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Chest pain, pain in left arm shoulder, neck and jaw

By April 1, 2016 - 9:29pm
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Hi i am a 20 year old female. Weighing 133 pounds. My height is 5'6. My bp is usually 95/60 and my resting pulse can go as low as 55 however it varies from day to day and can rise upto 65 on particular days. I have never smoked or had alcohol and i have no other disease and no family history of heart diseases. Since the past 6 months i have been having dull pain in my left arm. After some time localised spots in my chest, a point in my neck and shoulder started to hurt. I went to the er. They gave me an ecg, blood tests, thyroid test and an xray of my neck. All of which came back fine fine except for muscle spasm in the left side of my neck. I took my medication for muscular pain, took rest and forgot all about the pain in a month. But 1 day i decided to start exercising again as i was better. The next day after i exercised the pain came back again this time more intense and with lower jaw pain. The pain in my chest, neck and shoulder have almost gone away but my arm and jaw still hurt. It's not a radiating pain. They both tend to happen individually. My dentist says as my teeth are already overcrowded in my lower jaw and my wisdom teeth are trying to make their way through that's why my jaw hurts soo bad. But Even with all the tests done i am still very worried specially about the jaw pain. Jaw pain is continuous whereas all the other pain start on their own and go away in about a minute. Please can u tell me that should i be concerned about my jaw pain as a heart problem?

P.S my chest hurts when i touch it at a particular point and when water falls on it during a shower.
Please help i am very worried.

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Hi simrah95,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

First thing, until you find out what is going on with your health, I would stop exercising. Since your symptoms have returned and they seem to have worsened, it seems some further investigation by medical professional is needed.

Sometimes chest pain can be hard to diagnosis, but none the less, you need to persist. There are many causes of chest pain. A few include myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax, ruptured esophagus, and bleeding peptic ulcer. Needless to say you don't want to ignore this. Sometimes issues in other areas can cause symptoms in the chest.

Go back to the ER and tell everything. See if you can get other test like: Thoracic and cervical spine radiographs and an MRI. They will want to do the standard test, you will need to explain that you've been through this before, especially if the routine test associated with chest pain come back with nothing.

Your jaw may or may not be associated. But your chest pain is the priority. This is something you don't want to have unanswered.

Take care and let us know your results.

Be well,

April 2, 2016 - 7:56am
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