Chest pain can be scary because your first thought is often ‘heart attack’. While this isn’t always the cause, you need to have any chest pain checked out by a doctor straight away, just in case.
Chest pain can be a sign of many conditions, including:
- heart attack
- aortic dissection
- a blood clot
- lung cancer
- a digestive problem such as acid reflux or a stomach ulcer.
Read more about other causes of chest pain.