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How likely is it for a 19 year old male to have aheart

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How likely is it for a 19 year old male to have aheart attack? I feel likeI might have one for some odd reason. Currently having chest pain in one pinpoint area and it is starting to scare me.
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: Yes, but its been put down to anxiety. and no I dont think so. My breathing is pretty normal right now.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 10 months ago.


No it is extremely rare for a 19 year old to have a heart attack....

There are a number of reasons that you could have chest pain...

Have you had history of anxiety disorder or panic attacks?

History of asthma.

You have pain now?

Do you have sharp pain, dull pain, burning sensation, other?

Do you have pain with taking a deep breath ?

Do you have cough? Fever ?

Any medical problem history ? Do you take any medicines ?

Do you have trouble with indigestion / heartburn/ reflux?

These may offer clues as to your cause

Let me know what details may be helpful

I will get back with you

If my answer has been helpful and to your satisfaction then please remember to leave positive feedback

Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for answering so fast!! Recently, I was given a diagnosis of anxety, but I just find it hard to believe that anxiety can give me shortness or breath, dizziness, and all day palpitations. I have never been diagnosed with asthma, and the pain I did have is now gone. No pain when taking a deep breath, no cough or fever, no medical problems that I am aware of and I don't take any medicines. Now I just feel uneasy and paranoid.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hello again,

Yes anxiety may cause a broad group of symptoms ..

Shortness of breath , dizziness , palpitations , >> Yes you may see anxiety cause this group of symptoms ...

It makes more sense at your age really than other causes ...

Feeling uneasy and paranoid seems to fit with an anxiety disorder ...

I hope this information is helpful for you

Let me know If you have further questions or discussion

Best regards!

Anthony Bray MD