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ANJOHNS posted:
I have recently experience two instances when, after sleeping at night , I wake up with chest pain (tightness) when I bend forward or go to lie down. I think I may have slept with my hands and arms above my head, if that helps. It does not last all day, but a few hours at least. I do not feel dizzy or sick otherwise. Any idea what it is?
CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi: It doesn't sound cardiac-related, though ANY bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening, or new symptom(s) should be reported to a/your doctor promptly. In general-only here, chest pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes beyond the heart, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, psychological/psychogenic. Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent. Take care, CardioStar☆ WebMD community member (8/99) - - b ☑ Be well-informed MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Info for You b Chest pain Mayo Clinic b Chest pain eMedicine b Chest pain i Non-cardiac chest pain b Musculoskeletal-related The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest. The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position. The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer. If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib. i BCWP/TBCWP b Benign chest wall pain/Transitory benign chest wall pain This pain may/can be brief or fleeting and often described as being sharp. - WebMD b Heart Disease TYPES Men and Women i Acquired in life or congenital (born with it) b Heart Disease SYMPTOMS Mayo Clinic b Heart Disease Definition. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Treatments and drugs. Lifestyle and home remedies. Alternative medicine...... Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases, your blood vessels. The various diseases that fall under the ☂ of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects.... b HeartSite Heart info, cardiac tests (commonly performed, mainstream types) info, actual diagnostic images. - - OptumHealth b Making the Most of Your Doctor Visits Ten tips for making your visit to the doctor more effective. HealingWell b You and Your Doctor: It Takes Two to Tango Your medical care is a TWO WAY street...... i Quote "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!" - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society . It's your there. :-) . . b ☛WebMD/WebMD message boards does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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