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Slight dull pain in the right hand side of the chest below ribs. Reason ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:good afternoon doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:nice to XXXXXXX u
User:should i proceed with the query
Doctor:Nice to XXXXXXX you too.
Doctor:Sure. Please proceed with your query.
User:i am having slight dull pain in the right hand side of the chest
User:below ribs
User:its around 2 years
User:it happens sometime
User:now i was having it , i took a lot of water and it decreased
User:after lunch i took little water and then after i took lemon tea and a cigreete
User:and sometimes just after cigerretee it happens
Doctor:I would like to know certain details of the pain.
Doctor:Is it in the chest or below the chest (Towards abdomen)?
User:sometime i feel towards abdomen but for very few seconds only
User:normallly i feel in the chest
User:something like niddle pinching
User:or dull pain
Doctor:Is the pain occurring continuously?
User:as if something is there
Doctor:Does it increase or decrease with deep breathing?
User:no nothing happens
User:i take deep breath during pain but it remains same
Doctor:Does it have any relation with having food?
Doctor:How long does it stay when it occurs?
User:i am just wondering weather it is becouse of gas or any other problem
User:for few mintues
User:around 10-20 min
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Let me give you a brief idea.
Doctor:Do you have cough or any breathing problems?
User:for last 3 days i was having cold and cough
User:before around 3 months i had infected lungs and cough
User:but its almost k now
Doctor:Did this pain increase during this episode of lung infection?
User:and this dull pain i feeling from 2 years in interval time period
Doctor:The pain in right side of chest usually does not relate to gastritis.
User:during that time when i smoked i felt very heavy at my chest as if my chest is unable to adjust even a single cigreete
Doctor:Gastritis, oesophageal reflux disease etc shows pain usually over lower side of left chest or upper abdomen.
Doctor:It can also cause pain in the middle of the chest.
User:wat can be done
User:is it something serious
Doctor:Since you are not having any other symptoms of disease in your lungs, it does not relate to the lung disease either.
Doctor:No. It does not look serious from your history.
Doctor:To me, it looks more like a muscular pain which occurs occasionally.
User:so wat can be done , how it ca be cured
Doctor:Let us do it in a systematic way.
Doctor:First, the symptoms does not show anything serious.
Doctor:Now, we have to get it examined by a XXXXXXX medicine specialist.
Doctor:They might advice some blood tests to see if any infection is there or not.
Doctor:Also an Xray may be advised.
User:x XXXXXXX to detect what
Doctor:Once the examination and investigations are done, it would be easier to come to any confirmatory diagnosis.
Doctor:Xray will be done just to rule out if any infection is present in the lungs.
Doctor:When a diagnosis is made, specific treatment can be taken to cure this pain.
User:if lung infection is dected during x XXXXXXX will it mean anything serious?
Doctor:An infection is the easiest disease to treat at present.
User:does it has anything to do with smoking
Doctor:How long have you been smoking?
User:i hardly take 1 or 2 in a day
User:from past 2 years
User:but irregularly
User:ususlyy 1 and half years
Doctor:Fine. It is very unlikely to be a cause for this pain.
Doctor:I understand that you are more worried about cancer.
User:any precuation that i can take
Doctor:An X-ray can tell us if there is any growth or not.
Doctor:Cancer can be occurring to anyone at any time.
User:so chances are there
User:is this a sign for that
Doctor:Signs of cancer in lungs can be any of the following. Cough, sputum with blood, pain, breathing difficulty etc.
Doctor:It can start without any of the above.
User:if found early can it be treated
Doctor:So, in short it can be told only after the proper investigations are done.
User:from medicine
Doctor:Yes. Cancer treatment is much advanced and can be treated if diagnosed early.
Doctor:But, as of now, you should not be worrying about it.
Doctor:You do not seem to have any problems like that.
Doctor:Just as a precaution you can do the following.
User:then i should XXXXXXX a doctor physically
User:yes please
Doctor:1. Get yourself examined by an XXXXXXX medicine specialist and get a general health check up done.
Doctor:2. Stop smoking completely.
Doctor:3. Do regular exercise for atleast 30 minutes daily.
Doctor:4. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:5. Drink atleast 3 litres of water daily.
Doctor:6. Keep yourselves in high spirits always.
Doctor:Keep you jovial mood and live happily.
Doctor:7. Have your meals at regular times every day.
Doctor:8. Avoid oily and spicy food.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:thank you doctor
Doctor:So, the take home message is, do not worry for this pain.
User:is there anything else i should be knowing
Doctor:Just keep yourself happy and lead a happy life.
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:Hope I had been able to clear your concern.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:that all i had to ask
User:thanks doctor
User:nice talking to u
Doctor:Ok. Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor:It was nice guiding you too.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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