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Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

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Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends on cause

depends on age , when started , how, if teenager unlikely heart unless chest pain with exertion, if older , pressure at heart area, radiating down left arm/jaw with exertion , resolves with rest could be heart call 911 to be sure not heart , if pain started at rest still could be heart .
if sharp pain localized and tender point at area or associated with trauma or movement unlikely the heart .

In brief: Depends on cause

depends on age , when started , how, if teenager unlikely heart unless chest pain with exertion, if older , pressure at heart area, radiating down left arm/jaw with exertion , resolves with rest could be heart call 911 to be sure not heart , if pain started at rest still could be heart .
if sharp pain localized and tender point at area or associated with trauma or movement unlikely the heart .
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