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I get chest/stomach pains when I take a deep breath in. I’ve

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I get chest/stomach pains when I take a deep breath in. I’ve had chest pains checked - I’ve had several ECG’s and full blood counts and X Rays which have all come back clear. I’ve been told I have anxiety and acid reflux can you please advise?
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.


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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you - just to let you know I am a 23 year old male
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

Your symptoms can also be due to costochondritis.

A heating pad or a local Lidocaine skin patch would help you.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need more information.
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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I have been told that it could be that
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
What can I do to make it better
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

You may take;

Pepto Bismol

Paracetamol.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is this all on the basis that I’ve had the tests?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Because the doctors said they don’t think it’s cardiac because I’ve had 6-7 ECG’s and blood test
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 14 days ago.

I agree; this rules out cardiac issue.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.
Very welcome.