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Do you have any other medical condition?
I have inflammation of the bladder and have been taking antibiotics until about a week ago
do yo have any acid reflux?
do you feel your symptoms worsen with running or walking?
do you have any high blood pressure problem?
any cough or phlegm?
see, your current symptoms still raises the question of underlying heart problem.
The risk factors are persistent symptoms, your age, history of smoking.
So, i will consider a electrocardiogram, cardiac markers and a stress test as well.
If these tests are normal, then your current symptoms can be due to the recent quitting of smoking related ( anxiety)
Albuterol inhaler will help symptomatically.
I didn't quit smoking RECENTLY!! I stopped two years ago and this is the first time I have had any pain
Also, I am belching quite a bit which is unusual for me
ok thank you for that information.
Then heart related problem definitely needs to be looked at.
And belching does suggest you may have acid reflux.
Acid reflux means stomach acid comes to your esophagus --can present as belching as well.
YOu mentioned about antibiotic course --this can cause belching as side effects.
And your chest pain can be related to that.
TO confirm that you can try an antacid or Ranitidine 150 mg twice aily.
However, still you will need to discuss with your GP about the heart work up.
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