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 does negative troponin with intense chest pain suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old female. I get random chest pain either on the left side or on the right side that is painful to touch. There are some instances when it feels like my chest is going to collapse. This feeling lasts for a second or two. Almost like a lightning bolt has shocked me. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your troponin was normal, this is good because that was not heart attack. Regarding your ECG (electrocardiogram), I do not know what was the abnormality. I want to see your ECG to guide you accordingly. One thing I would stress that plea...  Read Full »

Can chest pain with high BP mean heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is feeling chest pain and High BP since last 2 days. We admitted him to the hospital and according to the doctor he had a mild heart attack. We want a second opinion about his health condition and further treatment. I will attach the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart attack in your grandfather's case is diagnosed on the basis of CKMB, and Qualitative Troponin T tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity). CKMB is not specific test to diagnose heart attack and it may come positive in many other conditions. Same i...  Read Full »

What causes repeated nostrils blockage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am 6 feet tall and my weight is 86 kg.¬†Basically my entire¬†problem starts at night while lying down. Three to four years back, I had mild pain. While lying down I feel acute pain or some tingling in my left chest sometime it goes down around my body. When I am ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your x-ray reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

What causes chest pain that goes up to the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I get heavy chest pains and sometimes it is unbearable. It goes up to my throat, upper jaw and sometimes to my back. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest pain in your case can be due to either cardiac disease for which I may need more elaborated details from you or it could be due to gastritis. Sometimes, pain from heart referred to left arm, jaw, throat and even some times to back which can be evaluated by,...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for constant chest and neck pain due to smoking.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a smoker and have been smoking for 20 years. I can feel the stress of smoke while I breathe normally. But now I have constant minor chest ache probably in the lungs. I also have been facing a problem of pain in the neck and lower pain. This increases in the night when I am lying ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all congrats on the resolve to quit smoking. Half the job is done. Now please walk the talk. The other half. Whatever damage has been done will gradually reverse back. Also, start on some breathing exercises and yoga and good healthy eating habits. Now comi...  Read Full »

What is the alternate medicine for chest pain, cough and arm pain other than Aspirin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having chest pain, bad cough and feeling uneasy with pain in arms for a long. I do not have Aspirin at home. What can be an easily available alternative at this time?  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to take care of this cough because coughing for a long time in highly polluted cities may cause pneumonia or tuberculosis. So I suggest the following medications: Tablet Hicet (Cetirizine) 0-0-1, Azee 500 (Azithromycin) 1-0-0, Combiflam 1-0-1, syrup Tu...  Read Full »

Is EECP advisable for leak in valve with chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister suffers from kidney failure and has been undergoing dialysis since two years now. She was diagnosed with a leak in valve when she was admitted a month ago with severe chest pains. One doctor suggests EECP treatment for her. I would like a second opinion, as some doctors also...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. Thanks for uploading the detailed case history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

Why is there repeated episodes of dizziness and chest pain in partial right bundle block?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband went to the hospital before four days because he felt dizziness and chest pain. They found no troponin and told us his EKG was fine. His bp was 105/70 mmHg in the hospital. The next day we went to a cardiologist and found partial right bundle block and he ordered more test...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your detailed explanation. I understand your worries, but there is nothing much to worry about. It is common to have an event of fainting and dizziness, I see often amongst my patients with RBBB (right bundle branch block). RBBB is due to a slow heart rat...  Read Full »

What could be the pain in upper chest which does not hurt on deep breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pain in my upper part of the chest for the last three weeks. It does not hurt when I take deep breaths but it is constant pain. This pain sometimes will move from the upper part of my chest to the bottom part of my chest. Can you help me and put my mind at ease.  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a lot of causes of chest pain. Chronic pain is indicative of a more muscular pain etiology also known as Costochondritis. Pain around the left side of the chest, associated with gastric symptoms such as reflux, and acidity indicate GERD (gastric esophagal r...  Read Full »

Is CT necessary for further investigation of interstitial markings in chest x-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 72-year-old female with breast cancer. I underwent mastectomy twice for both the breasts. Right breast mastectomy was done with radiation and a few years later left breast mastectomy was done without radiation. A 4 mm size lesion on my left lung has been watched for two years w...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Interventional Radiologist, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reading in between the lines of your query, your worry about having cancer for the third time stands out clearly, and very naturally so. The language of your query also reveals how scrupulous and conscientious you have been in terms of follow-up. It is a pleasure to ...  Read Full »

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