A 39-year-old female asked:
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i am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (severity: severe) (side: left) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: after deep breaths) and elbow pain. the following also describes me: sore throat. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: Chest pain, especially "severe" pain, means she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the ER. In adults, chest pain can be a heart attack, although uncommon under age 40. She should not drive (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, pericarditis, other heart symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the ER will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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