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sharp chest pains indigestion for no apparent reason?

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The other day I had sharp pains in the left side of my chest. A couple of days before that I had indigestion for no apparent reason. Then, the other night at work for around 30-45 seconds I had a crushing pain in my chest followed by a slight tingling in my arm. I am a 37 year old female and have recently began training for a 10k. My blood pressure is normal and I live a fit and healthy lifestyle. I never get sick and have never had any major health problems. What could be the cause of this?
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replied May 28th, 2012
Sharp transitory pains are almost never from the heart, and are more likely musculoskeletal in origin as from the chest wall.
You don't state where the "crushing pain in my chest" was, what you were doing that might have brought it on, you don't define what a "crushing" pain feels like, etc. A pain lasting only 30-45 seconds is unlikely from the heart.
I suspect the latter pain was related to your workout, but if it recurs I would suggest you consult with a physician.
Please note that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.


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