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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having back pain between my shoulder blades. I am not having chest pains but I am experiencing some tingling in my left arm and fingertips. My BP is 125/78 and resting heart rate is 70.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hello
Doctor :   Since when are you having this symptoms?
User :   started about a week ago.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   It is a very sharp pain between my shoulder blades which radiates down my left arm. More tingling than pain in my left arm
Doctor :   Can you rate the pain?
Doctor :   From 1 to 10?
User :   Maybe a 6 out of 10. Very annoying but since it radiates in the upper body that is why i am concerned
Doctor :   How did the pain start? sudden or gradual ?
User :   sudden. I do golf frequently so it may be a muscle injury. I always have concern with pain in my left arm due to heart issues.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is the pain constantly present or on and off?
User :   constant.
Doctor :   Ok.,
Doctor :   have you taken any medication for it?
User :   Just advil the last couple of days
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does it show any improvement?
User :   The pain has come and gone ever since I have had my gallbladder out a year ago. Not sure if it is just a coincidence.
User :   Not yet but in the past it just goes away. This time it has been around longer than usual.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does the pain increase on activity?
User :   yes. I just golfed about an hour ago and it does hurt more now.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like sweating, breathlessness, feeling fatigue during the pain?
User :   No.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does the pain radiate to other part of the upper body?
User :   just throughout the upper back
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you able to do you daily work without any problems?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms of acidity?
User :   not really. i do take nexium daily
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   form what you have said it could probably be a muscle pull.
Doctor :   Take advil, give total rest to your upper body,
User :   that makes sense. My vitals seem pretty good but always concerned with upper body pain. Maybe no golf for a while. Thank you for your help!
Doctor :   Give some hot water bag compression to back.
Doctor :   If the pain is decreased or if the symptoms increase
Doctor :   you can consult a GP for further assistance.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else
Doctor :   i can help you with?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting,
Doctor :   bye for now.
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