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A 23-year-old female asked:

23yr old. smoker. family history of heart problems. pain in left side chest like someone punching. tingling in left fingers. should i be worried?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
No and yes: You almost certainly don't need to be worried that you׳re having a heart attack. About your smoking? That you definitely need to worry about. It's absurdly easy to die of complications of smoking, and at a much younger age than you'd prefer. And even if you're not old when you go, you'll LOOK old because of what the smoking will do to your skin. Do tell your doctor about your symptoms.

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Last updated May 21, 2016

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