Hi, I'm an 18-year-old girl and I get occassional chest pains. They can be quick and sharp and then go away, but tonight I got pains SO severe and sharp non-stop for 50 minutes with shortness of breath and a pain in my stomach. Should I worry? I've gotten the occasional chest pains when I breathe really deeply sometimes, and other times it just comes like shooting pains really quick, but tonight wasn't the first time for severe chest pain. I asked my doctor but he really just brushed it off like it was nothing. What would you recommend?
Any time you have chest pain like this you should see a doctor and even go to the ER if necessary to be sure it's not an issue with your heart. I'm sorry the doctor you have spoken to has brushed off your symptoms. It might be time to see someone else about it or, as I mentioned, go to the ER for heart tests while you're having this severe pain.
Here's a post I think may help you, as well as some links:
Sharp Chest Pain: What it Means and When You Should See a Doctor
7 Ways Your Body Says You’re Stressed
Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Chest Pain (overview)
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Heart Health Made Easy
thanks, i read the article and the link with it about the other article for women who think they are at risk, and yes my doctor has blown me off too but im going to try and see a new doctor to see if he can help me, cause it started lastnight and its not completely better yet. but thanks again and hopefully i figure out the problem soon!! :)
Hey im only 21 and i used to get chest pains all the time. What happened was i cut out the carbs(pasta, bread, etc.) and ive tried to get most of my carbs from fruits and vegtables. I still eat meat and animal protein but whenever i eat a hamburger or hotdog i remove the buns this has helped me alot as its only been a few days since the diet change and i haven't had any chest pains. I am going to look into this further since i want to make sure that the diet im on is safe. but i think it is the refined sugars the carbs and the vegtable oils that are hurting your heart
You need to make an appt. to see a cardiologist. It could be mitral valve prolapse or it could be anxiety. Just to name a couple. Be safe and see a doctor sweetie.