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Suggest treatment for chest pain in a diabetic with constipation

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Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2015
Question: My husband has pain that is centered between his breast and radiates to his chest. He has chronic diarrhea then constipation. When he eats it gets worse but is relieved by taking Mylanta some what. We just spent five and a half hours in the ER and was never seen due to the back log of patients. They did do an EKG and the doctor read it and we were told it was good. My husband is 62 years old he is Diabetic and has had open heart surgery in the past. He had Gallbladder surgery last year.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (26 minutes later)
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I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a possible cardiac lesion. However, ecg is normal. I would still suggest testing cardiac enzymes.
If these are negative other causes will need to be considered like severe gastritis or musculoskeletal pain, or abnormal sugar levels that may cause similar symptoms.
Please inform the cardiac enzymes report.
Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
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What is a cardiac lesion?Could this be Pancretitis? Sorry I don't know how to spell it.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (9 minutes later)
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Cardiac lesion like heart attack.
And yes once cardiac cause is ruled out pancreatitis has to be considered also.
Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
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Brief Answer: Suggestions Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal. I have read your message. I think I can help you. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a possible cardiac lesion. However, ecg is normal. I would still suggest testing cardiac enzymes. If these are negative other causes will need to be considered like severe gastritis or musculoskeletal pain, or abnormal sugar levels that may cause similar symptoms. Please inform the cardiac enzymes report. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.