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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Hi my mom says she has a real sharp pain right below her chest where her stomach and chest area meet in the middle by the rib causes her cold sweats and the pain goes to her back                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know her age?
Doctor :   Since when is she having these symptoms?
User :   45
User :   Last night at 1;30 to 230
User :   And then started up again at 6 this morning
Doctor :   Does she have vomiting/nausea?
Doctor :   Did she have breathing difficulties?
User :   Last night yes
User :   She says heavy breathing from the pain
Doctor :   Does she have diabetes/hypertension?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   No it happened last night didn't know wether to take her to the er
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Her symptoms probably appears due to gastritis.
Doctor :   But a cardiac evaluation which would involve EKG is necessary.
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you to get her examined by a doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed?

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