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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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What sort of disease is costochondritis?

What sort of disease is costochondritis?

Painful inflammation: Of the rib cartilage from seat belt any trauma that flexes the rib cage. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of chest pain?

Life-threatening...: These are a few of the life-threatening causes (does not have to be very severe pain): 1) heart attack or impending heart attack, 2) aortic dissection (tearing of the aorta) which can lead to sudden death, 3) pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the vessels of the lung), and 4) booerhave's syndrome (rupture of the esophagus). ...Read more

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What kind of chest pain would be cardiovascular related? Is there a distinct type of pain one would feel? I get pain on left side of chest sometimes.

What kind of chest pain would be cardiovascular related? Is there a distinct type of pain one would feel? I get pain on left side of chest sometimes.

Central chest: 'textbook description' of heart-origin pain is heavy pressure in the center of the chest, under the sternum (breastbone). It may also be felt in the jaw or in the left arm. Since the body does not read the book, other locations are possible, esp in women or elerly folks. Most typical would be pain brought on by exercise and relieved with rest. If you have any worries, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Mild chest pain. What kind or degree of chest pain is something to worry about?

Mild chest pain. What kind or degree of chest pain is something to worry about?

Not severity: Severity is all but irrelevant as heart attacks can be painless. The single most important feature of angina is that it is provoked by exercise and relieved by rest. That said, a heart attack can come on at complete rest (and often does). If you're concerned, please see your doctor. An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ...Read more

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What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

What is angina, chest wall pain and a mild heart attack?

Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a near total occlusion. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of chest pain?

What is the pathophysiology of chest pain?

Depends on the cause: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, 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. ...Read more

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What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more

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What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

What could be there cause of abdominal pain behind right rib and swelling of belly occurs and there is a knot. What could it be?

Gallbladder: Without details, commonly this may just be a gallbladder attack. This is typical of the location. A detailed history and complete physical in addition to lab and radiographic studies will confirm this guess. If your condition worsens, seek medical attention quickly. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

What sort of disease is coronary spasms?

Coronary spasm: Coronary spasms or vasospastic angina or variant angina are acute and sudden muscular contraction with occlusion of the blood vessels of the heart which produces heart attack like symptoms (angina pectoris). ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more

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What is the leading causes of chest pains?

What is the leading causes of chest pains?

Depends on the age: Different age groups will have a different set of common causes. A younger group will have chest pain more commonly due to musculoskeletal problems and psychogenic causes like anxiety attacks. Older patients can experience chest pain from angina and heart attacks. But there are dozens of causes of chest pain, so the whole picture of symptoms and exam findings has to be taken into account. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the chest and down the arm besides a heart attack?

What causes a sharp pain in the chest and down the arm besides a heart attack?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the reason of chest pain like needle pricking?

What is the reason of chest pain like needle pricking?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. Needle pricking pains are usually musculoskeletal. ...Read more