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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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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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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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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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Feel electric type pain in middle and slight left of chest.Heart rate is normal and doesn't skip when it happens. Seems to occur when i slouch forward?

Feel electric type pain in middle and slight left of chest.Heart rate is normal and doesn't skip when it happens. Seems to occur when i slouch forward?

Costal chondrites: Inflammation occurs at place where rib joins the breast plate. If you press on this location the pressure of palpation arouses exquisite pain. This localized and arousable pain indicates that the pain is not from the heart. If it persists a small cortisone injection can work wonders. ...Read more

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Intermittent, mild vibrations over left chest/heart area with no pain. What could be causing this?

Intermittent, mild vibrations over left chest/heart area with no pain. What could be causing this?

Could be muscle: spasms in the chest wall from anxiety or stress provided that rythm disturbance of the heart ruled out. See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this contact me at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Fast jogging and ran for some minutes (5-10mins) and me and my friend(both physically fit) both felt a pain in chest/heart area. What can it be?

Fast jogging and ran for some minutes (5-10mins) and me and my friend(both physically fit) both felt a pain in chest/heart area. What can it be?

Poor training: Sudden burst of exercise cause muscular ischemia which will show as spasm or pain. I t is not a disease. you must train yourself gradually. For every 15 min you walk you can run 1 min next day. you can go as high as you want. there will be no pain. I am a marathon runner. if you do not exercise for 2 weeks, you have to start from the beginning. remember gradual increments. ...Read more