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Glossary for Sharp chest pain

Medical terms related to Sharp chest pain or mentioned in this section include:

  • Angina: Angina is a particular type of pain related to heart conditions
  • Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
  • Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest pain: Any chest pain must be considered as cardiac in origin until proven otherwise.
  • Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Disorders of the oesophagus:
  • Esophagitis: Inflammation of the esophagus
  • Gallstones: A condition where biliary calculi form in the gallbladder
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
  • Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Myocardial infarction: blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
  • Panic attack: A condition which is characterized by an acute episode of intense anxiety
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium that surrounds the heart
  • Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleura.
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Pneumothorax: pneumothorax is the collection of air in the space around the lungs and chest wall
  • Precordial catch syndrome: A harmless condition involving chest pain that worsens when breathing in deeply and usually only lasts from a half to three minutes. It most often occurs in children and teenagers and sometimes in adults. The chest pain is localized and deep breathing can result in a "popping" feeling after which the pain quickly dissipates. The condition may occur infrequently or several times a day.
  • Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Rib fracture: A fracture of the ribs
  • Rib symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ribs
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Sharp chest pain in pregnancy: Sharp chest pain in pregnancy refers to pain that is sharp in nature occurring in the chest of a woman who is pregnant.
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax, familial type: A rare inherited disorder which causes the lungs to collapse spontaneously.
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Tietz syndrome: Tietz syndrome is a relatively rare condition characterized by deafness and albinism. It should not be confused with the similarly named Tietz's syndrome which involves inflammation of chest cartilage.
  • Tietze's syndrome: Inflammation and swelling of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the breast bone.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sharp chest pain:

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