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Experiencing pain in left arm and chest. What will it lead to? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User: XXXXXXX here
Doctor:hi XXXXXXX
User:i am experiencing pain in left arm since from last 3 days
Doctor:may I know your age?
User:today it is seviour that too it is in chest now
Doctor:are you feeling a faster heart beat?
Doctor:are you sweating excessively?
Doctor:Are you feeling difficulty in breathing?
User:i already contacted a doctor, he said me to take ibuprofen 200mg for 2 days
User:i took it once, but paid didnt reduce
User:faster heart beat: no
Doctor:please answer my above questions
User:sweating: no
User:yes while breathing, chest is paining
Doctor:Do you smoke?
Doctor:Did the doctor examine you?
Doctor:If the pain is not reducing to Brufen, then it is better to go for deeper evaluation
Doctor:It could be either due to gastritis for which antacids will help
Doctor:If it is due to heart problem, we need to do a ECG
Doctor:Else, it can be just a muscle sprain
Doctor:But for muscle sprain, brufen should help
User:it is just muscle sprain, because my general checkup is done last week
Doctor:Since you are not getting relief with brufen it is more likely to be gastritis
User:usually i use to watch laptop lying on bed down keeping pressure on left hand, i think this might be the problem
Doctor:Adequate rest would help you too
Doctor:you know the problem then
Doctor:please avoid using force on the left hand
Doctor:give rest to your arm for some days
User:this pain is not letting me to sleep
Doctor:try higher analgesics like Snepdol or tramadol
Doctor:they are better pain killers
User:oh ok
Doctor:get well soon
User:and medication, twice a day?
Doctor:at night would suffice
Doctor:after food
Doctor:all right?
User:but my question is pain was in left arm join earlier i mean 3 days before
User:now it came to chest
User:so i am worrying whether i need to consult a specialist
Doctor:it would be ideal to consult a specialist
Doctor:An ECG must be done too
Doctor:Consult an internal medicine specialist for the same
User:first i'll check with the given pain killers for today and tomorrow, if it doesnt reduces then i'll consult a specialist
Doctor:get well soon
Doctor:thank you too
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