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Should I be re-examined after a chest wall contusion if I'm still in pain after 8 weeks?

Should I be re-examined after a chest wall contusion if I'm still in pain after 8 weeks?

YES!: If you have any type of chest pain, it should be properly evaluated by a medical professional. You would not want to make things worse. ...Read more

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Should I be retests if I still have pain after a chest wall contusion 10 weeks ago?

Should I be retests if I still have pain after a chest wall contusion 10 weeks ago?

10 weeks seems long: But it depends on the pain (worse with cough and sneeze; always there: getting worse or just not completely better). Have you taken any medications for it? Trouble breathing? Were you x-rayed at the start? If you were seen by a professional, call them back. ...Read more

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When should chest wall and should contusion pain subside? It has now been a month since I was injured, but the pain is making me feel worthless.

A while: It can take a while for a musculoskeletal injury to heal, especially if there's an injury to the neurovascular bundle in the chest wall. That being said, if you're still having the same amount of pain 4-6 weeks after the initial injury then you should be re-evaluated by your physician. Don't lose hope, it may take time but you will heal. ...Read more

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I have a contusion to my right shoulder and chest wall and cannot take nsaids. The rib pain is intense and I was injured a month ago. What can Ido?

I have a contusion to my right shoulder and chest wall and cannot take nsaids. The rib pain is intense and I was injured a month ago. What can Ido?

Topical: You could try a topical pain reliever. Some pharmacists compound their own. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is effective (NSAID but topical so you may be able to use it) and is a prescription med. Maybe try a chiropractor or osteopath for gentle manipulation. ...Read more

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I have a large breast tumor stuck to my chest wall but my breasts are small. Can I still get it operated on?

I have a large breast tumor stuck to my chest wall but my breasts are small. Can I still get it operated on?

Yes, but chemo first: It sounds like you will need chemotherapy. If you have breast cancer, and it is large, your doctor will likely advise you to have chemotherapy before surgery. This is called "neoadjuvant" chemotherapy. It will help shrink the cancer, which will make it easier to remove surgically. I have watched tumors the size of a baseball shrink to almost nothing with chemotherapy! Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Had a shot of toradol two days ago for chest wall pain gave mr naproxen 500mg to take for the pain how long to wait before I take naproxen?

Chest pains: Toradol is a great medication, however, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Uninsured w/varied chest wall pain. Doc says its muscles/tension, that I have a "1 in a million chance" of heart attack, but im still terrified- help!?

Chest wall: Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help. Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically chest pain related to the heart is low in your age group but does happen. Look it at your family. If someone died before 50 from a heart attack you should be concerned, if not - don't be. ...Read more

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What can cause chest wall pain?

Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chest wall pain?

What is the definition or description of: Chest wall pain?

See below: Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which isn't reproducible with palpation) ...Read more

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How to prevent chest wall pain.

1st, sort out basis: Chest wall pain: many origins; commonly recognized include: skin, intercostal muscles, cartilage (connecting ribs to ribs & ribs to sternum), pleuritic (chest wall inner lining and/or lining of lung surfaces), bone, esophagus, heart and/or within the lungs, & the list goes on. Step 1: learn the anatomy. & 2. Work on seeing what either induces or more clearly: what changes the pain, when present. ...Read more

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Is chest wall pain always painful to pressure?

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why chest wall pain won't go away?

Depends: On the cause. Unable to comment without further info. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

Multiple: Early: intravenous pain meds
oral pain meds, narcotics early and nsaids later
we use some local injections, or pain infusers in some folks after specific operations. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infection of the chest wall?

What are the symptoms of an infection of the chest wall?

Depends on where: Depending on where in the chestwall an infection is, the symptoms will be different. Symptoms also depend on how big and how bad the infection is. A small boil in the skin would look like a reddened pimple that hurts when pressed. A deeper infection may feel like heat, pain, firmness, swelling, fever, etc... Unusual symptoms should be checked by a doctor, as deeper infections may not be obvious. ...Read more

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Can chest wall pain feel like burning or squeezing sensation?

Cheat pain: Absolutely, although pain related to a direct injury usually does not present in this fashion. However, heart attacks can result in chest pain, pressure/squeezing and burning sensation. While unlikely in a patient of your age, you should see your doctor. "Chest pain" can come from many things, including reflux of acid from the stomach to the throat. Medical examination will be important. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Is it possible to have a chest wall that caves in and protrudes but not have Marfan syndrome?

Yes: Normal people sometimes have a chestwall deformities. One should not worry about Marfan syndrome unless one has several of the physical appearance features (then a doctor's evaluation should be obtained). Having just one of the physical appearance features in an otherwise normal individual does not necessarily suggest Marfan syndrome or any other problem. ...Read more

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I have chest wall pain, I easily get tired. But am motivated to quit smokeing. Anyone can help?

I have chest wall pain, I easily get tired. But am motivated to quit smokeing. Anyone can help?

Co: With your symptoms, you need a full check up with blood tests etc. You may have test your thyroid levels. Good that you are quitting smoking. See your doc soon. ...Read more

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Had X-ray's yesterday, shown some sort of metal object in the chest area. How is this removed if not in trachea, but in chest wall?

Had X-ray's yesterday, shown some sort of metal object in the chest area. How is this removed if not in trachea, but in chest wall?

Surgery if in chest: Most likely needs to be removed by surgery. Have you ever been shot at or been in a war and had shrapnel sprayed on you? I would correlate with your past history of trauma or surgery in this region. ...Read more

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Thickened pluera 4.2mm along left posterolateral chest wall which is Small loculated with internal septation in left cp angle n not asprable?

PLEURAL THICKENING: Pleural thickening needs further evaluation. You need an exam, labs and 3 AM SPUTUM samples for culture and sensitivity, Fungal Smear and culture. AFB smear and Culture (TB SCREEN). Also a Pulmonary consult with potential Bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain for a month and non itchy bumbs on chest _?

Chest wall pain for a month and non itchy bumbs on chest _?

Exam: I suggest a physical exam and chest xray. The bumps could be a hair follicle inflammation or shingles- make an appointment this week. ...Read more

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It's the chest wall, when I breathe in it hurts,?

It's the chest wall, when I breathe in it hurts,?

See your doctor: Have your doctor check your chest, and hear you breathe, so s/he can listen to your breath sounds, and make sure your lungs are okay. If they are, then s/he'll check your ribs, to make sure that your ribs aren't inflamed. If you notice it more upon breathing in or only when exhaling out, it's pointing to ribs or musculoskeletal issues. Get it checked out soon. ...Read more

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I have chest wall pain, and it goes to my breast--what could be causing this?

I have chest wall pain, and it goes to my breast--what could be causing this?

Multiple 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. 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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If you puncture a chest wall what can you expect to happen?

Maybe Pneumothorax: One possible outcome is a peumothorax (air in the space between chest wall ; lung). ...Read more

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What is chest wall pain?

Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor. ...Read more