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What causes radiating pain in chest, back and left-sided abdomen while lying down?

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Posted on Sat, 7 May 2016
Question: after about twenty minutes of lying down my chest feels like it caving in very painful and painful to breath normally and taking deep breaths last about 15 to 30 mins once out of bed but reoccurs when lying back down pain goes in chest throught to the back and is on the left side ive had this previously but didnt really take any notice but it seems worse now what could this be
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done ecg and 2d echo.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Chest pain especially left sided and breathing difficulty on lying down are commonly seen with heart diseases.
You are also having post menopausal age (54 years). So heart diseases are common in this age.
So better to first rule out heart diseases in your case.
So get done ecg, 2d echo, stress test (trade mill test) first.
You may need diuretic and other cardiac supportive drugs.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
SEEMS WORSE THAN EVER THIS MORN EVEN WHEN I MOVE THE PAINS UNBEARABLE SHOULD I GOT TO THE HOSPITAL
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please let me know few more things first.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I want to know few more things before commenting on going to emergency room or not.
Please let me know
1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you have hypertension or diabetes?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (5 minutes later)
i do smoke but have no hypertension or diabetes
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do you have breathlessness on exertion?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
So you are a smoker. Smokers are at high risk for heart diseases and bronchitis.
Both these can cause similar symptoms at night.
So please let me know
1. Since how many years you smoke? How many cigarettes per day?
2. Do you have breathlessness on exertion?
3. Do you have gastritis or gaseous distention of stomach or burping? This is to rule out GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) because GERD can cause similar symptoms and smokers are known to develop GERD.
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes radiating pain in chest, back and left-sided abdomen while lying down?

Brief Answer: Get done ecg and 2d echo. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Chest pain especially left sided and breathing difficulty on lying down are commonly seen with heart diseases. You are also having post menopausal age (54 years). So heart diseases are common in this age. So better to first rule out heart diseases in your case. So get done ecg, 2d echo, stress test (trade mill test) first. You may need diuretic and other cardiac supportive drugs. Don't worry, you will be alright. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.