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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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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 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 »

I have pain under my left side breast on and off. Could this be a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22 years old, and about a week ago, I experienced my first anxiety attack. I had been stressed all day. Two days ago, I woke up with pain in my left side, under my breast. It was on and off during the day. Finally, nighttime came, and I could not sleep. I had a tingly feeling in my ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Left-sided chest pain should not be ignored since you have already got cardiac causes to rule out. Then the main reason behind it could be stress. Try to relax and de-stress. Avoid heavy meals like oily, fatty, and junk food. Please answer these questions. Are you able...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the side, back, chest, and shoulders?

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 »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 accordi...  Read Full »

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