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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

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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 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 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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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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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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Could gas be the Cause of chest pain?

Could gas be the Cause of chest pain?

Chest Pain -See Doc?: When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell. Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html ...Read more

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Could indigestion cause chest pain?

Yes: But don't label a chest pain episode as indigestion. Get it checked out (in E.R.). There are many people who have died because they attributed caridac chest pain to indigestion. Only a doctor, with adequate tools, can tell if you've had a heart attack. ...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

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