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Chest pain on left side of breast after eating food - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am a 20 year old female. I am at a healthy weight. Lately I have been getting chest pains around the upper left breast. It usually happens after eating, its not constantly there. And I wouldn't describe it really as a "sharp" pain, but more like someone is pressing their thumb on the inside of me. It hurts. Any information would be really appreciated.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please provide your age, location, occupation, height , weight
Doctor :   what other symptoms are you having?
User :   20, 5'9" and 115 pounds...
User :   That is really the only problem
User :   that pain in my chest
User :   usually after eating
Doctor :   is there nausea, upper stomach discomfort, chest burning sensation?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have burping, belching?
User :   no
Doctor :   do feel sourness in throat coming up from abdomen after eating?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have the pains after a fatty meal or a large meal?
Doctor :   is the chest pain associated with breathing trouble?
User :   either really...
User :   no breathing trouble
Doctor :   is the chest pain associated with sweating, palpitations?
User :   no
Doctor :   does the pain under left breast come in relation to your periods?
User :   no
Doctor :   or any time in between your menstrual cycle?
User :   any time... whether its that time of the month or not really
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you noted any particular time or relation to stress or food changes?
Doctor :   does it pain when you touch there?
Doctor :   is the temperature in the affected area more than the surrounding skin?
User :   no it occurs any time usually after eating, and no touching doesn't cause any pain, and I have been trying to eat decently
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you on any medications at present?
User :   no
Doctor :   since when is the problem happening?
User :   umm a few months... maybe since februrary
Doctor :   ok have you had any changes in food habits, sleep pattern since then?
User :   Um food changes not really, I could maybe eat a little better, and sleep I sometimes might sleep too much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i recommend an examination by a doctor, since the exact cause has to be made out
Doctor :   such taht treatment can be initiated
Doctor :   since it is in relation to food, you can try havin TUMS or Prilosec tablets one tab two times a day
Doctor :   for the pian relief
User :   so no ideas on what it might have to do with?
User :   do u think it could have anything to do with my heart?
User :   or high colesteral
Doctor :   since there is no palpitations, breathing trouble associated , its relation to heart is minimal
User :   ok
Doctor :   the other causes will need investigations to confirm relation
Doctor :   like testing complete blood counts, lipid profile, thyroid profile, ECG
Doctor :   along with a physical examination by a doctor
User :   yeah i have an over active thyroid
User :   ok
Doctor :   are you on medications for it?
User :   no
Doctor :   when was the last thyroid check up done?
Doctor :   was it normal?
User :   well I never actually had a check, I haven't been to the doctor in quite a few years. My mom is on medication for an overactive thyroid problem though
User :   and I cant ever gain weight and have had fainting spells
User :   I know I should go to the doctor for that
Doctor :   you require a complete health checkup
Doctor :   to confirm what is exactly happening
User :   ok
Doctor :   and start definitive treatment for the same
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
User :   thank you
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   nope
User :   that is it
User :   thanks
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