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16 years old suffering chest pain
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lanakyo posted:
I am a 16-year old female. 4 years ago I went to a doctor and found out that I am suffering from a respiratory tract difficulty (plus pneumonia) and told me to take some meds. 2 years later, I felt spontaneous chest pains every now and then. Then I tried consulting the doctor again and said that there is nothing wrong. I told the doctor that I used to drink 2-3 bottles of soda everyday, and concluded that maybe I had heartburn. That's why she suggested that I should take an ECG test. But I couldn't find any place where they conduct such tests because of the fact that I live in a province. Since then, I ignored these chest pains. But now, I think they became worse. I lessened my intake of soda to twice or thrice a week now. Is there any connection with my past health problems?

And one more thing, there's this one time when we had a PE activity wherein a fit/normal person's heartbeat per minute is 30-40 but then I was the only one who had a high set of heartbeat of up to 70.



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I don't smoke. I drink occasionally.
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billh99 responded:
And one more thing, there's this one time when we had a PE activity wherein a fit/normal person's heartbeat per minute is 30-40 but then I was the only one who had a high set of heartbeat of up to 70.

That is not right. It might have been measured over a few seconds and multiplied by a number to get the beats per minute.

measured over 6 seconds multiply by 10
over 10 seconds multiply by 6
over 15 seconds multiply by 4
over 30 seconds multiply 2

Normal resting heart rate in around 60-70, but can be up to 90. And females tend to be a little higher than males.

And during exercise the heart rate can be up to 200 beats per minute depending on the person capacity and the intensity of the exercise.

That's why she suggested that I should take an ECG test. But I couldn't find any place where they conduct such tests because of the fact that I live in a province.

Just where do you live. ECG's should be commonly available even if the strip might need to be sent off to a specialist for interpretation.


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