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Mild chest pain over a long peroid of time, getting slightly worse

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 13, 2008
  • 03:01 AM

About me:
Age: 18
Weight: 350lb
Height: 6,4 (heavy set, but still quite obese, I can run a mile though)
History: Heart problems and high blood pressure run in my family on both sides.
Bad habits: None. I do not drink, smoke or do drugs.
Other: I am on no meidation of any kind. A recent doctor visit shows that my blood pressure/heart beat is normal. I may have high colestral though (will be getting labs done in a few days). I am overweight, but I can do plenty of activity w/o chest pain of any kind. As mentioned earler I can run a mile (3+ on an eliptical with decent resistance in about 30min).

About a year ago, I started having mild (exremely mild) chest pain a few times a week for seconds at a time. This pain is only on the right side of my chest, in a small area. I was freaked out at first but since nothing happend I stopped caring. Over the last month or so the pain has gotten worse (not by much, I would still call it really mild) and more frequent (at least a few times a day). It happenes at any time, even when I am sitting down. I have recieved vaccinations for Polio, Hep B, and yellow fever recently if that matters.

I am not urgently worried since anything immediate would probably have killed me by now, but I am becomming worried that it could be the onset of a serious things.

Thanks for your help,
Dan.

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