Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Chest pains, pleurisy, had pulled a muscle in lungs, esophageal spasms. Cure?

Hi, I had chest pains and went to the ER about a week and a half ago and found out I had a case of pleurisy, and I had pulled a muscle in my lungs. I am a 25yr old female. Height 5'7, around 150 lbs. I was also diagnosed with esophageal spasms around November of last year. I am actually due to go through some training within the next week that requires a great deal of lifting. Would it be okay to continue on with the lifting requirements of my job, or is there a time frame that I should wait in order to not further damage anything?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  114
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
You don't actually have damage to your lungs. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Usually caused by an illness such as a virus. You could try taking Advil or Alleve every day for a week to see if it gets better. If you were to continue with training the only risk would be the pain could get worse or take longer to go away.
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor