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Do people with unstable angina have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: No, but..

Many people deny 'pain' with angina.
It is described as a 'twinge', pressure, more rarely as a sharp knife like pain. Regardless, angina suggests that circulation is not adequate to portions of the heart, and is a warning that heart attack may occur. Have it checked, control your risk factors, consider treatments recommended..

In brief: No, but..

Many people deny 'pain' with angina.
It is described as a 'twinge', pressure, more rarely as a sharp knife like pain. Regardless, angina suggests that circulation is not adequate to portions of the heart, and is a warning that heart attack may occur. Have it checked, control your risk factors, consider treatments recommended..
Dr. Steven Watry
Dr. Steven Watry
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Dr. Barry Bellovin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Many people with angina describe it as tightness, heaviness or burning, and absolutely don't consider it pain.
Sometimes the symptoms are even vaguer, such as shortness of breath, sweating or fatigue. So see your doctor or go to the er if you think you may have angina; the severity of the pain doesn't tell you whether or not it's serious.

In brief: Not necessarily

Many people with angina describe it as tightness, heaviness or burning, and absolutely don't consider it pain.
Sometimes the symptoms are even vaguer, such as shortness of breath, sweating or fatigue. So see your doctor or go to the er if you think you may have angina; the severity of the pain doesn't tell you whether or not it's serious.
Dr. Barry Bellovin
Dr. Barry Bellovin
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unstable angina

Short answer is "yes".
It generally causes people to seek medical assistance.

In brief: Unstable angina

Short answer is "yes".
It generally causes people to seek medical assistance.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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