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Both of my breasts have been feeling tight all day. Is this

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Both of my breasts have been feeling tight all day long. Is this a sign of a heart attack. I had to go to the er due to chest pain. The doctor ordered an ekg and cardiac enzymes. They came back negative. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

since you have been evaluated at the ER and found not to be having a heart attack you can rest easy that your breast pain is not due to problems with your heart.

That being said, the source of your chest pain is still undiagnosed from what you have posted.

So. What should you do?

I suggest you make an appointment to see your primary care MD (or your OB/GYN if you are female) for a complete exam. If the breast pain continues she may want to do additional studies to get to the bottom of your pain.

I am glad, however, to hear that your heart checked out OK.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 46, female. I was in the emergency room on 2/21/2016
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The doctor also said I have low magnesium
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

From what you have posted, it sounds like you going to be OK. I would not worry about your magnesium being a bit low.

If you are still having breast pain going to your OB/GYN would be the next step.

One thing more: Breast cancer does not usually cause breast pain.

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