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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Doctor Treats Thoracic Outletsyndrom

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How would doctors recommend I treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

How would doctors recommend I treat pain from thoracic output syndrome. Or pinched nerve in shoulder.?

Find a good PT: Soft tissue and muscle can create thoracic outlet syndrome as well as anatomic abnormalities from having extra ribs in the neck. See a physician for an MRI and a good physical therapist for soft tissue therapy. ...Read more

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Do doctors, during surgery really remove a rib to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

Do doctors, during surgery really remove a rib to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: Thoracic out let syndrome is caused by narrowing of the space in the chest that contains the nerves (brachial plexus) and arteries (axillary artery and veins). Sometimes an extra rib, called the cervical rib narrows the space. Usually it is the 1st rib and the anterior scalene muscle. Surgery to remove the 1st rib and the ant scalene muscle can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a thoracic spine MRI with dye?

What type of doctor can order a thoracic spine MRI with dye?

Any: Any type of doctor can order this type of mri, however if there is a back problem it would be best to be seen by a doctor with experience in this condition (neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, some internists or family medicine doctors, etc) to make sure that this is the correct test. ...Read more

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Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?

Can a cyst or tumor on my thoracic spine be caused by a serious motorcycle accident? What type of doctor should I see for this?

See a neurosurgeon: It is unlikely that the previous accident has caused your spinal problem.
You need further evaluation which can be done either by a neurosurgeon or by an orthopedic doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I find a doctor to treat lymphangioma in the chest of an adult?

How do I find a doctor to treat lymphangioma in the chest of an adult?

Dr. With experience: Should consult physician with experience in therapy of congenital lesions. Cystic lymphangioma can be treated by surgeon or by noninvasive technique by interventional radiologist with instillation of sclerosing chemical agents that can shrink the cavities of lesion. Sometimes requires combination of chemical therapy and surgery.Consistency of lesion usually depicted by ultrasound exam ...Read more

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Do doctors in ers treat chest pain in teenagers seriously?

Do doctors in ers treat chest pain in teenagers seriously?

Yes: Chest pain is always treated seriously, especially as diabetes and obesity becomes a bigger problem in adolescents, along with the ever-present risk of drug abuse. Rarely does chest pain signify something serious in this age group but a proper history and physical examination will be done, followed by tests and labs if needed. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the injury, your primary md may be able to help you or perhaps refer you to a thoracic surgeon or trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pimples from my chest and back?

How would doctors recommend I treat pimples from my chest and back?

Back and Chest Acne: If there is any scarring, seek immediate medical attention as it may get worse.

Over-the-counter benzyl peroxide wash used once daily can be very effective in treating acne on the back and chest. It will bleach one's towels, so use ones that you do not like. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, could you please tell me what is the best way to treat acid reflux, I am feeling chest burning after having a meal?

Hello Doctor, could you please tell me what is the best way to treat acid reflux, I am feeling chest burning after having a meal?

Heart burn: Heart burn in a 30 year old means your diet needs some re-evaluation. Caffeine and high sugar or processed fat products can be a problem. For now take Over the counter ranitidine twice a day, go on clear broth and lower caffeine intake. Ginger and cumin help with digestion. ...Read more

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I'm having strange type of pain in between chest and stomach area from past 3-4 days including many burps. Well my doctor said that its a problem?

I'm having strange type of pain in between chest and stomach area from past 3-4 days including many burps. Well my doctor said that its a problem?

Epigastric pain: Pain in the upper abdomen may be from stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, etc, at your age suspect most probably stomach related, may have bad irritation or an ulcer. Have it checked out and treated. ...Read more

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What is the best type (genre/specialty) of doctor to see for help in resolving non-cardiac chest pain due to musculoskeletal or tension issues?

General doctor: See your general doctor. You don't need a specialist for that. The pain will go away soon. If it recurs and it's again due to tension, you may need to discuss this with a psychiatrist - to manage stress in your life. ...Read more

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Asd - 1.1cm, lot of chest pain, nausea, nails become blue, constantly headaches very weak even when have proper diet. Doc say asd can b treat with medicine?

Asd - 1.1cm, lot of chest pain, nausea, nails become blue, constantly headaches very weak even when have proper diet. Doc say asd can b treat with medicine?

There may be now: Eisenmenger complex which is the reversal of flow through the shunt. You may need to see a cardiologist to determine. Once there is pulmonary hypertension, it would be difficult to repair. I don't usually disagree with other doctors but you need a specialist's opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of doc to diagnose headache, fatigue, ab. Pain, neck pain, side chest pain. When no one can figure it out, who to see other than my fnp, &er doc

Moans, bones...: Abdominal groans. The above are symptoms of parathyroid disease. I would start with an endocrinologist at this time. May be able to lump all these symptoms together. Or, more likely, explain some. Attack one piece at a time. Move on to a neurologist for headache. Gi doc or general surgeon for abdominal pain. Etc. ...Read more

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I am having problems breathing deep. My legs and feet hurt all the time. What type of doctor should I see. I have pains in my chest sometimes.

I am having problems breathing deep. My legs and feet hurt all the time. What type of doctor should I see. I have pains in my chest sometimes.

Emergency room: Ultimately, a primary care doctor is the type that would be a good start. All that being said, if you are having chest pain, difficulty breathing, and pain/swelling in the legs; I would actually recommend you go to the ER immediately to make sure you do not have a pulmonary embolus or cardiac condition.. ...Read more

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What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling? Duration is 4 months. Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling? Duration is 4 months. Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

Chest pain: An ekg does not rule out coronary artery disease. Stress test may reveal coronary artery disease. If stress test is negative and you continue to have chest tightness, coronary angiography is necessary to rule in or rule out coronary disease. ...Read more

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I was just dxed w/ small pericardial effusion. I am short of breath and keep getting low BP and chest pressure. But my doc won't treat. Why?

I was just dxed w/ small pericardial effusion. I am short of breath and keep getting low BP and chest pressure. But my doc won't treat. Why?

Pericardial eff: Pericardial effusion is never normal so the question here is: why do you have it? The answer likely explains your symptoms. Cardiac tamponade can cause low BP and shortness of breath but your doctor doesn't feel you have this. The treatment is to stick a needle into the pericardial sac and drain the fluid which carries risk (potentially lethal) and shouldn't be done without a valid indication. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat pneumonia from home? I have been sick for a week now with lots of chest congestion. Possibly pneumonia. I don't have a job and am new to the town I'm in so don't have money to pay a doctor. I have been resting as much as poss

What is the best way to treat pneumonia from home? I have been sick for a week now with lots of chest congestion. Possibly pneumonia. I don't have a job and am new to the town I'm in so don't have money to pay a doctor. I have been resting as much as poss

If: If you have fever, shortness of breath, worsening cough then you must go to the emergency room. You will not be turned away. If you do have pneumonia it can be life threatening and you will need treatment. If you present to a county hospital they should be able to assist you as far as financial issues are concerned. Also they should be able to give you a list or free or low cost clinics in your area where you can be seen for diabetes and hypertension.
All the best. ...Read more