I am 59 years of age, and I am, and have been having this dull but 'very present' pains in my left arm pit, all day long and sometimes it radiates down my left arm and tingles in my fingers. I obviously do not have the amout of medical knowledge to analyze what is happening, but I do not have money to offer on here for any services anyone offers to me. Please, know this ahead of time to save us the hassle.)
First let me say we are mostly amateurs on here. There are a few nurses and other medical personnel, but none of us charge money. This is free advise so be aware. Anyway, if the pain continues or you are having chest pain or shortness of breath or a heavy feeling in chest, you need to be seen by a doctor right away. In the case of chest pain, shortness of breath or heaviness in chest, go to the emergency room immediately.
I hope that you have sought help already but I want to say this. If you think you may be having heart related symptoms, it is better to seek help and find out it is NOT heart related than to not do anything and wind up dead. If you havent already sought help, you should call 911. If it IS heart related, the sooner you seek help, the better your outcome will be.
"... Heart attack Symptoms
A heart attack is a medical emergency. If you have symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency number right away.
DO NOT try to drive yourself to the hospital.
DO NOT WAIT. You are at greatest risk of sudden death in the early hours of a heart attack.
Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack. You may feel the pain in only one part of your body, or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back.
The pain can be severe or mild. It can feel like:
A tight band around the chest
Something heavy sitting on your chest
Squeezing or heavy pressure
The pain usually lasts longer than 20 minutes. Rest and a medicine called nitroglycerin may not completely relieve the pain of a heart attack. Symptoms may also go away and come back.
Other symptoms of a heart attack can include:
Nausea or vomiting
Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly)
Shortness of breath
Sweating, which may be very heavy
Some people (the elderly, people with diabetes, and women) may have little or no chest pain. Or, they may have unusual symptoms (shortness of breath, fatigue, and weakness). A "silent heart attack" is a heart attack with no symptoms."
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