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radiating chest pain feel like I am getting electric shocks

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Hello
I have been having a consistant chest pain it radiate's across the front of my chest and into my back the best way to describe it is this:
I feel like I am getting electric shocks in my chest and they are pretty strong , it goes into my back across my shoulders along with that I have been feeling lightheaded like things are fading in and out of perspective when the pain comes that feeling gets worse.
It does not radiate into my jaw or down my arm but since it has not gone away and some of the "attacks" feel stronger than other's I am slightly concerned, I am a 38 year old woman and heart problems do run in my family I have a uncle who died of a massive heart attack at the age of 63 .Basically my question is should this be a concern or could it be just a muscle spasm, I would appreciate any feedback
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replied May 22nd, 2012
I am uncertain about where your chest pain is and how it is radiating. A pain radiating from the front straight through to the back would be different than a pain radiating to the shoulders and then to the back. Are the pains transitory, like electric shocks would be? When did the pains start, what brings them on, how long do they last, what relieves the pain, be more specific about their location, etc. I suggest you repeat your question with more detail.
In any case, if you are experiencing discomforting chest pains you should consult with your physician.


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