You're a woman experiencing nausea and lower abdominal pain. What sickness are you likely to have?

A. ulcerative colitis

B. stomach ulcer

C. gastric reflux

D. heart attack

E. appendicitis

If you're a woman who didn't even think heart attack was a reasonable choice, you could make fatal error.

Typically perceived as a male illness, cardiovascular disease often displays markedly different symptoms among women. While a constricted chest and pain that radiates through the left arm are standard signs of heart attack in men, in women the usual symptoms are nausea and lower abdominal pain. [underline mine]

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