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What causes chest pain at night? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 17-Nov-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:I am XXXXXXX and i need a help from you .
Doctor:Sure,
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My father aged about 52 years , from past 1 week , he getting chest pain and body pains at the night times
User:he has sugar from past 3 to 4 years , but its in control
Doctor:Which part of the chest does he have pain ?
Doctor:is the pain sharp or dull ?
User:sometimes left and sometimes right
User:i dint get your question doctor
Doctor:Is the pain in small area of the chest
Doctor:or it is diffuse and spread all through the chest ?
User:all over upper part
Doctor:Ok, Does he feel breathless or sweat profusely during the episode of pain
User:yes yes exactly
User:sometimes when he is having food also sometimes he feels breathless
User:his body weight is of 85-90 kgs
Doctor:I believe there is a need for him t get heart related investigations done
Doctor:has he got an ECG in recent days ?
User:some 6 to 8 months back also ,same kind of problem he was facing .
Doctor:I would suggest you to get a set of tests to rule out cardiac problem
Doctor:repeat ECG
Doctor:2D echo
User:We took all the tests prescribed by doctor , and doctor opinion was there was no problem
Doctor:TMT (treadmill test)
User:yea ECG , TMT was done
Doctor:was TMT normal ?
User:yes it was normal
User:can you please hang on for a min , i will immediately get the report ..
User:it would be helpfull for your investigation
Doctor:Ok, If TMT is normal then I consider his heart to be alright
User:sorry , i could'nt get the reports .. yes TMT was normal
User:it was done 6 to 8 months back
User:so what could be the reason ?
Doctor:Ok, anyway Its always good to get those tests atleast 6 months once in aged people
Doctor:the other reason for chest pain could be gastritis
User:ok
Doctor:Let him take antacid medications for a period of 15 days and observe
User:but is it because of gastritis?
Doctor:yes, it could be
User:ok ok
Doctor:is there anything else you want to know about ?
User:If not , Could you please direct me an hospital which will look for this kind of problem . I stay in XXXXXXX near banashankri
Doctor:Any gastroentrologist is fine
User:ok fine
Doctor:Ok,
User:one more , severe leg pains at the night times
User:what is the solution for this problem
Doctor:That could be due to age related arthritis
User:Is there any way to overcome this problem
Doctor:he can take pain killers. If too severe he can opt for physiotherapy
User:any massage oil would you recommand?
Doctor:No do not massage,, massage makes the joint worsen
Doctor:just apply pain killer gels like VOLINI
User:ok ok .
User:as u suggested to take tablet gastritis
Doctor:yes
User:this should be before food or after food
Doctor:before food
User:how many times in a day?
Doctor:three times a day if syrup. If tablets once a day only
User:ok fine doctor . Thanks a lot for responding all the queries
User:hope my dad problem will solve with those tabs
Doctor:I wish him good health
User:Thank you :)
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Bye for now
User:i will end the chat now .. once again thank you very much
Doctor:Take care
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