Lung and Chest disorders Questions & Answers

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2 1 Tue, 18 Feb 2020
HI I have a chest pain but it is not relayed to a heart attract. It hurts when I sleep and when I turn over in bed then the pain is intense, then it goes away,then when I turn over again it starts all over again. Hoping ypu can help Thanking you in advance XXXX
18 1 Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Someone, who works at a pesticide factory, comes to the clinic complaining of muscle spasms that interfere with his movements and breathing. A blood test shows that he has been contaminated with organophosphate pesticide, which is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. How would you explain to him...
2 1 Thu, 29 Aug 2019
I have constant chest pain that is non heart related, The intensity of the pain varies and location. At times it is in my back or neck. I am extremely fatigued and need to sleep much more than usual. I have had a complete heart work up and that has been ruled out. Where should I go next? What...
2 1 Thu, 29 Aug 2019
I have COPD. I have been using Spiriva Handihaler 1x daily for about 10 years now and was doing great. My husband & i retired and our health ins no longer covers Spiriva. There is no way I can afford to pay $450.00 a month for my Spiriva. I have Albuterol inhaler and have been using it. Other...
2 1 Wed, 21 Aug 2019
Hey Doc, Ive been having a tightness in throat below adams apple when i breath at times. ive been coughing up small amount of clear bubbly mucus. I have been having chest discomfort and I feel tightness in throat most when i eat. i am clearing my throat alot as well. i took allegra d for a few...
2 1 Tue, 20 Aug 2019
Have had a cough for about 10 weeks., Had three lots of antibiotics, steroids, inhaler, tablets for acid reflux, but it s still there. Had a ched t x Ray which was normal. Can t sleep for coughing and have a lit of white phlegm.also a lot of funny noises in chest when lying down
3 2 Tue, 20 Aug 2019
Last tuesday I had a flu shot and a neumonia shot. I am 68 and male. I had a very sore arm and felt bad the next day in which I had blood drawn for a test. The results showed a high white cell blood count as well as high ANC and AMC. Could these high readings be because of the shots the day before?
3 2 Tue, 13 Aug 2019
My husband has had a chronic cough for many years. it is now much worse. there is a smell along with it. He can not speak 3 words without coughing. Definitely affected by talking. His lung capacity is good, his sinuses look good. Drs do not seem to be able to diagnose the problem.
2 1 Wed, 7 Aug 2019
Hi my daughter is a competitive gymnast and is 16 years old. She had a cold about a month ago and at end started to have pain in middle of chest under breasts upon laughing hard or physical activity such as going up steps. We have been to see the pediatrician twice now and had a chest x-ray. She...
2 1 Fri, 12 Jul 2019
I have a disconnecting feeling from my body as if I have come off anesthesia the only thing I ve done was take antibiotics and nausea medicine for bronchitis and a bacterial infection in the lungs but after I got my ability to sit up now I feel like I have trouble focusing my body is trying to...
3 2 Thu, 11 Jul 2019
I recently had some lung biopsies done as I have had repeated bouts of pneumonia over the last year. I see my surgeon in a couple of days for the results but no one has called me if they found anything. My surgeon showed me the cat scan of my lungs; the cat scan show my lungs were inflamed, this...
2 1 Thu, 4 Jul 2019
My father recently passed over the weekend. His body was fighting an infection along with pneumonia for 1 week. During that time, he would urinate bloody urine into the foley. The doctors said that was completely normal. It was very dark red. Is that normal?
2 1 Mon, 1 Jul 2019
Hello Dr. Chetna Jain: I am a 68 year old woman who has been diagnosed with Bronchitis. Ive been given Ceftin as my antibiotic for the lst 7 days, but I am not getting much better. The lack of air to my lungs still making me feel that I have to struggle to get air into my body. Do you think I...
3 2 Mon, 1 Jul 2019
I have a cardiac question. About every couple of weeks I feel a fluttering sensation in my left chest. This has been going on for about a year. Sometimes it wakes me up at night. I am a nurse (retired) so of course I check my pulse. It is skipping about every 6 or 7 beats and the episode lasts...
2 1 Fri, 28 Jun 2019
Hi, I am experiencing pain in my chest on the right side below the breast area. Right now the pain only occurs when I m lifting my leg and reaching with my arms, trying to put on socks or shoes, which causes some pressure in that area. The pain last, probably less than a minute but is pretty strong.
2 1 Thu, 27 Jun 2019
My dad has clear lung sounds, but his bronchioles sound inflamed and the breath sounds are rough. He has a dry, nonproductive cough, no fever, no chills, no body aches other than chest pain from coughing so much. I m thinking it s bronchitis but wanted to get a second opinion.
2 1 Wed, 26 Jun 2019
hi, I have Tracheitis when i was young. The way the doctors said it sounds like it was linked to asthma. Whenever i fall ill, i have serious breathing problems and will be exempted from physical activities for days. Normal chores will get me panting and the only time i will be breathing fine is...
2 1 Wed, 26 Jun 2019
My husband and I have booked a 15 day cruise from LA to Hawaii this coming March. We will be flying from Memphis to LA with a stop in Denver. He had pneumonia this past spring. He is 80 and has fully recovered. He exercises regularly but still tires easily but no shortness of breath. He also has...
2 1 Sat, 22 Jun 2019
hi, i just started having really bad chest pains. it started at a sharp stabing pain up my left side whenever i breath, then that suddenly stopped, but then I got a more dull throbbing pain in my chest sternum area and i cant stop coughing. Any idea what could be happening?
2 1 Sat, 22 Jun 2019
Hello, Dr. Jain. I ve just started working out after a while of not working out, and in the middle of the work out I felt like a huge ball of saliva is blocking my mouth and I couldn t breath, I also felt chest pain and started coughing for about 15 minutes. This happened to me for the first...