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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   on and off pain on right chest. like someone stabbing with a dull object. its not painful but annoying. i can take deep breath without pain. lift weights and run without feeling the pain. i have no cough fever or flu with this pain. its already been about a week. started with a stressful day at work. i dont have any other pain sensation in other parts of body
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   32 male
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   7 days
User :   a bit of medical history,i had hogskin lymphoma, completed chemo and radiotherphy 8 months ago, side effect?
Doctor :   have you seen a doctor?
User :   did a check up 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   scan x ray blood and urine test
User :   all fine at that time
User :   i am sure this is not fair to you haha, based on your opinion tell me when i should worry and go back to the doctors.
User :   the pain is like using the back of a pen and pressing on to your upper right chest
Doctor :   Does the pain, increase while you breathe.
User :   not sharp not really painful, just annoying, comes and goes,nopain during exercise
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   nope, i can take deep breath and run
User :   no pain during exercise
Doctor :   Do you nausea or vomiting?
User :   nope and no cough
Doctor :   Have you tried any medication?
User :   not yet hate medicine
User :   its not heartburn too, i know what that feels like
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   the pain is not spreading to left side just the same spot when there is pain
User :   no this is the first time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   based on your opinion tell me when i should worry and go back to the doctors.
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Based on the history that you have provided, your symptoms appear to be a benign one, most probably a muscular pain.
Doctor :   However, you would need a physical examination and evaluation to specify the exact cause for the pain.
User :   i lift weights a lot and this doesnt feel like muscle pain, anyway if it is how long do you think it would last?
Doctor :   Hence, I would suggest you to consult your local doctor for examination.
Doctor :   A muscular pain can persists if there is persistence of strenous physical activity such as lifting heavy weights.
Doctor :   It can occasionally last for week or more.
Doctor :   adequate rest is recommended in such cases.
User :   ok i will see doctor if the pain doesnt go away in 2 weeks?
User :   any medication from pharmacy i should try?
Doctor :   You can try simple analgesics such as ibuprofen 400mg twice a day after food.
Doctor :   And ample rest.
User :   what other symptoms i should look out for and start seriously thinking of seeing doctor?
User :   noted on ibuprofen
Doctor :   Symptoms such as cough, breathing difficulties, fever are few which you need to look for.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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