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What causes recurrent chest pain?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: Hi,

I had chest pain tuesday evening and went to emergency who determined it was not a heart attack and I went home after 5 hours there. The pain lasted about 12 hours in total. No diagnosis except not a heart attack which I have had in the past, plus bypass surgery 20 years ago.
I am having the pain again now and it has been ongoing for about 1 1/2 hours.
XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

The pain most likely isn't related to heart attac, your symptoms most likely are related to gastrointestinal or pulmonary disorders.

My advice is to schedule an appointment with your cardiologist to find out what is causing your symptons.

If you were my patients I would have recommended doing the following examinations :
- Blood work
- Ecg
- Cardiac echo
- Stress test
- Chest x-ray
- Thoracic CT scanner
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Upper endoscopy

Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Benard Shehu (2 hours later)
Hi,

Thanks for your response it will make me sleep easier tonight.

Iwas in Cuba April 2015 and after I came back I had flu like sym. for about a month before I went to the Doctor. Tests indicated I had ecoli which the drugs I was given cured. I was wondering this might possibably be a re-occurance?
I will be booking an appointment with my Doctor on Monday.

Thanks again,

XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (34 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Yes this may be related to reoccurrence of infection. You should wait to see your doctor.

Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes recurrent chest pain?

Brief Answer: Following advice. Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read your query and understood your concerns. The pain most likely isn't related to heart attac, your symptoms most likely are related to gastrointestinal or pulmonary disorders. My advice is to schedule an appointment with your cardiologist to find out what is causing your symptons. If you were my patients I would have recommended doing the following examinations : - Blood work - Ecg - Cardiac echo - Stress test - Chest x-ray - Thoracic CT scanner - Abdominal ultrasound - Upper endoscopy Hope this will be of help! Wish you health! Dr. Shehu