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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
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How can i help you?
User :   what is ur name if u dnt mind me asking
User :   dr?
Doctor :  

User :   i haave a query
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query.
User :   since last few hours i have had extreme agonsing pain near my rib cage
User :   but its nt consstant
User :   on right hand side
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User :   it comes every 5-10mins as shooting/bursting agonising pain
User :   what could it be do u think?
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can i ask few more relevant question ?
User :   yes
User :   i feel hot also
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   22
User :   female
Doctor :  
Is the pain located over the upper ribs or the lower ones?
User :   i cnt realli tell
Doctor :  
User :   all i know its next 2 ribs
User :   its getting worse...the burst of pain every 5-10mins gets worse each time
Doctor :  
Does the pain increases while breathing or coughing?
User :   nt much
User :   my chest is hurting from the back
User :   i cnt lie down properly also
User :   flat
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Okhave you ever had such pains in the past?
User :   no
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Do you have any vomiting sensation?
User :   bit of nausea
Doctor :  
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have you been well last few days?
User :   no
User :   i have had respiratory lower tract infection
Doctor :  
i mean did you have any fever, cough?
User :   i was hospitalised for 5 days
User :   i had fever
Doctor :  
When was that?
User :   bit of cough i i also had
User :   since fri 23
User :   to wed 28th oct
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Have these symptoms improved?
User :   there was a left base consolidation on my chest xray
User :   i still fell my throat is a bit sore
User :   but chest pain at the back
User :   is still there
User :   i cnt lie there
Doctor :   Fine.
User :   sometimes my heartbeat will go to 108
Doctor :   Are you on any pain killers?
User :   wat do u think it is
Doctor :  
One last question gefore i come to a conclussion.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Do you drink alcohol?
User :   never have
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
According to the history provided.
User :   we have 24 hour gp's at the local hosp here ............
User :   do u think its worth going there now
Doctor :  
I feel the pain you been experiencing is arising from the gut.
Doctor :  
it probably may be due to the effects of some medication.
User :   the gut is near to the rib?
User :   do u think i should go 2 the local gp at hospital
User :   could it be my liver...gallstones?
Doctor :  
you can have pain in the lower right ribs when there is some kind of spasms in the
Doctor :  
gall bladder or the pyloric part of the stomach.
Doctor :  
You may need a examination by a physician.
User :   is it a urgent problem
Doctor :  
is your pain severe t?
User :   yes realli
User :   bad
User :   agonising
Doctor :  
If its very agonising you can visit a near by hospital for evaluation and a shot of injection.
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Or if you want to try some medication now.
Doctor :  
i shall give it to you?
User :   how?
Doctor :  
The medicines that i prescribe aresimple OTC drugs.
Doctor :  
these may take some time for it to act.
Doctor :  
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