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What causes pain in the left side of the chest and back?

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Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal

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Posted on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Hi Doc my ECG and Eco Stress Test is normal, but i am having pain in left chest and back, also some times i feel dizzy i am really worried please help!
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Answered by Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
No any heart problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
I have read your question and understand your concern.
Normal result of EKG and Eco stress rule out cardiac course.
Your symptoms could be a musculoskeletal pain or pulmonary cause.
I would suggest to undergo chest X-Ray to rule out pulmonary cause.
Dizziness could be a symptoms of anxiety/stress, hypoglycemia, benign positional vertigo labyrinthitis, vestibular neuronitis and brain vascular problem
If Dizziness will persists then should be assessed by neurologist.
Take analgesic, anti inflammatory and proper rest for musculoskeletal pain.
Avoid stress, drink plenty of water and eat healthy diet.
Hope I answered your question.
Fell free to ask further questions.
Best regards
Dr. Sagar

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 15 hours later
Thanks Dr for your reply, i checked my BP and its 88/135 can it be the reason of chest pain? Should i take BP medicine. also let me know any pain killer which i can use and dosage please!
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Answered by Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
No medication require for blood pressure

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Welcome back and happy to see you again.
Can you tell me whether blood pressure is 88/135 mmHg or 135/88 mmHg ?
It write as 135/88 mmHg
135 mmHg is systolic blood pressure: higher than diastolic blood pressure.
88 mmHg is diastolic blood pressure: lower than systolic blood pressure.
So I assume as 135/88.

Normal blood pressure range is <120 and <80 mmHg
Pre Hypertension:120-139 or 80-89 mmHg
Hypertension:≥ 140 or ≥ 90 mmHg

So you have prehypertension.
It does not cause any symptoms. Chest pain is unlikely XXXXXXX to prehypertension.
No medication require for it.
It will require life style modification:
Loose weight if your are obese.
Regular exercise like walking, running and yoga daily in the morning for 45-60 minutes.
Eat green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits, avoid high saturated fat in diet.
Avoid high salt intake (< 2.3 sodium gram/day).
Avoid excessive drinking of alcohol.
Regular check up your blood pressure.

You can use non steroidal anti-inflammatory class drug.
For dose., you can discuss with your treating doctor.

Hope I answered your question.
Stay healthy
Best regards
Dr. Sagar
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Follow up: Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 2 days later
Yes my BP is - 135/88, yesterday i checked my cholesterol and it was high, I am still having pain and discomfort in left area of my chest, last night i was really worried..

Why this is happening to me should i concern with other doctor or what should i do.
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Answered by Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
As mention below

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Welcome back.
Musculoskeletal pain will goes in 4-6 days after taking proper rest and anti-inflammatory/analgesic medicine.
If it will not resolves, then consult the cardiologist as you have high cholesterol and pre hypertension.
CT angiography should be done to find out the coronary artery problem.
Avoid stress as it aggravate the problem.
Hope I answered your question
Best regards
Dr. Sagar
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