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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2859
Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
Please provide some additional information.

What are your symptoms?

Duration of symptoms?

Are you taking any medications?

Any medical illness?


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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The muscle around my heart feels liek its ripping when I move. This happens suddenly and has happened all my life but it isually goes away if I don't move for 3 minutes. I've had it for 24 hours. And I don't know whether it is heart burn or something more serious like a heart rip. I am on no medication and no medical illnesses.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
If I don't move it doesn't happen but its really painful when I do move. It's a ripping and tearing sort of pain and it's all on the left hand side by my heart.
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.

As per your description,possibly it's Gastroesophageal acid reflux.

And you should try OTC Zantac and Gaviscon.

Also maintain a good hydration.

Take OTC Aspirin.

Avoid hot,spicy,fried diet.

Other possible differential diagnosis may include Costochondritis.

Take OTC Advil.

Do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment.

Avoid alcohol and smoking consumption if you take them.

You should elevate your head with an extra pillow while sleeping.

If your symptoms'll not show any improvement with such self care remedies in next few hours then visit ER.

EKG,chest X-ray can be advised.

However chances of heart attack are very slim.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

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