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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a pain in my chest area (upper left) and a pain in the back left side of my head, simultaneousy.. the pain will be for 2-3 min..
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   I have seen your query.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your query to answer you better.
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   31
Doctor :   May I know your height and weight ?
User :   6 foot 184
Doctor :   Is it 184 pounds ?
Ok.That is absolutely fine,Might be
User :   yes, sorry
Doctor :   Might be 4-5 pounds more, not a big problme.
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol ?
Doctor :   Or do you smoke ?
User :   2 beers a week
Doctor :   That is fine.
User :   i do dip,
Doctor :   May I know since when you are experiencing this pain in the chest ?
User :   for 2 weeks now , but not every day.
Doctor :   May I know the meaning of 'dip.' I could not understand that ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   chewing tobacco
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does the pain come when you physically exert yourself like climbing stairs or running or etc. or do you get pain even at rest ?
User :   sometimes
User :   It feels like a ballon feeling - like my heart is expanding
Doctor :   Or does it increase on exercis e?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   The pain feels the same
Doctor :   Do you have your breakfast regularly ?
User :   no
Doctor :   How do you have your food/diet, is it regular or delayed due to various work/other stress ?
User :   I have 1 to 2 meals a day
User :   and snack throughout the day
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like violent vomitings, diarrhoea, pain or tingling in your left arm ?
User :   I do have stress b/c I was laid off from my job last month
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I have bad reflux
User :   I do get tingling in my left arm
User :   the tingling comes and goes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall make some recommendations and give you a differential diagnosis : User :   thank you
Doctor :   1. It might be Unstable Angina or A precursor of a heart problem .
Doctor :   You have to immediately go and do the following tests : Doctor :   1.EKG
Doctor :   2.bLOOD PRESSURE
Doctor :   3. Pulse rate and heart rate
Doctor :   4. S.Lipid levels
User :   I am taking my blood pressure right now
Doctor :   These tests are very easy and we will get the ersults in 10 mins., apart from the blood test.
Doctor :   Ok,That is good.
Doctor :   I have to tell you that the pain can also be due to Gastritis or Acidity, which is called Heart burn, which almost resembles a heart problem.
Doctor :   I require more time to help you better.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
User :   my BP is 150/93
User :   and 81 pulse
Doctor :   for that you may require endoscopy.
Doctor :   Ok.
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