What causes left sided pain while breathing? - Online Doctor Chats
I have pain on the left side of my body when I breath. I have had a cold but I am worried that I have something wrong with my lungs because I am a smoker?
please give me a moment while I read your query
it is possible that something could be wrong with your lungs
I took a XXXXXXX seltzer for the pain and it has subsided somewhat
since when is this pain present?
3 days XXXXXXX
Is there any other associated symptoms are cough, difficulty in breathing?
a cough but not constant very shall we say rare
I don't think I have a problem with my lungs no never have
the pain is in my lower left quadrant beside lets say my bottom rib area
this is likely gastritis because of the fact that XXXXXXX seltzer helped you somewhat
of course, smoking adds up to the gastritis
the location points towards gastritis
Continue to take XXXXXXX seltzer
But I have it daily and some mucus that is brown when I cough
Avoid smoking for few days until the time you feel better
Stop smoking for a while then and take bland diet
can I ask you something else?
You can ask me
I had an endrometrial ablation however it is spelled and now I have a fishy smell like all the time I have some medication for that d something or other than I am supposed to use nightly and I do but it continues to come back. With the lichen scheloris I also get an itchy clitoris It is almost so itchy I cant cope. I cant seem to get a grip on either of these issues. Also I have to urinate constantly
ok Im done
Yes, you should see a urologist for this, it would be ideal
the overactive bladder can be better addressed by a urologist
The other symptoms point towards bacterial vaginosis
I have been reading a lot about women with similar problems on the internet and a lot of them suggested a probiotic for this so I bought one especially designed for those female problems but my mother thinks those are a bad idea to take your thoughts?
the doctor says I do not have bacterial vaginosis
very dry also there
In my view, probiotics are good
another symptom that is apparently due to the ablation
Ok I will continue to take them
Sure, probiotics are definitely good
please continue them
The smell from ablation cannot last longer
They always test me for vaginosis and that is not the problem
how long is this smell present for?
all the time
I agree that lichen sclerosis can cause these symptoms as well
then I use the medication for the 5 nights its prescribed for and it goes away but comes back again over and over.
So I am itchy, smelly ,dry and sick of this whole deal its endless
You realize I'm going to keep you here for the rest of this session right?
So how does one handle lichen sclerosis then?
Currently, ultra-potent topical corticosteroids are the medical treatment of choice for lichen slerosus
I have those
they help but not with the fishy smell
so I have nidagel for that
You see, this is a chronic disease
there is remissions and relapses
Im waiting for the remissions because I haven't had many period
Therefore treatment could be difficult and for long duration
My pain is gone now thank you
I am glad
Keep patience with it
continue the treatment and be in regular follow up so that if not complete, atleast partial remission can be obtained
I want to ask you something else and its about my daughter who is 16
please ask me
In Canada doesn't a doctor have to have permission to give a girl of 16 birth control pills. She asked for these because she has started getting bad acne. After being put on an anti depressant Ciprolex
the doctor can prescribe
And the doctor just gave them to her I'm not happy about that at all for many reasons It gives her the option of being sexually active, I don't think birth control pills are good for anyone
provided the doctor has a practicing license
Every drug has its own pros and cons
A skilled doctor knows how to use them efficiently
So, if it is medically valid, there is no harm in prescribing it
Had unprotected penetration like twice arggg
But no call back from the doctor about the tests she said she would only call if there was something wrong with the swab she took that was Saturday
You could call the doctor's office back
Follow up on Tuesday with her so thanks for your time and answers
Again, we need to weigh the risk- benefit ration before prescribing any medicine
So, the doctor thinks birth control pills has more benefit in your granddaughter than risks
shes my daughter not my granddaughter anyway Im not happy she is on the pill so I will discuss this with her doctor. Have a great day
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