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Chest pain in the middle.?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on factors
Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes.
For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause.

In brief: Depends on factors
Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes.
For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Chest Pain -See Doc?
When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell.
Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html

In brief: Chest Pain -See Doc?
When to see a doctor? How do you know when you need medical help for chest pain? It's not always easy to tell.
Helpful simple quiz: http://edition.cnn.com/HEALTH/help.at.home/chest.pain/content.html
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
In brief: Anything
Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach.
See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation.

In brief: Anything
Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach.
See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. James Morgan
Family Medicine
In brief: History is 90% of it
What brings it on? What makes it better? What is it associated with? What is your family history? If it hurts more to push on a spot on the chest wall and you have had a cough or smoke it may be originating from muscle or joint strain.
A visit and examination with your doctor can help determine what tests need to be done and which can be a lower priority.

In brief: History is 90% of it
What brings it on? What makes it better? What is it associated with? What is your family history? If it hurts more to push on a spot on the chest wall and you have had a cough or smoke it may be originating from muscle or joint strain.
A visit and examination with your doctor can help determine what tests need to be done and which can be a lower priority.
Dr. James Morgan
Dr. James Morgan
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