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Why Could You Have Purple Spots On Your Chest With Heart Pain
Purple spots?: It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more
Chest pain.: Honestly, sometimes hard to tell. There's a significant amount of overlap symptom-wise. Heart-related pain can hurt when you press your chest, and muscular pains can happen with walking. Sometimes a good evaluation and directed testing are necessary just to be sure. ...Read more
Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty. Help!?
See your doctor: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more
Not Likely: Without knowing your age or health hx, the most common type of heart pain is usually not "sharp" in nature. If you have pain in chest wall when twisting or touching the area, it's probably not your heart. On the other hand, if you have pain or tightness feeling in chest just due to exertion that you can't reproduce in other ways, you need to get checked out. Same if sharp pains persist. ...Read more
Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?
Multiple Causes: 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), muscle problems, or anxiety to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At your age it is unlikely serious but should see a doctor if things persist. ...Read more
I always feel like I have a knot in my heart & heart pain/chest discomfort /and feel like my heart is out of beat. Is it cause of my anxiety?
Is this heart pain? I am 21 an for a few wees I have been haveing chest pain in the center of my chest. I am a smoker so coud it be my lungs?
No way to know: At your age, heart disease is unlikely but not impossible. Most chest pain in young people is related to muscles in the chest wall. The diagnosis of chest pain requires a full history by a well-trained health provider, a physical examination and often lab tests, including a chest xray and ECG in some cases. Nobody can diagnose it on the basis of a brief description. If you are worried, see md. ...Read more
Lately I've been having a hard time breathing while laying on my back, I also been having heart pain and heavy pressure on my chest while laying down.
Get basic tests: You are describing positional pain - there are many causes - have you had a fever or sore throat? Do you have chronic illness? Any fall or injury? It could be many things at your age most of them will likely be benign. You should get an EKG / Echo and other test based on your history. ...Read more
Hi I have recently experienced chest uncomfort and heart pain s like sharp needles sticks. Also a little shortness of breath I am a 26 year fit female?
Chest pain: Does not sound cardiac. Should see doc and be checked as really can't be sure from the little bit of information here. ...Read more
Ben having chest and heart pain for the past couple of days. Mild to moderate. Sometimes it feels like discomfort in the middle of my chest?
CHEST PAIN: Without knowing more history & risk factors, cannot advise other than to follow up with your primary care provider. ...Read more
Can smoking marijuana cause chest pain im 23 clean EKG Clean chest x Ray and clean stress echo could it be my heart? Pain on left side stabbing pain
Pain: Stabbing pain is Unlikely to be cardiac. Pot could possibly be related but not common ...Read more
I get occasional sharp heart pain that lasts a couple of seconds, also have anxiety, had a fine chest X-ray and bloods, should I be worried, thanks?
Common: These are common. It is unlikely to be a heart problem. ...Read more
I have a heart pain form 6 months. I can't walk very far. I tested the echo it's normal. I am fat too. Is the chest pain for fatty liver? Or something el
Pain around the pectoral area have had chest xray and echo done. All is normal with the heart. Pain in the area of the heart is still bothersome.
Non-cardiac pain: There are many conditions that can cause your symptoms that are not related to your heart, some of these include a pinched nerve in your neck, muscular strain, joint problems, depending on the quality and nature of your pain your doctor should be able to establish a diagnosis. The studies that you mentioned will not diagnose a pinched nerve in your neck, or breast bone joint inflammation. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between chest muscle pain or heart pain? They are so close together I am having a hard time distinguishing them apart.
By having your MD: Examine you. Costochondritis, or tietze's syndrome is diagnosed by pain or tenderness when your md presses on the junction of the affected rib (s) & the sternum (breastbone). Chest wall pain can last 4-8 weeks after the injury that caused the separation & inflammation, tho' mild pain may be elicited by certain movements for ~ 6 mos. Applying heat & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds help. ...Read more
Woke up with sharp chest/heart pain, shortness of breath and hands getting cold. What causes this? And is this normal? Got better later on in the day.
I am 24 years old and feel a dull pain near my heart. Other symptoms include chest rash and underneath skin itching. Its been 3 weeks now. The heart pain comes and goes daily. What should I do?
Herpes zoster: Rash and pain = zoster.Get a more detailed answer ›
Occasional 'catches' of breath like all air has gone from my chest, lasts 5 secs & with dizziness. Light heart pain. Flutters too. ECG, bloods fine.
Tachycardia: It sounds like you may be having short bursts of tachycardia (likely SVT in view of your age). A heart rate of 180-220 is common, may only last a few seconds, and would produce all the symptoms you describe. Ask your doctor for a 30 day event monitor exam to nail the diagnosis. It's easily treatable. Meanwhile, avoid nicotine and caffeine. ...Read more
I have chest pain left side around heart. Pain can be sharp or dull and can be stabbing or achey. Pain in left arm, shoulder, neck. Dizzy, rapid heart?
Get Checked Now: Lots of possible reasons but take pain around heart seriously and get it checked asap! ...Read more
I took sudafed and BP went to 217/117 from normal, had heart pain, headache, blood urine, ringingears, visual spots, would brain damage be permanent?
Probably not, but...: That is dangerously high bp! If it remained like that for more than 10-15 minutes, given those symptoms a trip to the er is in order! ...Read more
Chest Pain: Sometimes breast and heart pain can seem very similar, especially for females. At your age, cardiac pain is less likely, but cardiac pain sometimes also radiates to the jaw or the left arm, is accompanied by sweating and nausea, but not always. If you are at all concerned, check with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I am a 46 yr. Old female. Since seeing Dr. For heart vibrating and heart pain with nausea and dizziness. They found something on my lung looking at my?
Heart prob: I specialize in this Let's do 2nd opinion ...Read more
Lg pe rt lung on Coumadin (warfarin) 4 21/2 weeks no shrinkage can't handle the sob feeling the severe lung & heart pain during breathing & any activity even sleep?
Lg pe rt lung on Coumadin (warfarin) 4 21/2 weeks INR 3 no chg can't handle the sob feeling the severe lung & heart pain during breathing & any activity even sleep?
pe not responding to Coumadin (warfarin) can be life threatening. Do not wait. Do not collect answers on the internet. ...Read more
Having side pain on my left side of my stomach under my ribs, also burning sensation near my sometimes get heart pain, doctor gave me omeprazole
Omeprazole/heartburn: Omeprazole prevents acid production in the stomach. May be used for heartburn, gastric ulcer. Best taken with a full glass water 30 mins before breakfast. Relief may be expected in ~1- 4 days. If problem persist/ worsen contact your doctor. Some common side effects include constipation/dry mouth, headache/ nausea/ loose stools. Report any muscle/joint pain, breathing problems, fever/sore throat. ...Read more
Most children don't: Get heart pain & is usually indepently of bp. ...Read more
Chest pain: Yes can be similar.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diabetes link: Diabetes mellitus can cause frequent urination if untreated and increase the risk for a heart attack. Do you have other risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Family history, high ldl, smoking, htn, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high alcohol intake? Check with your physician for a complete history and physical. ...Read more
Depends on age: If you are young, this may simply be a sign that you need more exercise or have exercise induced reactive airways. Chest pain in someone middle-aged or older could be a sign of angina, or heart pain from inadequate circulation. This might be a sign of serious concern. See your doctor, regardless of age, since this is not a usual response to even vigorous wii play! ...Read more
Heart pain in 13 yr old daughter hurt more to exhale for around 1 1/2 mins then went away. What could be the cause?
Occasional episodes of intense heart pain lasting seconds and followed by nausea. What could this be? I can literally feel my heart spasming.
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, infectious processes, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
Several: There is a close relationship between migraine and vertigo so that it actually is named mav or migraine associated vertigo. The vertigo can be benign positional vertigo or meniere's disease. Motion sickness is also more common in those with migraine. There is also a relationship between migraine and panic attacks. Panic attacks are commonly associated with vertigo and with chest tightness. ...Read more
Can be cardiac: Please see your doctor for ekg and further working up. Although you are young but these symptoms can be heart related. ...Read more
Could be many: Things like musculoskeletal or gastrointestinal but cardiac unlikely given your age. ...Read more
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