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Query about pain on the right side of the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   I have been having pains - not really pains - but uncomfortable feeling, like a band tightening in the area of my bra line, more on the right side. It doesn't bother me when I sleep, in fact, lying down or stretching usually relieves this. I seems that am coffee brings it on or wine. Sometimes the pain or uncomfortable feeling is going on lower in the right. I just recently had a bad UTI as well. I had a bout of these symptoms last year too about this time but then it was okay until 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   hello
Doctor :   So do u have any rash or redness around ?
User :   no
Doctor :   is it sensitive to touch there ?
User :   not touch -
Doctor :   have you had chicken pox any time before ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   60
Doctor :   does this band like tightness , seem to be all over the chest, in a circumferance
User :   do you mean does it go to my back too?
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   i asked if u feel it in your back as well ?
Doctor :   or it is felt only in the front ?
Doctor :   Do u take any medications for any medical conditions ?
User :   front mostly. a little in shoulder blades but not constant and its one side or the other and I have experienced that on and off over the year without the front
User :   No medications
User :   lots of supplements
Doctor :   When you press the area, does it pain ?
User :   no pain, I can feel the pressure though
Doctor :   and you felt this pain since 2 weeks and it is constantly present ?
User :   not 100% constant, like sleeping, lying down.
User :   when I had this last year, I had blood test for liver enzymes and came back normal
Doctor :   this seems to be a dermatomal pain , which can occur as relapse of shingles like pain
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   try applying some pain ointments like capsaisin
User :   that is OTC?
Doctor :   over the counter
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thats right
Doctor :   also apply some ice packs to that area
User :   ok even though the "pain" feels internal
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it helps
User :   ok - is advil a good idea too do you think?
Doctor :   also you try to take some medications like ibuprofen , advil,
Doctor :   that will help to relieve the pain very much
Doctor :   I hope i have answered ur queries
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