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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 chest discomfort and pain in the breast and nipples after a 20-hour plane journey. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having chest discomfort for the past three days. I feel as if there is a bruise inside my chest. I also have pain at times if I touch near my nipple or on the side or under the breast or nipple. I often feel a stabbing pain in the middle that lasts for one second. I had a cough fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I will help you with your query. Actually, it can be associated with traveling. Due to traveling, there can be chest discomfort and the causes can be extra acid formation in the stomach and muscle pain. So, do not worry. You will...  Read Full »

My GERD symptoms recur when I stop taking my medications. Kindly help.

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 »

I have choking sensation in my chest for two years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a man in my late 30s, and I have been having a choking sensation as though something is stuck in my chest for the past two years. Although it has not been constant at irregular intervals, it gives me a lot of concerns because I feel quite uncomfortable. I started having that sensat...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I do not think there is a connection between hepatitis B and chest pain except when the hepatitis B virus causes liver cancer to s...  Read Full »

I get occasional chest pain and discomfort while resting. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasional chest pain and discomfort in the chest. This discomfort goes away while walking and comes back while resting. ECG values are HR - 101, P-R 101 ms, R-R 592 ms, and QT/QTc 284/369 ms.  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out to us. I understand your concern, and you will be fine. Your lipid profile test and are within normal limits. Please take a picture of the entire ECG (Electrocardiogram) leads. It is essential to snap all aspects of the ECG to be able to inter...  Read Full »

Why is there gushing and thumping feel in the chest even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my thyroid went up and since then, I have been feeling a gushing and thumping feeling in my chest that only happens at night. The feeling is in my upper chest. It lasts for two hours off and on. The doctor put me on Metoprolol tartrate 25 mg. He told me to cut the pill in h...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have some trouble downloading your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your symptoms, that you have been taking Metoprolol for palpitation in your chest. I can just give you some advice in terms of these symptoms. Consume ...  Read Full »

I felt a short vibration in my chest. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 27 years old, weighing 57.1 kg and about 1.45 in length. I was busy cleaning this morning when my heartbeat felt very strange. Like it was vibrating inside my chest, it lasted for about 30 seconds and stopped. After that, I feel very tired, a little out of breath, and a heavy weigh...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You probably had a transient arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). The most common type of abnormal heart rhythm at your age (assuming you do not have any pre-existing heart conditions) is supraventricular tachycardia. This can produce symptoms like palpitations, ligh...  Read Full »

I am 27 years old and active, but my blood pressure is elevated. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I checked my blood pressure last week and noticed it was elevated (systolic mid 130 mmHg and diastolic 68 to 74 mmHg). Resting heart rate is low to mid-50s. I have been taking it every day in order to see an average. It generally falls in the 130 to 139 and 68 to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. The blood pressure range of 130 to 139 mmHg falls in the prehypertensive range. It should be addressed. There could be some variations in blood pressure depending on the time of the day when the blood pressure is taken, and it can also chan...  Read Full »

I have a discomfort in the chest. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old woman with family history of heart disease. For a couple of days, I have been feeling discomfort in my chest, like my heart gets squeezed and I have chest discomfort on the left top part of my chest, like six fingers down my clavicle. I also have a lot of fatigue, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Classical cardiac chest pain is a sensation as if an elephant is sitting on your chest. It lasts from a few seconds to minutes and could be provoked by exertion. What you are feeling is classified as atypical chest pain but you also have palpitations. Do you have a w...  Read Full »

What is the reason for left ribcage pain and chest discomfort in my diabetic mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 55 years old. She is taking Jalra-M for diabetes and Thyronorm 50 mg for thyroid daily. Her diabetes is under control with her HbA1C also under control. We had the tests four months back. Her fasting sugar is around 100 mg/dL. About 25 days back, she had a pain on the left...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have neither mentioned the duration of diabetes, latest fasting, PP (post prandial) blood sugar levels, HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) value or the latest TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels. Please furnish the required information, as well as, her BP (blood pr...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for coronary artery calcification?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt some chest discomfort for about three weeks. Last week, I had an ECG, blood tests, echo, stress test and CT angiogram and everything came back clear. But, there is something I am not sure about the CT angiogram. It is as follows. The heart is normal in size. No pericardial thickeni...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your angiogram is perfectly normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Calcification is a normal phenomenon, which starts when we are at the age of 10 years. It starts with every individual and keeps on increasing gradually as time progresses. A calcificati...  Read Full »

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