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What Could Cause Sudden Chest Pain
Many things!: The most worrisome cause of chest pain is, of course, heart problems, but the esophagus is a common source of chest pain, and some chest pains can originate from the lung or the pleura (tissue around the lungs) or the chest wall - muscle, ribs, breast bone. Nerve irritation can also be a culprit. ...Read more
Seek care ASAP: Potential causes of constant chest pains include cardiac diseases such as blockages in the coronary arteries, possibly heart attacks, dissection of aorta or clots in the lung arteries. These are potentially life-threatening. Other causes include pericarditis, heart valve problems as in aortic valve stenosis, acid reflux, esophagitis, bruised or fractured ribs, costochondritis, pneumonia, shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An Achy Breaky heart: Just kidding, couldn't resist w/ that set-up! Seriously, there are many causes of chest pain (CP) but anterior CP is usually caused by 4 diff etiologies. 1. Cardiac. Heart etiologies are usually triggered by activity. 2. Pulmonary. Usually it is a sharp, pleuritic pain w/ inspiration. 3. GERD. Acid reflux usually causes burning. 4. Chest wall pain. From aching muscles. So need details ...Read more
Constant chest pain: well a knife in the chest for one thing, on the other hand there are lots of things which could do this from lung/pleural problems inside, through chest wall inflammation like costochondritis, thru esophageal problems.....lots of potential considerations, need to see a Doc to work through them.... ...Read more
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Go see your pcp or gen surgeon. ...Read more
Many: There are many things that can cause chest pain, but usually it is acid reflux, arthritis of the ribs, anxiety, & much less commonly hardening of the arteries or inflammation of the heart coverings = pericarditis, tumors, splitting apart of the main outflow blood vessel of the heart = aortic dissection. Get checked out by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things: The list of answers to your question is so long it cannot be explained here. Causes range from strep throat or other infection to allergic reaction to swollen lymph nodes or goiter. If the neck swelling causes trouble breathing, that is an emergency. If not, it may not be emergent, but you should probably start by seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Deep or Surface?: Headaches deep inside the head may be different than surface headaches. Usually deep headaches are throbbing or pressure. Surface headaches, especially if 'sharp' or 'stabbing' in my experience tend to be the result of nerve injury/impingement or neck muscle problems. A good history & physical, including an osteopathic hands-on examination might help find the cause & even fix it via manipulation. ...Read more
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