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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Can pain in the left region always be due to cardiac problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had on and off pain under the left breast and sometimes in the center for 16 hours. Should I worry? Or am I fine? I also had an EKG earlier today, which was normal and a normal echo a month and a half ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your age? Any co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension? Or any family history?  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. Gauri Gadge

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What do I do for my elevated blood pressure levels even after doing physical activities?

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 and diastolic 68 to 74). 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 80 range,...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. The blood pressure range of 130 to 139 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 change w...  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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 81 kilograms and a height of six feet five inches. I had a spicy meal for the lunch before five hours and after that, I started to have chest pain with discomfort in my left wrist. I am unsure whether it is something to be worried. Is it due to heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ongoing through your presenting complaints, I have established the cause of your symptoms. Food taken with high fat or spice content can cause gastritis or exacerbates the condition of underlying gastric or duodenal ulcer problems. Regarding your current symptoms, there...  Read Full »

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 »

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