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A 30-year-old male asked:

i've been having constant chest pain for over an hour now and i feel like it's been getting worse. i'm 30 years old. any idea what's going on?

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Dr. John Mendelson
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Heartburn: Most likely you have acid reflux, also known as heartburn. If the pain is improved with food and does not get worse with exercise and you don't have a cold sweat or nausea then heartburn is the most likely. But if you have a strong family history of heart attacks (meaning your dad or brothers), smoke cigarettes, have diabetes or high blood pressure then you should go to the nearest emergency room.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Hard to say but: I wouldn't ignore chest pain. Unfortunately, many different things can cause chest pain, pulmonary(lung) sources like pleuritis, upper intestinal problem like reflux, musculoskeletal problems like costochondritis, more concerning heart issues and even just plain anxiety. You should seek an in-person evaluation and sooner rather than later.

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