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What does tightness in the chest feel like, if you've never had a tight chest before?

What does tightness in the chest feel like, if you've never had a tight chest before?

Feels like...: Like someone tightening a belt around your chest or like someone giving you a bear-hug or like someone or something sitting on your chest.

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Hi, I having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and?

Hi, I having chest pain since two days suddenly and go today also comes hard pain and go again comes and then bcomes tightness in left side chest and?

Chest Pain: Please go to your emergency room or urgent care doctor ASAP. Your symptoms can indicate something heart-related or something less serious. In any case, it needs to be evaluated. Peace and good health.

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Occasional chest pain. I can only breath using short breaths. I have tightness in my chest when this happens?

See a doctor ASAP: Go to an er if it happens again and go see your doctor before the next episode.

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Terrible news & chest pain/tightness = psychological reaction? Thinkng about it makes painworse. Is it normal to experience physical pain in such case

Terrible news: Is a major stressor and your body and emotions will respond to that. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for anxiety management. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health. Sorry for the bad news, hope some good news comes along.

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause chest pain or tightness?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) cause chest pain or tightness?

Rarely: Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. If needed, your doctor may consider a trial off the Nexium (esomeprazole) then a rechallenge to see if it is truly the culprit.

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Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. Sternum feels tight and full?

Chest pain: Go see a doctor asap and get checked. Go now if this is new and is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or nausea, sweating, dizziness, or if you have a cardiac history, or a family history of it, or risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, or you smoke. Not all chest pain is cardiac, but this needs to be ruled out first, especially if exertional.

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Had p.e in June on warfarin shaving chest pain and tightness in middle on and off since Saturday should I be worried or no?

Had p.e in June on warfarin shaving chest pain and tightness in middle on and off since Saturday should I be worried or no?

Difficult to tell..: It is very difficult to tell through this platform for sure if this is dangerous or not. Even though you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) the anticoagulation might not be complete or as necessary in your case for multiple potential reasons. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should go to the ED right now to make sure everything is alright and not a recurrent PE.

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Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away. No other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away. No other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Inflammed food pipe: It may very well be inflammation of your esophagus causing you chest pain. I'd advise you to to change your diet to non-spicy diet and avoid caffeine, tomato sauce and sour foods. Try taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you feel the reflux symptoms and you made need something a little stronger that a doctor can prescribe for you. Also avoid eating late and large meals. It it doesn't ease up, see your doc soon!

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I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or achy). The following also describes me: chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

I am experiencing chest tightness (quality: dull or achy). The following also describes me: chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are having symptoms currently go to the Emergency Department NOW!

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I have been having substernal chest pain for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms except for tightness and pain in my chest. Help please?

I have been having substernal chest pain for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms except for tightness and pain in my chest. Help please?

Go To ED: Those symptoms are the concerning for acute coronary syndrome. It would help to risk stratify based on your age, family hx, smoking status, hx of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or previously DX artery dz. With the information given, however, I can only assume you are high risk. If not acs, this may be onset angina pectoris, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis or esophagitis.

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I have very uncomfortable chest pain all of a sudden. I just checked my BPM on my galaxy gear and it says its 104 and the pain is very tight. I'm 20?

I have very uncomfortable chest pain all of a sudden. I just checked my BPM on my galaxy gear and it says its 104 and the pain is very tight. I'm 20?

Many differentials: At your age most common causes of Cheat pain are musculoskeletal, pleuritic - due to inflammation of lung wall, psychogenic. If you are doing strenuous physical exercise, it may be musculoskeletal. If you have cough, it may be due to viral or bacterial infection related ; the least common cause is pulmonary embolism; blood clots in ur lungs. If chest pain gets resolved then don't worry.

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: movement) it's like a tightness in my chest, with black dots in my vision occasionally?

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: movement) it's like a tightness in my chest, with black dots in my vision occasionally?

Cardiovascular Eval: The symptoms you are providing, when presenting together, can be signs of a serious underlying cardiovascular issue. I would recommend visiting your local healthcare provider as soon as possible and have at least an EKG and preliminary cardiovascular workup performed.

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I'm having chest pain just about every time I have smoked marijuana over the past 3 months. The pain isn't always severe but feels like a tightness.

I'm having chest pain just about every time I have smoked marijuana over the past 3 months. The pain isn't always severe but feels like a tightness.

Bronchospasm: It's likely bronchospasm. Could be an additive in your weed or it could be that your body just isn't liking the smoke. You can try a vaporizer instead or having a lung function test done to see what could be causing it.