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is this a heart problem?

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??
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Type your answer hereThis could be anxiety but you need a cardiac work up withekg and echocardiagram to ruleout heart disorders first see your Dr
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before commenting, what about coughing? does this produce pain at all?
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No,coughing doesn't produce pain. This pain comes when I feel bad or cry,often at night. And yes,I thought it's anxiety too. But I'm just worried if it was a heart problem or something.
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No,coughing doesn't produce pain. This pain comes when I feel bad or cry,often at night.
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This is my only question here. Please,Can anyone help??
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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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