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Treatment for severe chest pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I( have sever pain in left chest and left shoulder.Intensity increases on certain postures and with deep breaths.It started after gym work out but subsided after I took rest.Now again its is aggravating.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey doc
User :   As I said..I( have sever pain in left chest and left shoulder.Intensity increases on certain postures and with deep breaths.It started after gym work out but subsided after I took rest.Now again its is aggravating.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   it has been happening from 2 DAYS
Doctor :   The description fits to be a reason of muscle sorenss
Doctor :   YOu have to avoid going to gym and rest for more days
User :   i AM WORRIED IF IT IS THE CASE OF ANGINA
Doctor :   It appears to be muscular and not heart related
Doctor :   So you can apply COMBIFLAM cream over the area and put hot packs over it
Doctor :   for early relief
User :   why I am saying is because I do not do any chest related exercise in gym
User :   i just run
User :   I suddenly felt out of breath and had severe pain in my heart
User :   then I took rest and things were normal
Doctor :   WHat is your age?
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   but pain started again
User :   I am 24
User :   I dont smoke
Doctor :   Ok, to alleviate your anxiety, you need to get tested with ECG and 2D ECHO
Doctor :   and rule out any serious issues
User :   ok because pain is on left arm shoulder and left side of chest ,thats giving me worries
Doctor :   No worries
Doctor :   There can be other reasons at this age
User :   ok
User :   also does pain sustains in case of angina? or it is only for sometime?
Doctor :   Angina pain typically goes for 15 minutes
Doctor :   and it is severe
Doctor :   and increases on walking or running
Doctor :   It is over fist size area on the chest
User :   hmm ok
User :   It has been sustaining for almost a day
Doctor :   Ok, the next best thing you have to do is get the above test done.
User :   can it be because of the fact that I was exposed to cold weather?I was out in -20 degrees for half an hour after gym
Doctor :   But I feel the chances of it being angina is very less
User :   ?
User :   can it be because of the fact that I was exposed to cold weather?I was out in -20 degrees for half an hour after gym
User :   ?
Doctor :   No good chances
Doctor :   of that being the cause
User :   Ok would you suggest that I take rest for a day or two before I get tests done?or I should immidiately have those done?
Doctor :   I feel ruling out with tests shall reduce your anxiety
Doctor :   which can also be a reason for chest pain
User :   Alright ;I ll go with your comfort factor.
User :   thanks a lot.
User :   have a good one
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thats about it
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   yup bbye
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