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yes, you should call a doctor and be seen by a doctor.
you could have a pinched nerve in your spine causing pain
do you have any shortness of breath?
at your age, chest pain and shortness of breath could be a sign of a blood clot in the lungs.
or you could be having atypical signs of a heart attack causing this deep stabbing pain
you should go to the hospital emergency room for urgent evaluation to check to make sure you are not having a heart attack
women can have atypical signs and symptoms of pain when they have a heart attack.
and not have the typical symptoms of left sided chest pain as men do.
I don't have shortness of breath or any other symptoms. There is just this regular stabbing pain every minute or so, quite deep in my chest. It doesn't hurt when I keep panting but I can only do that for a short amount of time. It has been going on all day (it is now 6pm) and was a steady pain in my the upper side of my back since yesterday. Now it has moved to the centre of my back, very deep.
Sorry not deep in my chest, deep in my back next to the spine on the left side
this could be a herniated disk possibly in your spine pinching a nerve causing this pain.
you should still see a doctor as soon as possible
and get you heart checked
and your spine checked, best with an MRI scan of the spine.
It is bad enough to make me gasp in spite of the pain killers. I live in the UK but am in Spain until Friday. I think I will see how it goes until tomorrow and if it eases, have everything checked when I get back?
that is risky.
it is up to you
So you think I should go to an emergency room or call a doctor right now?
yes, just to be on the safe side.
there they can check your heart and do an EKG and blood testing to make sure it is not your heart
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