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Hello, I have been having chest pains on the left side for weeks now. I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and they did an ekg and found some irregularities so I went for a chest exray. That came up fine. Then went for blood tests , that came up with high cholesterol . Scheduled a stress test but can’t get in until April. When I lay down my chest pinches sort of pain tonight. Maybe I am over exaggerating . I am not sure what to do

Doctor's Assistant: When did the pain begin? Have you used any medication for it?

The pain has been for weeks now but it seems to be getting worse. I am frustrated because my doctor doesn’t seem to think it’s a big deal

Doctor's Assistant: What did you discuss at your last visit to the doctor?

He wanted me to get a stress test, blood work and a chest exray

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I was in a horrible motorcycle accident 4 years ago and it crushed my breast implants. I had them removed last year but when they were in surgery, the damage was so severe, they had to give me a partial mastectomy. I just had an ultrasound and a mamo to check for problems . Found nothing but my left breadt( which is the one that was an issue) is very hard and my left nipple itches like crazy

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

What is your age?

Is your left sided chest pain episodic or continuous?

Was an ultrasound of heart (echocardiography) done?

Do you have heartburn, acid reflux, anxiety?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am 55 my left side is episodic but when I lay down tonight it hurts. No heartburn no acid reflux maybe anxiety due to these issues
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank u
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Oh forgot to tell u. Chest exray done last week. No enlargement of the heart
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

You need following investigations;

1) Echocardiography

2) 24 hours Holter monitoring of EKG.

You may consider going to urgent care, where echocardiography may be done.

Your doctor need to schedule the stress test early.

I am not saying, you have an heart disease (you may have or you may not). But that can only be determined by the investigative work up and thus they are needed early.

The other causes of chest pain are;

a) Your lingering breast issue.

b) Esophageal spasm.

c) Muscular chest pain / costochondritis.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I tried getting the stress test early they said they were booked up, why is my left nipple itching? Something is wrong but I can’t seem to get answers. I will follow up with the docs tomorrow . Thank you!
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

You are very welcome.

The itching nipple can be due to just allergy or dermatitis or inflammation due to surgery.

Do not read too much on the internet where the search engines would say it as Paget's disease and increase your anxiety.

It is privilege assisting you.

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