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is shoulder pain a sign of heart attack

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: The pain seems to be involving different areas of your body, is it mostly left sided? The duration also, 1 week, is not consistent with angina or ches ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Find the cause: Coronary disease can cause neck and shoulder and chest pain- angina. Referred from ischemia of the heart through the nerves to hat area. Common art ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Shoulder issues: Most shoulder issues have nothing to do with the heart. When shoulder pain is caused by myocardial ischemia, it does indicate the possibility of a fut ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: I understand your concern as “shoulder pain that came on all of a sudden” Be assured that you are not having heart attack as you do not have severe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: But it could be so many other things as well from reflux to problems with liver, kidneys, musckes, stomach, gallbladder, lungs, aorta, erc. Have it ev ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dana Giles
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Usually heart attack pain is felt in the left jaw, down the left arm, and/or across the left chest and may be accompanied by nausea, shortness of brea ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Most people will still have the chest pressure but some people complain of the pain the jaw or the arm alone, still usually with other symptoms as fee ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pain: What you describe is likely to be a musculoskeletal pain. It is considerably less likely to be related to heart attack or a pulmonary embolism.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shoulder Pain: Shoulder pain can occur with irritation of the diaphragm, or referred pain from the intrathoracic area. Never heard related to miscarriage. What tri ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptom: generally that wouldn;t be a symptom of heart attack
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
No: Heart failure usually presents as fatigue , shortness of breath upon exertion, leg swelling, fatigue upon laying down, weakness but unusual as a muscl ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim McDonough
47 years experience Cardiology
Could be.: Heart attacks can have many symptoms, or only one or a few of chest pain/pressure/difficulty breathing/arm or jaw discomfort/perspiration/gi upset.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Localized pain at the palm without any other symptoms or risk factors not a sign of heart attack. If not associated numbness and tingling, resting an ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: Heart issues usually refer to left arm with usually chest and referred left arm pain, and rarely tingling. Your right arm issues more likely due to n ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Increased: Some folks with angina pectoris can have repeat spells for years without having a heart attack!
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Angina: Angina is chest pain that occurs when there is a partial blockage of one of the coronary arteries. This is as opposed to heart attack when there is a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Most likely a neuropathy or a structual problem. A physical exam with a good history by your family dr should track down the problem.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kagan
14 years experience Hospital-based practice
yes: Could be both - could also be anxiety. Not sure your risk factors for a heart attack but if you are worried then please see a doctor.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Variable: Heart attacks can be present in all different ways. It may be asymptomatic (with diabetes), tingling (very rare), shoulder pain, stomach burning (comm ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: There are a variety of arthritis, bone and tendon issues. Leave your rings off for a bit, and massage the area.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Heart: MI: yes, heartburn and like symptoms can be due to cardiac causes, all inexplicable instances of chest discomfort mandate investigation as to causal mecha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You will need a more thorough history to be taken, an examination and some tests to figure out why you are feeling that way. It could be anything from ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No if really hrtburn: If you are feeling discomfort in your chest that is actually due to "heartburn", it is a symptom that results from reflux of acid up your esophagus an ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Many, or none.: Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, arm pain, neck pain, jaw pain, sweating, shortness of breath, "heartburn" or abdominal pain, dizziness, ligh ... Read More
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