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I have mild pain in the lower left area of my chest, accompanied by fatigue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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User:I have mild pain in the lower left area of my chest, accompanied by fatigue/feverish sensation
User:i have that issue sporadically
User:and also accompanied by mild discomfort in the stomach
User:what could be the reason and how can this be addresed ?
Doctor:Since when are you suffering with these complaints?
User:it happens sporadically.....may be since last 4-5 months
Doctor:For how long does each episode last?
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor during those episodes?
User:no, i have not consulted any doctor
User:each episode lasts for say 5-6 hours
Doctor:Can you describe the pain ?
User:it is like a dull squeezing sensation in the middle/lower area towards the leftside of the chest
Doctor:Is it related to the food that you take?
User:it is generally accompanied by fatigue and a feverish feeling.....also some discomfort in the stomach
Doctor:Is it related to the food that you take?
User:i am not sure about whether it is caused by food could be because of eating outside food or eating more than normal quantity of food
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:Age 31 and a Male
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms you describe pain on the left side under ribs associated with feverishness and fatigue is not explained by any serious pathology. The closest I can think of is hyperacidity related conditions.
Doctor:However a doctor who examines and evaluates you during the episode can pick up clues to related to any missed conditions.
Doctor:If you are in pain now, my suggestion is that you need to visit a doctor and get yourself checked.
Doctor:If you aren't in pain now, you can include life style changes - sleep week, reduce spices from the diet, restrict coffee/tea , smoking (if any) and starts some form of exercise.
Doctor:In addition you can also try pantodac 40mg once a day for 2 weeks.
Doctor:These measures are helpful in treating gastritis.
Doctor:It may help in resolving your concerns if it is related to hyperacidity.
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