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I keep getting pains in the center of my chest. What else could it be ?

I keep getting pains in the center of my chest. I am frightened it may be a heart attack . What else could it be ?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
You have not mentioned your age. Any way, chest pain could be due to variety of reasons including hyperacidity, myalgia , hiatus etc. If antacids do not relieve your pain, you need to consult your doctor , he will help you to take away the fear in your mind. Dont be apprehensive, a simple visit to your doctor will solve all your fears.
Best luck.
Answered: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response have not mentioned your age.Normally it is due to gastritis but still you shouldn't take the chance and must consult a cardiologist.Good luck.
Answered: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
Thanks.You have not mentioned about your age,associated conditions like HBP. DM if
you have,smoking if you are doing.All this things are very imporatant to know.Your
occupation or any stress help you more. But at present you may keep two
main cauase in mind namely,coronary heart disease, and gastric reflux disorder both
are associated with pain in central portion of chest.For coronary its difficult to advice
you without confirmation.For Grd avoiding smoking,stress,spicy food,junk food etc can help you in addition you can have drug like pento prazole with domperidone. thanks
Answered: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
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hi welcome to health care you experienced these type of pain before? it may be due to gastric or muscular or may be cardiac you have any other symptom associated with?you concern your near by doc check your bp then go further examination.
Answered: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Arun Kumar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand your concern.

Chest pain is not only because of Heart attack. There are many reason for chest pain. Like Hyper acidity, Muscle cramps, Irritable bowel syndrome, Primary biliary cirrhosis, Osteoporosis, Pulmonary hypertension, Myocardial infraction(heart attack) etc. Before coming to final diagnosis I would like to know some information's. Like what is your age, sex, food habits, do you smoke or drink alcohol,have diabetes or hyper tension or any other diseases. Take antacids if symptoms not re-leaved do visit your physician and follow the advice.

Hope I have answered your query. I will be available for your fallow up queries, if any.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
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  User's Response
Chest Pain radiates in the nape to the left arm to the pinky and the ring finger and it occurs 5 to 15 min. and you might want to visit a doctor.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jan 2011
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