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I seem to be having intermittent chest pains. These can come

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I seem to be having intermittent chest pains.
These can come around randomly durning the day and can last anything from a few seconds to a few minutes.
The pain is located on my left side near my breast.
The pain can be on occasion immobilising.
I am 26, a smoker ( giving up), female.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort due to this chest pain.I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-
Since how long you have this pain?
Does the pain increases with exertion?
Any numbness or tingling sensation in left arm?
Are you overweight?
I am waiting for your reply..
Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Pains only started in the last 2 weeks. I have them regardless of exertion.
I can have them in bed or just sitting on the sofa
No tingling in my arm
I'm 5ft5 and about 8st6
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer,
Thank you for providing quick additional info.
The symptoms you have described does not seem to be due to heart disease.
The most probable cause of non cardiac chest pain are: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal spasm,musculoskeletal problems, especially fibromyositis (muscle inflammation) or it can be due to anxiety and panic attacks.
Anxiety or acid reflux seems to be the most probable cause of your symptoms.
All types of chest pressure or chest pain should be checked by the doctor to rule out any heart disease. An EKG may be done to rule out the heart disease.
So for confirmation,I advice you to make an appointment with your doctor so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.
Till then you can take tab.Acetaminophen from the counter to get relief from this pain.
And this does not seem to be due to heart disease or any other serious cause.
Hope this helped.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
Thank you *****
Dr. Robert