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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Sharp stabbing chest pain?, what to do?

Sharp stabbing chest pain?, what to do?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Circulation cut off in wrist/chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER.: Go to er. At a minimum, these findings need to be documented, diagnosed, and possibly treated. Anytime there is chest pain (acute) that is unexplained, undiagnosed, or sudden onset, you should go to er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Anxiety, vistaril, (hydroxyzine) chest pain, what to do?

Anxiety, vistaril, (hydroxyzine) chest pain, what to do?

Not enough data !: See family dr first to make sure it is not cardiac pain. A detailed personnel medical history is needed, family history, life style history current stressors, etc. No simple "fast food " response here! never fool around or guess with chest pain. Cannot assume it is anxiety or chest wall-muscular pain. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal and lower chest pain, what to do?

Likely GI related: Suggest GI evaluation for hiatal hernia, reflux disease, even peptic ulcers. ...Read more

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Forgot inhaler and have trouble breathing with chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER OR CALL MD: You need the inhaler, if not available go to nearest er or call your doctor or refill on the inhalers you need two kin of inhalers 1controller inhalerscontainig inhaled steroids with or without long acting ronchodilaters 2reliever inhalers like albuterol or xopenex chest pain also needs to be checked asap. ...Read more

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I forgot my inhaler and have trouble breathing with chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER: Get evaluated in the er. They will prescribe a refill, and make sure the chest pain is from the asthma/copd attack and not from another source. ...Read more

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I haven't eaten much for weeks, losing weight rapidly. Rapid hr, races when standing. Er and cardiologist not helping. Dizzy, chest pain. What to do?

I haven't eaten much for weeks, losing weight rapidly. Rapid hr, races when standing. Er and cardiologist not helping. Dizzy, chest pain. What to do?

See an internist: You are dehydrated so at the very least you must drink about one full glass of non alcoholic liquid once an hour. Add some protein and fat, say eggnog or protein powder, and keep a record of your weight and intake. You should see a general internist for this condition, and if there is nausea that is causing you not to eat get on an antiemetic (say Meclizine) to deal with that and the dizziness. ...Read more

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I have severe insomnia with no sleep at all. diphenhydramine+melatonin and ambien (zolpidem) both work for me, but both are giving me chest pain. What to do?

I have severe insomnia with no sleep at all. diphenhydramine+melatonin and ambien (zolpidem) both work for me, but both are giving me chest pain. What to do?

See your doctor: There are many causes of insomnia. It is important to contact your doctor to get a proper assessment , appropriate testing and referral to specialists if needed. In some cases there may be multiple causes going on simultaneously. There are many over the counter and prescription medications used to help with sleep, but the most effective approach is to diagnose and treat underlying cause(s). Best. ...Read more

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