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What could cause chest pains?

What could cause chest pains?

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

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What could cause constant chest pains?

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 more

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What could cause aching chest pain?

What could cause aching chest pain?

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

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What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

What could cause sudden, severe muscle pain?

See details: The causes are too numerous to list. If the issue occurs frequently seek medical help. ...Read more

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What can cause constant chest pain?

What can cause constant chest pain?

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

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What could cause persistent non-cardiac related chest pain?

What could cause persistent non-cardiac related chest pain?

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 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 cause chest pains and nasuea?

What could cause chest pains and nasuea?

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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What could cause sudden chest + throat pain?

What could cause sudden chest + throat pain?

Chest&throat pain: Sudden chest and throat pain can be from heart condition like angina pectoris, myocardial infection if it is on left side mainly.Other causes are acid reflux/esophagitis, acte respiratory infection see your doc asap or go to er. ...Read more

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What cause chest pain?

What cause chest pain?

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 more

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What could cause heart pain?

What could cause heart pain?

Many: Many heart related causes and non heart related causes -- and you should not be guessing around. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain?

What can cause chest pain?

Many things: 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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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 cause burning chest/lung pain?

What could cause burning chest/lung pain?

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

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What could cause pain in my chest?

What could cause pain in my chest?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could cause severe abdominal pain?

What could cause severe abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain, some of which need urgent medical and surgical attention. Please go see your doctor or to an emergency room for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden neck swelling?

What could cause sudden neck swelling?

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

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What could cause sharp headaches?

What could cause sharp headaches?

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