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 pain in the side, back, chest, and shoulders with breathlessness and lightheadedness. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I keep getting pains in my side, back, chest, and shoulders. When I get pain in my chest, I struggle to breathe and feel lightheaded. I can only walk ten minutes, and my side really hurts. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention your age and weight. Get investigated for a complete hemogram, blood sugar, blood pressure, and thyroid profile. Also, perform an X-ray cervical spine to rule out cervical spondylitis, ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out cardiac conditions, and CT (com... Read Full »
I think my food has gone down my windpipe, but I did not cough. Why is it?
Query: Hi doctor,Today I was eating lunch and felt something weird. I was chewing food and took a bigger bite than I thought. To break it down, I was chewing and had food on the left side of my mouth as well as the right side of my mouth. I tried swallowing some food in the middle to open more room in my m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is unlikely for food to enter the windpipe without causing irritation or triggering a reflex. Please follow a semi-solid diet modification. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical problems and treat them according... 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 »
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 »