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I've been having dull persistent pain in my chest, can't tell if its lungs, ribs, or muscles. What could it be? What tests should my doctor run?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Talk to your doctor

You need to get a complete physical exam and your doctor will discuss with you for the test/s that you may need --.

In brief: Talk to your doctor

You need to get a complete physical exam and your doctor will discuss with you for the test/s that you may need --.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Rule out worst case

Many of these symptoms are chest wall or gastrointestinal in origin, but your doctor needs to rule out the worst case scenarios, like cardiovascular or tumors, etc.
An ecg, stress test, echo and simple chest x-ray to start. Gi studies can follow, but sometimes empiric analgesics, antacids and a tincture of time may suffice. A simple discussion and exam with your doctor is prudent.

In brief: Rule out worst case

Many of these symptoms are chest wall or gastrointestinal in origin, but your doctor needs to rule out the worst case scenarios, like cardiovascular or tumors, etc.
An ecg, stress test, echo and simple chest x-ray to start. Gi studies can follow, but sometimes empiric analgesics, antacids and a tincture of time may suffice. A simple discussion and exam with your doctor is prudent.
Dr. Irv Loh
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