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What causes heaviness and tightness in the chest area?

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Dr. Remy Koshy

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Posted on Mon, 8 Oct 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hi, am feeling heavy and tight in the chest part.
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 6 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have gone through your query and can certainly understand your concern,

Before I can guide you any further, I would like to know few more related queries:

- Do you have any chest pain? If so, is it stabbing? Also is there any radiation of pain?
- Do you have associated palpitations?
- Any symptoms of cold, cough, fever?
- Any symptom of regurgitation after food, heartburn? Is the tightness more after having food?
- Have you done any recent investigation like thyroid or blood count?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy 30 minutes later
Hi, Thankyou fro the Quick Response

- Do you have any chest pain? If so, is it stabbing? Also is there any radiation of pain?
Answer: Yes, it is like stabbing
- Do you have associated palpitations?
Answer: palpitations - No
- Any symptoms of cold, cough, fever?
Answer: No
- Any symptom of regurgitation after food, heart burn? Is the tightness more after having food?
Answer: regurgitation-No, heart burn-No, tightness more after having food-No, it is not after taking food, normally also feeling tight.
The same symptom was there when I was carrying last time but tightness is bit heavy this time.

- Have you done any recent investigation like thyroid or blood count?
Answer: Yes I did all tests, thyroid - NO, Blood count - Normal.
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 24 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have gone through your answers and your symptoms does not point to any specific cause, provided your test reports were done recently.
But to rule out any bad scenario, I would suggest it best to get a routine ECG done so as to look for any impending heart conditions.

Look out for symptoms like severe chest pain, associated blackout, chest pain radiating to the left arm and neck, occurring on doing some activity.

This symptom can also arise due to any underlying stress or anxiety. If so, talk it out with your partner or if you need any external help, you can always consider the option of approaching any doctor nearby.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Remy Koshy, General & Family Physician
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