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A 20-year-old male asked:

recently i've been getting mild chest pains, and a tight chest. i'm 20 years old. going through a breakup so i'm thinking stress. should i be worried?

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Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Worried, no but...: Concerned, yes. I'd get looked at by your doctor, preferably. Go to er only if symptoms worsen. Once your doctor examines you and determines it is not cardiac, then follow their advice for stress management, coping mechanisms, etc. Stress is a consideration but only after more dangerous stuff is ruled out. That can only be done by the help of your doctor.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
ANXIETY: 1st have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. The most complete evaluation for medication is with a Psychiatrist. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions Your fears and anxiety could be heightened because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe, cautious & hold on to hopefulness to elevate your immune system.

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