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Do chest pains always indicate heart problems ?

For the past week i have been having some discomfort and mild pain right in the middle of my chest or on the right side of my chest. The first type usually occurs when i am lying down or sitting. Like there is some pressure in the middle of my chest and i also feel my heart beating hard. The second type on the right side of my chest but still close to the middle, is different. There is discomfort when i breathe, especially when i exhale. I don t experience both at the same time but both cause my heart to beat or palpitate harder than usual. I m guessing this has something to do with my heart since it makes my heart palpitate and i am also a heavy smoker, I smoke 2 or three packs a day and have one beer with dinner. no there isn t pain in my left arm. the first few times i sat and waited for pain because i thought i was having a heart attack but it never came. Also, i am not panicking from the palpitations, i quite like how they feel actually. i am 23 years old.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Chest pains can be caused by a number of things, stress, gas,anxiety, and then again could be the heart. The only way to know for sure is to go the the dredded doctor. Get well, I'm sure someone out there needs you.
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