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What causes chest pain? 84 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Aortic Valve Stenosis

The aorta is the main artery of the body. Oxygenated blood leaves the heart by way of the aorta and is carried to all parts of the body. The left ventricle is the chamber of the heart that pumps blood into the aort...

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Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm and into your chest cavity. Common symptoms include heartburn, belching, and abdominal discomfort.

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Collapse of the Lung (Penumothorax)

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A collapse of the lung occurs when air from the lung leaks into the chest cavity. Find out more about a collapsed lung, including symptoms and treatment.

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44

Achalasia

The esophagus is the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach. Achalasia occurs when your lower esophageal sphincter doesn't work properly.

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Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes sudden and severe problems in your brain and nervous system. Approximately five percent of hospital patients being treated fo...

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Dissection of the Aorta

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

The aorta is a large artery that carries blood out of your heart. If you experience a dissection of the aorta, it means that blood has entered the wall of the artery, between the inner and middle layers. This can happe...

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47

Getting a Handle on Aspiration Pneumonia

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Aspiration pneumonia is an inflammation (usually due to an infection) of your lungs and bronchial tubes that occurs after you inhale foreign matter.

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Goodpasture syndrome

Goodpasture syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when your immune system attacks the walls of your lungs and the tiny filtering units in your kidneys.

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49

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Learn about carbon monoxide poisoning and what causes it. Find information on carbon monoxide symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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Hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in th...

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51

The Truth About MSG and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Chinese restaurant syndrome.

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52

Empyema

An empyema is a condition in which pus collects in the pleural space, which is the area between your lungs and the inner surface of your chest wall.

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53

Pulmonary Actinomycosis

Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare bacterial lung infection. It's also known as thoracic actinomycosis.

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54

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a lung disease that develops when you inhale asbestos fibers and they cause scarring in your lungs. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.

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Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' disease is a severe type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Learn about its symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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Anthrax

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Anthrax is a serious illness caused by a microbe called Bacillus anthracis that lives in soil. Read about the symptoms of anthrax.

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57

Heart Murmurs and Other Sounds

During a regular medical checkup, your doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat to determine whether your heart is beating properly and has a normal rhythm. This gives your doctor information concernin...

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58

Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus.

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59

Malignant Hypertension (Arteriolar Nephrosclerosis)

Malignant hypertension is a rare and severe condition in which blood pressure is dangerously high. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.

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Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia

Familial combined hyperlipidemia is a genetic disorder that causes high levels of cholesterol and fats in the blood. Learn about treatment options.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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