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Rattling In The Chest
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
Could be.: There are many causes for pain like this, and it's not possible to determine the exact cause without an exam and maybe some tests. Most causes are benign and resolve without specific treatment. You might want to try an over the counter acid blocker (omeprazole or ranitidine are examples) and see if you get relief, and if not consult a physician if the pain persists. ...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
Can a knot in the upper left back (roughly chest high) cause tightness and pain in the center of the chest, worsened by motion/deep inhalations?
Doctor can evaluate: A "knot in the upper left back" means different things to different people. It can mean a cyst or other lump in the skin, it can be a growth of the bone, it can be a mass arising from the muscle, etc... So, an exam by a doctor will be needed. If the "knot" is connected or related to something deeper in the rib cage or inside the chest, then it may be related to the described symptoms. ...Read more
Acute?......: An acute cough, present for less than 3 weeks, is usually due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This leads to increased sputum production, which could account for the "rattling in the chest." if it is due to a bacterial infection, antibiotics are typically prescribed so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Er: You should be evaluated immediately to rule out any cardiac issues. ...Read more
Sometimes: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the small joints between the sternum-breast bone - and the ribs. Costchondritis is often idiopathic - meaning we don't know what causes it, but is frequently assumed to be viral in origin. At other times it is directly related to exercise using the upper extremities or trauma to the chest. It can move around the chest, but discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Without a chest x-ray it is difficult to tell. Your symptoms sound like you could have pneumonia or bronchitis. I would see a doctor today especially if your shortness of breath is worsening. You can also try taking your albuterol inhaler every 4-6 hours, stop smoking, and try Mucinex (guaifenesin) that is over the counter to help get up the mucous. Ibuprofen may also help with the pain from the cough. ...Read more
Having sharp constant chest pains around the center of the chest, worsened by walking, expanding the chest and exhaling and palpation. Not sick. Help,?
Chest pain: How old are you? how long do you hurt and what is the severity, quality of the pain, do you have any associated medical problem? with the minimal information you had given there is variety of condition could be considered ranging from benign chondritis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, pericarditis,pleuritis, severe problem like aortic dissection. Call the consult line to discuss in detail or see your ...Read more
Chest discomfort feeling of stock in the throat what is the problem there pain radiates in the back?
Emergent Evaluation: Symptoms as described here (without any other information) require emergent evaluation in an emergency room - the primary concern being lac of oxygen to the heart muscle or "heart attack". Symptoms as described can represent other conditions, but the issues with the heart must be ruled out first. ...Read more