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Can dehydration cause pain in the heart?

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Can dehydration cause pain in the heart ?
Hello. I would like to help you find an answer.
Does it hurt all the time when you're dehydrated or with exertion?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
When dehydrated and sometimes if i go heavy on the caffenine.
If you exert yourself does it hurt?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No never hurts when exerting myself. It has been months since it has done this last.
Does it hurt to take a deep breath or press on the area where it hurts?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Taking a deep breath makes no difference; however, oddly enough, pressing the surface of the area seems to relieve the sensation. You know it is more like a pressure than a pain.

Okay. That is a key piece of info. I don't think this is cardiac, lung or GI.

This is likely muscular or cartilage.

I would try ibuprofen for the pressure and see.

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