Collagen Supplements Causing Chest Pain?

I have acne scars along with wrinkles, so one of my friends suggested taking collagen supplements. I have been taking them for a little over 90 days and I have recently started having chest pains. Would the supplements be related to the chest pain at all?

Doctor Answers 3

Collagen Supplements

Thank you for your question. For any kind of chest pain, you need to be immediately evaluated by qualified medical personnel.  They can determine the cause of the pain.  Chest pain is never something to be taken lightly.  You could have a serious problem unrelated to your supplements. See your medical doctor for an evaluation.  I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Collagen supplements should not cause chest pain

If you have chest pain, you need to see your primary care physician to have that evaluated. Collagen supplements don't do anything for building collagen in your skin, and although any medication or supplement you take can potentially cause an allergic reaction, it is also possible that the cause of your chest pain is from something completely different.  Please see your regular doctor as soon as possible.

Emily Altman, MD
Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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