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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
SHARP PAIN IN CHEST
I AM A 41 YEAR OLD FEMALE I`VE BEEN HAVING VERY SHARP PAIN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF MY CHEST THE PAIN RUNS THROUGH MY SHOULDER AND DOWN MY ARM AND AND UNDER ARM I START FEELING TINGLING FEELING IN MY FINGERS IS THAT SIGN OF A STROKE.
It is URGENT that you get medical attention immediately. This is not likely to be a stroke since strokes are not typically painful in the limbs. However, this could be a symptom of a heart attack.
Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati