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Chest pain from anxiety, aching muscles, heart failure or what?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Quality of pain

The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt.
The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out whats going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed.

In brief: Quality of pain

The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt.
The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out whats going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

It could be any/all of those.
Also, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, non-ulcer dyspepsia, esophageal spasm, fibromyalgia, pleurisy, costrochondritis, cervical spondylitis as well as a host of heart problems (but not heart failure). Please see your doctor!

In brief: Yes

It could be any/all of those.
Also, gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, non-ulcer dyspepsia, esophageal spasm, fibromyalgia, pleurisy, costrochondritis, cervical spondylitis as well as a host of heart problems (but not heart failure). Please see your doctor!
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