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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, For several months now I've had a strange feeling in the middle of my torso, sort of between my chest and my stomach. I've always had a slight case of Pectus Excavatum, but this discomfort has only appeared in recent times. It isn't necessarily painful, but gets tender to the touch. It just feels like something is there that shouldn't be there, and this is obviously freaking me out a bit. Sometimes it is more noticeable than others, and I'm keen to find out what it is. I've tried to explain it to various people, including my GP, but they tend to look at me as though they have no idea what I am going on about. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly received. Many thanks,XXXX
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   let me go thru ur query,
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Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May i know ur age, weight and height ?
Doctor :   And please mention any specific symptoms if u have ?
Doctor :   also let me know if any investigations like Xray have been done ?
User :   No specific symptoms other that what I have mentioned above. No x-ray. Had x-ray on my back, but not this area....
User :   I'm 28. 6 foot. 13 stone.
Doctor :   why was the x ray back done ?
User :   Slipped disc (L5).
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please get an Xray of the chest to see this area
Doctor :   and try taking antacids like gelusil or pepsid for the discomfort
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