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Can stress and anxiety cause pressure in left side of chest/lungs? sometimes spreads to under arm or back, pressure comes and goes, scary

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chest pressure,: tightness and pain can be caused by anxiety or panic. I am not familiar with the other locations. I t is important to rule out medical causes before attributing symptoms to psychological issues.

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Last updated Sep 11, 2017

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