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my right arm has been hurting all day today. i've been having some chest pain, but just got over a cold and i smoke so i don't think it has anything to do with a heart attack. i also have a headache and the right side of my face has been feeling odd on and off for the last hour or so. i'm pretty sure i just slept wrong and that's what is going on but want to make sure. any advice would be helpful. i also don't have insurance so i really don't want to go to the hospital if it can be avoided to check anything.
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replied March 29th, 2012
There are a number of things in your history that are missing - for example, your age and gender. Nevertheless, pain in the right arm is almost never from the heart. You don't describe the location and nature of the chest pain, but if it is on the right side it is unlikely heart in origin.
I don't know the origin of your facial symptoms and hopefully they were transitory.
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