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I don't have pain , just dull aches which I describe

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Hi ,
I don't have pain , just dull aches which I describe as shooting "dull aches" around the heart area . This does not happen during exercise - I am 43 and consider myself fit , and am the right weight for my size ( 67 kg - 5'8")
I have not seen a doctor , but it has recently got alot more frequent .
Any advice ?
Mark
do you have any acid reflux Mark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Not sure what that is - I don't cough anything up ?

ever have burning in the chest?
what triggers the pain? eating? breathing? movement? exertion?
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do you know what triggers it? eating? breathing? movement? exertion?do you ever have burning in the chest?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no not really , its related to working perhaps and stress

That is possible. But it is worrisome enough that I think you should have an EKG and stress test to be sure
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

what's an EKG and stress test , can this be done by my local GP?

It is a couple heart tests. One checks the baseline rhythm. One checks the heart under stress. Yes, your GP can do them
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

OK so that's all I need to know for now ?

yes, don't exert yourself and try to monitor what triggers the symptoms.