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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

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

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How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

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

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Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty. Help!?

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

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Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Yes: A cold or virus particularly with lots of coughing, but sometimes without can cause diffuse aches and pains in chest. Some viruses can lead to an inflammation of the lining around the heart called pericarditis which also can be painful. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left chest today when moving around? What does heart pain feel like?

Sharp pain in left chest today when moving around? What does heart pain feel like?

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

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Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?

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

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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?

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?

Anxiety: Sounds like you have anxiety or panic attacks if you are only 18 and less likely to be heart. See your dr. And get checked out, the reassurance may be good for you. Palpitations if present can increase your snxiety. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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

Chest pain: Chest pain can be for multiple reasons. Your echo being normal is good, but it still does not mean your heart is normal. You likely need a stress test, but this could be a pulmonary or even esophageal issue. Chest pain warrants getting evaluated. See your regular provider. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Hard to say: Are you using drugs, alcohol, or other recreational aids? Lf you're otherwise healthy, my first thought would be anxiety. If it's more complicated, you should see your doc for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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What is the difference between breast pain and heart pain?

What is the difference between breast pain and heart pain?

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

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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

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Could heart pain be normal for a child with BP rate 11670?

Could heart pain be normal for a child with BP rate 11670?

Most children don't: Get heart pain & is usually indepently of bp. ...Read more

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Sometimes I experience heart pain. It comes and goes. What could it be thanks in advance?

Sometimes I experience heart pain. It comes and goes. What could it be thanks in advance?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 27y/o isn't terribly likely to be cardiac related. More likely some chest wall or gastointestinal issue. Since its recurrent should go see a dr. And find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Could heart pain get better with rest?

Could heart pain get better with rest?

It should: Typically, angina (heart pain) gets better when you stop to rest since the heart has less work to do and can catch up so to speak. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heart pain and frequent urination?

What could be the cause of heart pain and frequent urination?

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

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I'm having heart pain and difficulty breathing while playing boxing on wii. What could this be?

I'm having heart pain and difficulty breathing while playing boxing on wii. What could this be?

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

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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?

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?

Chest pain: Unlikely cardiac if just now present. Patients this age may have episodes of costochrondritis or pericardial twinges. It may be a gas pain referred to the chest. If they are reoccurring see her MD. Less likely would be reflux. ...Read more

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Occasional episodes of intense heart pain lasting seconds and followed by nausea. What could this be? I can literally feel my heart spasming.

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

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What conditions could cause a migraine with vertigo and squeezing heart pain?

What conditions could cause a migraine with vertigo and squeezing heart pain?

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

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What could be the cause of periodic dull heart pain?

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

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I have heart pain in the morning everyday. What could be the problem?

I have heart pain in the morning everyday. What could be the problem?

Could be many: Things like musculoskeletal or gastrointestinal but cardiac unlikely given your age. ...Read more