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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having a slight chest pain that comes and goes for the last 2 days that is located just left of my my sternum. My BP is 121/68 pulse 65.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   I am 55 yrs old and male
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problem ?
User :   acid reflux for which I take nexium
User :   no other issues
Doctor :   ok now i will explain to you that how do we go about here
User :   one other thing; I have in the last 3 weeks devloped contant belching
Doctor :   any chest pain for any reason in medicine is assumed to be of a cardiac origin.. well most of the time it can be a reflux like in your case, but as a protocol we dont take any chances, so the next step for you would be to get a EKG done
Doctor :   thats the gold standard test for any heart issue
User :   okay
Doctor :   if that comes normal then we will take it as your reflux causing it and you will be treated accordingly
Doctor :   so as for now i will suggest that you should set up an appointment
User :   thank you
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   hopefully its not a cardiac cause but we need to be sure
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