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Calf pain, pain in rib cage when sleeping. Associated with lung cancer?

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Can calf XXXXXXX horse pain be associated with lung cancer along with excruciating pain inside rig cage after sleeping?
Posted Sat, 6 Apr 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 3 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Lung cancers can present with the pain in the chest but they rarely cause painful muscle spasms in legs.

I would like to know some more details on your problem to understand the condition and opine specifically.

Do you have cough?
Is there any reduced appetite?
Did you loose weight recently?
Are the spasms in leg noticed after a period of exertion?
Is the pain in the chest only on lying down?
Please do write the CT scan report in detail here or you attach the CT scan and other investigation report here on the right side of this page. I shall have a look to get relevant information.

Also I would like to know

What was the indication for removal of the lung lobes in past?

Waiting for your response,

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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 47 minutes later

Thanks for writing back.

The image you attached does not show any medical reports.

Also the CT scan report you have typed in does not mention the location or any details on density and texture of the lesion in the lung.

A non calcified nodule can be a soft tissue growth of shorter duration (6 months) and also the pattern (budding tree) points towards a aggressive or invasive growth. The lesion mentioned in the scan could be a growing tumor.

If you have reduced appetite and weight loss, then cancer can be a possible diagnosis needing a physical examination to prove otherwise.

The pain in the chest you have could be due to the lesion in the lung where as the spasms in the calf, hoarse voice, dysphagia, bowel incontinence could be due to other causes which can be known after a physical examination.

The hoarse voice and the dysphagia as I suspect, could be due to the thyroid problem you have. Do get the thyroid hormone levels checked and get the Synthroid dosage revised accordingly.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

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