x
161 Physicians Online

Question:

Chest pain and dizzy spells

Dear Ask The Doctor:
I have chest pains that last 1-30 minutes around 1 or 2 times a day usually on my left side of my chest.. sometimes on my right. they hurt a lot. sometimes bringing me to tears. im 15 turing 16 soon. sometimes it feels like its getting tight in my chhest and sometimes hurts more when i breath in... when i stand up, almost every time i get dizzy and can only see black for 5-30 seconds and i just have to stand there. 2 months ago i had a concussion and i am just starting sports and activity again now. this has been happening for a few years now but i getting worse. what should i do


Answer:

You should see a doctor in person to be sure you do not have any serious heart condition. Like you said, your symptoms are worsening; it means there could be something going on that did not resolve on its own and needs to be investigated. I think a blood test may be needed to make sure you don’t have anemia, since you have some dizzy spells. Concussions are usually mild, benign conditions resulting from minor head trauma and resolves on its own. Symptoms to watch out for are persistent dizziness, slurred speech, irritability or confusion, etc. A simple physical and neurologic exam by a doctor can already tell a lot of things. You should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. I do hope I have appeased your concern and take care always.



Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

I have had pain in my chest off and on for about 3 days now, I can locate the pain and I feel it in the left side of ...

Hi, Im 20 years old and not very active. Lately i have been having a lot of pain in my left leg as well as some chest...

I have a sharp pain between my left nipple and my armpit, it lasted about 10 seconds and it was kind of scary but i h...

I have pain on the right side of me, about 4 inches under my neck, about right above my breast to right under it. The...

Hello, I have been having chest pains for the last 2 weeks. The pain is on the right side and intensifies from tim...

Hello, my boyfriend had a blood clot in his leg which later on traveled to his lung. He has been in and out of the ho...

What does it mean when you feel small pains in the upper left side of your chest?

Chest pain and i feel tiered .. it comes day after day chest pain and i feel tiered .. it comes day after day

For about 4 years I have had a mild dull ache chest pain under my left ribcage about 3 inches from the bottom rib on ...

I went out with friends and had a beer, sevreal hours latter I began to have really bad chest pains that spread to my...