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Prickly chest pain, almost like a needle in center of chest, some chest tightness and shortness of breath but not severe. Headache. Asthma? ER?

Prickly chest pain, almost like a needle in center of chest, some chest tightness and shortness of breath but not severe. Headache. Asthma? ER?

Thats it: Heart symptoms can be everything you just described. Other life threatening disorders should also be ruled out. Please call 911 and transfer her to the emergency room for chest pain! Good luck and let us know! ...Read more

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Chest Burning (Definition)

Usually if your chest burn, it could be an issue with digestion. Although whenever you have issues with your chest be sure to contact your dr to be evaluated. Usually heart problems cause chest pressure or pain right under the sternum, but not chest burning. The esophagus runs through the chest and if its irritated, it could give the feeling of ...Read more


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Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?

Dry unstoppable coughing attacks, sob, tightness in chest, constant burning throat and chest painful to cough, headache?

Cough: A cough can be one of the most perplexing and elusive of symptoms to pin down. From what you have said an allergy, bronchitis, sinusitis, medication effect, chemical exposure, asthma, reflux, among others may be possible. You will need to see a doctor with some skill in the area of cough and be willing to possibly devote some time to getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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-shortness of breath -sensation burt stuck -flatuenses everything worst after eating deep fried -anxiety diagnosed -morning nausea is it gerd?

-shortness of breath
-sensation burt stuck
-flatuenses
everything worst after eating deep fried
-anxiety diagnosed 
-morning nausea
is it gerd?

Maybe: Firstly, it is normal to have so e reflux, and i consider it a disease when there is organ damage (esophagus, throat or lungs), or significant lifestyle impact which is only determined by the patient. Don't worry though, gerd is not life threatening, and can be made worse with anxiety. You'll be ok. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest burning seasation in shoulder into arm random sharp like a knife in chest head & back ache negative echo and stress getting worse?

Tightness in chest burning seasation in shoulder into arm random sharp like a knife in  chest head & back ache negative echo and stress getting worse?

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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Horrible headache w/moderate heaviness in chest & burning pain in l/s arm & sharp pain in chest 5-6 on pain scale no sob cause?Hist:htn pcos

Horrible headache w/moderate heaviness in chest & burning pain in l/s arm & sharp pain in chest 5-6 on pain scale no sob cause?Hist:htn pcos

See doctor: Hard to say what this is as yet although such symptoms do require further investigation. Htn in 17 yo should be investigated to rule out secondary causes of HTN (like renovascular causes, hormonal causes). Pcos pts have a high incidence of Insulin resistance and increased risk for CAD due to a constellation of atherosclerotic risk factors. Check echo, consider pericardial disease, dvt, etc. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?

Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?

See your doctor: Chest tightness and shortness of breath with exertion could be angina or pain from your heart. It also could be asthma, lung infection or several other things. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.

 Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.

Symptoms: Lots of possibilities. At your age esophageal reflux is probably the leading candidate for what your experiencing though as I said other possibilities also exist. ...Read more

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Persistent dull ache & tightness in chest area?difficult to explain...slight burning sensation?Do not have cold/flu or chest infection,non-smoker 24yo

Persistent dull ache & tightness in chest area?difficult to explain...slight burning sensation?Do not have cold/flu or chest infection,non-smoker 24yo

Anxiety: I understand your concern. I commend you for not smoking. Thank you for informing use of Nurofen (Ibuprofen) and Oxycodone. Lack of response for your symptoms by these medications, lack of chest infection and smoking history indicates Anxiety due to stress. Burning sensation may be due to Nurofen. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation, Meditation, Do Yoga, Tai Chi, Exercise, nature walks ...Read more

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Weakness, fatigue, fast heart rate, feels like something stuck in throat, burning throat and stomach. ?

Weakness, fatigue, fast heart rate, feels like something stuck in throat, burning throat and stomach. 
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Depends on pattern: Are these symptoms that you have all the time or is there a pattern: mostly with meals, when you lie down at night, when you climb the stairs or do something strenuous, or just randomly when you might be sitting? While reflux or anxiety may explain these, the weakness and fatigue with these symptoms is concerning and I would recommend a check - up this week to determine a cause! ...Read more

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Chest pain middle right. Smoker. Diabetic (2), burning squeeze - comes in contractions. Thoughts?

Call 911: if you are having chest pain now, call 911. The chest pain you describe suggests heart disease, and you are at high risk, since you smoke and have diabetes. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Constant chest burning mid chest somewhere between breastbone and neck. All cardiac workups good. Doesn't feel like heartburn. Is GERD possible?

Yes: Burning chest pain with neg heart studies and no cardiovascular risk factor is gerd until proven otherwise. Change your diet and avoid food that trigger the chest pain like coffee, sodas, fatty fry food, spicy/hot food, acid fruits, broccoli, garlic, onions etc. Loose weight if overweight, avoid tight clothes, don't eat 2h before going to bed, eat 6 smaller meals a day, exercise. ...Read more

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F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. worse when at rest. skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. has lasted on/off ~5days?

F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. worse when at rest. skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. has lasted on/off ~5days?

Anxiety vs....: Something! It is often hard to understand how feeling stress or anxious could cause skin symptoms such as these, but in a young person your age, that is the most likely cause. HOWEVER, the significant disease causes of this are in the connective tissue disease realm: lupus, scleroderma, dematomyositis, cryoglobulinemia, rheumatoid arthritis. Reduce stress, observe, see doc in 2 weeks if persists ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing shocking pain in right temple,same pain back of neck,left shoulder&chest&shortness of breath gets worse when laying,bend over,beath in?

Sharp stabbing shocking pain in right temple,same pain back of neck,left shoulder&chest&shortness of breath gets worse when laying,bend over,beath in?

911: Lots of things can cause severe headache chest arm neck pain such as anxiety. But in my experience rule out life threatening issues such as heart and lung problems first. Call 911 and go to the emergency room please ...Read more

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Ears, mouth, chest, sternum, lower ribs, & abdomen all have a sharp stabbing & burning feeling. Change in bm is the only other difference. Causes?

Ears, mouth, chest, sternum, lower ribs, & abdomen all have a sharp stabbing & burning feeling. Change in bm is the only other difference. Causes?

Pain: It sounds like pain all over. Unfortunately, this is not enough to direct you to a diagnosis. Either you will need to provide more data about your condition or you will need to see a local doc for that. ...Read more

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Achy chest in 26 yo female. Heart attack? Gradual pain but nothing sharp everything just aches. chest and arms. scared it might be heart attack.

Achy chest in 26 yo female. Heart attack? Gradual pain but nothing sharp everything just aches. chest and arms. scared it might be heart attack.

Doctor can evaluate: Age 26 is very young, but everyone has a risk of a heart attack. The real question is "How low a risk?" that takes into account a person's factors, such as her age, other illnesses, her HDL (good cholesterol), her TG, her LDL (bad cholesterol), her family history of heart disease, whether or not she is overweight, if she exercises, family history of diabetes, personal history of diabetes, etc... ...Read more

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Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. sternum feels tight and full?

Felt sick then sudden excritiating chest pain lasting 5 minutes. sternum feels tight and full?

Chest pain: Go see a doctor asap and get checked. Go now if this is new and is accompanied by shortness of breath and/or nausea, sweating, dizziness, or if you have a cardiac history, or a family history of it, or risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, or you smoke. Not all chest pain is cardiac, but this needs to be ruled out first, especially if exertional. ...Read more

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Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back ?

Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back ?

Go get evaluated: If you are feeling so bad with wheezing and you can tell the side of rattling of lung, you could have a pneumonia. It is best for you to be evaluated, go to er or urgent care so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade, sharp stabbing burning pain, w/ burning in right armpit. Not getting better w/ rest or exercise, only inflames it more. Ideas?

What did you do?: Did you have trauma or injure the arm. First of all need a good history. Now since the pain has persisted see your doctor for exam. You may need further testing ...Read more