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Pre-trachea lymph nodes. Pain behind breast bone, difficulty swallowing. History of pnuemonia and pleural effusion. Advice

hi i am a 42 year old female i have recently been in hospital diagnosed with pnuemonia & pleural effusion. while there a ct scan showed multiple pre-trachea lymph nodes??. my problem is, its 4 weeks since ive been home im not feeling much better, but i seem to have a feeling/pain behind my breast bone almost constant ive mentioned this once when i attended a&e normal xray showed nothing. This last few weeks ive noticed when i eat or swallow i feel like something is almost blocking as i feel a pain around & below my breast bone this is becoming more noticable lately. I have been taking it easy as i can at home, i dont feel myself i have had some lightheaded spells headaches a cough that doesnt rip your stomach out, so its not overly noticicabe. ive been asdked to come back in 3 weeks for full bloods again.. my white blood cells have been high when tested anytime in the last month, also my heart rate has been high. i had some stomach pains a few days ago, while rubbing my tummy for comfort i felt a lump on the left side of tummy which is slightly sore bruised feeling to touch. i just wonder if its worth mentioning to my GP thankyou
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Pleural effusion and pneumonia ,which side?
Since , how many days ,you are having these symptoms.
Usually the treatment ( full course) of pneumonia is just 2-4 weeks depending upon the causative organism.
Mention the name of bacteria which were responsible for pneumonia ?
X ray of chest shows, both pneumonia and pleural effusion so please upload the report over this site.
As far as there is pain behind breast ( bone) is due to gastritis and esophagitis.
Many drugs which are used in treatment of pleural effusion causes esophagitis.
Blood report particularly E S R is very important parameter in diagnosis of bot above mentioned conditions.
Hope I have answered your question.
If further any question I will help.
Good luck.
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