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Still In Pain After 2 Months Chest Wall Contusion
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
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 pain on my left chest wall below armpit. No other symptoms for two days. What would cause it? Please help Thanks
Muscular?: Had any physical activity that strained the muscle? ...Read more
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
How long does it take for chest wall pull/strain to heal? Lifted 40-lb daughter awkwardly a wk ago and still have level 1 or 2 pain with some motions.
Up to 2 weeks: It can take anywhere from few days to 2 weeks. ...Read more
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
I had quad bypass surgery April 1, 2010. Still today, I have occasional chest-wall pain. It's so tender, it pains me sometimes just to touch the skin.
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
I injured l shoulder 4 july & still severe pain shoulder/neck/chest wall. No fracture or tissue damage on mri. I have chronic peripheral neuropathy post chemo 2007 & 2009, bilateral mastect. Pls help!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
What does it mean "homogenous opacity is seen in left basal zone with obliteration of left CP angle and opacity along left chest wall"?
The doctor: Is seeing a density in the left lung base and along the chest wall. ...Read more
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
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
Maybe Pneumothorax: One possible outcome is a peumothorax (air in the space between chest wall ; lung). ...Read more
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