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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Does my chest and abdominal pain on eating food and irregular heartbeats suggest a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, The pain first started on the top corner of my chest, and then a month ago, it moved to my left abdomen. The pain is intermittent and feels like pressure cramps. It gets worse when I eat food. I have lost around 30 pounds as I cannot eat food due to pain and an irregular heartbeat. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Unusual awareness of own heartbeats is called palpitations. Palpitations may occur due to the following reasons- 1. Due to fast heart rate. 2. Due to a slower heart rate. 3. Due to Irregular heart rate. 4. Due to being overcautious abo...  Read Full »

I get pain in my chest and headaches if I think of something sad or negative. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel pain in the right side of my chest. I have headaches after shouting or speaking louder. I also have difficulty in breathing. Also, if I think of something sad or negative, my headache aggravates. The symptoms mentioned above have been present for the past three days. Please advise ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to some underlying causes. Sometimes it can be a result of emotional stress. First, we need to rule out any cardiac or lungs related problems. 1) I suggest getting an ECG (electrocardiograp...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female with chest pain, increased heart rate, and abnormal EKG. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abnormal EKG during ER visit this week. I am a 24-year-old female who has been experiencing chest pain, tightness, fainting, and tachycardia for the last few months. It got so bad this week that I went to the ER. I will include the notes from my EKG below. I have also been seein...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Apart from a fast heart rate, ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal. Causes of a fast heart rate can be anxiety, fever, dehydration, anemia, and thyroid disorder, especially if the heart rate remains that high even at relaxed and calm times. C...  Read Full »

I have had chest pain and high blood pressure since I started taking Concerta. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having chest pain since I started Concerta. My blood pressure is sometimes normal, sometimes a little bit high. My saturation is normal, and my heart rate is 98 and stable. So it has been for some days already. What is the best to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is fine, but if chest pain continues, it is best to take a tablet of Pantoprazole 40 mg once. This pain can be due to acidity caused by the drug. If the same complication occurs again, stop the medications, and you should consult your doct...  Read Full »

I am a 31-year-old male with frequent chest pain radiating to my left hand. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, weighing 86 Kg, and my height is 5 feet 11 inches. I am frequently having chest pain that radiates to the left hand. I consulted a cardiologist who advised a 2D echocardiogram and ECG. The reports were normal. After that, he suggested a Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Dom...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Chest pain is one of the most common complaints in the ER (emergency room). Sometimes it indicates heart attacks, and other times just muscle spasms. Heart chest pain is heavy, compressing, and increases with effort. The risk factors include:...  Read Full »

I fear I might have a cardiac arrest although I am only 18. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old boy. I have a fear I might have a cardiac arrest. I have mild chest pains and pain in my left hand. I have already done echo and TMT tests. Both came out negative. The doctors say that my heart is healthy. But I still fear I have some condition or something might hap...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, you need to understand that the chest has multiple structures besides the heart, like lungs, food pipes, muscles, bones, etc. So, each one can cause pain and often lead to pain in hand as well. Secondly, considering your age, the possibility of heart issues ...  Read Full »

I had a 48-hour Holter monitor test that showed early transition precordial leads and I also have pain in the chest. Should I be worried about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a 48-hour Holter monitor that said 67 bpm, NSR, early transition precordial leads, and the rest was normal. I felt movement in my heart area for a few months. I was worried. Should I look into the early transition part further? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Early transition in precordial leads is a normal variation. You do not have to worry about it. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have chest pain and shortness of breath. What could be wrong?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years female, for last four days, I am having chest pain with shortness of breath. I consulted a cardiologist and done echo, ECG, and TMT and the reports are alright. The doctor gave me a painkiller, but still having the same problem. What could be wrong and which doctor should...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need to know more about the symptoms, like precipitating factors, factors that increase pain. It can be gastritis and reflux disease. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat or chest burnin...  Read Full »

Why am I having sharp pain just left of sternum?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night and today, I have been experiencing a sharp pain just left of the sternum, which is not deep, seemingly on top of the rib where it joins the sternum. It lasts a second or two but may repeat several times before stopping in five minutes or so. I went out in the garden today to...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history, and it does not appear to be an ischemic pain. Ischemic pain will not be sharp and so short lasting. So the possibilities are costochondritis and pleuritic or pleuro-pericarditis. Do you get an increase in pain on the application o...  Read Full »

I have pain in the throat when bending. How can this be healed?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an endoscopy test. Tell me what the impression means. Is it serious? Now, I am having pain in the throat when bending and pain in the chest when burping. How can this be healed? What medicine can I take? Please advise me.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nothing to worry. There is some acidity issues as well as possibility of reflux of acid from stomach to food tube (esophagus). Need diet modifications. Avoid excess spicy or masala based foods. Avoid excess coffee or carbonated drinks. Take short frequent feeds rath...  Read Full »

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