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Pain in chest from 3 days, hurts while breathing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   hi my husband has a chest pain he has been feeling it for the past 3 days and right now he says it hurts to breath
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   May I know his age please ?
User :   XXXXXXXX nice to meet you
User :   he is 32
Doctor :   Yeah, nice meeting you AAAAAAA
Doctor :   He is a young man.
Doctor :   Des he have any other symptoms like vomitings or diarrhea ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he have a previous history of acidity ?
Doctor :   or gastritis ?
User :   no
Doctor :   How about any reflux disease or esophagitis ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Does he have any tingling sensation i arm or forearm or fingers or any pain in the back of the chest wall.
User :   no tingling but he feels pain inside his chest when he breaths he cant really take a deep breath in
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me give you a few steps to follow ;
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Please get an ECG done.
User :   whats an ecg and how much does that cost
Doctor :   EKG is ECG
Doctor :   It is the cheapest test that can be done to rule out any major complication.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. I would also suggest an endoscopy to rule out gastritis if the EKG is negative.
Doctor :   If EKG is negative, it is the best thing that can happen.
User :   ok
Doctor :   At this age, I would say it is more like gastritis than heart pain.
Doctor :   Gastric pain is called Achalasia Cardia as it resembles heart pain.
Doctor :   Please follow the steps that I have instructed you, do not worry.
User :   he is hiv positive and he takes atripla does that have anything to do with this chest pain
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   No that doesnt have anything to do with chest pain.
Doctor :   Thank yopu fopr consulting me.
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   anything else to ask?
Doctor :   bye for now.
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