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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Had a ekg done and I was told that it was a 5.8 interval,

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Hello, had a ekg done and I was told that it was a 5.8 interval, and that is was worse on a male than a female I am a female.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, I am taking several medications I have a hernia which I was supposed to have surgery but was sent home by the respiratory therapist
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: yes codeine a bactrine, most of my medication is things like nexum muscle relaxation and thyroid medication
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have hypothyroidism and have spondylosis in my bac
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

What interval are you referring to?

And could you post your EKG for me on this page?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, I don't have a copy but I was told that there was i believe an abnormal distance between heartbeats,my doctor told me a 5.8 was not bad
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

I understand

That just meant that your heart rate was in the low normal range--probably in the 50's

If the rest of the EKG was normal that isn't anything at all worrisome

Please let me know if you need any more information