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Pain in the chest, musculo skeletal problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   hi i noticed a fe days ago my chest was hurting as a i press on it today i woke up n my chest hurts when i take deep breaths n as i move my arms n really hurts when i touch my chest
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :  
do you have fever?
User :   no i dont
Doctor :   cough?

User :   no
Doctor :  
which part of the chest is it hurting?
Doctor :  
upper chest or lower chest?
User :   the top part in between my breast
Doctor :  
how is the pain?
Doctor :  
is it burning in nature, or dull aching or sharp stabbing like
User :   like when you bruised
User :   aching
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
is it constant or comes and goes
User :   constant when i touch it or hold something when i take deep breath n sometimes as i move my arms
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
is there any redness of the skin overlying the painful area
User :   no
Doctor :  
User :   when i push my shoulders foward it really hurts also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
have you taken any medication for the pain relief
User :   no
Doctor :  
what you are suffering is a musculo skeletal problem
User :   n what exactly does that mean?
Doctor :   it is the inflammation of the muscle, cartilage and the rib bone
User :   how can i fix it
Doctor :   you need to take a course of NSAID medications

Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   24
Doctor :  
tab ibuprofen 400 mg two times a day after food for 5 to 7 days
Doctor :   Valdone gel local application on the painful area two times a day
User :   how does this happen
Doctor :   it is a process of inflammation
Doctor :   if the above medications fail to resolve your symptoms in 3 to 5 days
Doctor :  
you may require further investigation and higher medications
User :   how do i get these medictaions
Doctor :   the above said medications are OTC medications
Doctor :  
you can get them in any of the pharmacy
User :   no need for priscription?
Doctor :   these are otc drugs doesn't require prescription
User :   is this normal for my age to get this?
Doctor :   i would say it is unusual
User :   should i go to the hospital?
Doctor :   always a physical examination by a doctor is superior,in fact it is good if you consult a doctor physically
User :   ok so i should just take the medication and if that doesnt work i just see a doctor physically?
Doctor :   yeah

User :   do u have doctor notes?
Doctor :  
User :   i wasnt able to work today is there a way i could get a doctor note?
Doctor :  
online notes are not valid in these matters
User :   ok well thank u very much
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Doctor :  
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