Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
140 Doctors are Online

Sudden chest pains

Please help! Im a 23 year old mother of 2 and have never had any medical problems but for the past 2 or 3 months Ive been getting sharp pains on my left side of my chest. Could this be my heart? It really bothers me. Its not gas nor heartburn. What could it be. Im really worried.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
It is possible that it could be your heart. However most of the time it is either your muscles on that side of the body doing something they shouldn't or stomach problems that you don't know you have. This is coming from a person, myself, who has had all three. They are very hard to tell apart. I have often got minor chest pain sensations after meals. I have a pacemaker, actually an ICD, and cardiomyopathy with all of its problems to go with it. I've had muscle problems during the recovery from the operation right above the heart as I was not allowed the move my arm in certain ways, my center chest muscles started cramping from disuse. The muscle cramping scared me worse than the legit chest pain my heart has caused. Doctors have trouble telling the difference between one and another. Don't expect yourself to be able to tell the difference. Have it checked out if you can, and chances are it will be nothing.
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]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor