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Chest pain, running nose, cough and congestions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I'm Dr.
User :   I'm
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I am 19 years old. I have been experiencing cold symptoms since december 2009. Runny nose, congestions, cough, sleep apnea etc. I have really bad chest pain on the left side of my body. it hurts whenever i touch it, lay on it, breathe, or move
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the chest pain still present?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you take any medication?
User :   yes. i've taken amoxicillian, theraflu, claritan, tylenol, etc
Doctor :   Did you hurt yourself?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the chest pain present through out the day?
User :   yes, it is always there. it has been continuous for about 6 weeks
Doctor :   When does chest pain increase or decrease?
Doctor :   Or it remains the same?
User :   it increases whenever I cough, take a deep breath in, press the area, lay on my left side or bend over or turn my torso. when I don't do those things it feels just a little sore
Doctor :   Have you done a chest X-ray?
Doctor :   Or any other investigations?
User :   no, my doctor told me i probably just strained a muscle from coughing but my amount of coughing has greatly decreased but the pain is getting worse. it doesn't feel like a stain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when is your cough reduced?
User :   my cough decreased about a month and a half ago.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it totally gone?
User :   no
Doctor :   Probably thats the reason
Doctor :   You should go for a X-ray to rule out other possibility
User :   well is there any reason that I have had continuous cold symptoms for over three months?
Doctor :   Tell me more about symptoms of cold
Doctor :   is it present continuous for over three months
User :   it began as a regular cold in december but my syptoms have gotten worse instead of going away
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes...they have not gone away at all
Doctor :   when is the running nose more severe?
User :   through out the entire day
Doctor :   morning or during evening
Doctor :   Do you have blocked nose?
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