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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes chest pain and sore throat?

i am having multiple symptoms for over a week. pain mid chest, pain mid back, pain in the throat not from virus or bacterial infection, symptoms are at rest and respond to pain med for a while. no short of breathe, no nausea, no weaknesss, ekg negative
Mon, 7 Aug 2017
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The pain you described may be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease /pleural pain due to pleuritis.
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If pain increases with spicy food,or there is excessive phlegm production ,GERD may be suspected.
You can take Omeprazole in morning for 5-7 days.
Avoid alcohol,hot and spicy food.
Visit to gastroenterologist to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of situation.Radiological studies or Upper GI endoscopy may be required.
If pain increasing while breathing in,coughing ,it may be pleuritic pain.
Get your chest X ray done for that.
Besides this,you need to do all basic blood investigations like blood glucose,blood lipids.
There is a third possibilty.If there is frequent exposure to air pollutants outdoors or at workplace,it may cause such symptoms.So always protect yourself from second hand smoke and other toxic fumes or air pollutants.
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