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Chest pain with gastritis, vomiting and headaches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My chest started hurting 5 days ago,very badly.I thought I should go to the er but my husband told me it was probably just gas? I took some gas-x and did feel a little better but tonight (about 20 mins ago) My heart felt like it skipped a beat? And now my chest hurts very badly (rigth side now) it was the left side until tonight.What do I do? Is is serious?I am 27 years old,and I smoke.
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello hope you are well?
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. please let me read what you have typed.
User :   Surely,and ty.
Doctor :   what other symptoms do you have?
User :   I have had loose stools for over a week,headaches and heart burn.
User :   I am sorry and vomitting during the first 2 days of the chest pain.
Doctor :   ok, is the heartburn still present?
Doctor :   do you have upper stomach discomfort?
User :   Yes
User :   Yes sir.
User :   Not as badly as I did but not bad.. no.
User :   It feels like a rock on my chest.
Doctor :   is there sweating and palpitation associated?
Doctor :   is the chest pain radiating to jaw and shoulders?
User :   palpitation? I am sorry and no sweating.
User :   YES
User :   my shoulder has been hurting for days.
Doctor :   is it along with the chest pain that your shoulder has been hurting ?
User :   Yes sir.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since the symptoms had subsided before with gas-x,
Doctor :   the problem coul dbe gastritis realted
Doctor :   however it cannot be ignored
User :   Okay,should I go to the hospital? Can it wait until tomorrow?
Doctor :   if the pain does not subside withing next half hour
User :   I can go to an urgent care center.
Doctor :   or it bo=ecomes more pronounced
Doctor :   then going to ER would be advised
Doctor :   *becomes
Doctor :   and get an ECG done
User :   okay. Thank you.Thank you so much and Just take gas x?
Doctor :   yes, you can take one and see if the symptoms improve, if not then do not hesitate to go to ER and have a thorough check done
Doctor :   make a few diet changes to help you better
Doctor :   by avoiding oily, spicy fried foods
User :   I have not been drinking caff. and have limited fruits.
User :   okay :)
Doctor :   and take small meals over the day divided into 5-6 times
Doctor :   drink about 10-12 glasses of water per day
Doctor :   avoid citrus fruits
Doctor :   these will help your gastritis.
User :   Thank you so much :) You have been a great help to me,I hope I do not need to go the the er but I will if need be. I thank you very much and Bless you!
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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User :   No I will be alright ty so much :)
User :   I will do so :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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