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When I lay down it feels like something heavy is laying on the right side of my chest. What could it be?

When I lay down it feels like something heavy is laying on the right side of my chest. What could it be?

Several things: Chest pressure could be a heart symptom such as palpitations or coronary disease. It could also be a musculoskeletal issue or even a lung problem. Speak to your physician to ensure its nothing serious. ...Read more

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My 2 herinated discs in my neck are causing pain on my left side, I feel pain in my chest and cannot move very well or lay down too painfull?

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My 2 herinated discs in my neck are causing pain on my left side, I feel pain in my chest and cannot move very well or lay down too painfull?

Cervical radiculopat: Pinched nerve from herniated disk in neck is known as cervical radiculopathy. Most cases will resolve in 4-6wks regardless of what you do. But it'll be longest 4-6wks of life. Physical therapy is only treatment that has Grade A evidence. Everything else is Grade C or worse. Traction is considered experimental but may be of use if supervised by PT. Warning signs include weakness & loss of function. ...Read more

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I have a port in for my chemo. Its on the right side. But when I lay down I start getting chest pain. Is this cause of port?

I have a port in for my chemo. Its on the right side. But when I lay down I start getting chest pain. Is this cause of port?

Maybe?: Typically ports are as maintenance and problem free as can be but they can cause problems in some circumstances. Tell your doc to have it checked. The pain may have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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I lay down I get a severe achy pain in middle of chest right below sternum. Worse if I lay on my sides. Hurts all the way to my vocal chords?

Pain: Two options:
1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
or
2: Call your primary doctor's office now and see how quickly you can be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I lay down I have to do so very slowly so my back can adjust. I sleep on my side. When I wake up I have to stretch because it feels like the middle of my chest has folding inside each other. Do I need to see a chiropractor?

When I lay down I have to do so very slowly so my back can adjust. I sleep on my side. When I wake up I have to stretch because it feels like the middle of my chest has folding inside each other. Do I need to see a chiropractor?

Better Choice?: Chiropractors generally work on the spine and some are excellent. However, an osteopathic physician (do) is not only a full-fledged doctor, like an md, but is also trained to treat musculoskeletal problems with his hands, like chiropractors. Do's, though, work on the whole body, not just the spine. Many problems don't arise in the spine so a do may be better equipped to find and fix it. ...Read more

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I have to lay down slowly so that my back can adjust. I will have a lower back pain for a few minutes after I finally lay down. My chest feels like it is caving in when I awake in the morning. I try to alternate which side I sleep on. I always have should

I have to lay down slowly so that my back can adjust. I will have a lower back pain for a few minutes after I finally lay down. My chest feels like it is caving in when I awake in the morning. I try to alternate which side I sleep on. I always have should

Many problems: You describe many symptoms here.
You should see your family md for a workup and rule out any problems such as a connective tissue disease. Also, due to this many symptoms at a young age, it makes me want you to be evaluated for your symptoms. ...Read more

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When I lay down with my head prompted up on pillow like chin to chest. Could that cause lt side neck pain and numb tingling in lower jaw and cheek?

Neck pain: Yes that position could cause impingement of a nerve to produce your symptoms. You need a complete history and physical examination done and probably imagining of your neck. ...Read more

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When I lay down my heart seems to beat hard, and I have difficulty breathing, like there's a weight on my chest. I also get hot.?

When I lay down my heart seems to beat hard, and I have difficulty breathing, like there's a weight on my chest. I also get hot.?

Get tests: This can be an irregular heart beat, which can be serious. If you are very overweight, it can be the weight of your body pressing down on your chest, but in either case more needs to be checked into to find out the cause and get treatment if possible. Please see your doctor, and if your weight is normal, get a holter monitor to check for irregular beats. If it is up, get tested for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. What's this?

Whenever a lay down and turn sideways to my right side, after some minutes, a feel a sharp pain in my left side of chest near the armpit. What's this?

Pinch: Positional changes causing this armpit pain are likely due to pinching a nerve, muscle or joint. If this is the only position that creates this pain, it is likely not harmful. If this persists and is present in a more regular position see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have chest tightness/pain and back pain. When I breath move or lay down on side or sneeze I feel pain. For 8 months after a fall. Can it be heart?

Pain: Could be heart but also a fractured rib. You need to check this out immediately will probably need X-rays or a scan to make site its nothing more serious ...Read more

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Mild chest weight/tightening, but mostly when laying down, and on my right side. It goes away with aspirin, and has only been happening the last 3 day?

Mild chest weight/tightening, but mostly when laying down, and on my right side. It goes away with aspirin, and has only been happening the last 3 day?

Chest pain: It's sounds muscular in nature since it's associated with movement and body positioning. Did you work out, pull a muscle, undergoe trauma? If so you should take ibuprofen rather than aspirin and this might help with the pain. ...Read more

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I have scapular dyskinesis on my left side, when I lay down I sometimes get left chest pain, does this have to do with my ribs from blade out of line?

I have scapular dyskinesis on my left side, when I lay down I sometimes get left chest pain, does this have to do with my ribs from blade out of line?

Conceivable: The pain may be generated through mechanical compression on the intercostal nerves. Is there a specific position that is triggering the pain? Have you tried to adjust your position slightly to the right or slightly to the left, see if there is an effect on the pain level? ...Read more

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I have heaviness in the left part of my chest expecialy when I lay down been hapening for a while no shortness of breathe and my heart dosnt seem to b?

I have heaviness in the left part of my chest expecialy when I lay down been hapening for a while no shortness of breathe and my heart dosnt seem to b?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www. Amazon. Com) and visit www. Dysautonomiainternational. O ...Read more

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Hello, only when I lay down, my heart Starts fluttering, racing and my chest is very tight and heavy it gets better when I prop myself up.

Hello, only when I lay down, my heart Starts fluttering, racing and my chest is very tight and heavy it gets better when I prop myself up.

See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by
anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.

Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit. Ly/1vlj5 ...Read more

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Just got over a cold. I had for about a week. My voice is still raspy but only when I lay down and my chest hurts when I talk. Still a side effect?

Just got over a cold. I had for about a week. My voice is still raspy but only when I lay down and my chest hurts when I talk. Still a side effect?

Uri: Sounds like you are not 'over' the problem yet, the symptoms suggest there is still inflammation in your respiratory tract. Your doctor can check to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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When I lay down the left side of neck and chest hurt! It's dull and sharp! Also when I drink it hurts pretty bad and when I take deep breaths pain!!

When I lay down the left side of neck and chest hurt! It's dull and sharp! Also when I drink it hurts pretty bad and when I take deep breaths pain!!

Chest pain: This sounds quite typical for chest wall pain, very unlikely yo be related to be any other cause, but of course to know for sure you can get examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Rt sided chest pain radiating to back, shoulder/shoulder blade. Sleeping in recliner bec when I lay down chest pain is worse and on both sides. Ideas?

Pericarditis?: Your symptoms suggest inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, or less likely, the sac surrounding the lungs. Raynaud's phenomenon is associated with rheumatologic conditions; so is pericarditis. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when I laugh, I burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when I lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms. The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain. At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart. Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more

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Mid to r sided tight chest pain rad to shldr. Both sides hurt and pain sharper when lay down. Diangosis pericarditis. Why is pain more diffuse lying down?

Mid to r sided tight chest pain rad to shldr. Both sides hurt and pain sharper when lay down. Diangosis pericarditis. Why is pain more diffuse lying down?

Typical: This is a classical part of the description of the pain of pericarditis. When you are lying down, the heart shifts slightly in relation to other structures in your chest, making discomfort from the inflammation more intense. ...Read more

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I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?

I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?

Abdominal Pain: Right sided abdominal pain has several causes. The pain from appendicitis tends to be more constant than crampy. Pain that comes in waves is more in keeping with gas or could be kidney related such as infection or a stone. Be checked if this persists soon! All the best. You also have an ovary and gallbladder on the right that can cause pain. ...Read more

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I had my tubes tide Friday and Saturday I started having pain on my right shoulder and right side of my ribs it hurts most when I lay down it feels?

Gas pains: Most likely you having pain relating to laparoscopic procedure. During laparoscopy your abdomen is filled with a gas called carbon dioxide. The pain typically occurs along ribs, chest upper upper back, etc. Gas X and hot tea is helpful. If pain gets worse consult with your GYN surgeon. ...Read more