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Doctor insights on: Heart Chest Pain In Women

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Why do women with a heart attack but no chest pain die so often?

Why do women with a heart attack but no chest pain die so often?

Number of reasons: Mortality from heart attacks is related to age. Women develop heart disease, on average, 10 years later than men. Women are more likely to present with atypical symptoms that are not recognized either by the patient or the physician. This can result in a delayed diagnosis or missed diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

What is the difference between chest pain caused by heart attack and the one caused by acidity in women?

Chest pain: Hi the chest pain from the heart usually is in the center of the chest and it's heavy feeling which is worse with any kind of movement and activity and gets better with rest. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female recovering from bulimia. I was having some slight chest pain and faster heart rate. no relapses in 5 months?

I'm a 24 year old female recovering from bulimia. I was having some slight chest pain and faster heart rate. no relapses in 5 months?

Bulimia: Congrats on your recovering from bulimia. Please go to your doctor ASAP or your emergency room. Heart symptoms after an eating disorder need to be looked at by your doc to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Upper abd and chest pain in 24yo female with heart murmur, concave chest, and scoliosis. Possible causes?

Many possible: Upper abdominal and chest pain can relate to many, many causes - even some emotional ones. But - what you say about the scoliosis and heart murmur suggest it might be connected to marfan syndrome - especially if you fit the profile - tall, slim, long fingers & feet, eye problems. See a doctor and they'll help you figure out what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have had every test done on my heart except a stress test and a heart cath i'm still having chest pain.. I am a 27 yr old female I smoke, overwight?

I have had every test done on my heart except a stress test and a heart cath i'm still having chest pain.. I am a 27 yr old female I smoke, overwight?

Chest Wall Syndrome: Your case the the exact reason why our healthcare is the most expensive. Your doctors overlooked the simplest, most common but most confusion. Plain ole tender ribs and rib margins. ...Read more

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Can I have heart disease even if i don't have any symptoms? I am a 65-year-old woman with several of the risk factors for developing heart disease, but don't have any symptoms like chest pain or difficulty with breathing, could I have heart disease withou

Can I have heart disease even if i don't have any symptoms? I am a 65-year-old woman with several of the risk factors for developing heart disease, but don't have any symptoms like chest pain or difficulty with breathing, could I have heart disease withou

Yes,you : Yes, you certainly can. An individual can even suffer from a heart attack without knowing it. 25% of people who have a heart attack have a "silent" event (they didn't know it was happening). The best thing to do is to see your doctor to be screened. Take care. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations on and off, and have mild chest pain, is this a serious problem? I am 18 and female

I have heart palpitations on and off, and have mild chest pain, is this a serious problem? I am 18 and female

Common problem: Palpitations are very common in your age group. You should have your thyroid function checked by your doctor and get an ekg. If there is an abnormality it should show up there. If it happens less frequently, you may need a holtor monitor or an event monitor to catch the palpitations while it is happening. Usually they are benign but need to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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My heart rate (not resting) is 77. I am 19 and a female. I have a squeezing left chest pain, painful shoulders, and nausea. What should I do?

My heart rate (not resting) is 77. I am 19 and a female. I have a squeezing left chest pain, painful shoulders, and nausea. What should I do?

It's likely not a : Hrt attack, try mylanta. It's probably esophageal reflux (heartburn) or possibly anxiety (maybe both). Are u sleeping well at night? Do u clinch your teeth? Significant chest pain is very low probability for a cardiac problem or death at ur age. It would be irresponsible of me to tell u to not go in though. It may b something more significant. ...Read more

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I'm a 25 year old female. I have chest pain like someone is rubbing there fist on my sternum. How likely is a heart attack? I am terrified, help.

I'm a 25 year old female. I have chest pain like someone is rubbing there fist on my sternum.  How likely is a heart attack? I am terrified, help.

Chest pain: Would be extremely rare for a woman at age 25 to have heart attack due to the protective benefit of estrogen. Would note when you have discomfort, as timing and association with activities may lead toward the cause. Certainly remembering what makes the pain worse is important as well, such as after a meal suggesting possible esophageal source. Is there a cough or shortness of breath with pain? ...Read more

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29 yr old female. Have been experiencing chest pain radiating into left arm, neck and back for almost a month. Could a Heart attack be coming?

29 yr old female.  Have been experiencing chest pain radiating into left arm, neck and back for almost a month.  Could a Heart attack be coming?

Possible, See Doctor: Your age (29) argues against an impending heart attack. Most heart attacks are unpredictable, & don't last 1 month in the making (that would be unstable angina, which is seen in the elderly). In any case, you should see a doctor in the clinic soon. Waiting 1 month w/ symptoms like this is not wise. Thanks for your question on HealthTap. Use HealthTap Prime or see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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23 female non alcoholic and non smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.

23 female non alcoholic and non smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.

Maybe: It would not take very long to understand if they are all related. An evaluation by your primary care doctor will help shed some light. He will speak to you, examine you, and likely order a couple of tests, but you will have your answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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18 yr old female. Right and middle chest pain. Heart rate hasn't been lower than 100 for two weeks. No heart problems. Family history of strokes, hbp?

Chest pain: Chest pain is a symptom which if continuous should be evaluated. Often in young patients the cause is more benign. It can often be precipitated by a previous virus and cause inflammation in the lining around the heart and usually subsides but may require further evaluation in your case ...Read more

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38yr old female - pinching chest pain on left side, pain between the shoulder blades, body is cold but i'm sweating. Family history of heart issues?

38yr old female - pinching chest pain on left side, pain between the shoulder blades, body is cold but i'm sweating. Family history of heart issues?

See a cardiologist: Chest pain could be cardiac, esophageal or musculoskeletal. Because you have a family hx of heart issues, cardiac problems need to be ruled out- so first see a cardiologist to make sure no cardiac problem exists- rest can be taken care by your pmd. ...Read more

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