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33yrs old smoker persistent cough, right sided back ache, fatigue, no weight loss, healthy appetite, anxiety leads me to believe I have lung cancer?

Possible; unlikely: Lung cancers are rare in patients your age, but they do occur. You should see your doc about these symptoms, as you will need some further evaluation. This could be a number of other things as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I have a cough,when i cough my back is aching?

I have a cough,when i cough my back is aching?

Possible: infection or inflammation of the lungs or the pleural sac that surrounds the lungs. You must be examined and x-rayed asap. ...Read more

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Chesty cough, blocked noise, hurts where my ribs r when i cough and my back.Aches and pains, my neck.Think my gland r swollen, but throat not sore. Flu?

Chesty cough, blocked noise, hurts where my ribs r when i cough and my back.Aches and pains, my neck.Think my gland r swollen, but throat not sore. Flu?

Probably viral: Sounds like upper respiratory infection or flu caused by virus. Coughing hard can elicit soreness in ribs. Sometimes pleuritis, inflammation of lining of lungs can mimic rib pain. If symptoms get worse and difficulty with high fever and change in severity of symptoms, should contact your physician. Sometimes superimposed bacterial infection can occur.Smoking will worsen cough. ...Read more

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I have a cough and my upper back aches a lot, is the aches normal with cough?

I have a cough and my upper back aches a lot, is the aches normal with cough?

Muscle spasms: Most likely your back and shoulder muscles are in spasm from the forceful coughing. If the cough worsens and you have fever or shortness of breath you should see your doctor to make sure the pain is not due to pleurisy or pneumonia. ...Read more

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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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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