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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   my rightside of chest is paining since last one year but since last 10 days its paining more
User :   upper side of chest
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u tell me what could be reason and treatment
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you elaborate the symptoms, aggravating and reliving factors?
User :   I had chest x-rey 6 months back but it was normal.It is not a continous pain but oflate I am feeling as if something havy is lying on my chesh ans in between it gives a kind of electric shock
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yesterdat when I was streching my right hand i felt pain
User :   And when I get up in mrning I feel as if my upper side of both left and right part of chesh is a bit heavy
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you see any doctor for these symptoms?
User :   not now but i want to approach but I think before approaching a doctotr shall I do a needfull testing
Doctor :   OK
User :   ya I feel I have
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms of gastritis?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   OK
User :   so what is the way to get out of it
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel the cause of your chest pain could be due to muscular inflammation or due to Gastritis.
User :   So no need to go to chest specialist
Doctor :   You need to see a General physician to come to a diagnosis.
Doctor :   Right now, I feel there is no need for any investigations but physical examination would be helpful to come to a conclusion.
Doctor :   It can be General physician or a Cardiologist.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Drink lots of water and fruit juices.
Doctor :   2. Avoid smoking and alcohol
Doctor :   3. Avoid spicy and fatty food.
Doctor :   4. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits.
User :   ok any medicine to take for gastritis
Doctor :   5. Take tab GELUSIL three times a day before food for 15 days and see whether any improvement is there are not.
User :   ok is there any need for ECG?
Doctor :   These measures would help you in reducing gastritis.
Doctor :   For chest pain apply volini gel twice a day.
Doctor :   apply hot fomentation, this would help in reducing inflammation of the muscule.
Doctor :   As this is present since 1 year, I feel this could not be a cardiology abnormality but always better to rule out cardiac abnoramlities.
User :   Yes I will
User :   Any other testing U recommend
User :   Apart from ECG
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   if ECG is normal then?
Doctor :   After seeing results of ECG, the further tests would depend.
Doctor :   At present it would be better to visit a physician first.
User :   I visit 6 months back and he told that x-ray is normal so it must be gas problem
Doctor :   then later on the findings we would go for any further tests if required.
Doctor :   X ray would help in diagnosing any respiratory problem, so would be difficult to know if its a cardiac problem or any muscular problem.
User :   for cardiac problem or any muscular problem. there any testing available?
Doctor :   As explained before for muscular problem, a physical examination is required and for cardiac basic test would be ecg, other than this other tests are stress ecg, echo and tmt.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   shall I go for all these testing one by one if each one comes normal to remove any doubt whatsoever
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Instead of going for tests first, I would suggest you to see a doctor first.
Doctor :   If required the doctor would suggest the required test.
User :   I was going to see DR sujeet XXXXXXXX who is chest specialist? do u have any idea about him
Doctor :   Sorry, I don't.
Doctor :   There are no reviews about him on our portal
User :   Actually i have approaced a general physian earlier I get a kind of feeling that he will give me medicine for gastrics.. so to avoid any serious doubt I want to aopproach a specilist
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok do one thing, you definitely require a Stress ECG / TMT
Doctor :   then we will decide
User :   ok thanks and one more thing stress ECG and TMT are two different tests
Doctor :   Ask your doctor to order the stress ECG now
Doctor :   No, these are a same tests.
User :   yes and thanks a lot
Doctor :   You can the center to get this test done.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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