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A 46-year-old member asked:

i have chest wall pain, i easily get tired. but am motivated to quit smokeing. anyone can help?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Co: With your symptoms, you need a full check up with blood tests etc. You may have test your thyroid levels. Good that you are quitting smoking. See your doc soon.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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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.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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Just the symptom: Unless there is a specific underlying cause for your chest wall pain (diagnosis made how?) ju know what it feels like and tell your fiance what is going on. Aside from that it will have no impact on life expectancy or "serious" events.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the issues.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

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It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why am I having chest wall pain? Makes it tough to keep working into the night.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated.

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