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Moderate sharp pains on left side of chest. Requires immediate attention ?

I have moderate sharp pains on what feels like the left side of my chest when I drink or eat anything, including water. I barely feel it any other time but can still tell the discomfort is still present.This has been going on for three days straight with no change in severity. Is this something I should seek immediate attention with?
Asked On : Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM.

It is difficult to diagnose without examination, based on the information provided it appears to be GERD.

I advice you to avoid spicy foods, smoking and alcohol. You can take over the counter medication to reduce the acidity and also Proton pump inhibitor once a day early morning empty stomach for 7 days.

Even after the above mentioned approach symptom persists i advice you to see physician for examination and for exact diagnosis.

Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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