The Upper Middle Chest Feels Uncomfortable And Often Smells Something That Isn’t There

Hello Doc, it’s been a few days I felt uncomfortable in the upper middle chest, not in the solar plexus, Doc, but the upper middle chest. It feels uncomfortable, you can say that it hurts too. Sometimes I like feeling tight, breathing like heavy. Discomfort was like a cold, at that time I tried traditional medicine (scrapings) and it was very red at that time. But the discomfort in the upper middle chest returned again, and I tried scraping again the results were not red. Sometimes it happens during the day, but more intense at night. I beg for an explanation, DokThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Eka, thank you for asking at

Chest complaints that are uncomfortable can be felt as pain, heaviness, or tightness. These complaints can occur due to various conditions, including:

Heart disorders such as heart failure, congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, and so on
Respiratory disorders, such as infections, asthma, COPD, pulmonary edema, and others
Gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD (stomach acid reflux or rises to the chest and throat)
Trauma such as bumps, bruises, or broken ribs
Certain psychological conditions such as stress, depression, anxiety, panic, and others

These possibilities certainly must be distinguished through physical examination and additional examinations needed such as blood tests, heart rhythm / ECG records, chest X-ray images, chest CT scans, and so on. That way the cause can definitely be found and the handling will be more appropriate.

Related to complaints of kissing something that does not exist it could be a hallucination that occurs in certain psychological conditions such as depression or certain medical conditions, nerve disorders, head injuries, alcohol use, and so on. So if the complaint is still ongoing, it should be consulted to the doctor to find out whether there are indeed certain medical disorders or purely certain psychological problems.

For now things that can be done are:

Maintain a healthy lifestyle in food consumption
Get enough rest and drink water
Regular exercise
Limit excessive physical activity
Don't delay eating
Avoid lying down immediately after eating
Manage stress well
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Avoid frequent curling of your body because it can cause irritation

If complaints on the chest still continue immediately consult a doctor. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic if you have to leave the house then use a mask. Avoid using public transportation, keep a distance from those around you, and wash your hands regularly with soap and running water.

That's all, hope it helps.

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