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What Causes Chest Pain?

How do you know when chest pain (squeezing pain) is not indigestion? I m 64 year old female, not overweight, active and otherwise healthy. I ve asked my primary about this, but she says it s probably nothing. There s heart disease in the family - would like to know if there are some tests I could ask for, or if there are specific symptoms I should know to tell the difference.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Hello,

If the pain is more central above naval associated with gastric issues, then there are more chances of indigestion.

And if you can pinpoint pain on your left side of the chest or if it is radiating towards your arm there are high chances its heart pain. You can go for ECG and treadmill echo.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rohit Kothari
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What Causes Chest Pain?

Hello, If the pain is more central above naval associated with gastric issues, then there are more chances of indigestion. And if you can pinpoint pain on your left side of the chest or if it is radiating towards your arm there are high chances its heart pain. You can go for ECG and treadmill echo. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rohit Kothari