Q. I am still tired one week after an episode of left-sided chest pain. Do I need few more tests?

Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar S and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

Last week at 4 AM, I had an ache and pain on the left side of my chest. My whole body was shivering. I waited for 30 to 40 minutes and then went to the hosptial. The doctor did a checkup and all the reports came back normal. The ache lasted the whole day and by evening the pain subsided by 70 %. But, I still feel heaviness at the same spot. Also, I feel very tired from that day. I have leg cramps and am unable to do any work. So, am I alright or need few more tests?


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Dr. Ramesh Kumar S
FELLOW OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GASTROENTROLOGY
Internal Medicine, Medical Gastroenterology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I  have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • Your ECG is not normal. There are significant Q waves in the left precordial leads and inferior leads, which can be an indicator of heart attack.
  • I suggest doing a 2D echo test to rule out heart attack. ECG (electrocardiogram) is just a baseline test of cardiology. A 2d echo should be done at the earliest.
  • Please specify your drinking and smoking habits.

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