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Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Aeration: The method of tapping on the chest is called percussion. It is done to different parts of the body. On the chest, the doctor is making sure the lungs are filled with air and not fluid or infection. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with OCD. My Doc advised me Clomipramine 150mg BD but it suddenly heightened my anxiety more.Foot tapping increases as well. Advise plz?

I am diagnosed with OCD. My Doc advised me Clomipramine 150mg BD but it suddenly heightened my anxiety more.Foot tapping increases as well. Advise plz?

See MD: You're taking a hefty dose of clomipramine plus Risperidal (?dose) which have numerous side effects and some drug interactions. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist if you're not currently. These medications must be closely monitored for safety reasons and therapeutic effect. ...Read more

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Why did doctors tap on people's chests?

Why did doctors tap on people's chests?

Fading art: Tapping on chests allows for the hearing of the sounds produced by the underlying lungs. It can indicate an area of density which can be a clue to pneumonia. It is part of classical physical examination, an art that is fading in this era of laboratory medicine. ...Read more

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Doctors ran tests and it came out that I have g.e.r.d can that cause chest pain?

Doctors ran tests and it came out that I have g.e.r.d can that cause chest pain?

Yes: Gerd may cause chest pain. Usually the chest is commonly described as a burning sensation. Commonly pain is not associated with labored breathing. Following GERD precautions are very helpful ...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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I have 2 holes in the left side of my chest from gunshot. How will the emts and doctors fix this?

I have 2 holes in the left side of my chest from gunshot. How will the emts and doctors fix this?

Confusing Story: I am not sure where this question comes from. If you have gun shots in your chest i would hope you are in the hospital and that the medical team there is trying to save your life. If you are planning on shooting yourself and this is a cry for help please get some help from your community so you can choose life over suicide. If you are planning a homicide please please give your gun away.. ...Read more