Chest Pain

Chest pain varies depending on the intensity, location, and duration. It might be a sign of some severe heart conditions like a heart attack, or sometimes it can be due to some other conditions that are not life-threatening. Acid reflux, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and bronchospasm might also cause chest pain.

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Is my chest pain due to fluid accumulation in my lungs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small amount of fluid around my heart. I had breathing difficulty, for which I was given IV antibiotics. The pain in my heart subsided during treatment; however, it started once it ended. I had got an echocardiography done twice that showed a reduction in the fluid level. Als...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to preotect the patient's identity). Your history suggests you have fluid in the lungs. There are some changes in the ECG (electrocardiogram), and inflammatory mar...  Read Full »

Will a low-carb diet cause blood sugar to fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I began to follow a healthy diet a couple of months ago. So, I reduced sugars. Sometimes, I feel hypoglycemic and feel uncomfortable rising in the heart/chest area with a little pain. But, when I take sugars in moderate amounts, I feel comfortable in this area. But t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Your BMI (body mass index) is very low, just lower limit of normal and obviously, your reserve glucose will also be low. You will feel hypoglycemic especially during work out and it will take you months to stabilize at this diet and exercise...  Read Full »

I have severe chest pain and high heart rate. Please suggest a cure.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of 110 pounds. I am not taking any medicine. I am having chest pain for a month and high heart rate, which is very painful in the night. I had an EKG which showed tachycardia. Can you please tell me what medicines ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A high heart rate in itself is nothing. It can be due to one of the many reasons. It can be starting right from inside the heart from the electrical system that causes the mechanical movements (pumping) of the heart. The thyroid gland is also responsible for a high...  Read Full »

How long will it take for pneumothorax to heal, and what can be done to improve healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with pneumothorax three months back, and I was admitted to the hospital for treatment for a week. My current medications are Faronem, Seroflo Rotacap, Neucleofit, and Tramadol. I still have chest and throat pain, occasional shortness of breath, hand tremors, sometimes ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest and throat pain, shortness of breath, hand tremors, chest heaviness, pain in the underarm, hand, upper back, and shoulders. You were diagnosed with pn...  Read Full »

When I have anxiety, my heart rate jumps up. Should I make an appointment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have frequent recurring pains in my chest due to anxiety. I recently got a fitness watch and noticed that when I am experiencing this my heart rate goes way up. Normal for me is 65 to 70 when resting. When my chest starts hurting it has jumped as high as 135 to 140 when resting. Is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most probably you have panic disorder (one of the anxiety disorders). Let me know some more details: 1) Do you have changes in bowel habits, eating habits, or sleeping pattern?2) Do you live a stressful life?3) Do...  Read Full »

I have pain and itching in the shoulder and chest wall area with lumps in my breast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Could you explain what is seen in these images in the shoulders and chest wall area? I have a lot of pain and itching predominantly in the right chest area. My right underarm is swollen. I was told lumps in the breast are likely benign, but I need to get help for the shoulders and chest...  Read Full »

Dr. Mounica Kavikondala

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no abnormality in your chest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Are there any skin lesions?  Read Full »

I have dizziness, extreme fatigue, palpitations, and throbbing chest pain. How to manage my chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing dizziness and extreme fatigue once a week. Today I am tired and have had throbbing chest pain on the right side for about 20 minutes. I have palpitations, and my heart rate is 73 beats per minute. I take tablet Fluoxetine and tablet Ritalin. I have tingling sensati...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your description, brain pathology, stress, or anxiety may be possible. Take MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and spine for confirmatory diagnosis.  Read Full »

Kindly go through my attached report and guide me with my health problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having bronchial asthma for the last seven to ten years. Currently, I am taking medications for it. I have had on and off flare-ups along with recurrent cold infections for a year. I am taking oral steroids also for short period. I am taking Wysolone 10 mg once daily for five to seve...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. Hope you are not in much discomfort. The chest x-ray is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the small dots are perihilar blood vessels and they are not an abnormality. As you are an asthma patient and in the COVID situat...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right-side chest while eating or drinking, and a burning sensation in my breast. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have right-sided chest pain and a burning sensation in the breast. Also, I feel pain in the right side of the chest while swallowing, drinking water, or eating something. I had ECG done, and the reports were normal. However, I am currently taking Sucrafil O Gel and Gastoz tablets. Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be due to esophagitis and gastritis. I suggest you to avoid oily and spicy foods. Also, avoid non-vegetarian foods for a few weeks. I suggest you to exercise and go for walks regularly for better health. In addition, I suggest you to take one capsule of Pan-D ...  Read Full »

I have a strong squeeze and pressure feeling in my chest. Is it due to the Propranolol that I take to reduce PVC?

Query: Hello doctor. I have had PVC, but I feel them ten times in an entire year. For example, I will have a month with no PVC, and in a couple of days, I will have 200 to 400 PVC. They are really scary, and the feeling is very unpleasant. But the most concerning thing is that in the last 3 to 4 months. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With normal ECG (electrocardiogram), echo (echocardiogram), CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance ), and stress test, these are likely to be idiopathic PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) only. Having undergone so many tests, it is unlikely to miss any major car...  Read Full »

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