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18 years old, occasional pain in the heart, normal pulse !

For most of my life (only 1Cool every so often id get a pain in my heart. It usually goes away after about 5 minutes and only happens a few times every few months. It doesn't feel like a heart attack though, my pulse feels normal and my arm is just fine, no numbness. It will usually only hurt when I move my torso around slightly. Any ideas on what this is? Thanks in advance.
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replied July 3rd, 2010
it seems to be quite common around this age as I suffer the same, as do many more people between the ages of 17-24 (the majority of the time its women, but some men get it too). After extensive research I came to the conclusion that its just simple muscular spasms (imagine a twitch of the eye but in the heart), therese nothing to stop them, just a simple massage of the chest can help occasionally (of course if your female and in public it may be a little akward Razz )

If you get really worried I would check with your doctor just to elimanate the serious stuff like heart disease or a blockage, or if your family has a history of heart problems it may also be a good idea to get it checked out
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