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Pressure: Introduction

Pressure refers to a physical feeling of pressing, hardness, tightness or stiffness in a body area. Pressure may be related to swelling or stiffness. Particularly dangerous is chest pressure, which may indicate a heart attack, even without chest pain. Also serious is any type of abdominal pressure; see abdominal swelling or abdominal pain. For analysis of mental or emotional pressure symptoms, see stress, fatigue, and their related symptoms. All pressure symptoms need prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Types of Pressure:

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Pressure: Symptom Checker

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Pressure Treatments

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Stories from Users for Pressure

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Message Boards for Pressure

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Medications or substances causing Pressure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pressure 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.

Pressure: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pressure may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pressure

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Pressure: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Pressure

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How Common are these Causes of Pressure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pressure. Of the 173 causes of Pressure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pressure:

The following list of conditions have 'Pressure' 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 Pressure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pressure 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?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pressure?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pressure, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Pressure:

    Subtypes of Pressure:

    Chest pressure (175 causes), Pressure in Head (9 causes), Chest tightness (166 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Pressure:

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

    Symptoms related to Pressure:

    Swelling (3730 causes), Stiffness (692 causes), Abdominal swelling (499 causes), Chest pressure (175 causes), Blood pressure symptoms (716 causes), Abruptio Placentae (3 causes), Acute Bronchitis (3 causes), Adult-onset asthma, Airborne allergy, Allergic asthma, Angina (41 causes), Angiofollicular lymph hyperplasia, Aspirin-induced asthma, Asthma (320 causes), Asthma in pregnancy, Exercise-Induced, Asthmatic Bronchitis

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