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Experiencing pain in left side of chest, feeling bloated, abdominal pain. Why ?

Im 18 years old and have been experiencing pain in the left side of my chest for more than a month now. At first,the pain was evrywhere,it felt like my chest was going to explode. When i went to the dr he told me it was heartburn . After a while the pain decreased slowly, until finally i could feel exactly where it was coming from. It is on the lower part of the left side of my chest. And whenever i get mad or cold or smell something like smoke or bend over a very hard and painful bubble appears the size of a large egg. i also have been feeling a bit bloated lately, and abdominal pain when lay down, and i feel like my feelings of hunger and fullness are gone :/. I
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Your symptoms most likely are caused by peptic ulcers or acid reflux disease, however other abdominal diseases should be also considered. With peptic ulcers the symptoms usually appear 1-2 hours after a meal. It is advisable for you to have abdominal ultrasound, blood work and upper GI endoscopy performed.
Chest pain should be always checked with heart condition. Therefore you should have at least heart ECG performed. Especially if your pain radiates to the left arm or jaw.
In a meanwhile you should avoid coffee, fruit juices, chocolate, soft drinks.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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