Dull Pain In Left Side Of Chest Muscle


Asked by Marcia

Dull Pain In Left Side Of Chest Muscle

I have been experiencing a dull, on-and-off ache in the left side of my chest for the past couple of days. I am a 56-year-old overweight female. What could this pain be, and should I see a doctor?


Hi Marcia,

Yes, I do recommend you consult your physician. Any chest pain should be checked out immediately, especially if it persists like this. It could be many things, including muscle strain, reflux, or indigestion, but chest pain can be a sign of a heart attack or other heart issues. It's always better to be safe and have it checked out.

Here are some links that might be helpful for you:

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

What is a Heart Attack?

Emergency Steps for a Heart Attack

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN