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I am 21 non smoker, and I've had chest pain for 2 weeks now. History of anxiety..If this was heart attack symptoms would I have known by now ?

I am 21 non smoker, and I've had chest pain for 2 weeks now.  History of anxiety..If this was heart attack symptoms would I have known by now ?

Probably not cardiac: That said any pain in the chest or abdomin lasting greater than one hr. and recurring needs medical workup. Write it off to psychological only after the physiologic is excluded ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How can I tell reflux pain from a heart attack pain. Little chest pain for a month. NOTE: I do eat & lay down & I have anxiety but no attack lately.

How can I tell reflux pain from a heart attack pain. Little chest pain for a month. NOTE: I do eat & lay down & I have anxiety but no attack lately.

Reflux esophagitis v: heart attack pain may be similar in character. However, due to your young age, cardiac disease is less likely but still possible. Please ask your doctor to obtain an EKG and evaluate you for cardiac risk factors, ie, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, family hsitory ...Read more

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Bad chest pain for over a months isn't a heart attack right I'm stressed over my chest pains Everytime I see drs they say anxiety is the cause Im24?

Bad chest pain for over a months isn't a heart attack  right  I'm stressed over my chest pains Everytime I see drs they say anxiety is the cause Im24?

Probably. : The chances that you have significant coronary disease at your age is very unlikely, though not impossible. Patients who have panic attacks have symptoms that are almost identical to having a heart attack. This is fairly common in people who tend to be anxious or have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder. Try to relax or do things that help you relax or discuss with your doc if you need treatment. ...Read more

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How do I stop anxiety about my health? Every time i get the slightest chest pain or feel nauseous, i think i'm having a heart attack.

How do I stop anxiety about my health? Every time i get the slightest chest pain or feel nauseous, i think i'm having a heart attack.

Anxiety: Generalized anxiety do is common & can be helped thru therapy & medications if warranted, following evaluation by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Can troponin levels elevate due to stress, anxiety and such and cause chest pain but will not cause a heart attack?

No: Stress and anxiety do not typically raise troponin levels. Medical conditions such as severe high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, renal failure are associated with elevated levels of troponin. Elevated troponin is not the cause of heart attack, but can result from one. ...Read more

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How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

How to know if it's a heart attack, hypoglycemia, or anxiety? Fast heart rate, chest pain, crying, fear, all out of the blue. 22 y/o female no history

See your doctor: The only way to know is to see your primary physician and have them evaluate you in person. Unable to answer you regarding this matter without a personal evaluation. ...Read more

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27 yo smoker. Chest pain left side goes under arm left arm heavy and tingly. Comes and goes for a few days. Heart attack? How to tell? Have anxiety.

27 yo smoker. Chest pain left side goes under arm left arm heavy and tingly. Comes and goes for a few days. Heart attack? How to tell? Have anxiety.

Chest pain: indicates the need to go to the emergency room or see your doctor right away. If you have been cleared of heart problems see a mental health professional to learn coping skills for your anxiety and to free yourself of smoking, which MAY be the biggest threat to your health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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22 year old, chest pain, shortness of breathe and dizziness. I do have a history of severe anxiety and asthma.. Could it be a heart attack?

22 year old, chest pain, shortness of breathe and dizziness. I do have a history of severe anxiety and asthma.. Could it be a heart attack?

Would doubt it is: Heart attack however, anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion and even if you do have anxiety you can still have other medical problems causing these symptoms. If persistent, or out of the ordinary for you see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
2,972 doctors shared insights

Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more