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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?

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

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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

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My ankel bruised last night and became swolen. But no injury occured to create this. It was aldo accompanied by sharp chest pain. What is this?

My ankel bruised last night and became swolen. But no injury occured to create this. It was aldo accompanied by sharp chest pain. What is this?

A Leg Up On YourPain: Any swelling in the legs accompanied by sharp chest pains should be taken seriously. How, you ask, are the two connected? Well, if a clot forms in the leg, the leg will swell-- and if part of the clot breaks-off it can go into your lung and cause pain, shortness of breath, plus other nasty things. The textbooks describe people prone to this problem. Let your doctor figure it out. ...Read more

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Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Could anxiety/stress cause sharp chest pain above your heart area?

Chest Pain Causes: Yes, anxiety and stress can cause a sensation of pain in the left chest. Howeever, you should be seen by a doctor to rule out one of the more serious causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that last 3 seconds, I have done blood test, chest xray everything was normal. What could be

Hi doctor I have sharp chest pain that last 3 seconds, I have done blood test, chest xray everything was normal. What could be

Not angina: It is not related to coronary symptoms. Possible cause muscular pain or just anxiety. Given your normal studies and your your clinical presentation your pain does not appear somthing serious. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause back and abdomen pain? I also have a hiatal hernia could this cause sharp chest pain? All heart test came back normal.

See below: Anxiety can have many effects on the body such as those you have described. Best to rule out conditions that can put you at an immediate health risk and then seek a psychiatry referral.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0003695/. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

Heart Disease?: With the limited information, the foremost concern would be a heart condition such as angina. I would recommend that you get evaluated as soon as possible. It is possible you have cervical spine or a muscular cause for your symptoms, but these conditions are not life-threatening. Please get a cardiology evaluation first and make sure you don't have symptoms related to heart disease. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm getting sharp chest pain at random for 3 to 5 seconds only? I'm working in IT company. Blood pressure is normal. What would be the cause?

Not enuf info: Although it's impossible to say, my guess would be a muscular source because of it's marked brevity. Cardiac pain is neither sharp nor that brief. GI tends to be burning or gnawing with loss of appetite and/or nausea. Arthritis usually is on-going. Do certain movements or positions make it worse? Can you find trigger points by compressing the area that hurts? That would reinforce the dx. ...Read more

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What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean last like 5 minutes I suffer from high blood pressure take med?

What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean last like 5 minutes I suffer from high blood pressure take med?

Could be heart: Chest pain in someone your age with hypertension is concerning for ischemic heart cause of pain (angina or heart attack). If you are having pain now, call ems. If not, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp chest pain & left hand tingling?

What can cause sharp chest pain & left hand tingling?

A: Heart condition is the most concerning cause, such as an mi. Go to the er or doctor asap with this symptom. ...Read more

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I sneezed & got this sharp chest pain that got worse with movement but if I stayed still it wouldn't hurt only lasted 15min wen to ER EKG normal?

I sneezed & got this sharp chest pain that got worse with movement but if I stayed still it wouldn't hurt only lasted 15min wen to ER EKG normal?

Pulled muscle: Sounds like you pulled a muscle in your rib cage sneezing. I'm almost surprised they even did an ekg. It hurts when you move because you are contracting that muscle. ...Read more