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I started getting mild chest paid about a year and a half ago. Then i had developed shortness of breath. This was followed by heartburn. Then I get severe gas at time where I burp for about 2 hours. It doesn't matter what I eat or drink. Sometime milk alone causes this and sometime milk alone does nothing. Now i am developing a cough. I've been to 3 doctors appointments, but the doctor seems unconcerned. I am 49 years old. Is this normal as people age? If all those issues are normal then that's fine. But I also understand quick treatment can be the difference between life and death.

Are there any tests I can recommend to my doctor? Or should I stop worrying about this? He has me scheduled for a stress test next month.


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replied February 24th, 2019
Chest Pain Answer A64834
Welcome to e health forum.

A panel of tests including a complete blood count, Renal and liver functions, a chest X RAY, EKG can be done for initial assessment of your condition.

If needed , a pulmonary function test can be done to assess your lung functioning.

Consult your doctor for a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.

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