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Pain in chest and armpit. Should I be concerned?

I am experiencing sharp internal pains on the left side of my upper chest medial to the armpit but lateral to the nipple . I am a male, 20 years old, 5 7 240lbs. They started about 3 hours ago and have recently been occurring every 10 minutes for the past hour. Is this something that I should be concerned about or is it probably stress or not an emergency??
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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It could be due to stress.The typical features of chest pain of cardiac origin -
*Pain is diffuse in nature and is felt over the entire chest wall
* It may radiate to jaw, shoulder, neck and arm
* It is tight , sqeezing or choking in nature
* It is made worse by exertion or emotion
* relieved by rest
If it persists,it is better to get it evaluated,

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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