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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum.Causes localized chest w ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Huh?: Pleurisy is a clinical diagnosis -- it isn't diagnosed by stethoscope, crackles or none. If the examiner hears a friction rub, maybe -- but bacterial ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
See a physician: As soon as possible for physical exam and chest x ray to diagnose and treat your problem.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Time to see the doc: and get examined to determine what you have going on here
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pneumonia: After pneumonia with pleural effusion you might have pleural adhesions and perhaps some residual lung tissue damage. It is best to discuss this questi ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Crackles...: Crackles are an abnormal lung sound heard while listening over the lung fields with a stethoscope as the patient breathes in deeply. There are many et ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs re-evaluation: Kindly take your child to her doctor for re-evaluation, she might need more aggressive management, or more medications, good luck
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: If you don't have a high fever or are getting better, you may wait a couple more days. However if you have a problem with asthma, you should contact ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily : A chest infection can be either viral or bacterial. Both of these can cause the mentioned crackles. Plead follow the advice of your doctor and return ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Hayek
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up: If you have specific findings on examination and symptoms for 3 weeks you GP did the right things. You do need to follow up to be sure your diagnosis ... Read More

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