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Over the past 5 - 6 months I've been getting extremely strong pains in my chest during my period. I'm 23 and have Poly cystic ovaries and I'm not overweight. Most recently these pains keep me up all night and are starting to worry me. I think they are worse when i've been sitting down for a long period of time and then stand up (i think). It feels a bit like heat burn or indigestion but worse and over an extended period of time. It usually lasts about a day or two.

Do you know what could be wrong?
Thanks in advance

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replied May 15th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A22982
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on your symptoms without examining you. The heartburn and chest pain could be due to gastritis. Periods could be a stress to the body to which the body responds by increased gastric activity. Drink plenty of water and maintain good diet. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination and evaluation to find the exact cause for your symptoms. Be in regular follow-up for your PCOS monitoring. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you based on examination and investigation results.
Take care.



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