Why could my heart hurt?

Emotion and physical. The heart is an 'emotional' organ -- you can have chest pain because a part of the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen -- but you can also feel chest pain with a broken heart probably because the heart is strained with emotional burden and yet no one knows for sure of the mechanism of 'broken heart' syndrome -.
Heart pain. The heart doesn't have pain receptors so your heart doesn't hurt. When heart problems are present symptoms are produced by cardiac dysfunction causing physiologic changes. If you are having chest pain, it could be secondary to the heart but there are many other possibilities other than the heart.

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Why might someone's heart hurt?

Heart hurt. The heart actually doesn't have pain fibers so technically there is no heart pain. When the heart malfunctions, the pressure goes up in the lungs and this is perceived as discomfort. When the covering over the heart is inflamed, this can cause friction pain with the covering over the lungs. Read more...

Why does my heart hurt all the time?

Need details. Most people with heart disease experience chest pain unrelated to breathing or pressure on the chest, perhaps taking the breath away, and this requires a physician office visit. Continuous pain of cardiac origin is uncommon, but can be mimicked by anything from chronic inflammation of the pericardium to a misaligned rib arch to a serious infection of the tissues around the heart such as tb. Read more...

Why does my heart hurt and then stops after at least 7-10 seconds.

Unlikely to be heart. It is unlikely that the pain is from anything to do with your heart. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor at your convenience. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

Sometimes it feels like my heart hurt there are very sharp pains what can I do?

See your doctor. Sharp pains are atypical for heart disease. However, it warrants a physician evaluation. Read more...
Chest pain. You should see your regular doctor and in the interim see when it occurs, is it associated with activity, is there anything that makes it better or worse. Then when you see you doctor relay the information. Read more...

Does anxiety make heart hurt?

Anxiety & chest pain. Anxiety may certainly cause your "heart hurt". People who have anxiety disorders may experience all kinds of bodily aches and pains. Those pains typically improve after anxiety is treated. That said, you should see your doctor first and make sure your "heart hurting" is not caused by a real heart problem before blaming the anxiety for that. Read more...
Chest pain, yes. Anxiety can cause chest pain from tightening of the muscles of the rib cage. It can also cause significant increased heart rate. These symptoms together can certainly feel like heart pain. It is important to have a cardiac workup, which may be reassuring. Then it is safe to assume your discomfort is anxiety related. Read more...
Yes. Stress and anxiety can result in symptoms that we usually consider physical, even when we are not feeling "stressed" or "anxious" at the time. Chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations are very common "stress" symptoms. Also, symptoms due to actual physical problems can be worsened by stress and anxiety. Read more...