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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Could a protein free and animal free diet cause chest tightness and breathing problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I live in a cold place where it is extremely cold. Before six months, I started to follow a special diet. I took carrots with beetroot juice, lemon, and honey or any kind of vegetable juice with tea and hot water in the morning. I had a normal lunch with less oil, salt, and chili. During...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest tightness and unable to breathe cold air or drink cold water when you were on a special diet that was fat-free and animal protein-free for reducing your weight and you were su...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret the attached EKG report?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother takes Losartan to manage her BP for a few years now. This week her BP went up to 190/115; she took an additional Losartan (50 mg) dose, which got better. The BP has been fluctuating since but has not been that high. She feels a little lethargic, with a dull headache and a li...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her EKG (Electrocardiogram) shows Q waves in III AVF (Arteriovenous fistula), and no significant ST T abnormalities are seen. These Q waves mean there might be a possibility of an old heart attack. So she should undergo an ECHO to rule out the case of an old heart at...  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

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can discomfort in the chest be caused due to obesity?

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

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 int...  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. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I get symptoms like sore throat, chest pain, and discomfort in breathing?

Query: Hello doctor, I had chest pain a few weeks ago, but I had a sore throat infection before that. I am feeling discomfort when breathing and exercising. I feel discomfort, especially in my right breast, while doing my daily workouts and lying down.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, you had a sore throat recently, and after that, only you are experiencing difficulties in breathing and slight pain. It is possible due to that infection, and you have bronchitis leading to pain. Or maybe possibilities of pus formation. Do you hav...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my mild chest discomfort with raised HR?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old, with no habits. I am feeling chest discomfort for the last three to four days. I have no swelling and no asthma, as well. Hence, I have done all the tests and would like to know the feedback from my test. My BP was 120/80 mmHg yesterday, and today when I checked, i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cardiac pain typically occurs on exertion and relieves with rest. At rest, discomfort for few seconds is usually non-cardiac, and may be related to gastric or musculoskeletal pain. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Th...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest discomfort and pain after eating a greasy and spicy meal?

Query: I am a 20 year old 6'5 male and I weigh around 180 pounds. I ate a pretty greasy/spicy meal for lunch 5 hours ago and I have had chest discomfort and pain/discomfort in my left wrist since eating it. I am unsure if this is something to be worried about, or if its just heartburn. any help would be a...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello welcome to icliniq! hope you're doing well! with context to your presenting complaints, we have established cause for symptoms i.e. food with high fat/ spice content can cause gastritis or exacerbate underlying gastric/ duodenal ulcer problem. So, as far as your current symptoms concern y...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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