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What causes chest pain and abdominal tightness after a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Have broad chest pain that had previously been associated with reflux. Also tightness in abdominal area.
Just went through colonoscopy and upper endoscopy finding no problems. Abdominal area pain can be described as more soreness/cramps. Check in pectoral area sharper
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Your symptoms could be related to musculoskeletal pain or irritating bowel syndrome.

I would recommend performing some investigations to exclude other possible causes:

- a chest x-ray study
- a thoraco- lumbar X ray study to exclude backbone disorder
- resting ECG
- some blood lab tests( complete blood count, blood electrolytes including potassium and calcium, PCR, sedimentation rate, kidney and liver function tests).

Meanwhile I would recommend taking some antispastic drugs ( buscopan, spasmodyl), besides antiacids.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

Hope to have been helpful!

Greetings!

Dr. Iliri
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