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A 41-year-old female asked:

41 y/o female with pain in upper part of left side chest that comes and goes and under armpit.should i be concerned?

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Dr. Linda Nelson
21 years experience
CP...yes!: To me, CP is CP until otherwise ruled-out (for a heart attack). If you haven't seen your md & had an ekg, do it! women present differently than men. If you have a family history of heart attacks, it's even more urgent to see your md. He will probably want a cardiac stress test, blood, & an ekg. Do you smoke? Have high bp? High cholesterol? Diabetes? These are very important to know. See your md!
Last updated Nov 4, 2015

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