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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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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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

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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I've 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?

I've 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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Had EKG it was fine that's three this year question is what could cause my chest pain it's sharp pain stabbing could it be my acid reflux or aniexty?

Had EKG it was fine that's three this year question is what could cause my chest pain it's sharp pain stabbing could it be my acid reflux or aniexty?

?musculoskeletal: Chest pain in a 22 yo is rarely causec by heart problems ; the normal ekg's suggest your heart is fine. Reflux or anxiety can cause chest pain that is usually squeezing or a pressure/tightness.
Sharp stabbing pain makes me suspect a musculoskeletal cause. Consider seeing an osteopath who does manipulation or a good chiropractor- see http://bit. Ly/1kgd0xp acupuncture or homeopathy may also help. ...Read more

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What could be causing my chronic chest pain?

What could be causing my chronic chest pain?

See details: How would anyone even begin to answer without being able to evaluate you firsthand? As some causes can be serious you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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What could be causing my intermittent chest pain?

What could be causing my intermittent chest pain?

Many causes: From your heart, lungs, esophagus, chest wall muscles, etc... You need to find out why with the help of a physician... ...Read more

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What could be causing my sharp chest pain after sneezing?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chest pain?

What could be the cause of my chest pain?

Anything: 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. ...Read more

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Been to er for chest pain, ecg,blood's,xray all fine, still having chest and middle back pain. Any idea what could cause my ongoing chest pain?.

Of course your heart: Is the most critical concern however there are many other issues that can cause "chest pain" Without a thorough history, physical examination and additional testing this is not a problem that will be diagnosable over the internet. See a health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my symptoms? Frequent chest pain, pounding heart, constant palpitations. Especially after I eat my heart pounds and palpitates.

What could be causing my symptoms? Frequent chest pain, pounding heart, constant palpitations. Especially after I eat my heart pounds and palpitates.

Many : There are many reasons why you could be having these symptoms, for sure you need to be evaluated, cardiac arrhythmia, thyroid problems, diabetes, anxiety, heart valve problems among others could the cause. Do not ignore your symptoms get help. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my sudden chest pain? I am just lying down. Something like a tightened rubberband pressure in center

Depends: Could still be heart. Could be heartburn (esophagus with reflux). Could be lungs and pulmonary embolus. Could be muscle spasms. If persists or worsens, see md or call 911 ... ...Read more

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Help! What could be causing my chest/rib pain?

Too little info: Since you are 41yo, any chest pain should be investigated even. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my nightly left side chest pain? It's dull and achy, but can become sharp. It is causing stiffness in my neck and shoulders and I also have occasional blurred vision and a terrible time concentrating. Been happening every night for a

Physical appointment: It sounds like you have a constellation of symptoms bothering you right now. It would be a good idea to visit a physician to work out the different causes of your left sided chest pain along with your other symptoms. Be ready to tell your doctor about your medical history, any medications you take and allergies you have. A physical examination and check of your vital signs in person is a good idea ...Read more

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HIDA scan showed my gallbladder function was zero percent, causing my chest pain, etc. What would cause it to stop working like this?

HIDA scan showed my gallbladder function was zero percent, causing my chest pain, etc. What would cause it to stop working like this?

GBBiliary dyskinesia: Biliary dyskinesia = medical term 4 when the GB has "pooped out" due 2 chronic overstimulation. Common causes include acalculous cholecystitis (GB inflammation/infection w/o gallstones), high fat diet, & obesity. Rarely, serious probs like sclerosing cholangitis, liver disease, & GB cancer r culprit, tho these will b checked when the GB is removed. BD causes bloating & nausea after fatty foods. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain at 21?

What could cause chest pain at 21?

Multiple : Most likely causes are the muscles or bones of your rib cage, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of your lung), or gastrointestinal. Pericarditis is another possibility. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause a sharp/shooting/dull-ish chest pain?

What could cause a sharp/shooting/dull-ish chest pain?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to cardiac or no cardiac causes. ...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 could cause chest pain on the right side of my chest radiating to the back?

What could cause chest pain on the right side of my chest radiating to the back?

When does it occur?: Could be many things, depends on the character, timing and what brings it on. Could be lung inflammation, rib or chest wall muscle pain, shingles, your stomach, liver, pancreas or your gall bladder. It might even be your heart if it occurs with exertion and goes away with rest (dextrocardia?). You need to have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

27 year old female what could cause Chest pain when bending over or sitting down?

Multiple reasons: More information is needed to answer that question. However, it could be muscle-skeletal, nerve irritation or inflammation over layer around lung or heart. Unlikely to be heart disease but I would recommend you to visit a physician if it does not get better. ...Read more

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I've had chest pain for the past 3 weeks in the left side of my chest. What could be the cause?

I've had chest pain for the past 3 weeks in the left side of my chest. What could be the cause?

Chest pain: Your chest symptom does not sound like a cardiac related pain. There are many possibilities but musculoskeletal pain is the most likely from your description. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in the middle of my chest when I turn my body or bend over and lift up something. What could be the cause of this?

?musculoskeletal?: From your description of pain changing with your position it sounds like what is called musculoskeletal pain. You can speak to your doc 'bout that. Did you have any trauma to your chest wall? Do you have any localized pain? Have you tried an NSAID? ...Read more

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Could smoking cause chest pain?

Smoking: Smoking can cause chest pain and trigger cardiac events. Smoking is not a healthful practice. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Yes: Pleuritis is a very common cause of chest pain. Typically, you will have pain on inspiration. Usually viral in etiology and can be effectively treated with nsaids for several days. If the pain last longer than several days, get a chest x-ray. Sometimes i also add a medro dose pak. ...Read more

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Could a stressful day cause chest pain at night?

Could a stressful day cause chest pain at night?

That is possible: However, it would be prudent to have chest pain that is recurrent medically evaluated. ...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