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Acute Chest pain, heartburn - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   before 5 hours i felt a chest pain, when i breath i feel this heavy thing on my chest. i now have a heart burn , i took 1000mg of parcetamol and am afraid am having a heart attack,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?

User :   25
Doctor :   Is this the first time you are having this pain?

User :   not really
Doctor :   Now also are you having this pain?

User :   yes
User :   but less severe
Doctor :   Do you have this pain often?
User :   no
Doctor :   What kind of pain is this?Shooting, operiodic, continous or radiating?

User :   when i breath i feel it
Doctor :   Are you having any breathlessness or dizziness or any other symptom?
User :   no breathlessness or dizziness
User :   but this uncomfortable pain
User :   when i inhale or exhale
Doctor :   There are many causes of chest pain as Chest wall disorders,GI disorders (eg, esophageal reflux or spasm, ulcer disease, cholelithiasis),
Idiopathic( any unknown causes

Doctor :   Also stress and anxiety lead to this kind of pain.

User :   so u dont think i have heart attack symptoms
User :   even though i felt as if someone sat on my chest
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems?
User :   i have got asthmaa
User :   but i dont think its my asthma
User :   now its my heartburn that is becomin worse
Doctor :   Are you on medications for asthma?, if yes plz specify?
User :   symbicort
User :   inhaler
Doctor :   Are you having any belching or burping?
Doctor :   Is there any family history of heart problems?
User :   my grandpa
User :   burpin no
User :   belchin i dont know what do u mean by that
Doctor :   Ok, i will suggest you to go to emergency and get your ECG and cardiac markers done to rule out any cause of heart problem.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also these markers are to be done within 12 hours of pain symptom.
User :   alright
User :   thank u
Doctor :   Please do not take Paaracetamol or any other medication for such pain.

User :   ok
Doctor :   It would not be of help

User :   not even aspirin
Doctor :   Do not go for self medication as marker levels may be altered.
User :   ok
User :   then i am going to the er now
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thnx doc
Doctor :   Yes please do and All the best
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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