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Sharp chest pain

Sharp chest pain: Introduction

Sharp chest pain: sudden , intense pain in the chest. See detailed information below for a list of 26 causes of Sharp chest pain, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Sharp chest pain:

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Sharp chest pain: Symptom Checker

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Medications or substances causing Sharp chest pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Sharp chest pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Sharp chest pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sharp chest pain

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Sharp chest pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sharp chest pain

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 heart attack, or from delaying too long to...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 the conditions which may be causes of chest pain, causing fear...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any...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, whereas there are various less dangerous possibilities. After all,...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 small to accurately...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple...read more »

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Sharp chest pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Sharp chest pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Sharp chest pain

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How Common are these Causes of Sharp chest pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sharp chest pain. Of the 26 causes of Sharp chest pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 24 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sharp chest pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Sharp chest pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Sharp chest pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Sharp chest pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Sharp chest pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Sharp chest pain:

    Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Sharp chest pain:

    Heart attack (138 causes), Angina (41 causes), Anxiety attack (26 causes), Panic attack (26 causes), Esophagitis, Pneumothorax (61 causes), Peptic ulcer, Chest nerve irritation, Pulmonary embolism (28 causes)

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