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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Black stained sputum. No chest pain. No cough. Xrays negative. Hiv negative. No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella. Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt. No change?

Black stained sputum. No chest pain. No cough. Xrays negative. Hiv negative. No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella. Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt. No change?

Environmental??: There are environmental exposures that can lead to black stained sputum. Have you had a sputum culture done? A sputum culture will identify any bacteria present as well as what antibiotics would best treat it. Seeing an allergist might also be helpful to identify any environmental exposures and how to avoid them, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain?

What can cause chest pain?

Many things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Will slouching cause chest pain?

Will slouching cause chest pain?

CP: Chest pain can be due to- heart attacks, aneurysm, pericarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia, acid reflux, 'gas', esophagitis, pulmonary embolism, gall bladder disease, costochondritis, rib fractures, cancers etc. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is cause of chest pain in child?

What is cause of chest pain in child?

Many: Chest pain most commonly is musculoskeletal in children (it comes from the muscles and bones of the chest). It can also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), pleurisy (pain from the lining of the lungs, usually from infection), or, less commonly, from the heart of large blood vessels. If the pain involves fever, weakness, or difficulty breathing, medical help should be obtained. ...Read more

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What causes a chest pain on the right side?

What causes a chest pain on the right side?

Same as left :o): Pain inside the chest can radiate just as easily to the right as to the left, so would not disregard the symptom just because it is on the right. It still should be evaluated.
It still could be angina, pericarditis, chest muscle wall pain, costochondritis, a lung condition, or an aorta condition. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain when leaning forward?

Chest pain: Chest pain when leaning forward can be caused by chest wall inflammation, costochondritis and pericarditis. There are probably other less frequent causes too. ...Read more

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Could smoking cause chest pain?

Smoking: Smoking can cause chest pain and trigger cardiac events. Smoking is not a healthful practice. ...Read more

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Can propanolol cause chest pain?

Can propanolol cause chest pain?

Propranolol, pain: Highly unlikely. In susceptible people beta blockers can exacerbate reactive airway disease which can then secondarily caused chest discomfort. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain while at rest?

Could be many things: Resting chest pain could be referred from your abdomen, due to problems in the muscles or joints of your chest or your heart to name a few.
Resting chest pain is definitely you should get immediately evaluated as it may be a symptom of something serious. ...Read more

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What can cause ribs pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: I always say if you have chest pain you need to go to the emergency department. Especially since you did not give any more information. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain when you have a cold?

What causes chest pain when you have a cold?

Strain: Coughing strains the intercostal or rib muscles, inflammation of the lining of the lungs, dilation of the wind pipes or inflammation of where the rib bone meets the cartilage. ...Read more

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Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? What are the causes?

Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? What are the causes?

Yes, frequently.: Typically, pneumonitis, bronchitis or pneumonia will cause a "pleuritic" type of chest pain. Due to irritation of the pleura, the outer layer of the lungs. Most often a sharp pain, it will get worse with breathing in deeply. ...Read more

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Can MVP causes chest pain?

Can MVP causes chest pain?

MVP: Chest pain is often attributed to mitral valve prolapse. In my experience it is not common if it really happens. Mitral prolapse is very common and very often without any symptoms at all. If you look mitral prolapse up, you will see chest pain listed as one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause chest pain?

Does lupus cause chest pain?

Yes: It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause chest pain?

Can allergies cause chest pain?

Not usually: Chest pain is often difficult to assess because there are so many structures found there, such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle, and bones. Airborne allergies can cause asthma which is sometimes described as pain or tightness. Food allergies are sometimes associated with eosinophilic esophagitis which sometimes exhibits chest pain as a symptom. If you are having chest pain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy cause chest pain?

Can neuropathy cause chest pain?

Yes: Would be an unusual source but yes its possible. ...Read more

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Does paroxetine cause chest pain?

Does paroxetine cause chest pain?

Not known to: Paxil (paroxetine) side effects do not include chest pain. But they may have in overdose where tachycardia can occur which may itself cause chest pain. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause chest pain?

Can levothyroxine cause chest pain?

Possibly: A dose higher than one needs may cause an elevation of the heart rate or blood pressure that causes the metabolic demand for oxygen by the heart to exceed the ability of the coronary arteries to supply the oxygen, leading to chest discomfort. Thyroid function tests, especially the TSH level, & evaluation by your doctor is prudent, especially if some underlying condition exists, unmasked by the rx. ...Read more

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What could cause aching chest pain?

What could cause aching chest pain?

An Achy Breaky heart: Just kidding, couldn't resist w/ that set-up! Seriously, there are many causes of chest pain (CP) but anterior CP is usually caused by 4 diff etiologies. 1. Cardiac. Heart etiologies are usually triggered by activity. 2. Pulmonary. Usually it is a sharp, pleuritic pain w/ inspiration. 3. GERD. Acid reflux usually causes burning. 4. Chest wall pain. From aching muscles. So need details ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and chest pain?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What kind of muscle can cause chest pain?

Chest pain: Lots of chest pain causes, chest wall muscle, intercostal muscles, lateral chest muscles, smooth muscle of esophagus and if ischemic-heart muscle, the diaphragm may also cause some chest pain ...Read more

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Does boniva (ibandronate) cause chest pain?

Possibly: Boniva (ibandronate) is one of the bisphosphonate class of drugs. The oral forms of these all have the potential to irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn which is a form of chest pain. The proper utilization of this medication, which includes remaining upright until the stomach has empties, can reduce this serious side effect in some people. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of coffee cause chest pain?

Chest pain: It could, usually doesn't but.......... Go see a doctor and get checked out....... ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain during a hot bath?

What could cause chest pain during a hot bath?

Cp/undet etiology: Many causes of chestpain, pulmonary, cardiac, musculosketetal, other, needs further workup. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more

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Can back pain sometimes go to cause chest pain?

It's possible: Your spine send out nerve roots that follow dermatomes - these are innervated areas that extend all the way around your front, side and back in bands. A pinched nerve from disk disease can cause both back and chest pain and we do see it from time to time. See this diagram: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=dermatomes+of+the+back;newwindow=1;rlz=1c1chwa_enus535us535;espv=210;es_sm=122;tbm=isch;source. ...Read more

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How to deal with chest pain caused by allergies?

Cp: This syndrome is similar to asthma and some of the treatments work for both. Speak to your doc. ...Read more

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Can problems with the esophagus cause chest pain?

Can problems with the esophagus cause chest pain?

Yes: Not uncommon to have chest pain with this issue. Sometimes included with the differential diagnosis of causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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What could cause dull chest pain between breasts?

What could cause dull chest pain between breasts?

Chest pain: Hi, the pain is not worse with activity then unlikely to originate from heart, then the pain could be from Stomach (acid reflux), spasm of Esophagus, muscle pain, rib pain. ...Read more

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Can intestinal problem cause chest pain & discomfort?

Can intestinal problem cause chest pain & discomfort?

Sure it can...: Esophagitis/spasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis/gallbladder trouble, intestional spasm etc. Can cause chest pain...There are certain characteristics symptoms each illness cause. Ie. Frequency/crhonology of symptoms which docs use to tease out which problem you most like have...
So if you r having such problems, consult your doc...
Best of luck.. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in a awkward way be a cause of chest pain?

Yes but....: Musculoskeletal problems can be aggravated by prolonged maintenance of physically harmful postures. These pains tend to be transient and often with muscular soreness. But high blood pressure often peaks during sleep and can lead to heart-related symptoms. Coexisting shortness of breath and fatigue are warning signs of something other than musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

Multiple: Thoracoscopy is still surgery. You can still have a broken rib, nerve compression, hematoma, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...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