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Doctor insights on: Sudden Burning Upper Back And Chest Pain And Thyroid Nodule

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?

I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need  F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal  ringlike calcifi?

Yes you do: Calcification in the thyroid usually get attention. Especially when seen on CT. See your doctor to further find out the nature of the calcification ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! boil on r.Leg too...Should i go on to the er?

Thyroid nodule, upper thigh pain/burning! boil on r.Leg too...Should i go on to the er?

The ER: Can't help with a thyroid nodule. A lower leg (calf?) boil is unlikely to cause thigh discomfort in the absence of extensive soft tissue infection which would cause skin redness, pain, and fever. Overall, unless you feel acutely ill, visiting your family clinician is likely the best route. ...Read more

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I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?

I am having back and chest pain, two xrays showed nodule on mid left lung, having CT  wed. Could also have opacified sinus sphenoid? Pneumonia?

Pneumonia unlikely: If only back/chest pain symptoms, pneumonia unlikely--expect cough, phlegm, fever, malaise. Chest pain on deep breathing may indicate pleurisy, probably viral in origin. Opacified sinus probably related to nasal mucosal irritation from smoking. Agree with planned eval of nodule. Look for other causes of back and chest pain--new exercise? New position in work? ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have been having upper back and chest pain for the last 3 days. Sometimes dull, others stabbing?

See your doctor ASAP: 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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Every morning i wake up with a upper back and chest pain. It goes away during the day. Should i be worry about it. Why I am having this pain?

Every morning i wake up with a upper back and chest pain. It goes away during the day. Should i be worry about it. Why I am having this pain?

Arthritis?: Have you had upper body trauma or arthritis? The description fits neck or upper back trauma or degenerative spinal arthritis if you are older -- please check with your doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more