Can chest pain from a heart attack last for 5 days, or is it just muscular pain?

Heart attack. Angina is the mild discomfort when the heart suffers before the final attack which is usually extremely painful. Angina can last on-off for days, even at rest, and can linger on for weeks even. Symptoms can frequently be so atypical, not like a real one at all, that people may not recognize the deadly warning. Even er docs can miss an angina. Law suits from unrecognized heart problem at er +++.

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Can a heart attack feel like sharp shooting muscular pain rather than inner chest pain. Like maybe I've slept folded up? Pulse is strong and steady.

Chest pain. There are many things that can cause chest pain. Sharp shooting pain as you stated is usually musculoskeletal in nature, either from muscles or ribs. Angina or chest pain is usually a pressure or heaviness that comes and goes. Other issues such as pneumonia or pleurisy can cause sharp chest pain also, but have different symptoms associate with them.

I am having mild chest pain (a few days now), muscular?, and an mild bother in my right arm. Am I having a heart attack? I am 45, weight 170

Possibly, but... Chest pain radiating to right arm (or left or back or jaw or upper abdomen...) coule be cardiac in origin (among others, such as muscular, stomach, organ near diaphragm such as gall bladder or even has in the colon. I've seen too many widows whose spouse was 40 something y/o female (or male) had similar symptoms. Have it checked, preferably with your primary care physician (internist better).
Unlikely. Typically a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a discreet event that takes hours to evolve, not days. Having said that it is possible to suffer a heart attack and develop a condition know as pericarditis, which is an inflammation of the fibrous sack surrounding the heart - a condition which may result in pain that lasts a few days. Thus the best approach would be to see a md and check an ekg.

Muscular chest pain and pulse variation once in an hour related with heart attack? Pulse during treadmill jumps suddenly to 200 for a while.

Chest pain. Chest pain during exertion is often a sign of heart disease. It is not always easy to distinguish muscle pain, chest wall pain, or esophageal pain, from heart pain. The heart rate normally increases during exercise, but a heart rate of 200 (if that's correct) in a 61 year old is almost certainly an abnormal heart rhythm. These boxes are too small for a proper consult; please get one.

Turned over in bed & noticed left in chest pain. Hesrt related or muscular? Having a heart attack is one of my biggest fears, please help. 20 yrs old.

Heart attack. You are too young to have a heart attack. If you don not have any risk factors such as strong family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome then you shouldn't worry. Follow a strict healthy diet and continue to exercise.

Chest pain from a heart attack lasts a while, right, not just like 5-10 minutes then gets better?

It can be short... Unstable angina can come in quick waves of 5-15 minutes, and should be evaluated. However, 18 year olds don't regularly have this unless there is a problem that has existed or worsened since birth....
Heart attack. Heart attack pain usually lasts a while and more than 5-10min but can vary. An 18y/o is unlikely to have a heart attack but it isn't impossible. Five or 10 minute chest discomfort in your age group is likely to be GI gas or other cause. If heart attacks 'run' in your family, then get checked.
Not really. A heart attack can have very different symptoms. Chest pain can last anything from a few minutes to hours. Heart attack can also occur without any chest pain at all!

Can chest pain for five days be a possible heart attack or is that just too long?

Either. There are a variety of cause of chest pain. If it is severe, persistent then diagnosis is needed. See your doc or cardiologist.

Would a chest pain that lasts for a few minutes without recurring be a sign of a heart attack or something else?

Chest pain transient. A pain such as you describe in a 16 y/o is likely to be intestinal gas or musculoskeletal in origin. In a much older patient a cardiac related cause might come into consideration.