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Chest pains

(9 Posts)
littlehelp Tue 02-Apr-13 20:52:12

27weeks and felt sharpe pains and tightening in my chest

Anyone experienced this before? Never had it with ds1


ExpatAl Tue 02-Apr-13 20:56:30

Chest pain as in lungs or heart?

ExpatAl Tue 02-Apr-13 20:58:06

Actually don't know why I asked. Don't think tightening in chest should be ignored so go and get seen.

reikizen Tue 02-Apr-13 20:58:31

It could be indigestion, sounds bizarre but it can be so painful that some people think they are having a heart attack. However, it can also be a sign of a blood clot (don't like to panic you at all!!) If you rang me as a midwife in hospital I would advise taking some gaviscon (or similar) and coming to see me in triage (or whatever your version is) so that I could exclude a pulmonary embolism (rare but very serious and more common in pregnancy). So that's my professional advice. Good luck

littlehelp Tue 02-Apr-13 22:04:22

Thank you for speedy response, I've had bad heart burn etc this was different, ill get it checked out prob nothing to worry about but does take my breathe away,

Thanks again

glossyflower Tue 02-Apr-13 23:02:44

Ok. Answer these for me.
1) where exactly is the pain?
2) you say it's sharp. What else? Is it a stabbing sharp pain or just sharp?
3) does it hurt more when you move or lie down?
4) does the pain radiate anywhere else? Ie down arms, in your neck, in your tummy?
5) is it constant or intermittent?
6) is if brought on by anything in particular?
7) have you had a cough or cold recently?
8) is it making you short of breath?

littlehelp Wed 03-Apr-13 08:40:27

Glossy flower

It's almost like someone has a band around my chest and pulling it tight
It comes and goes and not got it anywhere else
No cold
No shortness of breath although it does catch ur breath as its quite sharp
Taken pain killers for it as I'm not getting it all the time but very often
Got the doctors today so will see what they say

Thank you x

glossyflower Wed 03-Apr-13 12:08:17

The fact you say it's like a tight band sounds concerning to me, it may be heart related but it could also be indigestion. (Indigestion can be pretty horrific).
Let us know what the doctor says.

littlehelp Thu 04-Apr-13 22:25:09

Wasn't concerned at all, said it would be down to position the baby lying causing the pain,

Thank you for advice anyway xx

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