A 49-year-old female asked:
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chest pain on left breast & underneath. it feels sharp @times. went to er, x-ray & blood work is fine. burning sensation @times. is it gas or muscular?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
SeveralPossibilities: ER rarely best place for good help. Why? 1st Med Sys not=health: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. ERs have Hi law suit rates, focus=fast/defensive medicine; not problem solving/helping you better understand&troubleshoot as primary decision maker. Medicine=LowTech. Most problems=NOT revealed by exams, usual blood & Imaging tests. Why? Humans=far more complex than any of these can ever show. Go for better!
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
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Keep in mind that diagnosis is only a label; zero guarantee that it will be either accurate as basis of symptoms, helpful for resolving them or protecting/improving your health yet can lead to spending a lot of time & money. While I agree, with reservations, with Dr. Butler's advise to work on solutions, beware: you are actually in charge, get to live with outcomes & poor quality service is common
Jan 1, 2017
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: You need to see your doctor. You do not have a diagnosis yet you still have the symptoms. Go see your doctor for a diagnosis. Then you can have a treatment plan
Answered on Dec 31, 2016

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