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Back Pain With Chest Infection
I have just been diagnosed with a chest infection. I have lower back pain, chest pain and a fever. Is this typical of a chest infection?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have rapid breathing with wezzing and upper back pain. I have had pneumonia before could it be that again or a chest infection?
Get checked.: Pneumonia is a chest infection. Other serious problems can cause chest pain and wheezing with trouble breathing, including a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen TODAY and get treated. If you are having a lot of trouble breathing or your pain is severe, get checked NOW, and call for an ambulance, if you cannot get a ride to a nearby emergency department. ...Read more
Why am I always i'll? Since december, I've had a cold, flu, stomach ulcer, chest infection and I'm currently suffering from upper back pain and fever.
I've been on antibiotics for two weeks now but still seem to have a chest infection and have started to have back pain around my ribs. I have asthma.
Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescribed, and they were taken as directed. Relapse or persistence of symptoms is generally regarded as a treatment failure or inaccuracy of the original diagnosis (i.e. viral not bacterial). Your asthma complicates the issue, and you should be re-checked ...Read more
Month and a half ago doctor told me I have chest infection and took medicine and got a little better but now all my symptoms are back againwhat is it?
Need more info: This is not a problem which can be solved over the internet. You need to go back and see your doctor. Make a list of each and every one of your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred, and any other associated things you think are relevant and take this with you to the doctor and be examined and perhaps have imaging studies and labs. Good luck. ...Read more
I Am just getting over a chest infection and when I drink a cold drink I get a slight pain in top right of my back?
Chest Xray: That may be the sequelae of recuperation, but must rule out any significant pathology, so start with a chest Xray. ...Read more
I have asthma. I have back pain and today woke up with chest pain. Only when I breathe does my back and chest hurt do I have an infection?
Probably not: Asthma causes one to have muscle pains especially if u have been coughing a lot and not well controlled. Chest pain from constant coughing is quite common. Back pain can also result from overuse of respiratory muscles in the back. Signs of infection wld be presence of fever, lethargy, bringing out a lot of colored phlegm, and worsening of asthma itself. If worried get urself checked. ...Read more
Chest pain severe: You should call your doctor immediately to report your condition. You need to be re-checked and possible have tests e.g. Chest xray, ECG etc. ...Read more
Had a chest infection two months ago but I still have a persistent cough now, I'm asthmatic. Should I go back to my gp?
Follow up needed: Given persistent cough and a history of asthma I would definitely check in with primary car physician just to make sure everything is ok and asthma is well controlled. With persistent cough you might need to increase dosage of daily controller therapy if you are on any. Good luck. ...Read more
What be for lymph nodes on back of neck and groin they feel hard. I has a chest infection about a month ago then sinusitis. Still have cough?
When I get a cold I have loads of cattargh run down back of my throat. I can't find a way to stop this and it often results in chest infection. Help?
What's the pain I feel in my back when breathing deeply? Prev had chest infection. Xray done show no lung collapse but have slight pain near shoulder.
Inflammatory pain: "chest infection" or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the lining around the lung called the pleura and cause what is medically termed as "pleuritic pain" this can last upto 6 weeks from the time you had pneumonia or bronchitis. If it lasts longer then it may need further workup. ...Read more
I had intestinal infection 2 weeks ago, I took cefix, duspatalin, metrodinazole, now im having back pain and chest tightness when deep breath, any cause?
Shortness if breath upper back pain tightness in chest fighting a sinus infection. Also haven't felt like this since the last time I had bronchitis?
Bad upper back pain with dry, chesty cough and chest discomfort. Hurts when standing and at rest. Advil works a bit, but not much lately. Could the upper back pain be from a lung infection?
What to do if I have a really sore throat and a terribly chesty cough, an aching back and it hurts for me to cough, is this just a chest infection?
CXR: You have to see your doctor to have chest x ray to r/o peumonia ...Read more
I'm having a chest infection, my doctor gave me amoxicillin, I have really bad pains in breasts and upper back pain, feels so bruised sharp, swollen?
A chest infection --:
Can cause pains in the chest/back, increasing with coughing/sneezing.
Take some advil/ acetaminophen/ aleve (naproxen) (if no allergies/side effects) for it. A cough suppressant might also help. Steam inhalation are certainly helpful.
Do check with your doctor.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more
Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.
suffering from constant lower back pain with constant and consistent kidney infections. I have a ulcer on my left side under my breast. Help me plz.
Multiple areas: The constellation of affected body parts needs critical thinking and testing, so at a minimum go for a virtual consult ...Read more
Wondering if medicaid will cover a breast reduction due to chronic fungal infections under the breasts and no back pain I am desperate for a breast reduction while they are only 44 dd I am 26 yrs old and have had fungal / yeast infections under my breasts
Possibly…: Yes, breast reduction surgery is potentially “covered” through Medicaid. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to find a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who still works with this organization, given the very low reimbursement and the bureaucratic challenges… Best wishes. ...Read more
My gf had been diagnosed with a severe uti and bladder infection. She has lower back pain and tender breast, are these from the uti or is she pregnant?
Many causes: There are many bacteria and viruses that cause pneumonia. Some fungi and parasites cause pneumonia as well. Common bacteria causing pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumoniae and hemophilus pneumonae. Common viruses include influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more
Treat the cause: A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). Cough suppressant, fluid, and rest often do the trick. The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc for eval if symptoms lasting too long. Good luck. ...Read more
Chest infection: Chest, or respiratory infections, can manifest as cough, with or without sputum production, chest discomfort, fever, pain with respiration, feeling short of breath, and various combinations of these. May also just have fever and feeling unwell. Your provider can often know by doing a good lung exam, and sometimes a chest xray is needed. ...Read more
Treat the cause: A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). Cough suppressant, fluid, rest often do the trick. The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc for eval if symptoms lasting too long. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: The type of exact infection? Where exactly it's located? What if anything has been done? Etc... In general, longterm untreated infections anywhere on the body can result in scarring, progressive damage, and potential dysfunction. So, specific details would be important to provide a generic online answer. Be well. ...Read more
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