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My baby is 2 months old, and he is now having some sort of chest retractions but only after my wife changes his diaper.? (has shots, no other issues)

My baby is 2 months old, and he is now having some sort of chest retractions but only after my wife changes his diaper.? (has shots, no other issues)

Any fever?: Chest (intercostal) retractions may mean increased work in breathing when he fusses. When in doubt, check it out by having his pediatrician check his heart & lungs. If he's alert, afebrile & feeding well, you could probably wait for an office visit in am. ...Read more

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How do I lose chest fat?

How do I lose chest fat?

You can't : You can't "spot reduce" fat. Some men have gynecomastia, the abnormal development of large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement. This can be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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What is "barrell chest"?

What is "barrell chest"?

Deformity of chest: Wall which is common in people with end stage emphysema. The shape changes because their lungs are always hyperinflated. ...Read more

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Too much pain in my chest..

Too much pain in my chest..

Chest pain.: Is this new, or has it been going on for some time? Are you short of breath? Lightheaded? Has this happened before? There are questions to be answered, but with a new chest pain that is strong, these questions should be answered in a local emergency room. If this pain has persisted, you should go to the nearest hospital for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pains in the chest at night?

Pains in the chest at night?

See a doctor ASAP: chest pain can have a variety of causes, some self limiting, others life threatening. Without further information , we can not diagnosis this, but urgent evaluation is warranted. Please see a doctor right away. Heart disease in women often presents with atypical symptoms. ...Read more

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How can guys lose chest fat?

How can guys lose chest fat?

Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be chest fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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How can I lose my chest fat?

How can I lose my chest fat?

Eat less - Do more: Eat about 500 calories less every day. Get a bit more activity every day. If you don't lose weight in a week, then eat less and exercise more. Repeat weekly until you are losing 2 pounds per week. Go for it! remember - you must stay hydrated to lose body fat. Water ! ...Read more

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What is a good chest workout?

What is a good chest workout?

Hours at gym: Depends upon your goal. Most want to build up the chest muscles both for strength and appearance. It is generally felt that repetitive lower weight exercise is better than fewer reps at weights at your limit. Most gyms have professionals who can give you good tips in this area and you can also get help from physical therapists. A good diet is useful as well. ...Read more

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My right side chest was pain?

My right side chest was pain?

Chest pain: If you have severe pain or difficulty breathing - then please medical assessment. ...Read more

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I have been pain in my chest

Go to ER: It is impossible to diagnose something like this without a thorough history and physical, drug exposures, etc, especially with something as potentially critical as chest pain. Go to the er or see a doctor urgently. ...Read more