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Chest pain, 16 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my son is 16 and he has chest pain sometimes
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Since how long is he being complaining of pain?
User :   about one month
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is about growing
User :   ive made apoint to see his docter
User :   just wont to see what could it be
Doctor :   Can you describe the nature of pain - is it burning type/dull pain/cramping pain?'
User :   cramping pain
User :   like it beats fast sometimes
User :   is ok for him to take viatmin c tablet
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he feel breathless at times?
Doctor :   Does the pain increase with physical activities/exertion?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   his pain lasts like couple secs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   like after he eats something oily
Doctor :   Does he have nausea/vomiting sensations?
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he suffer from irregular bowel habits/constipation/passing pale stools?
User :   no
User :   just chest pain form time to time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   From this far, without a physical examination, I cannot pinpoint the cause for the chest pain.
Doctor :   But, I shall provide you with necessary information, that should guide you in the right direction.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are 3 possible explanation for this chest pain
Doctor :   1. Cardiac problem
Doctor :   A mild congenital abnormalities of the heart can present with symptoms at the age of puberty.
Doctor :   His symptoms are not the usual symptoms indicating a congenital abnormality,
Doctor :   nevertheless,
Doctor :   a cardiac examination is warranted.
User :   are any of those serious
Doctor :   2. A gastro intestinal causes such as inflammation.
Doctor :   3. A psychological problem.
User :   what should his heart rate be
Doctor :   A heart rate upto 100 is considered fine.
User :   ok
Doctor :   A normal heart rate is between 40 to 70 beats ber minute.
User :   and is it fine for him to take vitamin c tablet
Doctor :   Since he doesn't have breathing issues, pain after exertion, his symptoms are not serious,
Doctor :   However, I suggest that you see a doctor who can examine him.
User :   ok
Doctor :   ECG/Echocardiogram may be entailed
User :   ok
Doctor :   In the mean time,
Doctor :   Good amount of rest,
User :   ok
Doctor :   Restricted spicy food, oily food, coffee/tea, chocolates is also needed.
User :   should he eat those
Doctor :   No, restrict them.
User :   ok
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