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What Does Heart Pain Feel Like
Many different ways: Pressure [like someone sitting on your chest] when you are active, moving fast, exercising. Pain moving to your left jaw and arm. But sometimes it's very different, especially for women. You can feel nausea, flu-like, sweaty, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Likely: Without knowing your age or health hx, the most common type of heart pain is usually not "sharp" in nature. If you have pain in chest wall when twisting or touching the area, it's probably not your heart. On the other hand, if you have pain or tightness feeling in chest just due to exertion that you can't reproduce in other ways, you need to get checked out. Same if sharp pains persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ben having chest and heart pain for the past couple of days. Mild to moderate. Sometimes it feels like discomfort in the middle of my chest?
CHEST PAIN: Without knowing more history & risk factors, cannot advise other than to follow up with your primary care provider. ...Read more
I am running three or more miles everyday for the past six years. I just started receving heart pain like someone on top of me.What should I do?
Depends: Burning chest pain can be related to gastrointestinal problems or to problems with the circulation to the heart. The term "heartburn" implies actually that it is gastrointestinal. But it is easy to confuse the two even for the doctor. So if you have burning chest pain, you need to get appropriate tests as the heart involvement is potentially very serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: If there is a blockage in an artery supplying the heart, pain will occur, often on exertion but it could occur at rest as well. Pericarditis, an inflammation in the sac around the heart, can also cause pain. But remember, not all pain in the chest is related to the heart. Pain related to GI problems, for instance, can simulate heart pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: It is rare for children to be experiencing chest pain of a cardiac cause. Most often when they complain of chest pain it is due to chest muscles or even an infection like pneumonia or a condition such as asthma. However any complaints of chest pain should be evaluated by a pediatrician. If there is pain or feelings of being light headed during exercise please see your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adrenaline: Our fight or flight response (nonphysicians know it as adrenaline) can make our heart rate and blood pressure higher and in some people even without heart disease, can result in chest pain. In severe cases it can even result in a situation that mimics a heart attack (called taka-tsubo) that can effect the pumping of the heart. ...Read more
Yes but not usually: The pain from coronary artery disease is most commonly in the middle of the chest or in the left chest. Pain more to the right would be unusual but possible. Of course, it the patient had the rare condition of dextrocardia (heart on right side of chest), then the pain would indeed be likely to be on the right side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the exact reason for the pain. If it is from coronary artery disease, medications can help or some patients need surgery or an angioplasty. A cardiologist would need to evaluate the situation and decide which treatment will not only help relieve the pain but also prevent you from having a heart attack.Pain from pericarditis for instant would be treated totally differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusion: There is nothing about using the restroom to cause heart pain. If you have pain from your heart (aka "angina"), it will occur with any form of exertion. Pain in your chest with valsalva ("pushing", like with a bm) can be due to acid reflux and is the more likely cause of your chest pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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