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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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I have chest pain, antral gastritis, and H pylori infection. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have been experiencing chest pain for the past one year. I have undergone an ECG and chest X-ray twice, and the reports were normal. Recently, I had an endoscopy, which revealed erosive antral gastritis and H. pylori infection. I underwent triple therapy wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to causes of chest pain are skin, muscles, bones, organs like lungs and heart, and psychogenic (brain). Sometimes even the gall bladder can cause pain in the right side of the lower chest. If none of these causes are found then chest pain is termed non-specific chest pa...  Read Full »

I want a second opinion about my echo results. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chest pain, heart palpitation, increased resting heart rate, mild swelling in my legs and arms, fatigue, and mildly elevated CRP. Also, some difficulty in breathing while lying down occasionally. I want a second opinion about my echo results. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a thyroidectomy, and you are taking thyroxine; I would recommend having your thyroid profile checked. Overdose of thyroxine can cause a faster heart rate. You had COVID-19. COVID-19 sometimes causes inflammation of heart muscles called myocarditis, which can...  Read Full »

I have experienced two episodes of chest pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced two episodes of chest pain within a span of two weeks, each lasting less than 10 seconds and waking me up at night. My doctor conveyed that while all blood tests yielded normal results, the ECG showed abnormalities unrelated to a heart attack. The ultrasound did not...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Brief episodes of chest pain typically do not signal a cardiac issue. The ECG reveals T wave inversions in leads V3-V6. It is important to note that inverted T waves hold significance only if the ECG was taken during chest pain. In the abs...  Read Full »

I have chest pain while doing activities. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing chest pains whenever I engage in activities like talking or doing anything active for more than 10 to 20 minutes. Despite being 21, I have been having severe chest pains, which does not seem normal. I have undergone various tests like EKG, Echo, stress tests, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Chest pain triggered by exertion typically hints at cardiac ischemia, but it is not always the case. Lung conditions like exercise-induced asthma, pulmonary hypertension, aortic valve stenosis, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can also ...  Read Full »

I have heartburn and fever. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old. I was suffering from urinary retention, heartburn, and fever for five years. I went to a doctor, and he referred me to a urologist. I had a culture examination and sonar. It showed an infection, and there were problems with my urine, including nitrates and protein. He ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your echocardiography (Attachment removed to protect patients identity) is normal. It says diastolic dysfunction but does not tell about which grade of dysfunction. It has not given values. Your LDL (low-density lipid) is on the higher side. It is bad cholesterol. The f...  Read Full »

What tests are recommended in diabetic patients with chest pain and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient has diabetes for the past eight years, and a year back, she had mild chest pain. However, ECG and other tests were normal. Rarely, she gets mild chest pain and subsides by itself. She also notices heavy breathing while climbing. Her random sugar level is 206 mg/dL, and her...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. She is diabetic and hypertensive and has chest pain, so if resting ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal, then echocardiography should be done at rest and with stress. Another option is myocardial perfusion scanning (MPS) for inducible ischemia t...  Read Full »

I got an electrocardiogram test done for chest pain. Can you please help me interpret the results?

Query: Hello doctor, I was evaluated for chest pain. I have a question about electrocardiogram (ECG) result. My lead one at rest value was -0.1 mm and -0.4 mV/s. My lead two at rest value was 0.0 mm and 0.0 mV/s. Is this a cause of concern? I am currently taking medications tablet Duloxetine and tablet Fam...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your exercise tolerance test (ETT) is normal. Please let me know if you had chest pain during exertion? Why test was stopped? Do you have any family history of cardiac issues? Any sudden death in the family? Do you have hypertension or diabetes? Thank you.  Read Full »

What is the cause for having sudden heart pain while lifting heavy things?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, I have sudden pain in my heart. But it goes away very quickly. Sometimes I feel this when I lay down. I think that it occurs due to lifting of heavy things. Kindly help me. I do not want to trouble my parents as my grandfather is sick. I do not want to be a hassle to them. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sudden onset and offset of pain in the chest usually occur due to muscular and skeletal causes. It can also occur due to trauma. This pain aggravates with movements and deep breathing. The other cause of having this pain can be precordial catch syndrome. In this con...  Read Full »

I underwent cardiac catheterization and there were no blockages. Why am I not suggested to take a cardiac MRI?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with heart failure. I underwent cardiac catheterization and there were no blockages. But my doctors are not sure about the cause for pain. Why am I not suggested to take a cardiac MRI?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can be muscular, skeletal, pulmonary, or psychological. Please tell details about pain, exact location, severity, origin, relief, and associated symptoms. Send me your reports.  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 in...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

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. Two arteries are blocked 40 to 50%, yes this is moderate disease and do not require stenting. If yo...  Read Full »

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