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What does stabbing pain in the chest indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 9 Jan 2017
Question: I've been having chest pains. It's a stabbing pain
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely pain muscular pain

Detailed Answer:
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Sounds like this is pain from chest wall muscles / spasm from stress, posture and so on

Characteristics of the pain leads to diagnosis – pain from the heart is oppressing, in central chest (and left), worse on effort, relieved by rest, may radiate to shoulders and arms, associated with sweating and so on. .. Pain from the lungs and coverings are related to breathing; from digestive system related to food, and so on… Heart problem is very unlikely at this age

Prognosis is generally excellent in such situations     
In the meantime, Over The Counter (OTC) Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) like Ibuprofen can help

Appropriate treatment demands accurate diagnosis
Diagnosis demands examination; probably investigation too
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Good luck
God bless you
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What does stabbing pain in the chest indicate?

Brief Answer: Most likely pain muscular pain Detailed Answer: Hi friend Welcome to Health Care Magic Sounds like this is pain from chest wall muscles / spasm from stress, posture and so on Characteristics of the pain leads to diagnosis – pain from the heart is oppressing, in central chest (and left), worse on effort, relieved by rest, may radiate to shoulders and arms, associated with sweating and so on. .. Pain from the lungs and coverings are related to breathing; from digestive system related to food, and so on… Heart problem is very unlikely at this age Prognosis is generally excellent in such situations In the meantime, Over The Counter (OTC) Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) like Ibuprofen can help Appropriate treatment demands accurate diagnosis Diagnosis demands examination; probably investigation too GET EXAMINED Good luck God bless you