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From the time to time I a sharp stabbing pain on the left of

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Hi from the time to time I a sharp stabbing pain on the left of the chest to the side of my breast. I went to the emergency room and they 3 EKG and results came back normal. They said I might have Gastriitis but I am still worry that is might be a heart attack and I have alot of anxiety.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. Do you have any other medical conditions? Do you take any medications? Do you smoke? Are you overweight?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I dont' smoke and the ER doctor did a D-Dimer and it came back negative <0.27. I am 5' 6 inches and weigth 168
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.

With 3 negative EKGs and low risk factors is unlikely you are having and acute coronary event. GERD can present with symptoms very similar to a heart attack. For now take the omeprazole and avoid coffee, chocolate and tomato sauce. If your pain is worse or not improving in the next few days then go back to the ED. Let me know if you have any other questions.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I updated my cc info please call me...thank you.
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Please accept the phone call offer, so that I can call you for helping with your question