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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

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I was eating a few minutes ago and as i swallowed my chest/heart started hurting it hasn't gone away and I have stopped eating.

I was eating a few minutes ago and as i swallowed my chest/heart started hurting it hasn't gone away and I have stopped eating.

Esophageal spasm: You may have food stuck in your esophagus, drink liquids to try to push it down, if no help, go to the emergency room. ...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

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Could constipation make your chest/heart hurt?

Perhaps: If u have a history of being quite constipated you could have a reflux but i would not want to miss something like a cardiac problem talk to your dr about your pain and the degree of constipation u arehaveing. ...Read more

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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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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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I am 23 years old and I've been having chest/heart pains for the last few months.what could this be?

I am 23 years old and I've been having chest/heart pains for the last few months.what could this be?

Chest pains: For a younger person, it is not common that the heart could be the source of pain. Esepcially pain that occurs for months. Other causes could be something with the lungs or airway, the muscles or joints (especially where the ribs join the sternum/chest plate). Think about it. Is there anything that makes it better, or worse? Does it affect your breathing? Costochondritis is a common cause. ...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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Could use expert help with why am i having chest/heart pains as an 18 yr. Old?

Could use expert help with why am i having chest/heart pains as an 18 yr. Old?

Chest pain: Chest pain in an 18y/o is most likely to be musculoskeletal although there is no guarantee. Consulting a physician who can see and evaluate the symptom is the most appropriate way to know. ...Read more

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I got severe anxiety debilitating one. What shall i do? Causing me pain in my chest/heart area. I feel i m suffocated sometimes and dying. Any help!

I got severe anxiety  debilitating one. What shall i do? Causing me pain in my chest/heart area. I feel i m suffocated sometimes and dying. Any help!

Hyperventilation: 30's male with episodic feelings of doom with chest pain, panicky feelings, and shortness of breath likely has hyperventilation and panic attacks. If confirmed by a medical examination then meditation, biofeedback, and an anti-anxiety medication might help. Is there an underlying problem of ptsd? ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left side of my chest (heart area) that comes and goes, since yesterday.No known health problems-unbelievably stressful living situat?

Sharp pain in the left side of my chest (heart area) that comes and goes, since yesterday.No known health problems-unbelievably stressful living situat?

Reassurance: In general sharp chest pains lasting for a few seconds are usually not cardiac in origin , especially at your age of 25.You have to find a way to take care of your stressful situation. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in left arm and chest/heart?

What could cause pain in left arm and chest/heart?

Pain: Left arm and chest pain are not always cardiac related. Within the spectrum of symptoms of cardiac ischemia lie the pains in left arm and chest. Many other things can also cause these symptoms. When the symptoms are associated with other complaints and findings, they are compatible with cardiac relation. ...Read more