks now?

Surprisingly: It is usually associated with other symptoms such as fatigue, heart palpitations, undue sweating headaches etc. It also comes and goes. If this applies to you it could be as simple as diet, particularly the junk. Symptoms are often just "alarm bells" ringing in a complex system and provide warning that all is not well. ...Read more

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Severe chest tightness heaviness but no pain in the left arm.. What could the other causes be? This has been going on for 6 yrs..

Many things: The good news is that heart attack would be near the bottom of the list for chest pain in a 26 y/o. Other causes can be reflux, esophageal spasms, anxiety disorder, abdominal issues like gallbladder, and more. You should see a doctor. Any chronic condition for 6 yrs should get looked at. ...Read more