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Treatment for musculoskeletal chest pains - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i have been having chest pain for the last few days
Doctor :  
ok
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which side of the chest was the pain?
User :   my right side
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is it a burning type of pain?
User :   no more pressure
Doctor :   ok
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does it happen after a fatty meal or a large meal?
User :   i am not having trouble breathing
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does the pain radiate to the arms or jaw?
User :   no its just constant
User :   no
Doctor :  
is there rapid heart beat (palpitation) along with the pain?
User :   no
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does it pain when you touch your ribs?
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does it pain on sleeping on the right side?
User :   no but it feels like it might be under my ribs
Doctor :  
ok
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i will recommend you to take a ECG
User :   ok what does that do
Doctor :  
and take Tab. Tylenol one tab in morning and one in the night for the pain
User :   ok
Doctor :  
ECG will see how your heart is functioning
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and if the pain is due to angina or heart problem it will show
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if the ECG comes normal and you feel better with the Tylenol
Doctor :  
then the pain would probably be of musculoskeletal origin

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