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 is the reason for my mother's breathlessness and pain in the left arm, legs, and chest?

Query: Hello doctor, This is concerning my mother, who has been having pain in her left hand and leg at times. She also has pain in her chest and breathlessness. We were concerned about this and decided to take her to a doctor. An echo was done, and the doctor found some abnormalities in the report. Howeve...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing all the test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have gone through the test results. She has grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. I normally do not recommend treatment for grade 1 diastolic dysfunction, as it occurs normally due t...  Read Full »

How to get cured of breathlessness and pain in the chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I had breathlessness a few months back. I visited a doctor, and he had done a CT scan which showed some air around my heart, and he gave me some medicines. But sometimes I feel pain in my chest and sometimes pain in my shoulder. But still, I am facing breathing problems. I did not have s...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows the persistence of S waves in lateral precordial leads, which may be due to heart chamber enlargement or lead misplacement. Please consult a pulmonologist for pneumome...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chest pain that exaggerates standing up from a lying position for the past four days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old female. From the last four days, I have a pain when I breathe in. It is felt just above my left breast, not exacerbated by lifting, but when I stand up from a lying or sitting position, it gets worse. I also have a slight ache in the left shoulder and on the top of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Let me tell you few important things about chest pain. Any chest pain which is increased by a movement is from the chest wall and not from the heart. A chest pain which is exaggerated by coughing, sneezing, and deep breathing is due to a prob...  Read Full »

Is left-sided problem always due to a cardiac problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting severe pain on the left side of the shoulder and chest for the past four days. Is this a cardiac problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any left-sided chest pain should not be ignored. A history of lifting heavy weight, strenuous work, exercise etc., might also cause shoulder and chest pain. There are chances of pain radiating to the arm and chest due to cervical spondilosis (neck pain). Follow these si...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my chest pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I got mild pain in the chest. I consulted a doctor, and he did ECG, ECHO, TMT, and blood tests. The results turned out to be expected. But in ECG, some mild variation was seen due to BP. I am taking a BP tablet. I also have cholesterol. The doctor said that the reason for my pain was an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini M

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Take your blood pressure (BP) medications and lipid-lowering medications regularly. Your tests reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Kindly get a BP apparatus and check the BP every week. And recheck your cholesterol levels after t...  Read Full »

What is the risk of postponing an angiography?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I have breathlessness on exertion. I get some pain in my throat while walking, but not always. I had a TMT test which was positive. I did TMT for 6.3 minutes and stopped due to breathlessness. The ECG showed ST depression o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

I had pain in the chest for a whole day, followed by pain in the chest only during night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, On Thursday, I woke up with sharp pain under my left rib. It came and went throughout the day. In the night, I got up and had stabbing pain in the chest, then was mostly fine on Friday until bedtime. I got in bed going to sleep and had pain under my left rib again and heart flutter (not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing good. To rule out the cardiac cause of your pain, you should do few tests. 1) ECG (electrocardiogram). 2. 2D echocardiography. 3. TMT (treadmill test) or stress test. If all these three are normal, then it can be muscular pain o...  Read Full »

How long will it take for pneumothorax to heal, and what can be done to improve healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with pneumothorax three months back, and I was admitted to the hospital for treatment for a week. My current medications are Faronem, Seroflo Rotacap, Neucleofit, and Tramadol. I still have chest and throat pain, occasional shortness of breath, hand tremors, sometimes ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest and throat pain, shortness of breath, hand tremors, chest heaviness, pain in the underarm, hand, upper back, and shoulders. You were diagn...  Read Full »

What is the cause for occasional, irritating, and mild left-sided chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain on the left side of my chest from the last 2 to 3 days. I am not sure, but it seems a muscular pain because whenever I am moving my neck in a particular way or when I press my collar bone, the pain is more. I have a clerical job, and I have to sit a lot in front of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history and facts, it appears to be a non-cardiac pain. Also, you had similar pain in the past, and it was non-cardiac, so I think there is no need to worry. Also, the cardiac pain will not worsen on movements or application of pressure, so in all probabilitie...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have low HDL and LDL cholesterol and increased weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 6 feet tall male, who is 31 years old, and I weigh 88 kg. I recently got a lipid profile done, and the report showed my HDL to be 23 mg/dL and LDL to be 80 mg/dL. I feel a slight left-sided chest pain sometimes. I gained 20 kg in the last two years. I do not drink or smoke. What sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile is good, except your HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) are low. Low LDL is good, so do not worry. As you gained 20 kg in the last two years and for mild chest pains, I suggest you get the following tests done: Free T4, T3...  Read Full »

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