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I have a crushing feeling in my chest and the pain goes up my left side of my neck and jaw, this has happened 2 times before -- the pain usually lasts about 15 minutes and this has occurred within the last 3 months -- had a normal EKG, I also 41 yo female, with hx of HTN, what could this be?


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replied October 21st, 2010
Chest Pain Answer A16817
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Any chest pain is cardiac unless proved otherwise. You need to get an EKG or ECHO done to rule it out. Other causes may be gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD), costochondritis, muscular pain, lung diseases, thoracic outlet syndrome, gall bladder disease and hiatal hernia.

Try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods .

Also take some antacid but if the symptoms are severe, then it will be best to consult a physician. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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