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What causes radiating pain in chest, neck, behind the ear and cold sweats?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: I have pain around right side of chest extending up right side of neck ending behind ear, cold sweats lasts about 5 minutes and has eased then come again twice this morning
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that it is important performing a comprehensive differential diagnosis between different causes (musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, cardiac ischemia, backbone disorder) that may mimic this clinical scenario.

Have you measured your body temperature today?

Does respiration or body movements modulate this pain? This would be indicative of musculo-skeletal pain.

I would recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests:

- a chest X ray study to examine your lungs
- resting ECG and cardiac enzymes
- a cervico-thoracic column X ray study
- lab blood tests (complete blood count, PCR, sedimentation rate, kidney and liver function tests, blood electrolytes).

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri


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What causes radiating pain in chest, neck, behind the ear and cold sweats?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that it is important performing a comprehensive differential diagnosis between different causes (musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, cardiac ischemia, backbone disorder) that may mimic this clinical scenario. Have you measured your body temperature today? Does respiration or body movements modulate this pain? This would be indicative of musculo-skeletal pain. I would recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests: - a chest X ray study to examine your lungs - resting ECG and cardiac enzymes - a cervico-thoracic column X ray study - lab blood tests (complete blood count, PCR, sedimentation rate, kidney and liver function tests, blood electrolytes). Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri