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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

Rolling the dice?: Jim Henson, the Muppet creator died from pneumonia after putting off getting treated until too late. If yours is a minor viral infection this may work, as it did before antibiotics, if not there are no home treatments. The choice is yours, they will not turn you away from an ER. ...Read more

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Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?

Primary care: General medical problems are best addressed first by your family doctor, usually a specialist in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Many women see a specialist in Ob-Gyne as their primary care physician. If the primary care doctor sees a reason to consult a specialist based on their evaluation or testing, they will send you to the appropriate doctors! ...Read more

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I pediatric doctor I noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose. Breathing by mouth. On auscultation chest clear what is treat?

I pediatric doctor I noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose. Breathing by mouth. On auscultation chest clear what is treat?

Runny nose: The details aren't specific enough to answer clearly. If the child has a low grade temperature it may be one of many common viral illnesses. Is there is an irritant in the home, this also can lead to chronic cough and runny nose: cigarette smoke! Is the child gaining weight well, what is the family history? So it is important to follow up with a pediatrician to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's lumbar or thoracic vertabrae?

How do doctors determine if it's lumbar or thoracic vertabrae?

Imaging: When we refer to lumbar and thoracic vertebrae we typically reference specific anatomic levels. Aside from occasional variability, most people have 5 lumbar levels that reside above the sacrum and 12 thoracic segments above that. Although most levels adjacent are similar each vertebra varies anatomically as you move further away. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Physiatrist: A vascular surgeon can find & operate. The operation is notoriously ineffective in many, but not all. A physiatrist can also diagnose. Unfortuntely, many neurologists disbelieve tos because their studies cannot detect. An experienced physical therapist is best clinician to lead way to improvement & without surgery. See my discussion on chronic pain board at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Looking for a doc in the LI/nyc area that specializes in thoracic outlet syndrome. My symptoms correspond with TOS. EMG/NCV normal but still symptoms?

Looking for a doc in the LI/nyc area that specializes in thoracic outlet syndrome. My symptoms correspond with TOS. EMG/NCV normal but still symptoms?

Speak to your doctor: Your doctor first will guide you, to establish diagnosis then will refer you, as you are aware there are several great hospitals in your area. ...Read more

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Hi doc., what should I do to cure dextroscoliosis thoracic spine?

Hi doc., what should I do to cure dextroscoliosis thoracic spine?

Only if scoliosis is: Flexible & due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is surgery if indicated but curve may not be fully corrected. Bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth may control curve progression and if curve over 50 degrees in adult then surgery. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a doctor near los angeles who specializes in thoracic outlet syndrome. I don't have a diagnosis yet. How can I get a referral?

Ask your family doc!: I guess I'm confused. Why look for a doctor to treat thoracic outlet syndrome if you don't have a diagnosis? Wouldn't it be better to get a diagnosis first? Regardless, your family physician (who can assist you in reaching a diagnosis) can also refer you to someone who can treat you appropriately. Are you prepared to pay out of pocket? If not, limit yourself to those who accept your insurance. ...Read more

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What is a tortuous thoracic aorta? Is it serious? Do I need to do anything? My doctor doesn't seem to be worried but then again he never seems to

What is a tortuous thoracic aorta? Is it serious? Do I need to do anything? My doctor doesn't seem to be worried but then again he never seems to

Uusally normal: This is a common finding on a chest x-ray and in most cases is simply a slight twist in the otherwise normal curvature of the aorta. Uusally not serious. If you wish to be certain, a cardiologist can do an echocardiogram and in most cases determine if anything else, such an an aneurysm is present. Unfortunately "tortuous" is only a description, not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just had two mri studies completed, cervical and thoracic. Is there somewhere online that I can send the studies and have a doctor interpret them?

I just had two mri studies completed, cervical and thoracic. Is there somewhere online that I can send the studies and have a doctor interpret them?

Try CONCIERGE: You are posting on HealthTap BASIC, an interactive site that provides free public health information to members. HealthTap's premium services include CONCIERGE, in which patients call in to see their doctors via virtual e-Medicine visits. To help interpret a CT or MRI scan, one can ask for a Radiology specialist. If there are many images, it may take more than one virtual visit to review them. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

Should I go to the doctor? I think I jammed my finger in gym class today, but I'm not too sure. It's not swollen or bent, it just hurts a lot when I'm writing, typing or texting.

I: I would ice the finger and take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to help prevent swelling. Also refrain from using the finger (e.G typing / texting). If the pain does not subside in a day then have the finger examined, and if necessary x-ray'd. Even though it may not be broken, you could have sustained ligament damage. If you find that you have lost the range of motion in the finger you should seek help. ...Read more

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What can doppler wave form of the left internal thoracic artery teach doctors?

What can doppler wave form of the left internal thoracic artery teach doctors?

Flow: This is not a commonly used technique, but it can show flow and patency of the vessel. ...Read more

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Who would be the best doctor to do thoracic surgery? I can't handle this pain for the rest of my life and it's not really a life.

Who would be the best doctor to do thoracic surgery? I can't handle this pain for the rest of my life and it's not really a life.

A Thoracic surgeon: I am not trying to be flippant, but I have no idea what your pain is from. There is no information here. If you feel that your pain is chest related, you should see a thoracic surgeon. Otherwise, a pain specialist may be your best bet. ...Read more

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I have several issues with my lower and thoracic regions of my back. My knee feels like its broke. Is this serious? My ortho doc says spinal inj?

I have several issues with my lower and thoracic regions of my back. My knee feels like its broke. Is this serious? My ortho doc says spinal inj?

Can be difficult: AT your age this can be difficult. Does your doctor feel you have arthritis. Have you had back surgery in the past. Do you have osteoporosis.? And how has your doctor made the dx of spinal injury. Do you have prior dx of any type of arthritis of joints. This may be osteoarthritis. This is the most common disorder involving all of these areas. Please see a rheumatologist or your primary care doc. ...Read more

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I broke a vertebrae in the thoracic part of my back 20yrs ago. Now my doctor says my vertebrae around the area are wedging&very sore. Any suggestions?

I broke a vertebrae in the thoracic part of my back 20yrs ago. Now my doctor says my vertebrae around the area are wedging&very sore. Any suggestions?

Rehab, meds, other: Compression fractures in the back characteristically appear as wedge deformities on an xray. Treatment may be medication for pain control, rehabilitation program focusing on extension exercises, bracing may help. Surgery may be indicated for instability, neurologic compromise. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u see all of the thoracic aorta with echocardiogram or just the root, ascendens and arch? If u ask the doc if ha can look at all of the aorta?

Can u see all of the thoracic aorta with echocardiogram or just the root, ascendens and arch? If u ask the doc if ha can look at all of the aorta?

No: Echocardiogram can evaluate aortic root and part of ascending aorta/arch and part of descending aorta. Depending on quality of images, echocardiogram maybe sufficient sometimes. If you want the whole aorta evaluated MRI or CT scan is recommended. ...Read more

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Middle back pain for months.1 Thoracic vertebrae hurts when pressed for 1 wk. Causes? Doctor doesn't think it's serious. No hx of trauma, no fevers.

Second opinion: NOt sure what the problem but would get a second opinion. This may not be serious but if you are worried it merits being checked out. Note that at your young age the liklihood is small that there is any serious issue.
May only be muscular. ...Read more