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NorthernHeart, Board Certified MD
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I have chest pains around my heart area. I have no history

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I have chest pains around my heart area. I have no history of asthma or angina. I am 33 years old. Non smoker, never taken drugs.

There is no pain in my left forearm, nor is there a rapid weak pulse, or pale skin/ blue lips. I can inhale and hold a breath but this does cause pain in the heart area. My appetite is present but there is mld discomfort after eating. The only symptom reminiscent of heart attack is the pain which I cannot 100% say is my heart and it is intermittent and sharp - not vise-like. There is a feeling when I turn on my back or basically move the left chest area of discomfort and occasionally I get the sensation of a ventricle (?) beating afterwards - no pain; just discomfort here. This quickly recedes with time. My pulse is what I would say normal even throughout these episodes.

This has been ongoing for several hours now, but I am a stressful individual and I do take Tegratol. Any possible diagnosis?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Any history of asthma or breathing problems?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Inaccurate answer.
I already clarified I have no history of angina. Am I talking to a computer or a human? I have been waiting roughly 20 minutes for an answer. This could be a 'slow' heart attack. With all due respect I have taken a screenshot of this popup as well as my original question.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I asked if you have a history of asthma not angina
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

I will try my best to help you with your questions.

I need to ask few questions before first.

Do you have family history of heart disease ?

Does this pain increases when you do some activity or exercise ?