My boyfriend is having chest pains. Should he go to the doctors? His 2 uncles died from heart attacks at 36 and 38 years old. He is 38. He says its like someone is stabbing him in the chest with a knife.
Yes. He should be evaluated as soon as possible, especially with a family history.
Yes . Yes and immediately. Since your boyfriend has a family history of cardiac problems, he needs to go to er. The intense pain he is feeling in his chest could be a heart attack.
I am a 23 year old woman. I been having chest pains since february. I don't want to consider it being a heart attack. Last time I told my doctor this she said I'm too young to have a heart attack? If its not a heart attack than what could it be? I do not
? Asthma. You need an evaluation by a specialist with some basic work up to answer your question. Read more...
Many things. Differential diagnosis spans from serious problems like pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, cardiomyopathy, congenital disorders etc to things such as gastric acid reflux or musculoskeletal pain, which are by far the most common. Also asthma and anxiety. A thorough physical exam and a few simple tests should help you. And, if you have had this pain since feb, makes it less likely to be really bad. Read more...