My Husband Has Been Having Severe Right Arm Pain, Right Shoulder Pain And Pain Across His Chest.

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Asked by Worried in USA

My Husband Has Been Having Severe Right Arm Pain, Right Shoulder Pain And Pain Across His Chest.

My husband has been having severe right arm pain, right shoulder pain and pain across his chest.

The pain goes down the underside of his right arm and under his armpit. Now and then his arm feels cold or numb.While he's having the pain it causes him to breathe slowly. It's been a few weeks, seems to come and go about 4 to 5 times a week. The pain increases with exertion. He is 62 and refuses to go to the doctor.

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Hi Worried in the USA,

I strongly encourage your husband to contact his physician as soon as possible. Here is a link to information on the signs/symptoms of a heart attack. Heart attacks aren't always as dramatic as they appear on television and films. They're often much "quieter" than that but can do just as much damage to the heart muscle. When someone is suffering chest, shoulder, or arm pain like this, it's always best to go to the ER.

Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs

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All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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