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where does your chest hurt when having a heart attack

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Get it checked out.: Most chest pain in young people is not cardiac related, but only after an exam and possible EKG and blood work can that be confirmed. If you are stil ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is highly: unlikely for a 16 year old woman to have coronary artery disease or heart attack. Usually sharp chest pains at your age are from the muscles and bones ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Dumba
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes too young: Yes, you are probably too young for a heart attack. Besides the pain of a heart attack is usually not after throwing up. It is a dull, pressure like p ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: The fact that your arm pain is triggered by movement speaks against a cardiac origin, most likely musculoskeletal. If you had a DVT in the left arm ve ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
It can: Heart attack can have severe retrosternal pain which may radiate to shoulder, left arm, jaw, also to the back.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, most times: It does.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sharp?: The most serious (coronary artery disease) and the most trivial (precordial catch / texidor's twinge) processes can both cause chest pain. At your age ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: Generally those symptoms mean you need to go get checked to see what's causing the problem.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Ritter
23 years experience Cardiology
Very Unlikely: It is extremely unusual for a 23 year old woman to have a heart attack. If you are feeling well now, it is unlikely that anything bad happened to you ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Heart attack: Chest pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, chest heaviness, suffocation, shortness of breath, left arm pain ad tingling, and sometimes no symptoms or minor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: A stroke is lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain and usually does not cause any pain whatsoever. Weakness, speech and vision issues are most com ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Call 911: If you think you are having a heart attack, seek immediate medical attention.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Spasm: The most frequent cause of chest pain if not a cardiac origin, is the esophagus. Spasms or sphincter control issues could cause short bursts of intens ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: The symptoms you describe are not those of a heart attack in general. More likely some other problem.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Not the heart : Sounds like your chest pain is non cardiac and a workup for other causes should be sought.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Many: Chest discomfort can be the most trickiest to evaluate without being seen. Your lungs, heart , bones, muscle and mind can cause these symptoms . I'd g ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unlikely cardiac: it is very unlikely to be cardiac at your age. It is more likely to be a strain, inflammation, or reflux. As long as you don't have a congenital heart ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Deep throbbing: Most commonly reported is a deep, throbbing pain which seems to be coming from a lower molar and radiating to ear or down the arm. Mimics a tooth tha ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: There are many causes of chest pain with deep breathing. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the membrane lining the chest wall and surrounding the lungs t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: The classic symptoms of crushing chest pain is less common than one would think. Jaw discomfort, arm discomfort is very common.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phyllis Daen
60 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes it is normal: when you have a panic attack it is helpful to not hyperventilate but rather train yourself to do abdominal breathing. This will quiet your body.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quality, risk: Look at the risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, male sex, diabetes, +family history of heart attack, smoking, previous event, known a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pains: Many possibilities from musculoskeletal through cardiac.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not much: We called this a "reproducible" pain, because you can feel it when you press your rib cage. Most likely not your heart and instead, the muscles or car ... Read More
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