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4. PAIN IN THE CHEST, ABDOMEN, THROAT, JAW, SHOULDERS OR ARMS

When women feel pain in their chests, says WebMD, it could be a sign of pneumonia or a heart attack. Jerome Cohen, M.D., says not to wait for pain; heart conditions often feel more like discomfort rather than pain. Heart diseases are often overlooked in women.

According to WebMD, if women feel pain or discomfort in their upper chest, throat, left arm or shoulder, abdomen or jaw, it could be a sign of heart disease. Cohen adds that heart disease can often be misinterpreted as a gastrointestinal problem because symptoms include bloating or abdominal discomfort.

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