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Sunken Chest Cavity
Ache on left top chest only when breathing deeply from chest
The deeper, the more noticeable chest ache
Fine with diaphram breathing
No other symptoms?
Probably muscular: Probably musculoskeletal pain, due to muscle tightness or strain. Could also be a more severe cause of inflammation in the lung sometimes issues like blood clot however if not having shortness of breath I would try stretching and icing the affected area. If no relief, I would recommend following up with your primary care physician to rule out something more serious. ...Read more
Maybe: Pectus excavatum is more common in folks with marfan-like illness, who in turn are more likely to have "barlow" degenerative mitral valve disease which in turn predisposes a person to supraventricular tachycardia. Your physician may give you an rx, but ask also about getting into really good aerobic shape to manage the svt -- generally this works great and may keep you off meds. ...Read more
Shortness of breath, chest tightness/discomfort that moves around & dizziness x 2 months. O2, chest X-ray, echo normal. Overall health. Anxiety?
Depends: It's hard for me to imagine the pain of a collapsed lung ( I have not have one) but i can imagine the sob. In sinus problem you cough and can cause pain, even rib fracture which was ruled out by xr. I can also cause sudden pulls on the intercostals, hence chest wall pain. The inflammation from the same cause as the sinus problem, even viral etiology, can cause pleurisy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually on the Left: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur on the left 85% of the time and are posterior (bochdalek hernia), most the rest are located on the right posteriorly. About 2% occur anteriorly in the middle (morgagni hernia). Adults can get hiatal hernias on the left, because that is where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm to reach the stomach. Trauma and surgery can cause diaphragmatic hernias too. ...Read more
After a fall, having pain in chest, bruise on Left breast, xray neg diagnosed bruised ribs if deep breath pain, hear/feel fluid in chest Why?
Further evaluation: Since you're still having other symptoms that would not be explained by a bruised rib you need to further evaluation to clarify your symptoms ...Read more
Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more
Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause?
Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD: The simple answer is YES! However, I don't understand why your specialist is not treating you better! Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Rib cage pain with movement & deep breath. Chest and upper back feel tight. A little congested. Blood clot or chest cold?
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