Intermittent chest pains

Patient : I'm a 34 year old male.(6'2 235lbs) I have been having tight chest pains off and on for the past 10yrs or so. I have been to a Cardiologist (when I was 25) and did a bunch of tests (EKG,Stress,Blood Ect) and he said I was fine. I have not had any pains for about a year or so until last night. I always get them at night while watchin tv, just before bedtime. It feels like my chest has a lump in the middle of it and its hard to breath. I usually roll around in bed in pain for a few hours and it goes away. When I have a drink of water it feels like it moves or weakens for about 10secs then comes back. I went to my Doctor and she said I was fine. I have a history of heart disease in my family, I lost my Dad when he was only 56 of his second heart attack. Any Ideas?? Thanks
Doctor :   There are many causes of chest pain, including pain arising from the heart, lungs, upper gastrointestinal system and che st wall. Cardiac chest pain is typically worse on exertion and is often associated with shortness of breath. Based on the history you provide, cardiac chest pain seems an unlikely diagnosis because your pain occurs at night, while at rest. It may be helpful to note in a diary how often the pain is occurring, at what time of the day, what you are doing when the pain starts, how long it lasts for and what relieves the pain. I would advise attending your family doctor, with a diary of your symptoms, to obtain a diagnosis for your symptoms.

Related Q&A

Q: I am experiencing discomfort in my left chest area. Is this something to be alarmed by.

Q: I am 17, I have had recurring chest pain for a little over a year. It will go away for months then come back for a mo...

Q: Have pain around and when lightly pushing on solar plexus. Pain radiates up towards chest. Then the anxiety begins, t...

Q: Hi. I have been having chest pain and pressure. After taking Tamil for two days I noticed I had a butterfly feeling i...

Q: This for my Dad. Age:64. Weight : reduced from 63 to 60 in the past month. He smokes. complains of difficulty in swal...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews