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A 26-year-old male asked:

i have a little pain in center of my chest. .not always. specifically in the morning. .i smoke also but not so long..pls advise..

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain has multitude of causes of course including heart but in your age bracket much less common.The thoracic environment consists of ribs and muscles that can be strained.The morning time when arising from a supine position is noted.The main consideration would be gastroesophageal reflux.Experiments have shown that smokers have chronically diminished lower esophageal sphincter tone/ge reflux.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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