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    Aching under and around left breast
    An_253206 posted:
    I am at 49 year old woman, social smoker a bit over weight. My blood work and physcial was normal. I have been getting this aching pain below and around my left breast. It's been happening about once aweek for the last few weeks, also i can feel a little gurgling in that area. The first time it happened I was sitting down and reaching to the floor and it just hit me like something popped or pulled. And I notice when I turn a certain way it either gets better or worse. Both time It lasted a few hours and then went away. No other symptoms from what I remember. Could this be a sign of a heart attack or heart desease????
    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:[br>[br>"Could this be a sign of a heart attack or heart desease????"[br>
    One would tend to think not, though anything medical is seemingly possible today. Do let you doctor know about it.[br>[br>Heart attack info (taking into consideration that symptoms can sometimes be different in women than in men).[br>[br>WebMD[br>[br>Heart Disease: Heart Attacks[br>[br>More than 1 million Americans have heart attacks each year.[br>[br> [br>[br>eHealthMD[br>[br>Heart Attack[br>[br>Symptoms Of A Heart Attack......[br>[br>Is It A Heart Attack?......[br>[br> [br>[br>**Additional Info for Women[br>[br>Heart disease[br>[br>The whole disease is poorly understood in women, from the expression of the symptoms all the way down to some of the [br>basic mechanisms. The disease has a very broad spectrum, and more men are at one side and more women are at the other side.[br>[br>L@@K back - Media[br>[br>WebMD Health archives[br>[br>NEWS FOR WOMEN: Heart Attack Symptoms May Be Different Than You Think - 11/9/01[br>[br> [br>[br>Fatigue May Warn of Women's Heart Attacks - Women Report Fatigue More Often [br>Than any Other Symptom, Including Chest Pain - 11/3/03[br>[br> [br>[br>The Difference in a Woman's Heart[br>[br> [br>[br>WomenHeart[br>[br>The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease[br>[br> [br>[br>_ . _[br>[br>Heart attack[br>[br>It is reported that many females experience warning signs/symptoms a month or two in advance. In descending order of occurrence, they are unusual tiredness or fatigue, sleep disturbance, dyspnea, indigestion, anxiety, racing heart and weak/heavy arms. During actual heart attacks, symptoms reported in females, in descending order were dyspnea, weakness, unusual fatigue, cold sweat, dizziness, nausea and weak/heavy arms.[br>_ . _[br>[br>[br>Quote![br>[br>"Heart disease is by far the number one killer of women in America. Every year, it takes the lives of half a million women, many had no prior symptoms and many others had symptoms that were unrecognized or undiagnosed."[br>[br>- Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine/Cardiology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University[br>[br>.[br>[br>Women & Coronary Artery Disease[br>[br>60% of women who die suddenly (sudden cardiac death) from CAD have no previous symptoms. Women are less likely to notice they have a heart problem. [br>
    Women with heart disease often have symptoms different from men, instead of classic chest pain or pressure (angina pectoris), they may report dyspnea, fatigue, indigestion and anxiety. Making an accurate diagnosis of heart disease in women is often more challenging than it is in men.[br>[br>.[br>[br>Don't smoke.[br>[br>Take care,[br>[br>CardioStar*[br>[br>WebMD member (since 8/99)[br>

    -[br>[br>-[br>[br>[br>[br>WebMD[br>[br>Heart Disease TYPES[br>[br>Men and Women[br>[br>Acquired or congenital (born with it)[br>[br> [br>[br>SYMPTOMS[br>[br> [br>[br>Mayo Clinic[br>[br>Heart Disease[br>[br>Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affects your heart and sometimes the......[br>[br> [br>[br>-[br>[br>Learn About the[br>

    WebMD[br>[br>The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems[br>[br> [br>[br>[br>-[br>[br>HeartSite[br>[br>Heart info, cardiac (commonly performed, mainstream types)tests info, diagnostic images[br>[br> [br>[br>-[br>[br>Quote![br>[br>"Be a questioning patient. TALK to your DOCTOR and ASK QUESTIONS. Studies show that patients who and ask the most questions,and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"[br>[br>- Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society[br>[br>.[br>[br>It's your there. [br>[br>. .[br>[br>WebMD/WebMD forums DOES NOT provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.[br>[br>NEVER delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on WebMD.[br>[br>IF YOU have a medical emergency CALL 911.

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