Chest Pain

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

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Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

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  • There is a feeling of pressure in the chest

  • Pain in the very limited area of the chest (about the size of a fingertip)

  • Chest pain with a change in temperature, when you move to a colder place

  • Decreased effort tolerance with chest pain within the last few weeks

  • Pain radiating to the ears, chin or abdomen/tummy from the neck

  • Exacerbation of chest pain symptoms within the last 3 weeks

  • Chest pain gets worse when pressing on the affected area

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Pain or discomfort in the chest including a dull ache, a crushing or burning feeling, a sharp stabbing pain and pain that can radiate to the neck, shoulder, back or jaw.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Chest pain

Possible causes

  • Helicobacter pylori infection

    Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, is a bacteria that is commonly found in the stomach of approximately half the world's population.The vast majority of people have no symptoms. However, H. pylori is capable of causing a number of digestive problems, including ulcers and, rarely, stomach cancer. H. pylori bacteria may spread through direct contact with saliva, vomit, feces or contaminated food or water.

  • Benign arrhythmias such as extrasystoles

    Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat, where it might beat too slowly, too fast or with an irregular pattern. Benign arrhythmias are heartbeat irregularities which do not cause any symptoms. Causes include certain medications, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, inhaled aerosols, diet pills, stress, etc.

  • Neuropathic pain

    Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. it's characterized by burning, tingling, sharp, or stabbing pain (even if touched gently) which can be continuous or intermittent (comes and goes) and worse at rest or night. Common causes of neuropathic pain include viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, diabetes nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Chronic pain
  • Aerophagia
  • Intercostal neuralgia

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have any chest pain?

  • Do you have chest tightness?

  • Does your chest pain feel like a numbing pain?

  • Do you feel pressure over your chest?

  • Do you have chest pain in a small area that you can point to?

Other Related Symptoms

Similar symptoms or complaints

  • Armpit pain

References

  • Chest pain

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chest-pain/

Medically Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

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