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Should I be still worried about chest discomfort even if the EKG came back normal?

Posted by kstrauch

For the past few months I have had mild chest discomfort, but I have a hard time pinpointing whether the pain comes from deep in my back behind my heart, or if it's actually heart/chest pain. I was in the ER a few weeks ago and they said the EKG was normal, but Im still having fairly constant discomfort. Im only 21 and exercise frequently and eat healthy. Am I just worried about nothing or is there a chance the EKG isn't revealing something crucial?
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Heart problems as a cause of chest pain in a 21 year old male are very unusual.  But if you are having ongoing pain you should seek additional help to find the cause. There are so many possibilities, that I recommend you get a primary care physician to help you. The Emergency Physician will focus on the immediate and especially the life threatening potential problems, but for an ongoing concern, seeing the same doctor over time can be the best course to follow.
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