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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I get occasional sharp pain in chest and increased HR while walking. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My history: I am a patient of aortic regurgitation (moderate-severe) with a bicuspid valve. SB III (as per my last checkup). My question is, many times I feel a sudden sharp shooting pain in the middle and slight left of the chest which shortens the breath and gets normal within a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly it is a moderate to severe AR (aortic regurgitation) with normal heart function and normal LV dimension. So there is no significant damage to the heart. And also since you do not have symptoms of aortic regurgitation like palpitations or shortness of breath w...  Read Full »

What causes pressure with pain in chest and arm?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I was sitting in front of my computer. I suddenly felt as if a band of pressure surrounded my chest and worsened. The pressure with some pain extended down both arms to my fingers and into my neck and head. It lasted for a few minutes. I have heart disease and 5 stents i...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, I can understand your concerns and worries and pain you are going through. I hope my reply will clarify your concerns and give you a sigh of relief. - 2 arteries are blocked 40-50%, yes this is moderate disease and do not require stenting. If y...  Read Full »

Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Currenlty I am having sudden muscle pain on left side of my chest above and left to nipple wihch makes me Anxious and fearful. No other symptoms are there I had checked up with Cariologist and found all test normal like ECG, ECHO 2D Cardiography, CT Coronary Angiography and now cardilogist is sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query I have gone through all your reports and understood your concerns sir. Sir Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in those who are strict vegetarian, otherwise this deficiency is rare. I would advise to take B12 supplements as well. B12 deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia and neu...  Read Full »

Could chest pain in an 8-year-old kid indicate cardiac problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old son has been having chest pains since six months. He takes medication for acid reflux, anxiety, and asthma currently. We had a CT scan done but the doctor says it should nothing to be concerned about, however, some of the stuff in the report I feel is of concern and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the CT report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are variations in the branching pattern, but this is fine to have. Many individuals have such a branching pattern without any consequences. Slight bulging was mentioned at rami...  Read Full »

What is the cause of recurrent chest pain in my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having severe chest pain and this has been the case every year during this period. She has consulted a lot many doctors and she took all the prescriptions as per them every year then it goes away only to reappear again during the next year. She is also being upset due to...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to understand first of all that every chest pain should be taken as heart problems until proved otherwise. So if previously ECG (electrocardiography) has been done, you should get it done again. If the cardiac part is clear, I would say that she probably has p...  Read Full »

I have chest pain and acid reflux with raised AST and ALT levels. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to the ER for persistent and sharp chest pain. It was diagnosed as a bad acid reflux spell but was told to follow up with a GI doctor in case it was an ulcer. The doctor noted slightly high protein levels but I am looking at my chart and I have high AST and ALT levels....  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you must be concerned and very upset about your recent onset symptoms and visit to ED for this chest pain. Yes, they are right, that you might have ulcers in the food pipe that has led to chest pain. But you see, the patients with ulcers in food pip...  Read Full »

Can low hemoglobin and vitamin B12 levels present as mild left-sided chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old woman. I have mild pain in the left side of the chest (below the neck and above the breast) and then sensation in the upper back from four days. It comes and goes. Sometimes it goes to the right side of the chest also. I have done my ECG and blood test 6 months ago...  Read Full »

Dr. Zirwa Sarfraz

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to ask you some more questions, do you have symptoms of acid peptic disease or GERD? Or any burning sensation in the epigastric region, the center of your chest (heartburn). If you do, it could also present as chest pain so I will guide you accordingly. ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for radiating chest pain to neck and jaw in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest pain for more than one month, on and off radiating to neck and jaw sometimes. I also get pain in both shoulders sometimes. I am diabetic and hypertensive. Please explain my ECG reading. I am currently on Irbesartan and Metformin.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your ECG is fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no significant abnormalities seen in ECG (electrocardiogram). Machine generated report mentioned at the top is frequently inaccurate so not to get panic with it. Now in cardiac pain, the pain...  Read Full »

What could cause burning chest pain with acid reflux, breathing difficulty and hot flushes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chest pain on the left side since a long time. It feels like burning sometimes and at other times it feels like pressure. I feel really tired most of the time and sometimes I feel a little light-headed, nauseous, irritated, and feel like coughing but I cannot. I als...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to With history, I come to a diagnosis that you have an acid peptic disease (APD). It is a common problem, people face frequently. I would suggest you to take less spicy and peppery food and avoid oily and masala foods. Kindly take plenty of water, vegetables, and green l...  Read Full »

I am having severe pain in the lower chest while coughing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently fell off a roof. After ER visit w/ct scans and X-rays I received 7 staples in my head and was discharged. Prescribed Cephalexin and Percocet I went home for recovery. Two days ago while coughing I felt an excruciating pain what seemed to be under and behind my lowest rib o...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you undergone any chest X-ray? While coughing is there any sputum? Have you feeling any pain in the abdomen? Is there any blood in urine? Did you land on head or abdomen during fall? If possible, answer above questions please.  Read Full »

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