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What do severe and intermittent chest pain indicate?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: CHEST PAIN ON LEFT SIDE. AND SHARP PAIN THAT LAST FOR ABOUT 1 SECOND.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:

I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Regarding your concern, I would like to know if the pain is triggered by deep breathing or body movements?

This would be indicative of a musculoskeletal pain.

I recommend trying on ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

If the pain is relieved by these drugs, it would be indicative of musculoskeletal pain.

If the pain persists, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG and cardiac enzymes
- chest X-ray study
- complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka 10 hours later
the pain is triggered by deep breathing and body movements.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:

I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Your symptoms are typical of musculoskeletal pain, probably inflammation.

I would exclude any possible cardiac disorders.

So, just relax and don't worry about it!

I would just recommend taking Acetaminophen (Tylenol) three times daily for a couple of days.

Local warm packs can help too.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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