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I am 45 yr old black male, 243lbs. I went to bed last night

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I am 45 yr old black male, 243lbs. I went to bed last night with pain in my chest and upper back, neck and shoulder. I woke up with numb fingers and I feel a weighty feeling over my heart.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 2 months ago.


Welcome to the site.

I will suggest that you do not waste any time and go to ER and get yourself thoroughly evaluated since this could be an anginal attack or ischemic attack, so these two need to be ruled out quickly, so go to ER get an ECG , Chest xRAY AND Echocardiography done to rule out a serious condition like myocaridal ischemia / angina attack.

Besides this the doctors in ER

Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 2 months ago.

Will manage your pain and get some routine blood tests done.

I hope this makes sense.

Wish you all the best and speedy recovery.

Please kindly leave a POSITIVE rating if you are satisfied with the answer.


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** the speedy response. I'm on my way to the ER.
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 2 months ago.

Take good care of yourself. Hopefully you will recover fast.

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