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Severe pain in the shoulder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have been experiencing severe pain in my right shoulder and armpit. I can feel the pain on top of my breast
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I also had sudden dizziness and felt like my throat was getting squeezed this afternoon
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can you tell what i should do for the pain? IS it something i should be concerned about?
Doctor :   may I know your age?
User :   I'm 25
Doctor :   Since when are you noticing this pain?
User :   i have been getting this for the last 2 days. It is worse at night
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain?
Doctor :   Do you have pain while moving the arm?
Doctor :   Do you have other symptom such as nausea, vomiting?
User :   I have a sharp pain and at times it is squeezing pain
Doctor :   may I know your current weight and height?
User :   I do have pain in my arm and shoulder
User :   I have nausea. My height is 170 cms and my weight is103 lbs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms such as cough, fever?
Doctor :   Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol?
User :   I'm having pink eye and runny nose. I feel feverish, but I dont have fever
User :   no.
User :   I'm asthmatic and im on inhalers
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Without physical examination, its hard to predict the exact cause
Doctor :   however based on your description,
Doctor :   your symptoms can be caused by 2 conditions.
Doctor :   1. Chest inflammation
Doctor :   2. Gallbladder pathology - gall stones.
User :   what should i do now? Is there something i can do at home?
Doctor :   A physical examination and evaluation are necessary to determine the cause.
Doctor :   You will need to see a doctor for it.
Doctor :   In the mean time, let me suggest you few measures that will help you.
Doctor :   1. You will need antiinflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen 200mg twice a day for
Doctor :   2- 3days
Doctor :   2. Use antacid syrup such as Syp mucaine gel thrice a day for a week
Doctor :   3. Avoid spicy food.
Doctor :   4.. Physical examination including chest xrays, ultrasound examination will be needed.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes. Thank you for answering my questions
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no, thats all
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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