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Could jaw pain alone be a symptom of heart attack?

Could jaw pain alone be a symptom of heart attack?

Yes: Most people will still have the chest pressure but some people complain of the pain the jaw or the arm alone, still usually with other symptoms as feeling short of breath or sweating although even that is variable. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Is jaw pain alone a symptom of heart attack or does it have to be accompanied by other symptoms?

Is jaw pain alone a symptom of heart attack or does it have to be accompanied by other symptoms?

Variable: Some people can highlight feeling jaw pain and maybe having heart attack, and that is the minority of cases. Majority still will have chest pressure. Still even with jaw pain as the presenting symptom most of them still will have heavy sweating, feeling of sob or pain going to left arm. Now can jaw pain be the only symptom, never say never, yes, it can be. ...Read more

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Is having off and on left side jaw pain a symptom of a heart attack?

Is having off and on left side jaw pain a symptom of a heart attack?

Possible: Possible, especially if associated with exercise. Rule out a heart problem by seeing your MD ASAP. Then see orals surgeon about jaw pain. ...Read more

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What does jaw pain feel like during a heart attack?

What does jaw pain feel like during a heart attack?

An aching: Pretty much an aching of the jaw (more commonly the left jaw joint,) and it doesn't really change with chewing and functions. Is one of the signs of a heart attack that are taught in CPR courses. ...Read more

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When is jaw pain a sign of heart attack? Been having jaw pain for months now. Sometimes lower and sometimes upper?

When is jaw pain a sign of heart attack?  Been having jaw pain for months now.  Sometimes lower and sometimes upper?

No cocaine?: MI at 31 yo unusual, & when seen cocaine use must be Ruled Out! MI assoc w feeling of doom, severe SOB, chest pain and sometimes jaw pain. Esophogeal spasm from Advil can mimic MI. Jaw pain alone is not specific. When having MI your entire sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activated. Heart has no pain fibers, symptoms are a warning from SNS. You have sweating, nausea & pain. See internist ASAP ...Read more

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I am the nervous type. Have jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack? But what I also have tmj?

I am the nervous type. Have jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack? But what I also have tmj?

Probabilities: Odds are jaw pain is just due to pain in the jaw (eg tmj). You're right that people with angina may get pain that spreads from their chest to their jaw and, less often, can get just jaw pain alone, but what is causing your pain depends on your profile. Are you at risk for heart disease? Can't answer that here of course - you need to be evaluated by your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know what pains that are similar to a heart attack might also be related to (chest, back, jaw pain)?

Do you know what pains that are similar to a heart attack might also be related to (chest, back, jaw pain)?

Many disorders: Disorders of the muscles, bones or joints of the chest wall can mimic a heart attack. Same with disorders of the digestive system such as heartburn, acid reflux, and certain disorders of the esophagus. . Also states where excess adrenaline is released, such as reactions to certain drugs, medications, extreme stress, and even anxiety disorders, can cause chest tightness and pain. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what pains that are similar to a heart attack might also be related to (chest, back, jaw pain)?

Call 911: Regardless, the cause, severe chest, back, jaw pains always a red flag. If you have chest pain regardless of its cause (heart burn, jaw pain, anxiety, etc.), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck and jaw pain but no chest pain?

Is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck and jaw pain but no chest pain?

Anginal equivalent: Yes, it is absolutely possible for heart attack victims to have neck or jaw pain as their presenting symptoms. In fact, patients who a diabetic run a risk of having no symptoms at all. While chest pressure or pain is the most common symptom, anginal equivalent such as neck pain, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath may be symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more