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I have chest pains, alot. i recently was sittin down and felt real light headed i thought for sure i was goin to pass out. this has happened one othr time close to a year ago, but worse. im young and have no idea what the problem is.

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replied September 26th, 2009
Chest Pain Answer A7356
Welcome to the forum!
The symptoms you describe (I have chest pains, a lot. I recently was sitting down and felt real light headed) could be due to a number of things.
Chances are that you have esophageal reflux (GERD), where the food in your stomach is thrown up into your food pipe or esophagus. This also causes burning sensation or discomfort in the chest area. Another possibility is hiatal hernia, where a portion of stomach herniates into the chest cavity through the diaphragm. This along with chest discomfort cause shortness of breath too.
Also any chest discomfort should be investigated for a heart problem too. Please consult your doctor as a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net. Hope this helps. Take care!

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