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Should I seek medical attention wheezing, chest pain that goes around to my back, cough, chills, body aches, fever

Should I seek medical attention wheezing, chest pain that goes around to my back, cough, chills, body aches, fever

Good: Good evening. You sound like you are feeling really miserable. Although this could be a virus, you might also have pneumonia. The chest pain and wheezing are of concern as you may not be exchanging air as well. You also have a cough - don't know if it is productive of sputum or not. Because of the respiratory issues, it would be prudent to take a trip to the er. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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23 yo female. Full body aches. Chest pain. Coughing up mucus. Sore neck and headache. Progressively worse through day.

23 yo female. Full body aches. Chest pain. Coughing up mucus. Sore neck and headache. Progressively worse through day.

Most likely a: Viral infection but if it does not improve in a day or so see a physician for a check up and possible antibiotics ...Read more

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For the last year I've been having chest pain body aches and get real nervous alot?

For the last year I've been having chest pain body aches and get real nervous alot?

What r u waiting 4: A young buck should not be having persistent chest pain - it is a message something is wrong. It may be anxiety, but this should be diagnosed only after medical things that can produce cardiac symptoms and anxiety (like thyroid or other metabolic issues) are ruled out. Anxiety is very treatable. But don't wait, go see your doctor, figure it out and follow up - and then enjoy a long life! ...Read more

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I have had chest pain body aches feeling real anxious for over a year but the chest x rays and EKG all had come back normal?

I have had chest pain body aches feeling real anxious for over a year but the chest x rays and EKG all had come back normal?

See a psychologist?: This may be caused by your emotional issues? You might want to see a psychologist? Discuss with your primary care physician first...Good luck! ...Read more

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Nausea, left arm/chest pain, body aches, shaky. Doctor at the ER said everything came back normal. It's been going on for a week now 23 yr old male HELP

Nausea, left arm/chest pain, body aches, shaky. Doctor at the ER said everything came back normal. It's been going on for a week now 23 yr old male HELP

Reactive hypoglycemi: It is imperative that you have a metabolic work up and pay close attention to your diet. If you can associate these symptoms after a high-glycemic index meal, then you may simply have reactive hypoglycemia which is prevented by a low-glycemic index diet such as the Paleo or Mediterranean diet. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg (head fog, pleuritic chest pain, body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx. True?

Have lupus. Struggling w/ prednisone taper below 5mg (head fog, pleuritic chest pain, body aches).MD said it's withdrawal symptoms & best to push thru sx. True?

Rheumatologist: Prednisone dose of 5 mgs or less is a low dose and since you're having pleuritic pain and other discomfort, your lupus may not be controlled. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches?

Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches?

Possibly: Our minds deal with stress and anxiety in different ways, one of which is somatization, or converting mental issues into physical ones. The difficulty here is in making sure there is no obvious primary cause. See a good internist or family practitioner and be evaluated. Then, if necessary, a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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17years old, I've been extremely nauseous, sleeping a lot, whole body aches, chest pain, no appetite Can you explain what it can be???

17years old, I've been extremely nauseous, sleeping a lot, whole body aches, chest pain, no appetite Can you explain what it can be???

Non specific: These are very non specific symptoms. You might have caught a virus and might have been dehydrated. It is a good idea to see a primary doctor or urgent care if the symptoms persist longer. Eat and drink water or gatorade to hydrate you if you can in the mean time. If high fever worry about flu in winter. ...Read more

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I am 17 and am having chest pain, trouble breathing, and body aches. What is possibly the cause?

I am 17 and am having chest pain, trouble breathing, and body aches. What is possibly the cause?

Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pain rapid fluxuating heart beat and body aches?

I'm having chest pain rapid fluxuating heart beat and body aches?

With this symptom: Combination I would seek prompt medical evaluation. It would be important to be checked for arrhythmias. Take care. ...Read more

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Facial pain, sweating, body aches, dizziness, and minor chest pain and burning? Help

Facial pain, sweating, body aches, dizziness, and minor chest pain and burning? Help

Evaluation Needed: Your symptoms are very varied and common with many different diagnoses so you need to go to the doctors to get evaluated and receive a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Body aches, back sore internally, stomach/chest pain keeping me up at night. Red dots all over not itchy but constant pain all over. What could it be?

Body aches, back sore internally, stomach/chest pain keeping me up at night. Red dots all over not itchy but constant pain all over. What could it be?

Cannot diagnose: But this sounds as if you should be seen by a doctor, examined and diagnosed and managed based upon what may be going on. This could be an acute viral illness, a tick-borne disease, or one of a dozen other diagnoses. You should be seen sooner than later. Good luck and hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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I'm not sick but all of a sudden developed flu like symptoms feeling cold, body aches, lightheaded, random chest pain, overheating, sweating. Why?

I'm not sick but all of a sudden developed flu like symptoms feeling cold, body aches, lightheaded, random chest pain, overheating, sweating. Why?

Seems like infection: Your symptoms suggest infection. Get checked out by your PMD or consult one of our HealthTap Prime doctors for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning?

I have been suffering from severe fatigue, dizziness, headaches, body aches, chest pain, numb hands and fingers, back pain, room spinning?

See a Physician: You have multiple symptoms and would be impossible to pin your diagnosis without a good physical exam. Seek medical attention and good luck ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Generalized soreness/ ...Read more