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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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I've had sharp chest pains dead center of sternum 3x in past week. No carbonated drinks ive taken gas x hasn't help?

I've had sharp chest pains dead center of sternum 3x in past week. No carbonated drinks ive taken gas x hasn't help?

Sternum Inflammation: Treatments: Warm or ice compresses are applied to the inflamed site. You can also use anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. Your physician can also prescribe cortisone injections. When under treatment, take a lot of rest and avoid unnecessary actions to help heal fast. Can also be Costochondritis I suggest that you visit a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe chest pain when I cough?

What to do if I have severe chest pain when I cough?

Coughing chest pain: Such pain is usually due to irritation of the linings of the lung and inner chest wall known as pleura. When one or the other is inflamed (pleuritis) one experiences pain on movement of the chest wall which is abrupt and explosive when one coghs. Pleuritis can occur by itself (viral) or due to inflammation in the lung which has extended out to the surface of the lung among other causes. See doc. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain when breathing. What could be wrong?

I have severe chest pain when breathing. What could be wrong?

Chest pain: Severe chest pain on breathing in a 33y/o is usual pleural inflammation and generally will go away by itself. If it doesn't should consult your doctor to see if something else is causing it. Would usually resolve in a week or less. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain when I get upset. Its doesn't last long but it feel like im dying. What could it be?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of chest pain associated with emotional upset. Possibilities include heart disease, lung disease (asthma), gastrointestinal disease (reflux, esophageal spasm), and other problems. It would be best if you see your primary care practitioner and explain your symptoms in detail. History and physical examination can give important insight into your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain hours after running?

Chest pains: It is worth going to your doctor and being checked to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?

Go to the ER: Severe chest pain should never be taken lightly. The positional nature of the chest pain makes one think of a possible pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the lining around the heart) although this could be a heart attack, blood clot, lung infection, etc. All possibilities that are very serious and should be excluded rapidly. Especially because you are on an immunosuppressive. Go now! ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning I have severe chest pain and there looks like I have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts?

When I wake up in the morning I have severe chest pain and there looks like I have a lump in the middle of my chest from the inside where it hurts?

See your doctor: I think you need a chest xray and EKG as soon as possible. Your doctor should see you today or tomorrow with these complaints. I hope you are able to get some assistance right away. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe chest pain 3 weeks after valve replacement surgery?

Not unusual: As you move about more, that can excite some discomfort.
The sternum can still shift about.
Late pain can be from heart, pericardium, or lungs, so see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain in lower chest/upper abdomen. I went to ER on Friday / Sunday. The couldn't find anything wrong. Still in bad pain.

I have severe chest pain in lower chest/upper abdomen. I went to ER on Friday / Sunday. The couldn't find anything wrong. Still in bad pain.

Head back to ER: It appears you were evaluated for heart problems and lung issues (pneumonia, collapsed lung, mass, etc). There are other causes for your symptoms that are too numerous to mention, all of which require a more detailed evaluation - with possible consultation by a general surgeon. I would encourage you to go back to the ER and request further testing, stating your symptoms have persisted. ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain. I caught a stomach flu and did some pretty heavy vommitting. I did it 9 times within a 4 hour time slot. Can I do anything??

I have severe chest pain. I caught a stomach flu and did some pretty heavy vommitting. I did it 9 times within a 4 hour time slot. Can I do anything??

Go to ER: If you cannot see your own doctor, go to the emergency department of a hospital. You are at risk of getting dehydrated and complication resulting therefrom.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also have severe chest pain in centre of chest?

I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also have severe chest pain in centre of chest?

Here are some. ..: If this cluster of symptoms is new, urgent attention is needed; if recurrent, you should know how to handle it. But to solve the uncertainty, a systemic evaluation to rule out allergy-based disorders or serious cardiovascular issues should be sought. To better collaborate with Doc for maximizing healthcare merit, please peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Does heart failure always show up on an eeg, MRI or Echo? What is the definition? I have severe chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations upon standing and walking around. Is that a definition of heart failure? Or does it need to show up on one of thos

Does heart failure always show up on an eeg, MRI or Echo? What is the definition? I have severe chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations upon standing and walking around. Is that a definition of heart failure? Or does it need to show up on one of thos

No: Heart failure is a clinical (bedside) diagnosis. Symptoms are Shortness of breath on exertion and swelling of the ankles. The signs are elevated jugular venous pressure, rales in lungs, liver enlargement, and pitting edema. The objective tests are BNP blood test and chest Xray. The tests you mention may indicate heart problems but they do not diagnose heart failure. ...Read more

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How severe is the chest pain caused by anterior ischemia?

Variable: From nothing to 10/10 and heart attack!
full range of possibles! ...Read more

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Whenever lay on my chest, I experience severe chest pain and I feel nauseous?

Go to ER: If these are new symptoms, go to er. If chronic, best discuss with dr or your cardiologist. Might be related to cardiac catheterization or your hiatal hernia. I'm certain that he/she can help you get relief. And you will have more peace of mind. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type (kind of pain) of chest pain has been recorded for anxiety? Also, how long and severe are they on average?

What type (kind of pain) of chest pain has been recorded for anxiety? Also, how long and severe are they on average?

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

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Severe chest pain now. What can I do?

ER!: If you have severe chest pain right now, go to the Emergency Room now. Call 911 if you need to. ...Read more

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What do episodes of severe chest pain mean?

What do episodes of severe chest pain mean?

Severe CP: Chest pain that is severe, lasting more than 30 min is considered an emergency needing you to seek immediate medical attention. It could be an heart attack, pulmonary embolism or aneurysm, all life threatening conditions which need to be ruled out before considering less severe causes. ...Read more

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Can very low B-12 level cause severe chest pain?

Unlikely unless: Very low B12 levels can lead to microcytic anemia and if one has a very severe anemia, it may contribute to chest discomfort (chest pressure but can be quite variable in women) usually associated with exertion. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe chest pain. Unbearable?

What do I do about severe chest pain. Unbearable?

Seek help: Severe chest pain should be evaluated immediately as it may be a sign of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe chest pain, what could it be?

Severe chest pain: You should consult a phydsician immediately. You need work up to rule out blocks in heart arteries. Consult your physician immediately. If heart arteries are fine then other non-cardiacv causes of chest pain cabn be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss cause of severe chest pain on left side?

Can you please discuss cause of severe chest pain on left side?

Many causes: Could be a heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, pleuritis, other lung condition such as blood clot in lung, or aorta problem. This needs prompt medical evauation to make sure you do not have a life threatening condition. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up in the middle of the night with severe chest pain?

Visit doctor: You need to visit doctor to examine you and check where exactly the pain is. ...Read more

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I get severe chest pain sometimes. Sometimes its the right side of my chest and sometimes it is the left side.?

I get severe chest pain sometimes. Sometimes its the right side of my chest and sometimes it is the left side.?

Chest Pain Causes: The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes.

http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/whats-causing-my-chest-pain ...Read more

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How do I get rid of chest pain that is not severe?

How do I get rid of chest pain that is not severe?

Address cause: The cause of pain needs to be addressed and treated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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