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Going to the hospital

I am a 33 year old female and the left side of my chest is hurting on and off. How do I know if it’s just gas or something more serious? There is a history of heart disease in my dad's side of the family but no reported death or attacks at a young age. I figured I'll ask before I rush to the hospital and cause a commotion and then get ruled out with anxiety. There are lots of people right now having serious heart problems who need help I don’t want to waste the doctor’s time…

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GodPRKitty

Asked by GodPRKitty at 6:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Health

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  • When it comes to the heart you need to see a dr your blood pressure could be high !
    christinahenry

    Answer by christinahenry at 6:16 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • In the Circulation study, common female heart attack symptoms include:



    • shortness of breath (57.9%)

    • weakness (54.8%)

    • unusual fatigue (42.9%)


    Women also had these symptoms:



    • Nausea

    • Dizziness

    • Lower chest discomfort

    • Upper abdominal pressure or discomfort that may feel like indigestion

    • Back pain

    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 6:21 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Ugh, no matter how I paste it, it ends up huge or messy--sorry! This is from WebMD.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 6:21 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • To me it almost feels like contractions, because the pain is coming and going. Some times they hurt more and some times less; that's why I was wondering if it's just gas or should I be worry...
    GodPRKitty

    Comment by GodPRKitty (original poster) at 6:45 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Maybe you have heartburn?
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 6:46 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Maybe... I just took my blood pressure and is actually very low 62 over 45 so I know is not a heart attack for sure...
    GodPRKitty

    Comment by GodPRKitty (original poster) at 6:57 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • thats pretty low for a blood pressure. are you feeling any better?
    MamaSusieQ045

    Answer by MamaSusieQ045 at 12:21 AM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Pleas have it checked. Women experience heart attacks differently than men. Might be nothing, but better safe than sorry.
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 10:13 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

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