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I am having chest pain above my rib cage in the left side of

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I am having chest pain above my rib cage in the left side of my chest. I have been getting very light pain from time to time in the same area which goes away after a very short time. Today, the paid lasted longer before leaving. I have also had aching in my left are from time to time, I do not have it now. Should I be worried? I also suffer from lots of gas. As well, I am extremely athletic, I work out 4 to 5 days a week. I recently had a lab test done which put my cholesterol level at just under 5
Yes you need an EKG now
Increasing chest pain can be heart even though you have other symptoms and even thought there are other possibilities.

YOu have to rule out a heart problem to be safe
Before you consider
Heart burn

I would suggest the ER at this point
good luck

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