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Doctor insights on: What Could Cause Sudden Sharp Chest Pain That Lasts A Few Seconds

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Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that lasts 3 seconds ?

Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that lasts 3 seconds

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3 second pain: fleeting chest pain like that is rarely dangerous and may well be due to a musculoskeletal (chest wall) problem. Sounds irritating, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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What can cause split second sharp chest pain?

Not the heart: A myofascial syndrome can cause this. This is soreness in the muscle, ligaments, and soft tissues of the chest wall, cartilages, and rib cage. ...Read more

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What causes sudden onset of sharp chest pain when i bend over?

Persistent?: This pain might be related to a hiatal hernia, or just an irritated muscle or rib/cartilage structure in the chest wall. If it persists, see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain that comes and goes all day last a few. Seconds?

Sharp chest pain that comes and goes all day last a few. Seconds?

Any chest pain: Gets a doctors attention.Go in for an evaluation.At your age, one must rule out cardiovascular dz or pulmonary disease.This can usually be done with a thorough h;p , ekg, and chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I'm a i'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

I'm a i'm a smoker and I'm having sharp chest pain it last about 3 to 4 minutes no other symptoms it comes and goes I can exercise going on for about 30 days?

Depends: Go see a doctor for a work up. Chest pain in a smoker needs an evaluation for ischemic heart disease. Other conditions like gastroesophagel reflux, costocondritis, panic among others need to be excluded. ...Read more

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What causes 19 yr to wake from sleep with sharp chest pain on left side for 2-3 min no other symptoms.

What causes 19 yr to wake from sleep with sharp chest pain on left side for 2-3 min no other symptoms.

Chest pain: At 19 sharp chest pain likely related to some type of pleurisy or chest wall pain. GERD another possibility. although less likely a more serious cause would be PE. Usually at your age a bop and smoking would need to be involved. cardiac can be cause, but usually associated with drug use at your age. ...Read more

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My teen has intermitant sharp chest pain . He said last time that it spread after to his left side and felt like it was "protruding". What can this be?

Work up/cause: Most cases of pediatric chest pain have undetermined cause, but musculo skeletal, pulmonary and cardiac causes should be considered. Preliminary workup depends on further details, but will often include a Chest radiograph and EKG. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and have been having random sessions of sharp chest pain, mostly during inhalation. What could be the the possible cause?

See the doctor: In a young person, cardiac disease is uncommon, but it can happen and pain with inspriation can be a sign of lung disease, pleursey or a fractured rib. I would see my physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp chest pain when inhaling?

What causes a sharp chest pain when inhaling?

Multiple 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. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more