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I am a 20 year old male who has been having regular chest

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I am a 20 year old male who has been having regular chest pains. Sometimes to the point where I collapse onto the floor. Doctor I saw said it was clostochondritis but this pin has been going on for 4 years now. It has also gradually gotten worse when I was smoking for a period 2 year period after which i stopped, but the pain still persists. I was wondering whether I should go to visit a cardiologist to find out whether this is the real cause of the problem. My cousin had this same problem and the doctors said it was clostochondritis but ended up being cardiovascular disease so I am worried. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

what heart tests did you have Anish?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I haven't had any apart from the doctor looking at my chest using a stethoscope,
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The doctor said that my heart beat appeared regular, and then immediately came to the assumption it is clostochondritis.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

You need some tests my friend

I would get a holter monitor and echo to start

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Okay, thank you. I have also bit taking antionflammatories as they have said but nothing has changed. I will go for the tests.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Any idea as to whether it could be something also, or is it something only more tests will show?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
something else
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 7 months ago.

They will show something of what is going on

if the tests are normal then I agree it is costochondritis

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