Hi I'm 21 years old. I've been having pain in the left side of my chest near my heart. It happens mostly when I get upset or stressed after work. It feel like something pokes my heart. Also I get this pain when I take a deep breath. Could this be a heart problem??
As a rule, chest pain that occurs when you take a breath or cry or feel bad is NOT heart-related.
It does not sound as though you are describing a heart problem, and the risks of heart disease in a 21 year old woman are vanishingly small. It *does* sound as though you are anxious and possibly depressed, which is pretty common in young people starting out in life.
However, no one here knows you or has a medical degree. To check out your physical condition, you have to be examined by a doctor.
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