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What causes chest tightness? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Jan-2014
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Morning Dr.
User:I just sent a query
Doctor:I am sorry I do not have this query here?
User:last week or so, I have some alergy cough and it receded now...I don;t have much cough issue
Doctor:Did you mean you sent a query on Ask A Doctor or Ask a Specialist.
User:I sent it there
User:can I see that ? or I can explain the problem now
Doctor:If you wish to discuss the problem here, you can go ahead.
User:sorry can u see that ?
User:last week or so, I have some alergy cough and it receded now...I don;t have much cough issue
Doctor:Alternatively I'll answer your question and reply there
User:noticed some tightness in my chest
User:and my wife observed I am taking heavy breaths while sleeping
User:I normally have congestion issue during winter season
User:any suggestions ?
User:what could be the reason for the chest tightness feeling
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:How long have you been suffering with this complaint?
User:last two to three days
Doctor:Can you elaborate more on chest tightness?
Doctor:Do you mean you feel you have difficulty to breathe or have pain/discomfort while breathing?
User:no discomport while breathing
User:havy breath in the night...but not with any pain in the chest
Doctor:Are you able to sleep with no serious troubles?
User:not much trouble
User:may be once in a while I will wake up while my son coughs
Doctor:Are you able to walk around, climb stairs, do your activities without any troubles?
User:No troubles
User:able to walk freely
Doctor:If you are able to do your work, sleep well, climb stairs without any difficulties, then you don't seem to have any problems in my opinion.
Doctor:Allergic and cough secondary to viral illness take time to settle down.
Doctor:It may last for 2-3 weeks before subsiding.
User:I feel could be some infection in lungs...
Doctor:You need to be concerned if cough and breathing issues is affecting your daily works.
User:will it be so ?
Doctor:I don't feel you have an active infection.
User:Thank you Dr...
User:anyhow...I am planning to visit my Physisna today
User:just to confirm as I am travelling to my native for a week vacation
Doctor:Based on my clinical experience you don't seem to be having an active infection. but if you aren't convinced, then the next option is to get chest X-ray and complete blood done
Doctor:You can visit your physician and get these test done if needed.
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:Thanks Dr...
User:thats all
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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