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    Im having heart pain.
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    Lrodgers2018 posted:
    Ive experience this pain berfore, keep in mind i and 17yr and 118 pounds. Ive been having pain below my right rib and in the center of my chest. Today my chest felt like it was disappearing or being covered by something, i then got light headed, i tried to take a deep breath and i then got this pain in heart, i cant walk or take a deep breath without feeling the pain. What is This?
     
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    "What is This?"

    Realistically. no one can tell/determine/know for sure via the Internet.

    In general-only here, chest/thoracic area (left, right, upper, lower, center, side) pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere, with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but is not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.

    Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, some which can occur at any age, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent.

    ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).

    Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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    Be well-informed

    MedlinePlus

    Chest pain

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003079.htm


    Mayo Clinic

    Chest pain

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016


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    Non-cardiac chest pain

    Musculoskeletal-related

    The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest.

    The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position.

    The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer.

    If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib.

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    WebMD

    Heart Disease TYPES

    Men and Women

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men


    SYMPTOMS


    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

    Mayo Clinic

    Heart Disease

    Definitions. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Prevention.....

    Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases, your blood vessels......

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120


    LEARN ABOUT the Heart



    WebMD

    The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

    http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-heart



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    editor_morgan replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    Hi there, cardiostarusa.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to help other users in need. WebMD recognizes you and thanks you for your contributions for all of these years.
     
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    cardiostarusa1 replied to editor_morgan's response:
    You're welcome editor_morgan.

    It's a pleasure being part of the WebMD Community and helping out whenever I can.

    CardioStar*



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