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A 18-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing breast pain, arm numbness, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of tearing pain, sensation of pressure or heaviness) (severity: severe) (better by: rest) (time frame: gradual) (worsened by: applying pres

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure or pain, or trouble breathing, are signs that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the ER. In adults, chest pain can be a heart attack. In teens, other problems are more likely than heart attacks. If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the ER will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or pneumonia.

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