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If I have chest pain could it be a heart attack?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Not likely

At your age the source of pain is likely muscular or related to the pleura ie pleurisy.
If symptoms persist you may need an evaluation and x-ray.

In brief: Not likely

At your age the source of pain is likely muscular or related to the pleura ie pleurisy.
If symptoms persist you may need an evaluation and x-ray.
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: The chances that you

Are having a heart attack at age 17 years old are low.
Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. Med eval will help to delineate cause of your pain.

In brief: The chances that you

Are having a heart attack at age 17 years old are low.
Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. Med eval will help to delineate cause of your pain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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