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Any type of chest discomfort or chest pain, with or without breathing difficulty, is a serious symptom that's likely to put you first in the queue at the Emergency Room. The main concern is, of course, heart attack, but there are also various other dangerous conditions that can cause severe symptoms such as chest pain or breathing difficulty. Refer to the causes of chest pain or the causes of breathing difficulty. These symptoms need to be diagnosed immediately by a medical professional because they can represent a life-threatening emergency....more »
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Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of...read more »
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in this group include multiple sclerosis...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,...read more »
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of diabetes....read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Chronic chest pain:
Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Chronic chest pain:
Chest pain (1053 causes), Angina (41 causes), Heart attack (138 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Painful breathing, Rib pain (31 causes), Esophageal spasm, Reflux, Cervical spondylosis, Prolapsed mitral cusp, Da Costa's syndrome, Pulmonary hypertension (86 causes), Peptic ulcer, Gallbladder disease, Chronic pancreatitis, Ankylosing spondylitis
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