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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 am having sharp chest pain on my left side. Mainly when I laugh, inhale and exhale too deep and side line laying on my left side hurts as well?

I am having sharp chest pain on my left side. Mainly when I laugh, inhale and exhale too deep and side line laying on my left side hurts as well?

Chest Wall Pain: The type of pain you describe seems to be coming from the chest wall either in the muscle or the bones or an inflammation called costochondritis.You can try over the counter aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen and if pain still persist check with your doctor ...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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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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Left side chest pain over the breast on and off since last year all heart test and X-rays normal hurts when I move or lay on my side ?

Left side chest pain over the breast on and off since last year all heart test and X-rays normal hurts when I move or lay on my side ?

Chest wall: Glad the tests are normal so far. The most likely cause is chest wall(muscles) or breast, or scar tissue from your prior heart surgery. If your heart doctor says it is safe, a therapeutic trial of an antiinflammatory like naproxen might be useful. Have you had a mammogram recently? ...Read more

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For the last 2 nights everytime i lay on my left side i feel a chest pain on the left side?

For the last 2 nights everytime i lay on my left side i feel a chest pain on the left side?

Positional pain: Likely a musculoskeletal or transient serosal inflammatory etiology ; both usually self limiting,if persistent or recurrent seek a physical examination ...Read more

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Had chest pain for hours then had poo then it stop yesterday ? next day when i lay on my left it hurts and i had heartburn after dinner

Had chest pain for hours then had poo then it stop yesterday ? next day when i lay on my left it hurts and i had heartburn after dinner

Gas+ acid reflux: All your symptoms suggest that you had gas at first and after poo your chest pain went away. Next day you suffered from acid reflux also called gerd. Get some otc gas absorbent and ppi from your friendly local pharmacist. If you want to discuss further about what happpened to you shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt everyday ? Since february . Left side right side , under my rib cage I have sharp pains, sore and tight pains what's wrong ?

Many reasons!: You need to see a doctor because the number of diagnoses that could explain what you are feeling is numerous. I am pretty sure it is not your heart. Sounds more like it is musculo-skeletal or gastroinestinal. ...Read more

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Chest pain when u lay on left side?

Chest pain when u lay on left side?

Many possibitlites: Broken rib, angina, pericarditis. You need to review this with your pcp to sort out the worries and pain. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side when I lay in certain positions for a while ?

Chest pain on left side when I lay in certain positions for a while ?

See Your Doctor: While this does not sound like a heart attack, blood clot in the lung, tear of the aorta or collapsed lung, it is worth a visit to your doctor. Probably a musculoskeletal problem and can be managed conservatively. Any shortness of breath? If you develop other symptoms and it occurs without your having to lay in certain positions, consider a visit to the ER. Liver/spleen disease? See your doc! ...Read more

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A male friend age 35 is complaining of chest pain/ lower left side. Hurts to exhale.

A male friend age 35 is complaining of chest pain/ lower left side. Hurts to exhale.

See MD: I recommend seeing an MD for an exam of heart and lungs. Could be related to lining around lungs or referred pain from heart or even from abdomen. ...Read more

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I have chest pain, but it only hurts when I stretch. It also is located in the upper left side of my chest. Im only a teen. ?

Musculoskeletal pain: It is very unlikely to represent serious issues, such as a cardiovascular origin. If it is reproducible with certain movement, it is almost certainly related to muscle strain from exercise or past injury. Unless it is severe, it is probably worth giving some time and possibly a short course of anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it hurts worse when i breath and move around. ?

I have hade this chest pain on my left side that has last all day it  hurts worse when i breath and move around. ?

Eval recommended: Given your age and increased pain with breathing, this may be inflammation of the chest wall bones, cartilage (costochondritis) or inflamed lining around the lung (pleurisy). You should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out more serious conditions, cardiac problem or even blood clot in the lung (Pulmonary Embolism). ...Read more

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The left side of my chest hurt when i take a deep breath, what does this indicate?

The left side of my chest hurt when i take a deep breath, what does this indicate?

Chest pain: Sounds from the description like inflammation in the rib cage and its muscles and other structures. You should see a doctor and get an exam and evaluation as internet diagnosis is fraught with inaccuracy because of scant information. ...Read more

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I have minor chest pain all the time..Doesn't hurt when I breathe its not sharp just a Lil pain on the the left side all the time.

I have minor chest pain all the time..Doesn't hurt when I breathe its not sharp just a Lil pain on the the left side all the time.

More info needed: More information is needed, such as when did it start, is the pain sharp or dull, are you short of breath, your physical fitness, how the pain changes with position or activity, and limitations caused by this pain.

However, given your age and the description of the pain being minor, a heart attack is unlikely and my first suspicion is that it is related to your chest muscles. ...Read more

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Got chest pain today, currently hurts around the left side when breathing in. I did also exercise hard early today, I ran till it hurt. Serious?

Yes - serious: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. When that is controlled you should see a nurse about long term control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, cough and i burp alot?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, cough and i burp alot?

Left sided chest pai: I do not know how old you are.
Generally if the pain increases on coughing and laughing it may be costochondritis, however you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, cough and i burp alot ?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, cough and i burp alot

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Symptoms: you may be an air swallower and chronically distended. Not enough information here to know probability. See your doc for evaluation and suggestions ...Read more

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Severe left chest pain for 2 days now. Not responding to antacids. Hurts to move as well as breathe. Worse when laying down. How to manage this?

Severe left chest pain for 2 days now. Not responding to antacids. Hurts to move as well as breathe. Worse when laying down. How to manage this?

See doc: Your symptoms are suggesting pericardial inflammation, among others. Ibuprofen 400-600 mg, if tolerated, may work better, but you need to have your condition diagnosed properly. Seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain on left side. Hurts more when I breath and move certain ways and put pressure on my chest. Pain shoots up my neck on left side?

Prob NT Coronary Dis: At 17 unlikely Cor Dis leading Hrt Atak. Could be Gas in splenic flexure, could be Pericarditis. In pericar U feel better sit up than lie down. Both cause pain w breathng. Gas Lft Upper quad Abd(splen flex) causes pain in Lft shoulder. Pain can also be a lft pleural catch: lung lining caught betw ribs. Pericard can come after viral illness +other poss. Start w prim MD Phys exam & ECG, U/S abd. ...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?

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