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A 21-year-old male asked:

a sudden chest, back and left shoulder and arm pain for about 30minutes. what is it? and should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Must call the doctor: Any person with chest, left shoulder, and left arm pain symptoms has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack kills people. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".

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Last updated Dec 15, 2014

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