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A 41-year-old member asked:

how do you deal with chronic obstructive lung disease?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends on severity: Take medications as recommended by your doctor. Avoid smoking. Eat right, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep an active lifestyle, daily walking/exercise to prevent loss of muscle strength.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Find a good doctor: Find a doctor with whom you have rapport and work together on getting the best regimen of medicines/pulmonary rehabilitation etc. If this is about you, and you are 41, get checked for alpha-1-att deficiency. And if you smoke, quit!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
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Aug 26, 2012

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have chest pain after running?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Not normal: Unusual to have CP after running, you may be short of breath. If you have this consistently you better get checked.
A 52-year-old female asked:

Having pains to my ribs right side and sorness to touch?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Many things: Trauma is usually obvious, fracturing the ribs or bruising the soft tissue in the area. Inflammation can occur without trauma. If there is a rash and you had chicken pox in the past, it could be shingles (herpes zoster). Sometimes tumors will involve the ribs and lead to fracture and pain. If pain does not improve with over the counter medication and time or is severe, see your primary doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

When you go to the gynecologist do they have to do the breast exam?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No but should: They don't have to do it if you refuse that portion of the exam but it is a normal part of a complete history and physical examination and a sign of a thorough physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is inflammation a symptom of cancer of the breast?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Very, Very rarely: The most common symptom of breast cancer is a lump; others include skin dimpling, nipple discharge, breast pain. There is a rare type of breast cancer called inflammatory ca that will mimic the appearance of a breast infection. The fact is that most women with breast inflammation have a breast infection--regardless, this does warrant physician evaluation.

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