Chest Pain, Uncertain Cause
Chest pain can happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes the cause can not be determined. If your condition does not seem serious, and your pain does not appear to be coming from your heart, your doctor may recommend watching it closely. Sometimes the signs of a serious problem take more time to appear. Therefore, watch for the warning signs listed below.
After your visit, follow these recommendations:
Rest today and avoid strenuous activity.
Take any prescribed medicine as directed.
Follow up with your doctor or this facility as instructed or if you do not start to feel better within 24 hours.
Get immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
A change in the type of pain: if it feels different, becomes more severe, lasts longer, or begins to spread into your shoulder, arm, neck, jaw or back
Shortness of breath or increased pain with breathing
Weakness, dizziness, or fainting
Rapid heart beat
Get prompt medical attention
Call your doctor right away if any of the following occur:
Cough with dark colored sputum (phlegm) or blood
Fever of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or higher, or as directed by your health care provider
Swelling, pain or redness in one leg