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Doctor insights on: Why Does Some Chest Heart Pain Only Occur At Night While Lying In Bed

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Why does some chest heart pain only occur at night while lying in bed?

Why does some chest heart pain only occur at night while lying in bed?

It depends...: On occasion, one might have an inflammatory process around the outside of the heart called pericarditis, which can cause chest pain that is worse when lying flat on your back. This is related to increased contact between the two layers of inflamed pericardium in this position. However, it is far more common for musculoskeletal chest pains, or acid reflux, to cause this type of symptom. ...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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He has 4 nipples and a dip in the middle of his chest. It is not big or very hollow. He has been having chest/heart pain. Is this dangerous?

He has 4 nipples and a dip in the middle of his chest. It is not big or very hollow. He has been having chest/heart pain. Is this dangerous?

Better safe / sorry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but others can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are dizziness & chest heart pain booze withdrawal?

Can you tell me, are dizziness & chest heart pain booze withdrawal?

If you are: Withdrawing from alcohol or may be and are experiencing chest pain ; dizziness - please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest. Heart murmur picked up last night, acidic levels abnormal, extremely scared?

Call 911: Faint, dizzy, tingling sensations, tightness in left arm and chest, is always a red flag. If you have acute chest pain, regardless of its cause (heart burn , anxiety), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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My chest (heart) feels like it's vibrating sometimes?

My chest (heart) feels like it's vibrating sometimes?

Muscle twitch: You are probably having twitches of your chest wall muscles. Generally not a cause for concern but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Feels like fluid running threw my chest /heart? Is this a concern?

Feels like fluid running threw my chest /heart? Is this a concern?

GET IT CHECKED: It is very difficult to answer your question as to what you mean by fluid running through your chest/heart.I will suggest if it is a cocern to you and is persistant than get it checked by your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Why would sometimes it feel like a needle is poking my chest (heart area)?

Atypical: The pain you describe is atypical and usually not the heart. But depending on your history and your risk factors a work up may be indicated. A thorough h&p along with ecg, labs and and possibly a stress test would be helpful ruling out the heart and asses other potential causes. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pains in my chest (heart) frequently. Am i a candidate for certain kinds of heart problems?

I have been having sharp pains in my chest (heart) frequently. Am i a candidate for certain kinds of heart problems?

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. ...Read more