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Why would I have chest pains that spread all the way down to my back?

Why would I have chest pains that spread all the way down to my back?

Rule out two things: Two worrisome causes for such pain that have to be ruled out are angina/ heart attack and thoracic aortic aneurysm or dissection. Acute episodes of such pain need immediate evaluation in the emergency room. ...Read more

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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 have mild chest pains especially when I lie down on my back. Will it go away or is this something more serious. (It happened 30 mins ago) thanks. ?

I have mild chest pains especially when I lie down on my back. Will it go away or is this something more serious. (It happened 30 mins ago) thanks.

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Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www.Amazon.com) and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.com. ...Read more

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I get these sharp chest pains that will last for a couple of hours and the pain goes striaght through to my back it hurts worse I lay down. What is it?

I get these sharp chest pains that will last for a couple of hours and the pain goes striaght through to my back it hurts worse I lay down. What is it?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease or passing a gallstone and can feel like stabbing pain into your back. The severity can be so intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can make it better. Your doc will get blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been sick with the common cold for about 3 days now but lately I've been having chest pains that spreads down my ribs....could it be lung cancer?

I've been sick with the common cold for about 3 days now but lately I've been having chest pains that spreads down my ribs....could it be lung cancer?

Not lung cancer.: Chest pains with a cold are very common. It could be as simple as rib pain from coughing too much, or more complex if the cold progressed to become a pneumonia lung infection. If you have a persistent fever or if you're not getting better very soon, then you should see your doctor for a check up to make sure everything is OK. ...Read more

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Chest pains that move down in the middle of my stomach and heartburn and back pain?

Chest pains that move down in the middle of my stomach and heartburn and back pain?

It is unlikely that: a 24yo woman would have significant heart disease and your symptoms are atypical. It is likely that these pains are from your esophagus or stomach. It would be prudent to be evaluated by a health care provider. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?

I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?

Abdominal Pain: Right sided abdominal pain has several causes. The pain from appendicitis tends to be more constant than crampy. Pain that comes in waves is more in keeping with gas or could be kidney related such as infection or a stone. Be checked if this persists soon! All the best. You also have an ovary and gallbladder on the right that can cause pain. ...Read more

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When i swollow my food i'm have chest pains also when i lay down i t feels like something stuck in my chest n throat! n cough tht burn chest n back?

May be Reflux: Go see your doc. He needs to do an upper GI series to help him figure out if gerd is a problem. It can also reveal esophageal strictures or any hiatal hernias or stomach issues. Reflux can cause this too. ...Read more