A member asked:

Chest pain, radiating to arm, shoulder and side of neck but also into my tongue. is tongue pain part of heart attack sign?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Chapman answered

Specializes in Cardiology

It is not unusual for heart pain to radiate to the mandible (lower jaw), which may include the tongue. You should see your doctor to get this checked out.

Answered Jun 7, 2013


Dr. Paul Brand answered

Specializes in

Yes! the location of radiating pain is not specific, and it can be cardiac (heart) related whenever there is chest pain - radiating or not. Whether it goes into your tongue is irrelevant - it's possibly a very serious indication that a heart attack is imminent. It should always be ruled out, so get an exam for this very soon.

Answered Jan 27, 2014



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