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Coughing, headache, back pain, weakness. Please help

hi i have a very bad cheast and coughing and every time im coughing im being sick and i got a really bad head ach i had for a while it use to cum and go but now it stay there and i got really bad back ache and feel really weak everything i eaten for the last 2 days i brought bk up with coughting my gust up wat do u think it is please help
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello there and welcome.

Thank you for your query.

Your description requires further investigation.

A few other things need to be cleared before we could reach a conclusion. Did you have any of the following:

-Runny nose
-History or current fever
-Any form of apnea (an episode of breathlessness, a small period involving a pause in breathing)
-Any blood or sputum with cough (if sputum, which color)

I would advise you to visit your family physician with the same complaints and discuss your condition in detail. The doctor will have to examine your chest, and might also require and x-ray of the chest to put light on your condition.

Your cough sounds quite severe, and while most times patients cough intensively due to anxiety, there are conditions where sever bouts of coughing are present.

Back pain is common with a few conditions of the lung, which is what we are suspecting here. Though describing this to your doctor will help him/her.

The headache is linked to the cough, and can even be present in patients with difficulty in breathing.

I advise you to visit your doctor for further assistance.

I hope this has helped you. You can always write back to us for further clarifications.

Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health thereafter.
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan's  Response
Dear Concerned.,
Thanks for writing to us.
By history it is not mentioned, whether it was dry/productive caugh nor the duration mentioned.Do you also have fever/Sputum with blood stains/loss of appetite and weight.
have you already taken a flu Shot(immunised against flu)
Kindly undergo these investigations.,
Blood-Hb%,TLC,DLC,ESR,Absolute Eosinophil Count.,Urinalysis,Stools for Ova and Cysts,
Blood Chemistry for FBS/PPBS/Urea /Creatinine.
Chest X-rayPA view ,
Throat Swab//Sputum for Culture and Sensitivity//Sputum for AFB (daily early morning for 03 days)
Pulmonary /Lung Function Tests.
After obtaining these reports please consult an Internal Medical Practitioner/Pulmonalogist who will evaluate and treat you based upon the clinical examination report and laboratory report evidence.
Meanwhile you may start
A) steam inhalation
B)OTC Caugh lozenges
C)Analgesics for back ache
D)Nutritiously balanced diet.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.,
Best Regards,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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