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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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Had chest pains since last night it's at the top of my chest

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Had chest pains since last night it's at the top of my chest have been massage it it seams to move then sharp pain after I've done that I don't know whether I've pulled it or something else going on
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: No shortness of breath no haven't had it before no sweats either
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: have ptsd take tablets for panic attacks
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have shortness of breath, feeling of suffocation, pain in the left arm, sweating, sinking sensation, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Could you please answer these questions;

What are your age and gender?

Do you have shortness of breath, feeling of suffocation, pain in the left arm, sweating, sinking sensation, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, gas?

Thank you.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Im58 yrs old
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Have none of the above
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

A rule is to get an EKG and Troponin test for evaluation to rule out categorically any heart issue in your age group for chest pain.

Though your symptoms are quite unlikely of heart-related chest pain and are more likely to muscle pain. You may do the following;

1) Ibuprofen

2) Local analgesic spray.

3) Heating pad.

Going to A&E is advised for precaution as health concerns and chest pain needs a high index of suspicion and precautions.

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I wish your symptoms resolve soon.