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 little chest pain and my chest hurts during smoking. Do I have lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-years-old male with 250lb. I have little pain in the chest when taking a deep breath, especially in the morning. I do not have a cough at all when I try to cough hard sometimes there is little tiny blood in my saliva, and my mouth tastes bloody. I keep smoking these two weeks ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, do not think directly about lung cancer because the possibility of it is very less. Possibility of other smoking-induced lung diseases like pleurisy, lung infection, bronchitis, etc. is more likely. So please let me know, ...  Read Full »

I have pain above my chest and below my neck while applying pressure to that area. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain above my chest and below my neck while applying pressure to that area. I do not have any other symptoms. When I am at rest, I do not have any pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is a symptom of costochondritis. It is a soft tissue and cartilage pain. Since how long do you have this symptom? Any swelling or redness over that area?   Read Full »

Why is there a change in the size of my lesion in the CT scan reports taken two hours apart?

Query: Hello doctor, As a result of recent intermittent chest pain, I have had two chest CT scans with contrast done within two days of each other. The first CT done at my cardiologist’s office was to measure my calcium score but noted a nonspecific ill-defined approximately 2 cm patch of ground glass wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have mentioned. First of all, the difference in size is huge in two different CT (computed tomography) scans, which are two days apart. Usually, this is not possible. Sec...  Read Full »

I have dizziness, extreme fatigue, palpitations, and throbbing chest pain. How to manage my chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing dizziness and extreme fatigue once a week. Today I am tired and have had throbbing chest pain on the right side for about 20 minutes. I have palpitations, and my heart rate is 73 beats per minute. I take tablet Fluoxetine and tablet Ritalin. I have tingling sensati...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your description, brain pathology, stress, or anxiety may be possible. Take MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and spine for confirmatory diagnosis.  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent chest pain that subsides very quickly?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had recurrent pain in the chest slightly towards the left side recently, which subsided on its own very quickly, which makes me concerned about it. But as I am joining the military service, I did not want to get the check-up done. Is there a need to worry about it? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your history and description, there is a possibility of either gastritis or muscle-related pain. In order to rule out heart diseases, kindly answer these questions. 1. Do you have any family history of heart disease...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain when I am anxious?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got my ECG, echocardiography, TMT, and all blood tests done. All reports are normal. Echocardiography is showing MVP with mild MR. I feel anxiety and stress. Please check my reports and give me an opinion. I am taking Clonazepam and Propanolol Hydrochloride tablets. I feel typical c...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can understand your concern.I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).There is no need to worry about any heart diseases. Just relax and stay calm. Do not think too much about it. Divert your mind from this. ...  Read Full »

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