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Pain in the ribs while recovering from Bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have been having pains under my ribs could this be serious
User :   i had bronchitis about 2 months ago
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Could you let me know your age and sex please ?
User :   i have only been having pains under my right side rib cage
User :   female 23
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you see any difficulty in breathing ?
User :   no not really
Doctor :   Do you hear any wheeze sort of a noise when you breathe ?
User :   its been really sore, even to touch or to lay on my belly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no, not now but when i had brochitis i was wheezing really bad
Doctor :   Do you have any signs of Inflammation ?
Doctor :   Like fever ?
Doctor :   Redness on the chest ?
User :   yes it does feel infalmmed sometimes
Doctor :   Any swelling or Warmth ?
User :   no my chest isnt red
User :   no warmth on.y swelling
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did you have any recent injury to the chest wall ?
User :   no
Doctor :   How about any signs of acidity or stomach pain along with this ?
User :   when i was sick i was coughing really bad and i was sore then.. it went way for about 1 month and has come back again but im not sick
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you still cough or sneeze or have light headednesss ?
User :   no coughing, proberly have sneezed a little.. not really any light headedness that i can think of
Doctor :   Ok..That is encouraging ?
Doctor :   Please follow the following advise : User :   why?
Doctor :   It is not associated with URTI
User :   what that an infection
Doctor :   1. Please get a Chest X-Ray done immediately.
Doctor :   It might be an infection .
User :   should i go to the hospital
Doctor :   2. Please take Tab.Advil 400mg thrice daily
Doctor :   Yes you have to i suppose .
User :   really go to the hospital
Doctor :   3. Take steam inhalation with sinarest liquid drops.
Doctor :   4. Please see a primary at the earliest before it lands up in pneumonia or emergency.
Doctor :   Hope you are following.
User :   should i go to hospital right now ?
Doctor :   No its not an emergency room hospitalisation emergency but need to see a Primary doctor in a day or two.
Doctor :   It could be a complication due to the bronchitis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please take care and go to the proimary and you will get well soon.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thank you.
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