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Cause of a brief chest pain episode - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   First off I am 31yr old male a bit overweight, last night I woke up with chest pain the first thing I thought of was a heart attack, should i be concerned?
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Can you rate your pain from 1 to 10, 10 being the maximum pain?
User :   that's a good question, it wsn't the worst pain, but it was enough to wake me i guess a 5? not sure
Doctor :   Is the pain localized?
User :   yes it was
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any associated symptoms like sweating , fever. headache. etc?
User :   no not at all infact i fell back asleep
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it a dull pain or sharp pain?
User :   it was pretty sharp
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can tell me the exact location of the pain?
User :   right inner pectoral area
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How long did the pain last?
User :   maybe 2 to 3 min
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol? if yes how often?
User :   i do drink, maybe once a week, at most
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give me your weight?
User :   around 220
Doctor :   And height?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   5ft 7
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is this the first time you are experiencing such a pain?
User :   yes that's why it scared me
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any complaints of acidity or heartburn?
User :   no i dont think i have ever had heartburn
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   or acidity
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   From what you have said, we cannot rule out any cardiac condition, it would be better to get a cardiac examination done .
User :   ok
Doctor :   Get ECG done and also a chest x-ray.
User :   is this something that i need to get done right away, i just started a new job and i do not think the health insurance has been processed
Doctor :   Only the above tests as preliminary examination.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no that should do it thanks for the help
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