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A 32-year-old female asked:

Uninsured w/varied chest wall pain. doc says its muscles/tension, that i have a "1 in a million chance" of heart attack, but im still terrified- help!?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Cp: You are already under care of a doctor, and if he has said that if it is muscle tension, you probably need not be terrified. However, keep in touch with your doctor if it continues.
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Chest wall: Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help. Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically chest pain related to the heart is low in your age group but does happen. Look it at your family. If someone died before 50 from a heart attack you should be concerned, if not - don't be.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2017

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