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What Does Tightness In The Chest Mean
Potentially serious: Tightness in the chest experienced while running could be indicative of significant ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris) or exercise induced asthma. In either case you should urgently see a cardiologist who can do a stress test and some blood work to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more
Chest tightness/discomfort and chest pain, difficult in breathing and somehow I feel dizzy too. What does it means those symptoms?
Chest pain: You are under 40 so cardiac causes for chest pain unusual. However, if you do substances like cocaine or meth that can be cause for chest pain. More common causes would be some type of asthma or anxiety. Fever? lower respiratory infection possible. I do not know your other risk factors, but PE on list too! ...Read more
Chest tightness SOB chest pain for two months. Clear chest ct, 3cxr, 3ekg, PFT good, lots of blood work. Albuterol mask at er, and rescue inhaler do nothing. Only thing that seems to work is ativan, (lorazepam) and it works well. Does this mean its anxiety?
Anxiety: Anxiety is capable of causing your symptoms especially if they are more noticeable at rest than during exertion and in view of your negative tests and response to ativan (lorazepam). For completeness a treadmill stress test and echocardiogram can be done, but I recommend that you discuss stress management with your physician and avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. ...Read more
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 that feels like I have my bra on tight, but I don't. I have pac's bad at times. Is this anything to be concerned about? There are no other symptoms.
I am having pretty bad chest pain, tightness, and hot flushes. How do I know if it is serious or not?
Chest pain: If you are concerned go see your doctor. You can't tell by yourself and we can't tell out here. ...Read more
Any advice? I have been having this chest pain for about a week. It's dull mid chest and tight. Help!?
Chest pain: Go to the doctor and get checked out. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If someone got tased in the chest and is now having bad chest pain, what should they do? It's painful, and chest gets really tight.
Recommend: Recommend that it be medically evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Can't sit or lay w/o chest pain/tightness, Dr. Says its anxiety. The pain is unbearable. How could this b anxiety. What else could cause these symptoms?
I had severe chest pain/tightness during flight takeoff which lasted until we leveled off. What could this be and what should I do before flying again?
See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure it's not your heart. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause chest pain. It is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more
Very tight chest pain after sex. Very uncomfortable and lasted for 2-3 hours. What could this be?
I'm experiencing chest pain and breathlessness, the pain is more sharp and not tightness or pressure.
See md: I do not believe you are having heart attack but should see your m.D asap. ...Read more
I feel tightness in my chest along with breathing difficulties. Dull chest pain and anxiety problems. I am 20 years old.
Asthma: You should be checked for asthma. If you have no hx and it's not present when you're examined, a provocative test called a "methacholine challenge" can be useful. Sometimes, anxiety alone will account for your symptoms, but asthma should be excluded first as anxiety as a cause is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more
I feel tightness in my chest along with breathing difficulties. Dull chest pain and anxiety problems. I am 20 years old boy.?
At your age it: Is unlikely that you have cardiac issues unless you have other predisposing health problems or risk factors. With that said, it is worth having a health care professional evaluate you so that you will be less anxious about your symptoms and reassured. ...Read more
I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months I've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?
Off & on mild chest pain/tightness for 2 mths. Upon onset it feels bit better with deep breathing. What is this possibly indicative off?
Most likely: A musculoskeletal issue. Not likely to be cardiac or pulmonary in etiology. ...Read more
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