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Treatment for chest pain and discomfort before period - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have chest pain and live area discomfort before period. Why?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   49
Doctor :   Have u had regular periods before ? Do u have pain in the lower belly during your periods ?
Doctor :   or excessive bleeding during your periods ?
User :   y, y
Doctor :   u mean yes ?
User :   only on 2nd day
User :   y=yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do u take any medicines to control the pain ?
User :   no
Doctor :   How severe is the pain on a scale of 1 - 10 ?
Doctor :   any nausea , vomiting ??
User :   I have peiod today. yesterday was 9, today 7
User :   no nausea, vomiting, just chest or heart area pain.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To relieve your pain in belly, u can ask your doctor for a prescription of naprosyn, which will help the pain
Doctor :   the chest pain could be due to gerd or gastritis and that needs to be evaluated
Doctor :   also can u mention whether your pap smears have been done ?
User :   how about live area discomfort before the period.
User :   yes. it was ok
Doctor :   GERD can present as pain in the liver area ( below the right rib cage as well as the epigastric region )
User :   for me mainly in the back area on the lower right rib
Doctor :   Have u undergone any tests like USG liver or blood tests ?
User :   no yet. Is Gerd related to period?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   dURING periods, progesterone is released, whch causes LES relaxation and this causes GERD
Doctor :   LES = Lower esophagus end
User :   is that has any thing to do with stomch. for the past 3 day, I was wake up in mid night by stomch discomfort. which usully not happen to me
Doctor :   You can take prilosec or prevacid to help the symptoms when u have the periods
Doctor :   yes GERD can cause the symptoms that u have currently
User :   Do I have too much progesterone or too less?
Doctor :   it cannot be determined by the symptoms you have
Doctor :   to know exactly , u need blood tests to check the leves
User :   So what is the medicine do
Doctor :   Prilosec reduces the acid secretion
Doctor :   prevacid neutralises the acid produced
Doctor :   and naprosyn will reduce the pain during your periods
User :   I take vinerge everyday recently with food, should I stop it
Doctor :   u mean vinegar ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   vinegar is fine
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