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Dr. Imad Khreim
155 doctors shared insights

Chest Wall Pain (Overview)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which isn't reproducible with palpation)


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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Imad Khreim
155 doctors shared insights

Chest Wall Pain (Overview)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which isn't reproducible with palpation)


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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What causes chest wall pain?

What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more

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Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

ER now: In case this is heart or vascular related, i suggest you go to the er now. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more

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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Chest infection with left side chest pain?

Can happen: Any infection can cause pain. Lung, pleurisy and pericarditis can cause left sided chest pain. ...Read more

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Right chest pain (sometime)?

Right chest pain (sometime)?

Multiple: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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Chest pain just below sternum gas?

Chest pain just below sternum gas?

Chest pain: It could be gastritis, or reflux disease or musculoskeletal or cardiac. You need to consult your physician. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Yes: Pleuritis is a very common cause of chest pain. Typically you will have pain on inspiration. Usually viral in etiology and can be effectively treated with nsaids for several days. If the pain last longer than several days, get a chest x ray. Sometimes i also add a medro dose pak. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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