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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 having discomfort in my left side chest which becomes painful when I try to pass motion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a feeling of discomfort in my left side chest which becomes painful when I try to pass motion. I fear it is something serious. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern but this appears to be gastritis and reflux disease. Do you suffer from upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, or burping? Does your pain increase on having food? Do you have sour water feeling in the throat, or chest burning? The like...  Read Full »

What causes spasms in the middle portion of the chest?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been smoking for ten years. But I quitted for a year now. I have mild asthma and taking asthma medicine. I am having stomach acid problems for a year and using Pantoprazole for this issue. I have terrible muscle spasms for more than a year. When I have a lot of stomach acid or I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having. Do you have any dysphagia that is difficulty in swallowing food? Spasm in the middle of chest includes following differential diagnosis: 1) Could be related to heart and heart vessels - This has b...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for chest burning with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chest burning sensation that comes and goes and difficulty breathing especially while moving or eating. I also have a stomach upset for the past two days now.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is true mostly this kind of situation occurs when stressed or anxious or when think too much there can be other causes too sometimes like acidity also lead to chest burning sensation kind of feeling but it does not lead to heavy breathing. To treat your case ...  Read Full »

What should I do to prevent my recurring GERD symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, GERD, and hiatal hernia three years back through an endoscopy. My symptoms during the period were non-cardiac chest pain (all cardiac tests were negative), infrequent regurgitation, and muscle tightness in my abdomen and shoulders. The do...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) does not show eosinophilic esophagitis, nor it showed that you have Barrett's esophagus. You have a sliding hernia and had significant reflux related esophagitis. I feel that this is again the r...  Read Full »

Are chest burn, stomach pain, and blood in stools signs of blood cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have a 2-year-old baby through c-section. My doctor did a blood test and said I have H. pylori infection because I felt some symptoms like chest burning and continuous burping. Three weeks before my doctor gave me antibiotics Clarithromycin 500 mg (one tab...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, such short onset of symptoms does not point towards stomach cancer. For that, there should be other symptoms as well like vomiting, decreased appetite, weight loss, and blood in vomiting of mouth. None of above symotoms are present in you. You received the H.p...  Read Full »

I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. How frequently should I get the treadmill test done?

Query: Hello doctor, I run about 3.13 miles every alternate day. I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. So, I went in for a TMT test. I want to know the frequency at which such tests are to be done. I am attaching the results of my tests.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your health query and can understand that you are worried about your heart. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On review of your TMT (treadmill test), I see no issues with your heart. There are no ch...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for chest pain while urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, My father aged 78 years is suffering from heart artery blockage with COPD. He underwent an angiogram, ECG, and related blood tests. Currently, he is taking the following medications for the last six months as per the doctor's advise. He takes Nitrocontin 6.4 mg two times, Concor Cor 2....  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Medication wise, your father is on the maximum dosage. You could also try adding Flavedon MR (Trimetazidine) 35 twice a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine with their consent. But, I strongly feel after going...  Read Full »

I am still experiencing excruciating discomfort in my chest area even though my blood tests and chest X-ray findings were normal. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. After experiencing sudden intense chest pains and persistent dull aching in my chest, especially when breathing, I recently underwent blood tests and a chest X-ray. Despite my elevated liver enzyme level, my blood tests and chest X-ray results were normal, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This type mostly arises arises from problems in the lining of the lungs or heart, musculoskeletal, or acidity. For how long have you been having this pain? Do you have any associated fever? Mostly, it occurs due to a...  Read Full »

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 fo...  Read Full »

My poop is black in color for the past five days. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have headache on the sides of my head, lower neck stiffness, mild chest tightness, difficulty in swallowing, mild burning sensation on the scalp and face, which spreads to hands and legs at times.The main concern is that my fecal matter has been black for the past five days. I am not ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I understand your concern. Black stool needs investigation unless you eat foods that can turn your stool black in color like dark chocolate, cookies or biscuits, blueberries, or taking iron supplements or bismuth-containing indigestion med...  Read Full »

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