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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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How do lifestyle changes impact acid reflux and chest discomfort?

Query: Hello doctor, Approximately two months ago, I experienced persistent acid reflux for over two weeks, for which I was prescribed PPIs. My symptoms subsided quickly with the medication. However, shortly after starting the PPIs, and a few weeks after my symptoms resolved, I began experiencing sudden s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi Welcome back to After thoroughly examining your medical records and incorporating laboratory findings (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity), I have several additional inquiries: Have you experienced any challenges with swallowing food? Are you experienc...  Read Full »

I have mild pain in my chest and left hand. Why?

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 »

Please suggest if I need cardiac surgery by looking at my reports.

Query: Hello doctor,Due to pain and uneasiness, an angiography was suggested, and I underwent the same. Please advise regarding cardiac surgery.  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Chest pain leading to cardiac surgery is usually due to blockages in the artery. Kindly upload lab test reports and any other attachments. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am experiencing persistent chest pain and weakness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, From past one month, I am suffering from chest pain, left arm pain, jaw pain, shortness of breath, sweating and weakness. Day by day, it is worsening and my fear is also increasing day by day. I am 19 years old with no bad habit and with a healthy diet and BMI. I used to go to the gym ...  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I noted your symptoms and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Frankly, they are all normal. I would like to suggest the following medicines and to see if the problem persists. Take Capsule Veloz L (Rabeprazole and Levosulpiride) OD AC to con...  Read Full »

I have irregular heartbeats and chest pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have irregular heartbeats, chest pain, and pain under the ribs on both the sides. It is not exactly like pain, but more of a discomfort. Sometimes, I get a short stabbing pain either on the left or the right side under my ribs, and it also feels something is moving or gets squeezed a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The probable causes could be, strep throat, pharyngeal gonorrhea, tuberculous lymphadenitis, etc. To come to a definite diagnosis, please consult a nearby physician.   Read Full »

I suffer from intensified chest pain, headache, and fatigue. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, my chest issues emerged alongside extreme fatigue, requiring 10 hours of nightly sleep and multiple daytime naps. I am experiencing constant chest pain intensified by leaning forward or standing, coupled with a severe headache above my right eye for three days. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you may have systemic lupus erythematosus (a chronic autoimmune disease) affecting your coronary arteries, leading to an inflammatory reaction and potential cardiogenic shock, a critical condition where the hear...  Read Full »

Can extended antibiotic use affect strep testing results?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently facing a diagnostic challenge. I woke up one day with a full-body infective impetigo. My doctor diagnosed it visually as a staph infection and prescribed Augmentin. However, after a week with no improvement, I was switched to Cephalexin. Despite another week passing, a s...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is a well-established scientific fact that chances of finding bacteria by culture decrease when antibiotics are used. Ideally, samples of biological fluids should be collected before initiating antibiotic treatment. I agree with you...  Read Full »

My doctor suggested I may have chondritis. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I visited my GP today, who thinks that I may have chondritis. I just have a question regarding the difference between this and heart attacks. The pain has been varying from the right side of my left pectoral to the left side of my left pectoral muscle. Being fairly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, to begin with, the probability of heart attack is very less at this age. Costochondritis pain will increases on applying pressure over the area, if yes, it could be costochondritis. This is the most important sign of costochondritis. Heart attack pain will be ve...  Read Full »

I recently had chest pain in the center and on the right side. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I recently had chest pain in the middle and right side. I did ECG, ECHO, and, X-ray and all were normal. What could be the reason? It is heart-related? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your question on icliniq. I can understand your concern. No need to worry about anything serious. This is mostly musculoskeletal pain. Get vitamin B12 and D3 levels checked as deficiency of these can also cause similar symptoms. If you have a deficiency then you will need supplemen...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old female with sharp shooting pain from the left side of my chest to the back of my left shoulder. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a-29-year old female on dialysis. I just started having a sharp shooting pain through the left side of my chest to the back side of my left shoulder/ neck. My left arm feels weak and the pain goes away and then comes back. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern but need to know more about the symptoms, like precipitating factors, factors that increase pain, etc. This pain does not appear to be cardiac pain or something serious. I suggest you get one ECG (Electrocardiogram) done just to rule out...  Read Full »

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