What causes non-radiating chest pain?

Q. Please help with my non-radiating chest pain.

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on May 21, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 31, 2023

Hi doctor,

Since five days, I am having non-radiating chest pain after having a cup of coffee. There is no palpitations, sweating or other symptoms. My BP is right now 100/76 mmHg. The pain is tolerable, but occurring on certain movements and also when lying down it occurs. There is no past history of such a kind of pain and no family history. I do not have any general allergy or for drugs. While having food too it is little bit paining while the food is passing through trachea. I think it may be due to gas and took Rantac but that did not help. It is happening on certain postures and movement only. It is a kind of annoying to me. Please help as soon as possible.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Your chest pain seems to be muscular in nature. Another possibility is of acid reflux that can also cause such kind of pain. We should also rule out any cardiac issue in case of chest pain. So, you should get a chest x-ray and ECG (electrocardiogram) done. If the ECG and chest x-ray are normal then the pain is probably muscular or due to acid reflux. For muscular pain, I advise you to do hot fomentation over the involved area for at least three to four times a day. You can also apply Diclofenac gel locally over the involved area. On taking this treatment, it usually will resolve in five to seven days. In case you have pain in abdomen and for acid reflux I would advise you to take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone.

Investigations to be done:

Do ECG (electrocardiogram) and chest x-ray.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a cardiologist online.

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