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I am a healthy just turned 77 year old women. I have been

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I am a healthy just turned 77 year old women. I have been under a great deal of stress for a long time..I have 36 year old that has giving me problems since high school. now my husband is having a serious heart operation which I'm very worried about . My question: every so often I have a soft squeezing under my left breast. Is it from stress ? I just had a 6th month ck.up from my Primary Doctor every thing was ok .Thank you ,Jerolyn Southwick
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

At your age underlying heart problem should be ruled out convincingly.

Myocardial infarction can cause such feelings sometimes.

Stress test is recommended at least.

If stress test is normal, then this is likely anxiety related muscle spasms.

Stress does contribute to your problem greatly.

It is better to manage your stress well through meditations, counseling.

Medication also can be prescribed by your doctor.
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