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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Will Levothyroxine cause chest pain and shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest pain and shortness of breath. It started on 16th March. Since then, it is still present, continued discomfort in chest and back. I am on 5 mg of Atorvastatin.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Resting ECG and echo showed no abnormalities, and stress test does not show any abnormalities, although could not be completed. So, we cannot be certain that this is not cardiac pain...  Read Full »

Why have I been having chest and back pain 1 to 2 hours after I eat or at night?

Query: Hi good morning. I am 41 yo ,female, with partner, H5'6"; W 65 kgs. I would like to consult about the chest and back pain that i am feeling lately. Chest and back pain usually happen 1-2 hours after i eat or at night. No fever. The pain usually take 15 minutes or longer. I felt like i'm being choked...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Sorry to hear that you are suffering from chest and back pain. If it's happening after eating then probably it's more of a stomach issue. As your query goes regarding alternative medications apart from Omeprazole and kremil syrup we can definitely change to lansoprazole which is similar to Om...  Read Full »

Why do I get chest pain with occasional cough post flu recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have chest pain after flu-like symptoms. My height is 171 cm and weighs about 61kg. It started about one and a half months ago as a normal flu with coughing and runny nose. I took some flu medicines (Lemsips pills), I got rid of the runny nose, but I sti...  Read Full »


Dr. B R Isharam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a little infection in lungs maybe. So I am prescribing some drugs and tests as well. Take medicines properly and do the test and show me. 1. CBC (complete blood test). 2. Pulmonary function test. 3. Chest x-ray. Take syrup Dextromethorphan two times da...  Read Full »

Why do I get intermittent chest pain with dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some chest pain on my left side. It feels like it is around my heart. Kind of a slow, deep ache from my armpit, over the whole chest, up to the clavicle. I have been having a bit short of breath, and when I stand up I feel really dizzy and light-headed. It takes about 10-1...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, this does not appear to be CAD (coronary artery disease) related pain to me, however, it should be evaluated to rule out some unusual cardiac causes, especially valvular problems. Because of your age, long duration of symptoms without treatment and atypical...  Read Full »

Do lower abdominal pain more associated with heart or kidney problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a hypertensive person and I take medicine Olsar H 20 occasionally. From the past two weeks, I am feeling muscle pain in hands and knee joints with headache backside. Sometimes while lying down to sleep I am sensing fluttering in my chest left side for which I feel afraid and sit ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, this does not appear serious to me. However, you should get yourself evaluated. This does not appear to be related to kidneys. Your ECG (echocardiogram) is normal and lipid profile shows elevated cholesterol level, which would increase the risk of heart dise...  Read Full »

Can we schedule CABG in a patient with severe anginal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was suffering from stable angina, so he had an angiography 10 months before in which he was told that he had three arteries blocked and was suggested CABG. But he was afraid, now he suffers from severe angina pain with little activity and sometimes while resting or sleeping. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seent he attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, he will need bypass surgery, but no need to worry. His medicines need to be optimized and anti-anginal drugs need to be added. Along with Aspirin, Clopidogrel and statin like Atorva...  Read Full »

What causes non-radiating chest pain?

Query: 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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, 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 (electrocard...  Read Full »

Why do I get sharp pain in chest and both arms after working on computer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having infrequent deep chest pains, along with pain in my left arm, right arm, and legs at times. The pain mimics that of a heart attack, but I had an EKG, echo, blood, and CT everything has come up normal so far. When I am on the computer I usually slouch and have poor po...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have already ruled out the fearful cause of such pain, so the second most common cause of such pain is improper posture. More than a chiropractor you need to understand the need for correct posture as you have to continue working in a similar environment for the ...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain with normal EKG and blood report?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the E.R twice in the past two weeks and I went to two different hospitals. I am 20 years old. The first time I went to the ER with chest pain, they did an EKG, x-ray, blood work and put me on the monitor for two hours. Everything came back fine and they sent me home. The doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such chest pains during stress occur because of anxiety only and we label then non-specific cardiac chest pains. But we should always keep in consideration cardiac chest pain and acid reflux. It is important to differentiate between the all. However, the cardiac ches...  Read Full »

Is it a must to repeat angiography after a period of one year?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest pain less than a year ago. I went to the emergency department and they did an angiogram and I was told that the arteries are clear. My question is how long before I have another angiogram as I have similar pain again? I am currently taking Lisinopril 10 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to lower risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes, and blood cholesterol levels. Do regular exercise. If you feel chest pain, have TMT (treadmill test) done. If there are high-risk features in it then do angiography. No need for angiography otherwise.  Read Full »

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