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Stomach pain, breathlessness, painful breathing and speech, shoulder blade pain and neck pain. What is it?

My friend just called and said she is having severe pain in left stomach radiating to her shoulder blade and now even in her neck. it hurts to breathe and speak. She is contemplating calling an ambulance or going to ER. What do you suggest. I thought it sounded like gas; she has been complaining of gas pains this week a few times.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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The symptoms you mentioned shows the picture of angina she should go to er and get ECG done. Angina is chest discomfort that occurs when there is decreased blood oxygen supply to an area of the heart muscle. In most cases, the lack of blood supply is due to a narrowing of the coronary arteries as a result of arteriosclerosis.
Angina is usually felt as:
This pain often radiates to the neck, jaw, arms, back, or even the teeth.
squeezing, or
aching across the chest, particularly behind the breastbone.

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Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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