2. Chest Discomfort
Chest pain is a typical symptom of a heart attack. However, only about half of all women experiencing a heart attack may have chest pain. In addition, chest pain can be a result of other conditions that are not related to the heart.
When chest pain is heart-related it is often centered under the breastbone, slightly to the left of center. It can feel like extreme pressure on the chest, or just an uncomfortable sensation of pressure, squeezing, or fullness. Women may experience minor aches or even a burning sensation.
Any chest pain should be brought to the attention of your doctor who will help diagnose the cause.