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Dyspnea problem causing lung infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here.. I WAS IN ER 3 MONTHS AGO CAUSE I COULDNT BREATH, LIGHT HEADED, CHEST PAIN, AND BLURRED VISION. THEY DID X RAYS OF CHEST AND ONLY FOUND A HERNIA. I AM STILL HAVING PROBLEMS. SO BAD I CANT BREATH AND HURTS THAT I HAVE TO TAKE PAIN PILLS TO RELAX IT. BEEN ON STEROIDS FOR 8 WEEKS AND DIDNT HELP. WHAT DO U THINK IT IS?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   IT WAS A SMALL HERNIA. NO ACID RELFUX. ALL MY CHEST AND RIBS HURT JUST TO TOUCH.
Doctor :   Can you explain the chest pain in little bit more detail ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   YES IM HERE
Doctor :   Is the chest pain deep inside or superficial ?
User :   ITS RIGHT BY MY STERNUM BONE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM. FEELS LIKE SOMETHINGS STUCK AND SOMEONE KICKED ME.
Doctor :   ok,
User :   ITS WORSE IN THE MORNING AND EVENINGS. WHEN IT COMES ON IT MAKES IT HARD TO BREATH.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Does the chest pain radiate to the neck , jaw or arm ( left ) ?
User :   NO SOMETIMES MY SHOULDERS. BOTH
Doctor :   ok, is there any relation of the pain to the food ?
Doctor :   Doe the pain reduce or increase after food ingestion ?
User :   BEFORE I EVEN EAT
User :   NO RELATION TO FOOD
Doctor :   do you find relief after eating ?
Doctor :   ok, i get it
User :   NO. I GET UP IT HURTS REAL BAD. EXSPECIALLY IF I BEND OVER, BREATHING STARTS GETTING BAD, I COUGH ALITTLE.
User :   I TAKE PAIN PILL AND STEROID AND IT RELAXES IT THEN IM GOOD TO GO. STARTS BACK UP IN EVENING AROUND 5 AND THEN I DO THE SAME AND OK.
Doctor :   i still consider the Hernia being the cause here you have to be retested for the same , as it could have worsened
Doctor :   Also a lung pathology cannot be ruled out
User :   WENT TO MY DOC TODAY AND HE COULDNT EVEN TOUCH ME WITHOUT IT HURTING.
Doctor :   if the Xray turns out normal , then you may have to go for a High resolution CT scan which can rule out interstitial lung disease
User :   HES CONFUSED AND WANT TO SEND ME TO A SPECIALIST.
Doctor :   yes, i too would recommend a specialist
Doctor :   better a integrated approach by both gastroenetrologist and a pulmonologist
User :   SO U THINK WORSEN HERNIA OR LUNG DISEASE?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ITS A PULMONOLOGIST IM SEEING SOON. HOW DO YOU TEST FOR THOSE? CT SCAN?
Doctor :   yes, a HR ( High resolution CT scan )
User :   EVEN THE LUNG DISEASE
Doctor :   yes, HR CT is for lungs
User :   OK THANX FOR YOUR TIME
Doctor :   you are welcome
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