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Congestion In Upper Chest
Having symptoms like shallow breathing, nose congestion, pinching pain in upper back near spine and occasionally left arm, sinus pressure, tightness?
Chest/neck tight: Likely upper respiratory infection. May be viral or bacterial such as strep (have seen neck tightness with strep) or mycoplasma. Do you have a headache? fever?Can you bend your neck ? The neck stiffness is worrisome as could be meningitis(viral meningitis-bacterial one is very ill) . So would seek medical attention in ER as soon as possible.May need antibiotics. ...Read more
Non specific: We really to know what part of your body is swollen. Is it the breast ? Is it the shoulder ? Is it soft tissue ? I recommend that you see your pcp and have through history and physical examination . Good luck. ...Read more
Been having twinge pain in upper left chest;dry mouth;slight swelling in ankles;stuffy head and nose
Varied symptoms: A viral upper respiratory tract infection or allergies could be the cause of the stuffy head. The chest discomfort is nonspecific and could be the harbinger of a bronchial infection or may simply be a muscular irritability. None of these explain ankle swelling which has various causes such as vein insufficiency, heart, liver, or kidney disorders. If symptoms persist or worsen visit your physician. ...Read more
Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain i all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?
Here are some ...: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more
Pain in upper left abdomen. Upper abdomen turns blue throughout the day. Hear rattling noise in chest when take deep breath.
Mgt/follow up: You may have an infection of the lungs which sometimes can present as upper abdominal pain. If you are hearing rattling in the chest, a follow up visit is suggested with your doctor. Monitor your temperature and follow your asthma action plan. A virtual consult may be scheduled to review your findings as well. ...Read more
Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Er: You should be evaluated immediately to rule out any cardiac issues. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This cannot be anwered in this setting. There are many possible causes including indigestion, acid reflux, costochondritis, pleurisy, muscular pain, shoulder arthritis etc. Heart disease is on the list but, at your age, only if you smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. ...Read more
Well, with only that: I would have to recommend you see a doctor right away to rule out a heart condition if this is the very first time you are experiencing the symptom and if you have risk factors such as a positive family history, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes mellitus (which you have) etc. ...Read more
Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose, with upper back pain when breathing in deeply, with headache in front of head, is this cold related?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more
I'm experiencing soreness and tightness in my lower throat,back of neck and upper chest. No cough and am breathing fine. Not reflux?
More info needed.: Does the throat soreness and tightness occur with swallowing. Does this and the upper chest tightness occur with exercise or stress. Are the symptoms continuous or intermittent. What is your age. Do the symptoms occur at night when you are laying down. Are they associated with eating, or with specific foods. How long has this been going on? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The upper back muscle spasms can sometimes very quickly radiate around the chest to the front causing a "vise-like" compression sensation with shortness of breath or inability to take a deep breathe ... Usually self-limited in duration lasting several minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal BP 116/70 pulse 65 Just took it 108/65 100 I am resting right now Feel fine except for a bit of congestion in way upper chest concerns?
I have a lot of upper chest congestion, phlegm, swollen pitted tonsils. My left tonsil has two actual "holes" separated by a tiny bit tissue together ?
Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more
I have a "headache"-like pain in my lower throat/very top of upper chest. Worse with breathing/bending over. No congestion. Would love your thoughts?
Chest/Upper Chest congestion after 2 month bronchitis,trying to clear it up by coughing but my cough is dry + not producing any suptum anymore. Xray returned normal and already on steroids/antibiotics?
Cough: Many times after bronchitis/pneumonia cough can last for months as your airway linings heal. They are very irritated. What is known as a beta 2 agonist inhaler can help. Syndrome known as post infectious tussive syndrome. It will get better but can take 3-6mo in some cases to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest congestion: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Try these tips:: Avoid milk as it can increase mucus production in many people. Increase your water intake to help loosen the phlem. Take a hot shower and breathe the steam or boil water on the stove. Many hots teas are soothing such as mullen and honey. Do not give honey to children or infants. Any cough lasting longer than one week should be evaluated by a doctor just in case infection is present. ...Read more
Need to see Doc : Chest congestion may have different causes, it could be cold, viral infections, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or fluids from heart trouble. If symptoms persists need to see a doc, and possibly a chest radiograph to make sure there is no fluid in lungs. Hence, treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more
Be clear: What is stubborn means ? How lond do you have it how often? Is it seasonal ? Any family member has it? Tke some decogetant and nucolytic stuff too. Lot of water. ...Read more
Yes: It can, by itself, or in combination with pleural fluid. ...Read more
Physician visit: Could be many causes. Recommend you consult a physician and if you are a smoker-stop! ...Read more
Chest congestion: Try having a steam vaporiser in ur bedroom and put soem liquid vicks in the water. This maight help u breathe easier. Also if it is reallly bad u shsould see ur doc to make sure u do nto have any bronchits or pneumonia or wheezing. If u have wheezing u need to have bronchodialtor and if it si bronchitis or pneumonia u might need antibiotics. ...Read more
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