Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

4 Possible Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Atypical chest pain

Atypical chest pain describes the situation when someone's chest pain is unlikely to be related to heart or lung disease. There are many other possible causes that could explain chest pain, like sore chest wall muscles or psychological factors like stress and anxiety.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath

Symptoms that always occur with atypical chest pain: chest pain

Symptoms that never occur with atypical chest pain: fever

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Chest pain from reduced cardiac blood flow (angina pectoris)

Angina pectoris is chest pain that is felt when heart muscle needs more blood than it is currently getting. This may result from coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: chest pain, chest pain, tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain, moderate chest pain, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone

Symptoms that always occur with chest pain from reduced cardiac blood flow (angina pectoris): chest pain

Symptoms that never occur with chest pain from reduced cardiac blood flow (angina pectoris): productive cough

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Acid reflux disease (gerd)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in infants refers to the passage of stomach contents into the throat causing troublesome symptoms, such as feeding intolerance, inadequate oral intake of calories and/or poor weight gain. Vomiting or visible regurgitation ...

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Heart attack

Most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat - called an arrhythmia - that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain, being severely ill, nausea

Urgency: Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Do you notice your heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly (also called palpitations)?
  • Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Where is your chest pain exactly?
  • Do your symptoms occur after an emotional time or recent stress?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain have also experienced:

  • 11% Shortness Of Breath
  • 6% Rib Pain
  • 5% Chest Pain

People who have experienced tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain were most often matched with:

  • 36% Atypical Chest Pain
  • 36% Chest Pain From Reduced Cardiac Blood Flow (Angina Pectoris)
  • 27% Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd)

People who have experienced tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain had symptoms persist for:

  • 49% Less than a day
  • 23% Less than a week
  • 13% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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