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Chest pain & between shldr blades. Worse lying down. Better standing. history sle. Cta norm except lung scarring. Rheum says not heart. Pulm says not lung.Health profess. 9 hr days. Pain very real. Advice?

Chest pain & between shldr blades. Worse lying down. Better standing. history sle. Cta norm except lung scarring. Rheum says not heart. Pulm says not lung.Health profess. 9 hr days. Pain very real. Advice?

Worse breathing?: Pattern: worse lying down and better sitting up (especially leaning forward)-very suggestive of pericarditis which would not show up on a ct angio. Pain worse with deep breath? (usually would be). Sle is a common cause. Echo is indicated to r/o effusion. Sed rate is commonly up. Colcrys (as you list) is good - taking 0.6 mg bid? Nsaid or steroid pulse may be necessary. Pain won't respond to butran. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday.Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pinching chest pain on the right side since Sunday.Doesn't feel like deep pain. Worse when taking deep breaths and lying down on my right side or back?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: when chest pain worsens with deep breathing or chest wall movement, it is called Pleuritic, which is due to inflammation and rubbing of the Pleura,the thin lining of the Lungs, like sandpaper ...Read more

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I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?

I have severe chest pain around my sternum which is worse when lying down and trying to move around. What could this be?

Go to the ER: Severe chest pain should never be taken lightly. The positional nature of the chest pain makes one think of a possible pericarditis (inflammation or infection of the lining around the heart) although this could be a heart attack, blood clot, lung infection, etc. All possibilities that are very serious and should be excluded rapidly. Especially because you are on an immunosuppressive. Go now! ...Read more

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Ive had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?

Ive had mid to upper back pain for 2months now that gets worse when lying down and causes some chest pain. What could it be?

Musculoskletal pain?: See your doctor to get examined and get some test. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Chest pain going into back both sides. Worse lying down on back. Hard to breathe. Sx better on stomach but still bad. R side worse than left. Ideas?

Chest pain going into back both sides. Worse lying down on back. Hard to breathe. Sx better on stomach but still bad. R side worse than left. Ideas?

Please get some help: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! the potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please. ...Read more

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I have chest pain under my left breast. Pinching when I breath deep and move, worse lying down. No feverI take Qvar daily and had serve cough in Dec. ?

Chest pain: Many severe viral upper respiratory infections are accompanied by s verse pleuritic, pleurisy or pericarditis. They both have symptoms you described and can be self limited or treated with anti-inflammatory agents ...Read more

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Chest pain 2 weeks Got worse with naproxen now on indomethacin had EKG blood tests & chest xray all normal. pain on left side worse when lying down

Chest pain 2 weeks Got worse with naproxen now on indomethacin had EKG blood tests & chest xray all normal. pain on left side worse when lying down

Careful, normal does: not=healthy, only common; easily misses what is happening. These tests=commonly done, easier/faster for Doc, yet unlikely relevant to your situation. Careful history & questions from someone knowledgeable & worthy your trust routinely more valuable, including: https://www.google.com/search?q=young%20woman%20limited%20joint%20mobility. Rx'ed meds=only about pain, worsen health; solve nothing. ...Read more