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Chest pain and swollen chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
How can
Doctor :  
I help you?
User :   I am having pain in my left chest
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   it also seems to have swollen a bit
Doctor :   Ok

User :   in my childhood my doctor had once said i had male gyaecometea or something
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i never had pain before, this is very recent
User :   maybe one week or so
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i can also feel as if i have a small breast which is very embarassing and depressing for me
Doctor :  
Do you have any breathing problems?
User :   no,no breathing problems
Doctor :   Fine
User :   i take medicine for pressure though
User :   amlopin at
User :   recently i joined vlcc for slimming sessions, took two sessions last week
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am 6 ft and about 90 kgs
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
You should cut down atleast 15 kgs
User :   yes i know
User :   i was going for morning walks but i stopped
Doctor :   And now we shall discuss first about your chest pain

User :   ok
Doctor :  
Chest pain is mainly due to gastric problem
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but the serious thing in that is about the cardiac
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and should be given more prominence
User :   this is exactly below the left nipple
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If you press the area, is the pain increasing?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
That suggests that it has a local inflammation
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Was it there before as well?
User :   the pain ?
Doctor :   Yes

User :   no pain is very recent
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you have gastric problem like burping, etc?
User :   only a week and the feeling of inflammation is also recent only
User :   no i dont
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Fine
User :   but i have acidity very often
Doctor :   Ok
User :   drinking water makes me feel worse at times
Doctor :  
that is a common reason for such pain
Doctor :  
acidity I mean
User :   ok
Doctor :  

I would like you to give your age and diabetic status
User :   i am 37, havent checked sugar recently but two years back i had an apollo health check where they said i am pre diabetic
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
You should repeat that and also an ECG for now
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Are you getting tired by doing the usual work and/or exercise?
Doctor :  
and does the pain increase on exertion
User :   no i dont get tired on working but sometimes i feel sleepy during the day/ i also dont get good sleep usually..mind is very disturbed at night
User :   no pain on exertion
Doctor :  
Thats fine
Doctor :  
and is a positive sign
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For now you should avoid spicy and sour foods
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and take good amount of buttermilk with salt in it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
avoid non-veg and/or alcohol if you take it
User :   i am veg, dont drink...
Doctor :  
Smoking is also a stimulant and should be avoided
User :   dont smoke either
Doctor :  
That is fine that you dont take those
Doctor :  
Thats cuts your risk
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Drink cold milk
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Avoid very hot foods
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And continue with your walking
User :   ok, but i dont like milk at all
Doctor :  
Get the ECG done as early as possible
Doctor :  
even tonight wont be a bad idea
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walk in to a nearby casualty and get it done
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in a good setup
User :   i feel very active immediately after walking but feel sleep deprivation at times because of poor sleep
Doctor :  
where doctor is available to read the ECG
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Fine
User :   ok
User :   i sweat profusely in the forehead region at times
Doctor :  
ECG I am suggesting for the benefit of doubt
User :   ok i will get it done
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   what about the swelling in the left chest
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
That has to be surgically corrected
User :   what about the swelling in the left chest
Doctor :  
and get the opinion of a General surgeon
User :   are you there
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
I am answering your queries I believe
Doctor :   Are you there?

Doctor :  
You should not move out of the chat window
Doctor :  
It disrupts the chat
Doctor :   Are you there?

Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   are you there
Doctor :  
Are you getting my chat?
User :   yes i am the chat window got disconnected
Doctor :   No, it was not disconnected

User :   i was asking about the inflammation on the left chest
Doctor :  
I believe you have moved out, that was the msg I saw
Doctor :  
Inflammation on the left chest
Doctor :  
has to be evaluated by a General Surgeon
User :   swelling i meant
User :   ok
Doctor :  
after a personal examination
User :   i am scared it mght be cancer
Doctor :  
to see if it is gynecomastia as you had pointed out
Doctor :  
Thats is the reason
Doctor :  
I want you to get examined by a Surgeon
User :   ok
Doctor :  
so that the type of swelling can be categorized
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and treated accordingly
Doctor :  
if it is just gynecomastia
User :   ok
Doctor :  
then a cosmetic surgery will have to be done
User :   is the pain got to do with gynecomastia
Doctor :   No

User :   ok
Doctor :  
Pain is mainly with the gastric and does follow in that direction
Doctor :  
with your description
Doctor :  
Hope you are getting it
User :   ok thanks i am clear now
Doctor :   Fine

User :   i am getting it
Doctor :  
Do you have any other queries?
User :   no thanks
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User :   done
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User :   ok
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