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Pain and discomfort on the shoulder and chest. Torn muscle? Getting worse i cold weather

hello i have been wondering if i should visit a doctor or if it was just a torn muscle but i have been having severe discomfort just under my shoulder blade and the center of my chest . it seems to get worse when i breath and when i am in cold weather. but the thing is it only last like 20 mins then goes away then comes back and it repeats over and over again. i was just wondering what was causing it and if i should go she a doctor or if was nothing to worry about
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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There are many causes of chest pain, and while many are not serious, it may be difficult to distinguish among heart attack, pulmonary embolus or aortic dissection, and another diagnosis that is not life-threatening. For that reason, patients are routinely advised to seek medical care for most types of chest pain. take an ECG and x-ray to rule out cardiac and pulmonary cause.
While each cause of chest pain has a classic presentation, there are enough variations that it may take specific testing to come to a diagnosis. These tests will depend on the patient's presentation and the health care professional's index of suspicion as to what the diagnosis might be.
Treatment for chest pain depends upon the cause.
It is best to be safe. Always seek medical care for the assessment of chest pain.
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Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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