Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort or pain is not necessarily a sign of heart problem, as it can result from problems in the lungs, muscles, esophagus, ribs, or nerves. Some of the common causes of chest discomfort are angina, pericarditis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, panic attack, gastritis, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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I am 29 years old and have been having left-side chest discomfort, upper left shoulder left bicep pain, back pain, weakness, nausea, and upset stomach. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 29 years old. My symptoms are left-side chest discomfort, sometimes pain in the upper left shoulder left bicep, sometimes upper back pain, weakness, sometimes dizzy spell, and always face fear of death. Burping and nausea with stomach upset are also common. ECG was normal. Pleural ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Alone, medicines will not work permanently. Do yoga and pranayam regularly. Go for walks regularly. Take tablet Thiosinaminum 3X, two tablets thrice daily, and tablet Bryania alba 30 ch 4 drops three times a day f...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gadge Gauri Narendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion, ...  Read Full »

I have little chest pain and my chest hurts during smoking. Do I have lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-years-old male with 250lb. I have little pain in the chest when taking a deep breath, especially in the morning. I do not have a cough at all when I try to cough hard sometimes there is little tiny blood in my saliva, and my mouth tastes bloody. I keep smoking these two weeks ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, do not think directly about lung cancer because the possibility of it is very less. Possibility of other smoking-induced lung diseases like pleurisy, lung infection, bronchitis, etc. is more likely. So please let me know, ...  Read Full »

I feel sudden chest discomfort and breathlessness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl of 20. My height is 167 cm and weight is 75 kg. Over the past one week, I am having high discomfort and pain in my right chest when I breathe. The pain radiates to the right shoulder and right arm too. When I sneeze or blow my nose up, the pain is severe. I cannot explain this...  Read Full »

Dr. Kartik Sood

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have a history of frequent chest infections in the past, which were associated with wheezing, secretions and fever as well, I would suggest you to consult a pulmonologist or a chest physician in person. Your symptom of chest pain, which increases on deep respi...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing tightness in the chest, which lasts for a few minutes. Is it a sign of digestive problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing tightness in the chest that comes and goes daily. It does not even last a minute. It goes away in a few seconds, almost instantly. I experience it mostly at night time. The feeling became less frequent when I used to go to the gym. I suspect it may have something to d...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. It is due to gaseous distention causing pressure on chest muscles, causing discomfort. Better digestion makes you feel better. It is not a serious issue. It is due to spicy and oily foods and irregular eating patterns. I suggest you do the following in...  Read Full »

Why do I get fullness and warmth feeling in the chest with excess burping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old male. I am an athlete and health-conscious, No drugs. Rarely drink (on holidays) and eat pretty healthy and clean. My current issue is weight loss 10 pounds from last year. It is hard to keep weight on, major debilitating fatigue, burping a lot, fullness under right r...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your description, I learned that you are an otherwise healthy lifestyle man with good nutrition and no significant addictions. The investigations and tests done so far regarding the lung and abdominal complaints are normal, and there is no need to...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm.

Query: Hi doctor, What health implications have been observed with a unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm? I have had a plication performed, but it failed and is back to the original issue. Currently, I am suffering from shortness of breath, chest pain with dizzy spells and increased heart rate. I am on P...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is most commonly seen on the left side. The diaphragm is the most important muscle of ventilation. Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is usually well tolerated if there is no underlying lung or rib cage pathology. But, if severe, ...  Read Full »

I am a 31-year-old male with frequent chest pain radiating to my left hand. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, weighing 86 Kg, and my height is 5 feet 11 inches. I am frequently having chest pain that radiates to the left hand. I consulted a cardiologist who advised a 2D echocardiogram and ECG. The reports were normal. After that, he suggested a Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Dom...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Chest pain is one of the most common complaints in the ER (emergency room). Sometimes it indicates heart attacks, and other times just muscle spasms. Heart chest pain is heavy, compressing, and increases with effort. The risk factors include:...  Read Full »

I am experiencing different sensations in my body after my second dosage of COVID vaccine. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, After my second dose of COVID vaccination, I started experiencing different sensations in my body. The second day after the vaccine, I started getting intense feelings in my body. First, I would get extremely dizzy, then my speech would almost become slurred and confused, then my eye lids...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1) How long do these symptoms last? 2) Did you ever experience palpitation or breathing difficulties or did you experience any feeling of sinking or any fearfulness? 3) How many times in a week do yo...  Read Full »

I had tightness in upper left chest area and numbness in throat. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night I started experiencing some tightness in my upper left chest area, just below my armpit. This extended up my left side through my throat, cheek and up to the top of my head. This was persistent throughout the night. This morning I woke up and it was a little better but my face ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is most likely due to cervical pain, due to compression of nerves between spine. You should get X-ray cervical spine AP (anteroposterior or lateral view) and further may need MRI. You need to visit physiotherapist after X-ray and also an orthopedician. Till the...  Read Full »

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