16 doctors weighed in:
What causes chest pain?
16 doctors weighed in

Ken Starnes
General Practice
9 doctors agree
In brief: Lots of things,
Chest pain causes could range from minor things such as strained muscles or heartburn to serious ones like a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism.
It should be checked out by a physician.

In brief: Lots of things,
Chest pain causes could range from minor things such as strained muscles or heartburn to serious ones like a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism.
It should be checked out by a physician.
Ken Starnes
Ken Starnes
Answer assisted by Ken Starnes, Medical Student
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
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: Many things
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. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many things
Chest can be due to some thing very dangerous such as heart attack, a punctured lung, blood clots, pneumonia or even vascular problem. It can also be due to something benign like arthritis or heartburn.
It is very important to have this symptom evaluated by your doctor, promptly.

In brief: Many things
Chest can be due to some thing very dangerous such as heart attack, a punctured lung, blood clots, pneumonia or even vascular problem. It can also be due to something benign like arthritis or heartburn.
It is very important to have this symptom evaluated by your doctor, promptly.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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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
Dr. Stephen Pool
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