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I have chest pains on the left side when laying down at night. I'm 25 years old, 5' 11", 270 pounds. I've always taken it as heart burn, but am worried?

I have chest pains on the left side when laying down at night. I'm 25 years old, 5' 11", 270 pounds. I've always taken it as heart burn, but am worried?

Chest pain: You need an evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. If it is heart burn you need treatment. It is hard to determine heart vs heart burn. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Why am I having sharp chest pains on the left side of my chest?

Probably not serious: Chest pains are usually worrisome because of the concern about their being due to heart disease, especially coronary disease. Sharp discomfort is not usually coronary in origin. Most often, these are chest wall (musculoskeletal), and resolve spontaneously or after simple remedies. Gastrointestinal or pulmonary causes may play a role, less commonly pericarditis (inflammation of sac around heart). ...Read more

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I have sporadic, sharp and cramping chest pains on the left side of chest?

Musculoskeletal: Sounds atypical for heart disease especially if not related to exertion, breathing or other symptoms. If it is worsened with deep breaths, it could be pleurisy, PTX or pericarditis but these are both usually persistent not sporadic. Does it hurt to raise your arm or move in a particular position? In any event, check with your doctor this week and be aware of any new or progressive symptoms ->ER ...Read more

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I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

I have been having sharp stabbing chest pains on the left side under my heart. They last for only a few minutes and worsen when i breath or move.

Texidor's?: This is almost certainly the "stitch" / "texidor's twinge" / precordial catch. It's very common and not a problem. I believe it's caused by a fold in the pleura which explains why it vanishes if the lungs are inflated to their maximum. If you do get chest pain accompanied by obvious systemic problems, or this doesn't go away, get seen. ...Read more

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Hi im anthony im 16 years old and im having chest pains on the left side of my breast near arm pit. Also suffer from anxiety. What could it be?

Your age?: Anthony, you say you're 16 but your profile says 40. It's important because coronary disease is 99.9% unlikely in a 16 yo but could be as much as 30% in someone 40 depending on other risk factors and the details of your pain. ...Read more

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I have been having bad chest pains on the left side of my heart, now when my cramps up I have trouble breathing this seems to last for a few mins.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, taking additional history and may be some lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight, start losing weight. ...Read more

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I am a meth user and i also get chest pains on the left side including my arm and other times on the right heart disease? heart attack? I am 27

I am a meth user and i also get chest pains on the left side including my arm and other times on the right heart disease? heart attack? I am 27

Those symptoms: signal that you are doing damage to your body. Would encourage you to get a full medical work up at this time to assess injuries caused by your methamphetamine use. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pains on the left side (breast area).. I checked my blood pressure & heart rate-normal what could this be? I had the school nurse check my blood pressure and my heart rate and it was both normal. We even did some pulling exercises to chec

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of the pain in the area of your left breast. I noted that you tagged this as cardiology, which suggests that you are concerned about your heart. I will list some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. I don't hear you describing this constellation of symptoms. Just because you were not able to reproduce the pain doesn't necessarily mean that it is not of a musculoskeletal origin. Your symptoms are very - nonspecific, so there are many possible causes. Being a single mother is terrifically stressful, if you feel stressed consider deep breathing exercises. It is very fast and very effective, breath in deeply and slowly through your nose. Raise your arms so that you can more fully fill the lungs, hold for a five count. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Do this about 12 times, it can be remarkably calming. If you find that the pain is not resolving or is recurring, would recommed evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed one month ago and last week I started having chest pains on the left side by my collar bone and top of breast.

Unrelated: I can't think of any way that that could be related. It's a new problem that should be checked out. Sorry! ...Read more

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29. mild chest pains on the left side that extend into my armpit and occasionally upper arm. fatigued. have GERD. no fever. resting ~70 BPM (elevated)?

29. mild chest pains on the left side that extend into my armpit and occasionally upper arm. fatigued. have GERD. no fever. resting ~70 BPM (elevated)?

Non cardiac: You are not telling if this pain is associated with activity . . I am going to assume it happens at rest . You are probably having Esophageal Spasm which for all practical purposes resembles cardiac chest pain . . See your doctor for evaluation , since we do not know what your risk factors are . Eliminate fats caffeine , alcohol & large meals . Start on Omeprazole . Elevate the head of your bed . ...Read more

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Can a cold give you chest pains/back pains on the left side?

Pains in chest: A upper respiratory infection can give you chest pains, especially if you are coughing. However, if you develop shortness of breath, diaphoresis or lightheadedness then you should see your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Chest pains but in left side?

Chest pains but in left side?

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), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. it is very unlikely that at 28 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more

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