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A 18-year-old female asked:

Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took bp and pulse. he said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
? other tests ?: At 18 you are at low risk for a heart problem but I have seen pericarditis in younger kids with similar symptoms.An ekg and/or cardiac enzymes would rule out most issues that combine arm numbness with chest pain. Without the arm numbness i would consider heartburn/reflux more likely. However having a more extensive history with timing/duration/activities & exam would allow a more thorough answer.
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