Symptom: Chest pain

Chest pain: Pain in the chest region.
Introduction: Chest pain is an extremely serious symptom because it may indicate an immediate heart attack. Because of the risk of heart attack, seek emergency professional medical attention immediately for any type of chest pain or chest tightness.It is sadly all too common for people to misdiagnose chest pain as something milder (e.g. heartburn, angina), when in fact it does come from a heart attack. It is also possible to have a heart attack without chest pain; see symptoms of heart attack.

Another common cause of sudden chest pain is an panic attack (anxiety attack) where it is common for people to rush to the hospital believing they are having a heart attack. Nevertheless, it is always important to rule out heart attack as the cause of chest pain or other chest symptoms, so seek professional medical help immediately.

Detailed cause information for symptom: Chest pain:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Chest pain (125 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Chest pain (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Chest pain (75 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Chest pain (10 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Chest pain condition information
  • Causes of Chest pain (9 conditions)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Chest pain: angina (8), chest pressure (6), pleuritic chest pain (1)
    Symptoms related to Chest pain: angina (8)
    Chest pain type of: Breathing symptoms (165), Pain (604), Chest symptoms (85)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Chest pain: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Chest pain as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Chest pain: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Chest pain as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Chest pain: The following list of conditions have '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.


  • Acute Bronchitis ... chest pain
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... chest pain
  • Angina ... brief chest pain episodes, chest pain, chest tightness, chest discomfort
  • Anxiety attack ... chest pain
  • Aortic valve disease ... angina
  • Asbestosis ... chest pain
  • Asthma ... chest tightness
  • Atherosclerosis ... angina
  • Atrial Fibrillation ... chest pain
  • Atrial flutter ... chest pain


  • Blastomycosis ... pleuritic chest pain
  • Bornholm disease ... rib muscle tenderness, chest pain
  • Bronchitis ... mild chest pain, chest pain


  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... angina
  • Chest pain ... chest pain, chest discomfort
  • Chronic Bronchitis ... mild chest pain
  • Cocaine ... chest pain
  • Cor pulmonale ... chest pains
  • Coronary heart disease ... angina
  • Croup ... chest pain


  • Decompression sickness ... chest pain
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy ... chest pain
  • Duodenal ulcer ... Pain below the ribs


  • Ebola ... chest pain


  • Friedreich's ataxia ... chest pain


  • Gastritis ... chest pain
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... pain in the chest
  • Glanders ... chest pain


  • Heart attack ... chest squeezing, chest pain, uncomfortable chest pressure, Chest discomfort, Upper body discomfort
  • Heart disease ... angina, chest pain, chest pain, chest discomfort
  • Heartburn ... chest pain, chest pain at the breastbone
  • Hemothorax ... chest pain
  • Histoplasmosis ... chest pains
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ... chest discomfort
  • Hyperventilation ... chest pain


  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... discomfort behind breastbone


  • Lassa fever ... severe chest pain
  • Lung cancer ... chronic chest pain, chest pain
  • Lupus ... Chest pain on deep breaths, chest pain from deep breaths
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... chest pain
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... chest pain


  • Marburg virus ... chest pain
  • Melioidosis ... chest pain
  • Mesothelioma ... chest pain
  • Mitral-valve prolapse ... chest pain
  • Multiple Myeloma ... rib pain
  • Myocarditis ... chest pain


  • Nocardiosis ... chest pain


  • Panic attack ... Chest pressure, Chest pain, Chest discomfort
  • Panic disorder ... Chest pressure, Chest pain, Chest discomfort
  • Pericarditis ... chest pain
  • Pheochromocytoma ... angina, chest pain
  • Pleurisy ... chest pain on movement, chest pain on coughing, mild chest pain, chest pain on breathing, severe chest pain, chest pain
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... Chest pains
  • Pneumoconiosis ... chest pain
  • Pneumonia ... Chest pain on breathing, chest pain
  • Pneumothorax ... sudden chest pain
  • Porphyria ... chest pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder ... chest pain
  • Postpartum depression ... chest pains
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... angina, chest pain
  • Pulmonary embolism ... chest pain
  • Pulmonary hypertension ... chest pain, chest discomfort
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis ... angina, chest pain


  • Q fever ... chest pain


  • Reflux ... chest pain


  • Sarcoidosis ... chest pain, chest tightness
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... chest pain
  • Silicosis ... chest pain
  • Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome ... chest pain
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... chest pain


  • Tuberculosis ... chest pain


  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... chest discomfort
  • Whipple's Disease ... chest pain
  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome ... chest pain
    Conditions listing complications: Chest pain: The following list of conditions have 'Chest pain' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Anemia ... angina
  • Atherosclerosis ... angina


  • Coronary heart disease ... angina


  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... Chest pain


  • High Cholesterol ... angina
  • Hypertension ... angina


  • Iron deficiency anemia ... angina


  • Legionnaires' disease ... chest pains


  • Porphyria ... chest pain


  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... Acute chest syndrome, chest pain

    Related medical articles for Chest pain:
  • Introduction: Chest pain
  • Basic Summary for Chest pain
  • Causes of Chest pain
  • Symptoms of Chest pain
  • Diagnostic Tests for Chest pain
  • Treatments for Chest pain

    Last revised: Nov 9, 2003

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