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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What are the causes of chest pain with shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor,I have extreme shortness of breath and pain in my chest and back. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. Such clinical features may result from anxiety, stress, acid reflux, allergic reactions, anemia, respiratory diseases like pneumonia, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (...  Read Full »

Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, After having anxiety, my health condition started going down. Until that day, I was active. I use to do jogging, yoga, and play tennis every day. after that, I was not having good sleep. I got chest pain and severe constipation. My doctor told me to have Alprax 5 mg. After taking it, I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in people who follow a strict vegetarian diet. Otherwise, it occurs rarely. I suggest you take B12 supplements. B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia, neurological symptoms such as tingling, and numbness in dista...  Read Full »

Though my tests are normal, why am I having palpitations and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have been a competitive athlete in my whole life. About a year ago, I started experiencing palpitations, near syncopal episodes, and chest pain. I have seen three cardiologists. I have had a bicycle stress test, limited echocardiogram looking at just the thickness of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your health issues do not show a relationship to your cousin's health problems because most babies do not survive more than a year with treatment in a case of ALCA (anomalous left coronary artery). Studies have shown that patients with Goldenhar syndrome (birth defects...  Read Full »

Can nerve damage cause pain in the shoulder and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 60 years old, and he had an ache in his right shoulder for two months, but now he is feeling pain in his right leg and chest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you mentioned, the pain was in the right shoulder and now radiating to the right leg and chest, so there can be some nerve compression, or most probably it is neuralgia, so you have to treat it accordingly. If he is not taking any medicine currently, then I would sug...  Read Full »

Can hysterectomy cause headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the left side of the head. It starts when I sleep because of hot flashes and palpitation due to forced menopausal (hysterectomy).  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about headache: 1. Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years or months? And since when you had menopause? 2. In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can attach your photo, clicked from a litt...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty breathing through the nose even after using Symbicort Rapihaler?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 167 cm, and my weight is 50 kg. I have asthma, and I am using Symbicort Rapihaler for my maintenance (two times a day) and emergency inhalation. I have recently been feeling more tired than usual, and I have chest and back pain. I also have dry ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, in such a case, you can use a nebulizer. You can use a nebulizer with Symbicort. It will help you more, and I can see according to your symptoms, it seems that you have got a common infection as well. So you ha...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sudden severe headaches, chest pain, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations ...  Read Full »

Can anxiety make your heart feel like it skips a beat?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had two electrocardiograms revealing an early repolarization pattern. My doctor did not mention anything but found out on the internet that this increases the chances of sudden death. Also, I have some feeling of skipped beats from time to time which makes me feel very anxious. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is called benign early repolarization (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is normally present in 10-15% of the population. It is of no significance and needs no treatment. Some studies suggest that cardiac arrest is a little more comm...  Read Full »

Can you still have a heart attack after bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Based on the reports I have uploaded, I want to know what your recommendation is. Does my dad need to go through an open heart triple bypass surgery, or can it be fixed by a stent angioplasty?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the surgeon agrees on bypass, this is the best strategy. If the surgeon says that bypass is not possible due to diffuse disease or small vessels, then angioplasty should be done. Such cases are usually discussed in the meeting of specialist doctors team comprising...  Read Full »

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 What is your age? Any co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension? Or any family history?  Read Full »

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