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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Question detail: It started out a sharp pain when i inhale. Now that area feels bruised. Now I have a popping feeling when I exhale in the same spot. What could it be          
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   could you please describe your symptom in deatil?
User :   Well it in my left lung
User :   Like i saidIt started pout a sharpo pain when i take a deep breath
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, occupation, height, weight, details of past medical illness if any
Doctor :   since when are you facing this symptom?
Doctor :   are there any other associated symptoms?
User :   45, female, housewife, 5ft3in,120 pounds
User :   Dont type fast at all
User :   I've had a cough along with everyone in my household for the past month
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   are you all taking any medications for it?
User :   Yes
User :   They had me on the 3 day antibiotic
Doctor :   you can have a detailed discussion with me if you feel you need more time
User :   Cough medicines
Doctor :   by going for the live chat package
User :   inhalers
Doctor :   ok
User :   The only thing they havent tried is Pretnizone
Doctor :   i would recommend a repeat examination for you and your family members
Doctor :   to see if the infection is still there
User :   I planned on that tomorrow morning
Doctor :   and see if any other antibiotic could help eradicate it
User :   In the meantime ,I'm anxious to know what it is I'm feeling
User :   Question detail: It started out a sharp pain when i inhale. Now that area feels bruised. Now I have a popping feeling when I exhale in the same spot. What could it be
Doctor :   is there chest pain. breathlessness associated?
Doctor :   was any chest x-ray done?
User :   It kind of scares me
User :   yes and no I havent had a chest x-ray
User :   not yet
Doctor :   the exact cause can be made out after repeat examination along with a chest x-ray and PFT tests
User :   The popping in my left lung. Is that normal?
Doctor :   discuss with your doctor about getting them done
User :   I will for sure
Doctor :   it can happen when there is infection
User :   The popping
Doctor :   and a chest x-ray will show if the lung on that part is infected
User :   Its almost like I have a tear in my lung and its getting caught on a rib when I breathe
Doctor :   a tear will lead to more severe symptoms including breathlessness, severe chest pain and chest tightness
User :   Thank you
User :   You have been alot of help
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