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What causes left-sided chest pain, mild diarrhea and indigestion?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: I am having chest pain on left side , with indigestion and mild diarrhea

The pain comes for a minute and disappears next minute
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This could be a heart disease, need more information

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I share your concern
Left sided chest pain at your age is a matter of concern, this could be related to heart or chest wall disease
I would like further information to guide you better like
History of breathlessness or palpitations
any risk factor for heart disease like smoking, alcohol and family history or high cholesterol or sugar
Since how long you have this problem?

First of all you should rule out the heart problem, so you should immediately consult your doctor for examination, recording of blood pressure and investigation like EKG or serum cardiac markers if need be

Indigestion and diarrhoea can be caused by gastroenteritis or acid peptic disease due to stomach hyperacidity
You can take anti acidity medicines like pantoprazole or rabeprazole with antacids
Have lemon water and fresh fruits
Avoid fatty fried spicy and junk food or carbonated drinks
Say no to smoking and alcohol

If you can answer my questions I will help you out in best possible way
waiting for your reply
Best wishes



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (52 minutes later)
I have been to doctor couple of times in past few years for the chest pain issues, got done EKG's, BP check, blood tests etc. The ruling was more towards muscle inflammation but I am not sure/convinced much.
Most of the time the pain starts from physical activity and remains for a while. I don't get much of palpitations and no familiy history of heart disease but I am a smoker
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chest wall disease like costochondritis or muscle pull

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your reply
If you have already been evaluated for heart disease than this could be chest wall disease like costochondritis or muscle pull

In my opinion you should take ibuprofen and hot fomentation for pain
Deep breathing exercises and relaxation exercises are recommended for you
Have multivitamin and calcium supplements

If it persists or worsens than book an appointment with your doctor for an X ray chest and pulmonary function test
I would advise you to quit smoking as earlier possible

Thanks and regards

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What causes left-sided chest pain, mild diarrhea and indigestion?

Brief Answer: This could be a heart disease, need more information Detailed Answer: Hello I share your concern Left sided chest pain at your age is a matter of concern, this could be related to heart or chest wall disease I would like further information to guide you better like History of breathlessness or palpitations any risk factor for heart disease like smoking, alcohol and family history or high cholesterol or sugar Since how long you have this problem? First of all you should rule out the heart problem, so you should immediately consult your doctor for examination, recording of blood pressure and investigation like EKG or serum cardiac markers if need be Indigestion and diarrhoea can be caused by gastroenteritis or acid peptic disease due to stomach hyperacidity You can take anti acidity medicines like pantoprazole or rabeprazole with antacids Have lemon water and fresh fruits Avoid fatty fried spicy and junk food or carbonated drinks Say no to smoking and alcohol If you can answer my questions I will help you out in best possible way waiting for your reply Best wishes