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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

Because you have chest pain with it, it is most likely that your abdominal pain is coming from your heart or your esophagus.

Your pain may be a symptom of a heart attack! If you think you could be having a heart attack, you should chew an aspirin tablet if one is available and seek emergency care immediately!

Common symptoms that accompany the pain of a heart attack include nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, and arm or neck symptoms.

If you are not having symptoms from heart disease, it is likely you are experiencing heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

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