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CHEST PAIN WHEN I BEND FORWARD
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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?
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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.

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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.

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