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Pain under left jaw and chest cramps
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noahnoble posted:
I am a 17 year old, 270 pounds 6'0 male. I'm not very physically active, but I've had no real problems before concerning my weight. Tonight I woke up with a pain in the left side of my under chin/jaw and mild cramps (felt more like a compression) in my chest. I've had no other real symptoms since. Could this have been a minor heart attack? No other parts of my body ache and I am restless from the pain in my jaw, although I am extremely tired. Please help me out in getting an opinion on this. Thanks.
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atti_editor responded:
Hi noahnoble,

Chest pain can result from a number of things , and only an examination by a medical professional can diagnose what is causing your pain. As this article on understanding heart attack symptoms state, a crushing, squeezing or burning pain, pressure or fullness in the center of the chest that may radiate to places such as jaw can signal a heart attack. It is important that you get in to see a medical professional to rule out this possibility or to take proper measures if a heart attack is what your examination indicates. Please let us know what you find.

Best wishes,
Atti
 
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noahnoble replied to atti_editor's response:
Atti, Thanks for the information. I had read that article, among many others since I was restless. After taking some ibuprofen the pain in my jaw subsided and I felt a lot better. My mother examined my heart beat and it sounds and is beating at my normal testing rate. I think it could have just been an average cramp mixed with stress. I have had chest spasm before and that could have contributed to the compressed feeling that I was feeling. I don't plan to seek medical attention, but I most likely will if the symptoms ever return. Thanks for the concern.
 
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atti_editor replied to noahnoble's response:
I am glad that you are feeling better!


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