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What causes left sided chest pain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Oct-2014
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User:Hi Dr
Doctor:Hello XXXXXXX
User:I am XXXXXXX Age 25.
User:I am having slight pain on left side of the chest for a few days.
User:The pain isn't overwhelming but I want it to be examined.
User:What do you suggest?
User:And the pain is persistent.
Doctor:Can you briefly explain about pain like type of pain pimching, dragging, burning?
Doctor:How long it lasts?
User:It is there almost all the time..
Doctor:Do you feel pain after having food?
User:Feels more like muscle strain.
Doctor:May I know your weight?
User:75 kg
User:6 ft.
Doctor:Do you have acidity or other gastric problems?
User:I had lunch around 1.5 hours ago..
User:The pain doesn't increase after that.
Doctor:Is pain radiating to left arm or other parts?
User:No. It is just there.
Doctor:Have you tried any medication?
User:Not yet
Doctor:According to your explanation it looks like muscle pain
Doctor:Are you doing any heavy physical exercises?
User:No. I used to run but I have stopped for two months now
User:The cause probably can be the posture in which I sleep.
User:I always sleep face down.
Doctor:It could be
Doctor:Ok I will suggest Ibuporfen 400 mg for pain
Doctor:And I also suggest Omeprazole 20 mg 30 minutes before food for 2 weeks
Doctor:Once a day
User:Both medications once a day?
Doctor:iBUPROFEN you can take it when you feel pain but not more than three times
Doctor:Omeprazole once a day before breakfst ok
User:Okay. Sure.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:I am just curious, how does these two medication affect?
Doctor:Ok Ibuprofen is anlgesic
Doctor:an analgesic which reduce pain
Doctor:omeprazole is an antacid
User:Can acidity cause such pain?
Doctor:Ibuprofen can cause acidity
Doctor:hence i advised it
Doctor:yes sometimes acidity can cause heart burn
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:No, I don't have any
User:Thank you very much for your time Doctor.
Doctor:If you will not feel after 3 days then let me know or visit a local doctor who would advise muscle relaxants like MYospas
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Ok, sure.
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