What should I do if I have chest pain? How to diagnose and differentiate? Don’t worry, the doctor taught you these 3 points

Chest pain is a clinically common chronic disease, but sometimes it can be acute. As a symptom, chest pain may be associated with various diseases, especially those related to the heart and lungs. Chest pain can be used as an early warning.

Regarding chest pain, early diagnosis and differential diagnosis are crucial to the follow-up treatment of patients, so it is best not to misdiagnose or miss diagnosis , if it is possible to identify whether it is chest pain at an early stage, it will also bring great benefits to the patient’s health.

So,How exactly is chest pain diagnosed? What diseases need to be differentially diagnosed? These 3 points, you need to have a good understanding.

1. How should chest pain be diagnosed?

Chest pain is a subjective feeling of the patient, When the pain occurs, the patient can clearly feel his chest discomfort, which is a clinical manifestation. However, in the process of diagnosis, it is definitely not enough to only pass such a clinical manifestation. It should also be combined with other auxiliary examinations, such as electrocardiogram, chest CT, etc. These examinations can carry out early identification from the internal structure of the entire chest, For example, if the waveform of the electrocardiogram is abnormal, it may indicate problems such as myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia, and these diseases can cause chest pain.

In addition, through chest CT examination, it is possible to judge whether there is pneumothorax, lung lesions, etc. Therefore, it is not difficult to diagnose chest pain. The key lies in early identification. If some signs and auxiliary examinations can be passed, the diagnosis can basically be confirmed.

2. How should chest pain be differentially diagnosed?

Although the problem of chest pain is more typical, But clinically, many diseases and chest pain like to be confused together, so it is easy to misdiagnose, what should we do? Mastering the correct identification skills can often enable patients to obtain the best opportunity for treatment. For example, these diseases need to be identified from chest pain problems.

One is cervical spine disease. Although the onset of cervical spine problems can also cause pain and discomfort in the shoulder blade area and limbs, the pain in the sternum area is obviously much weaker, so through the reflection of the parts, it can basically be judged that it is real chest pain , or false chest pain;

The second is lung disease. Many problems manifested by lung diseases can be the cause of chest pain or have nothing to do with chest pain. Therefore, clinically, it is necessary to distinguish according to the duration and symptoms of the patient’s pain. If it is a lung disease, especially a malignant tumor, the patient’s pain will often be relatively long-lasting and cannot dissipate in a short time, so it can also be more accurately identified;

Three is some nerve pain. Neuritis and demyelinating diseases can also cause chest pain, but the location is not necessarily limited to the chest, which is also a very important point of identification.

3. How to give early warning of chest pain?

Although he said chest pain It is not difficult to diagnose and differential diagnosis, but it is not easy to make early warning. Therefore, I would like to remind everyone that you should pay attention to developing the habit of regular physical examination in the early stage. Even if you don’t have any health problems, you must be aware of your chest health, so that you can prevent problems before they happen, and prevent chest pain problems from coming to your door.

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