Symptom: Pressure

Pressure: Physical feeling of pressure in a body area
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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Pressure:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Pressure (10 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Pressure: chest pressure (6)
    Symptoms related to Pressure: swelling (281), stiffness (88), abdominal swelling (70), chest pressure (6), blood pressure symptoms (37)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing 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.


  • Abruptio Placentae ... abdominal hardness
  • Angina ... chest tightness
  • Asthma ... chest tightness


  • Genital herpes ... abdominal pressure


  • Heart attack ... chest squeezing, uncomfortable chest pressure


  • Panic attack ... Chest pressure
  • Panic disorder ... Chest pressure
  • Peritonitis ... hard abdominal muscles


  • Sarcoidosis ... chest tightness
  • Stomach cancer ... abdominal hard mass

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