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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi, I have a shooting pain in my ribs on left side, and feel nauseated, and a very uncomfortable feeling in the area below my breasts.

The pain is getting worse under my breast, please advise if I should go to ER


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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, go to the ER.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Pam,

While the pain you described may be from acid reflux, in women, heart problems can present atypically, so if you are having chest pain that has not been diagnosed before as an acid problem, yes, go to the ER where they can assess this.

After you have gone in, I would be happy to answer any further questions.
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