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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am 26 years old ,male. i am getting frequent chest pains and i am not sure whether it is because of gas or muscle stress or something else
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Since when are you having the chest pain?
User :   couple of months
User :   it comes and goes
Doctor :   Location of the pain?
User :   sometimes right side and some times left side. some times back of chest
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms?
User :   it is not fixed to one particular location. and some times severe head ache
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   muscle pain in hand
Doctor :   Can you rate the pain from 1 to 10. 10 being the maximum pain?
User :   max of 4
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   some times very short
Doctor :   Is this the first time you having such pain?
User :   couple of months back it started
Doctor :   How long does the pain stays?
User :   for few minutes
User :   2 to 3 minutes
Doctor :   Is the pain present all the time?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK.
User :   i consulted doctor took ECG,CHEST XRAY,BLOOD TEST and everything was normal
Doctor :   Is the pain related to food intake?
User :   some times yes
Doctor :   Do you have any burning sensation in the throat, in the stomach?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does the pain increase on stress or activity?
User :   yes
User :   some times pain comes because of stress sitting for long time
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Are you taking any medication for it?
User :   one month back i have taken pain killer and nexpro based on doctor prescription
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did it show any improvement?
User :   yes it did
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but the pain keeps coming back
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Is you work stress related
Doctor :   ?
User :   no
User :   i work in s/w company
Doctor :   Does the pain increase on breathing?
User :   some times
User :   when i sneeze all shoulder muscles chest will pain for few seconds
Doctor :   Since when is that present?
User :   one month back
Doctor :   Do you remember any injury to the chest in resent past?
User :   no
Doctor :   Then you can repeat the course of the pain killers and nexpro.
User :   for how long?
User :   it is nothing serious problem rite?
Doctor :   It can be taken for 5 days.
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry.
Doctor :   Do you have history of Allergies/ Diabetes/ High Blood pressure/ Thyroid/ Heart disease/Asthma/ paralysis /Breathing problems.
User :   ok
User :   no\
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no such complaint so far
Doctor :   Good.
Doctor :   Just repeat the course of medication.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If the pain still persists then you can consult a general physician.
User :   ok
User :   the pain is more when i put pressure on chest part
Doctor :   What kind of pressure?
User :   sitting in awkward positions
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It looks like a muscular pain.
User :   hm
Doctor :   Try to avoid uncomfortable posture.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no. thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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