U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 19-year-old female asked:

I've been having chest pains for 3 days. is it likely to have a heart attack? or is that more sudden than 3 days of chest pain?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Dinerman
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Don't know: Although chest pain is a symptom of a heart attack it is impossible to know what is going on without doing testing such as an ECG and blood work.
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest pain can have many causes, including heart disease, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), muscle strain, and reflux of acid from the stomach. To sort this out, a doctor will take a thorough history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. Since many of the potential causes are serious, it' s best to get checked out right away.
Apr 19, 2014
Dr. Vijay Thamman
Specializes in Cardiology
Agree with DR.Andrea Brand
Apr 20, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 11, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.