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Are persistent chest and shoulder pains indicating coronary

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I'm only 22 years old, but i've been having a consistent dull aching pain in my chest (right in the middle), and my shoulder aches in conjunction with the chest pain.

And, a few days ago, I had a sudden crushing feeling in my chest. i thought it was just really bad heart burn, but now I'm getting worried because of the persistent chest/shoulder pains.

I'm only 22 so it can't be any serious problem, but how worried should I be? I also went to my GP recently for an annual checkup, and she said everything was fine. Should I go back or get a second opinon?


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replied April 3rd, 2006
Heart Disease & Heart Attack Answer A647
It is not likely that a 22 year old man have the coronary disease, angina pectoris.Nonetheless, you can take an ECG to exclude angina pectoris or any other heart disease. Chest/heart pain in young adults like yourself is usually caused by muscle pain or psycho-emotional suffering. Emotional suffering can be transformed into organic pain. This is called "somatoform disorder". You can consult a doctor to request the physical examinations and to exclude organic disorders.
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