Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

162 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

I have heart stomach pain. I was a smoker and drinker

I am a 30 year-old female. Not overweight . No history of heart disease in family. Ex-smoker, ex-binge drinker in my 20 s. Now lead healthy lifestyle. Have weird pains in my chest or stomach. I am not sure which - kind of just where the bra sits under boobs. Dull, heavy pain. Have had chest pains on and off for a year. Get clammy and panicky when the pains start. Been to a few docs. Had numerous EKG s, thorough blood tests etc. Am apparently very healthy. Every doc seems to think it is psychosomatic as I have previously suffered from quite severe anxiety/somatoform (hypochondria) disorders. Maybe my response level panic is high, but the pain is REAL and quite annoying/scary as well as actually quite painful. Do any other women get chest pains before your period? I am now monitoring to see if it usually happens around that time of the month or not? Has anyone experienced this kind of thing? How worried should I be? Don t advise me to go to a doc, because I am going next week.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
Your chest pains might be due to anxiety attacks, heartburn, and even gallstones. Anxiety is exhibited with cold, clammy sweaty palsms with SOBand even chest pains. I'm sure the doctors did an EKG when you had the chest pains. Now they have a base line. And for subsequesnt EKG; they will be able to compare them and evaluate for any changes. to determine any cardiac ischemia. Another possible cause for this pain that you might consider is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. No, chest pains are usually not correlated with menstruation Although stress, anxietry, headaches and other PMS symptoms. like mood swings and bloating.and water retention. are.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My stomache been hurting for a few days and the pain stops and comes back time to time..I tried using the bathroom and it helps a little but the pain comes back, i cant vomit and i dont know what else to do.

doctor1 MD

ive jst came off my period about a week, and i have been feeling sick on and off through day and night but i have been getting few pains in th bottom of my stmach could you tell me what it could be please?

doctor1 MD

My husband (age 75) has been getting stomach pains and a feeling of nausea after overheating (playing golf, working in the garden). It starts when he sits down after overheating and lasts about 3 minutes. He also has coronary heart disease. Should I contact his primary care physician who is a gastroenterologist or his heart doctor?                                                                  

Recent questions on  Heart attack

doctor1 MD

My dad had a kidney removed because of cancer, while recovering in hospital he had a heart attack, they diagnosed him with heart disease and arteriosclerosis. He was released from hospital monday but since he has been home he has had loss of vision in right eye cannot feel his right leg at most times and when he can he says it feels like it is bursting. Today he kind of passed out and twitched a little out of nowhere for a few seconds. What should we do? in regards to diet any home remedies that relieve pain or should we call an ambulance? I need help!!!

doctor1 MD

Hi. I took a 15 mg adderall (not prescribed) to study at around 10 am. At around 7-8pm, I smoked cannibas (also not prescribed). A few moments later I began to feel very dizzy, and my heart beat was extremely fast. I then felt pressure and dizziness, but not an excruciating pain to my chest. After that my body was becoming cold, starting with my hands and eventually shivering. I took a hot shower and tried to keep warm and just went to sleep after it calmed down a bit. Today my heartbeat seems "normal" but i still feel lightheaded somewhat and I'm concerned. Did I have a heart attack?

doctor1 MD

The left side of my chest and armpit, aswell as my left arm has been hurting alot. i have had a tight pressure on my heart for a week and a half now. i feel as if i am having the beginning stages of a heart attack and have small panic attacks before SOMETIMES calming myself down. I have smoked and eaten weed for 3 years now and enjoy it alot, it makes me calm in my current life situations but every time i eat or smoke it the pain increases tenfold and my heart beat becomes extremely irregular. I would appreciate advice from an experienced doctor on if it is physiological, something to do with my pigeon chest or because of smoking, maybe a combination.
I am 18 and appreciate your attention.

doctor1 MD

Hi, ay aswer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...I feel as if my chest on the right side mostly is tightening up and last night my heart was racing. I feel as if I can't breathe what do es this mean. I'm 20yrs old could I be in risks of a heart attack?

doctor1 MD

A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in caliber. Heart and and pericardium are within normal limits. There are no significant mediastinal or...

doctor1 MD

My father is 91 and his systolic is 228. Don't know the other number. Should I worry?

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, I have had some wisdom tooth pain and went to doctor, he advised me to use hydrogen preoxide one week and lets try the infection go. He took xray of wisdom tooth and said all other looks good. He further said as I have never been to...