Should I seek medical attention?

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   Posted 4/23/2013 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Im a 26 year old female and im not very big on visiting doctors. I drink about 4 times a week and smoke almost a pack a day but i workout on a regular basis and try to cook most of my meals and stay away from fatty foods.

Ive had heartburn since I was 15 (that i can recollect) and every time I do have heartburn i have a pain in my left arm and obviously on the left side of my chest. Holding my hand and applying pressure to my chest and under my armpit usually helps relieve the pain.

Well throughout the years Ive had another pain that Im not sure how to describe the location..under my breastbone deep into the top of my abs. Yesterday out of nowhere I was sitting down and felt this pain again. I tried to sit up and it felt like someone was stabbing me. It hurt very bad and lasted about an hour. It didnt hurt much as long as I stayed seated. My lower abs were tender to the touch and I had no heartburn.

Is this something I should see a doctor about or just heartburn related?? Please help!

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   Posted 4/24/2013 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  After reading your post I am inclined to suggest that you do touch base with your primary care physician.  The heartburn could be caused by other things as well as the chest pain but when in doubt rule out the most serious disorder first.
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   Posted 4/28/2013 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I agree with Kitt, Some foods you eat may cause heart burn.
I would get into see your doctor asap.
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