What Does Heart Pain Feel Like?

Where is heart pain located?

The pain associated with a heart attack is generally dull and diffusely located in the chest. Chest pain that shows up in different areas. For example: One day your chest pain is on the right side of your chest, and the next day it’s on the left side of your chest.

How do I know if my chest pain is serious?

Chest pain is more likely to represent a dangerous condition—and should be treated as such— if any of the following are true: The pain is accompanied by chest tightness, squeezing, heaviness, or a crushing sensation. The pain is accompanied by weakness, nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or fainting.

When should you be concerned about chest pain?

When to See the Doctor for Chest Pain

Call 911 if you have any of these symptoms along with chest pain: A sudden feeling of pressure, squeezing, tightness, or crushing under your breastbone. Chest pain that spreads to your jaw, left arm, or back.

How do you know if chest pain is heart related?

Heart-related chest pain

Pressure, fullness, burning or tightness in your chest. Crushing or searing pain that radiates to your back, neck, jaw, shoulders, and one or both arms. Pain that lasts more than a few minutes, gets worse with activity, goes away and comes back, or varies in intensity. Shortness of breath.

How can I test my heart at home?

Place your index and middle finger of your hand on the inner wrist of the other arm, just below the base of the thumb. You should feel a tapping or pulsing against your fingers. Count the number of taps you feel in 10 seconds. Multiply that number by 6 to find out your heart rate for 1 minute.

Does heart pain come and go?

Early symptoms of heart attack can include the following: mild pain or discomfort in your chest that may come and go, which is also called “stuttering” chest pain.

Can stress cause heart pain?

If you’re often stressed, and you don’t have good ways to manage it, you are more likely to have heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, or irregular heartbeats. The stress itself can be a problem. Studies also link stress to changes in the way blood clots, which makes a heart attack more likely.

Can a heart attack go away?

Heart attacks usually come on suddenly. Symptoms last longer – Usually more than 15 minutes. Angina typically results from stress or exertion. Symptoms usually go away with rest in about 5 to 10 minutes.

How do I know if my chest pain is gas?

People often describe gas pain in the chest as a tightness or discomfort in the chest area.

Other symptoms of gas pain in the chest may vary in each case, depending on the cause, but can include:

  • burping.
  • bloating.
  • indigestion.
  • excess flatulence.
  • loss of appetite.
  • nausea.