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Pressure in middle of chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon
Doctor :   How can I help you/
User :   Good after noon
User :   I am experiencing mild pressure in the middle of my chest, on & off since morning today
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   may I know your age and gender?
User :   31 yrs female
Doctor :   Can you describe the type of pain you have?
User :   it is very mild..
Doctor :   Is the pain like a burning type of pain, dull ache or any other form?
User :   almost like a pressure
User :   no its not burning
User :   i would say a dull ache but doesnt last long
User :   few seconds at a time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   has re-ocurred about 3-4 times since morning
User :   after an interval of say 1 hr
User :   while i was doing sm activity
Doctor :   Do you feel nausea or have vomiting along with this pain/
User :   it is only localised in the front
User :   No
User :   No nausea
Doctor :   Do you have palpitations, breathing difficulties, cough associated with the pain?
Doctor :   Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure in the past?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol/
User :   No
User :   No to all the questions above
User :   DO not have any other symptoms
User :   I have never smoked or consumed alcohol
User :   No history
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for these symptoms?
User :   no
User :   never had such a symptom
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   yes pls
Doctor :   Based on your symptoms,
Doctor :   the pain you have is probably a non cardiac pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is a non concerning problems.
Doctor :   Such symptoms are often related to stress and anxiety.
Doctor :   If you have history of heart burns, indigestion or gastritis
Doctor :   Let me suggest you a few measures that will help you.
Doctor :   they could also be contributing to the pain.
User :   i dont have any history of heart burns
User :   or reflux
User :   or gastroitis
Doctor :   That is good, if you have not had history of indigestion, heartburns or gastritis then the most probably source for the pain
Doctor :   is either stress or anxiety induced pain.
Doctor :   The following measures are useful in treating the problem.
Doctor :   1. Most often these pain disappear in a few minutes as it is happening now.
Doctor :   So do not panic.
Doctor :   Practise deep breathing exercises during those events.
Doctor :   If the pain is persisting you may use Tab dolo 650mg one tablet.
Doctor :   They will help in reducing the pain,.
Doctor :   2. Syp Mucaine gel one teaspoon thrice a day for 2 weeks before meals.
Doctor :   3. Multivitamin pills such as Tab zincovit one tablet a day for 20 days.
Doctor :   4. Regular sleep.
Doctor :   5. Regular diet containing less spicy and less oily food is essential.
Doctor :   6. Avoid fasting.
Doctor :   7. You may consult a doctor and get an ECG done.
User :   ok...does stress related pain occur while doing non stressful activities like about to go for a bath, about to pick up a child etc, opening a door..
User :   these were the kind of activities when i experienced pain
Doctor :   They will rule out if any heart abnormalities are associated with the pain.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes..thank you, no other query
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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