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Uninsured w/varied chest wall pain. Doc says its muscles/tension, that I have a "1 in a million chance" of heart attack, but im still terrified- help!?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chest wall

Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help.
Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically chest pain related to the heart is low in your age group but does happen. Look it at your family. If someone died before 50 from a heart attack you should be concerned, if not - don't be.

In brief: Chest wall

Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help.
Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically chest pain related to the heart is low in your age group but does happen. Look it at your family. If someone died before 50 from a heart attack you should be concerned, if not - don't be.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cp

You are already under care of a doctor, and if he has said that if it is muscle tension, you probably need not be terrified.
However, keep in touch with your doctor if it continues.

In brief: Cp

You are already under care of a doctor, and if he has said that if it is muscle tension, you probably need not be terrified.
However, keep in touch with your doctor if it continues.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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