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Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Is chest pain a symptom of lupus arthritis flare?

Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. However it is important that you see your doctor to be sure there is no coexisting coronary artery disease as well. ...Read more

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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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Is chest pain alone symptom of heart attack?

Is chest pain alone symptom of heart attack?

Not always: Chest pain is a classic symptom of a heart attack, particularly mid-sternal, crushing or pressure-type pain radiating to the neck, jaw or arm. But other symptoms are common, including: nausea, diaphoresis (heavy, cold sweats), shortness of breath, dizziness, even abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is chest pain a symptom of JRA?

Can be associated : Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can involve covering of lungs and heart called pleura and pericardium which can get inflamed and cause chest pain . http://patient.info/doctor/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-pro ...Read more

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Pain in rib cage common with lupus? Is this a symtpom

Pain in rib cage common with lupus? Is this a symtpom

See below: Could be a sign a of pleurisy from lupus or other things, see your doctor to best determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath reflux is it worse lying down?

Shortness of breath reflux is it worse lying down?

Possible: Depending on the cause, shortness of breath could get worse with lying down; called orthopnea. Reflux can also get worse with lying down. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Yes: Pleuritis is a very common cause of chest pain. Typically you will have pain on inspiration. Usually viral in etiology and can be effectively treated with nsaids for several days. If the pain last longer than several days, get a chest x ray. Sometimes i also add a medro dose pak. ...Read more

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Help please! is chest pain a symptom of heartburn?

Quite often: One of the most common causes of chest pain is gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn). With chest pain the other etiologies include cardiac, musculoskeletal, and sometimes lung. There are medications for relief of heartburn and prevent serious changes in the esophagus such as esophagitis and stricture.See your physician to verify cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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Chronic left sided chest pain localized x 1month..EKG normal, hx of anxiety. What could it be?

Costochrondritis?: Is the pain associated with certain movements? If so, it may just be from a sprain in the rib cage which may improve with NSAID. If it is associated with exertion and you have elevated blood lipid , blood sugar, and/or elevated BP (also pos family history of heart disease), an exercise echo may be warranted since the EKG is not sensitive enough. ...Read more

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Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Both are...: Both are considered an inflammatory condition of the rib bone/sternum cartilage interface. They are considered synonomous. They can occur in many types of arthritis. ...Read more

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How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

No: It's the big picture. "a three-legged dog is still a dog." nausea usually but not always; rebound pain only if the peritoneum's involved. ...Read more

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neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction. sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

neck pain headache,throat pain severe when lying down esp throat feels like obstruction.  sudden onset of cold symptoms last wk symptoms worsen daily

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Mild chest pain scared it could be heart related ?

Mild chest pain scared it could be heart related ?

Chest pain.: Theoretically speaking, any chest pain COULD be heart-related, although that doesn't mean that it IS heart-related. Depends on you as an individual - specific symptoms, associated symptoms, risk factors, habits, testing results. ...Read more

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Intermittent chest pain, shortness of breath sometimes, shakiness, what might this be?

Intermittent chest pain, shortness of breath sometimes, shakiness, what might this be?

Atypical chest pain: Unless a very strong family history of premature CAD or personal risk factors such as heavy smoking, Drug abuse or morbid obesity, recurrent CP associates with SOB and shakiness is a sign of atypical CP due to musculoskeletal origin or anxiety. If associated palpitation may consider valvular HD especially a mitral valve prolapse. ...Read more

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Is it possible that anxiety cause chest pain, feeling nausea, shortness of breath and headaches?

Is it possible that anxiety cause chest pain, feeling nausea, shortness of breath and headaches?

Yes : Especially if you have something to be anxious about.! of you have fever or chills you could be sick. In the former find a good counselor to help you do you don't have these attacks and deal with their cause. Exercise and a healthy diet and enough sleep always help too! ...Read more