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Chest pain and chances of minor heart problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been having chest pain on my right side, I'm woman upper breast area, and underneath my breast, headaches, pain when I move, and my body temp seems to be too low, at 96.8
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   44
Doctor :   since how long this has been happening ??
User :   started last Wednesday
User :   Thought it could be a cold
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problem ?
User :   I take blood pressure medicine, and thryoid meds. I'm also on a CPAP machine for Sleep Apena
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and is this pain related to food ?
Doctor :   is the pain constant ?
Doctor :   or does it comes and goes
User :   no and just took my temp and it is now back up to 98.1. Yes, feels tight and shortness breath, I feel very tired.. Again the flu has been going around in my office. I feel it when I take deep breathes sudden moves and have some coughing
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well what i want you to do is to get an EKG done
Doctor :   thats the first step
Doctor :   what all medication are you on?
User :   okay so make an appointment with my doctor? I tried today and they were full. I'm on, blood pressure meds, thyroid meds
Doctor :   yes you need to get the test done as soon as you get the appointment
Doctor :   till then please dont exert your self
User :   Got it, I'm at home working today Do you think this is the flu?
Doctor :   do minimal physical activity
User :   Can I walk my dog's
User :   I do pilates is that out of the question
Doctor :   yes walking is ok
Doctor :   and no to pilates
User :   No to pilates till I see the doctor? May I ask what you think this could be?
Doctor :   well it can be a minor heart problem or it can even be just a indigestion. but what we follow as a strict protocol is to get a EKG at any chest pain as a gold standard test .. once the test is done we get a clear picture and you can be treated accordingly
Doctor :   thyroid too can cause such symptoms
Doctor :   thats why the test is crucial
User :   Can thyroid be off and causing this problem? Okay I'm on hold with my doctor's office now
Doctor :   thats good
User :   The pain happens a lot in the am, before I have had anything to eat or drink
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well an EKG will give us a real picture as the first thing we want to do is
Doctor :   to rule out any heart condition
User :   Okay will get an EKG.. Could this be cogestive heart failure? Have been gaining weight and been dieting and doing pilates reformer three times a week and walking 15 miles a week. Not seeing any real differences.
Doctor :   THE test will tell us regarding that too
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