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Smoking leading to chest pain, left chest swollen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I have been smoking since last 1 year. i smoke about 10 cigarettes a day. Now i'm getting pain at the upper left area of the chest. please advice me
Doctor :   when do you get pain ?
User :   when i smoke
User :   and after i smoke
Doctor :   how is the pain can you describe it ?
User :   Also since i started smoking, my left chest is looking big in size comparing with right
User :   when i touch the left chest area, it is very hard and i sense some kind of pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   my age is just 25.i'm male. i'm smoking since last 1 year only
Doctor :   does the chest pain come back if is there any sternous activity say exercise
User :   ya sometimes
Doctor :   do you have cough ?
User :   no... but when i smoke more than 10 cig a day.. i get a little bit
Doctor :   smoking is not good for health and in you it has caused chest problems
User :   now a days when i goto sleep, i'm getting pain in hands and legs
Doctor :   you need to get an X- ray of the chest and ECG
User :   also i get a lot of swet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you have got night sweats also
User :   i sleep late and wake up late due to work
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your height and weight ?
User :   5.8 and 67kgs
Doctor :   do you also have acidity and indigestion problem
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   at left chest i can also see swellon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   get an physical examination done by a physician and get the Chest X- ray and ECG.
Doctor :   based on that the cause for the swelling and the chest pain can be detected
Doctor :   you have to probably quit smoking
User :   Could you suggest me east way or technique to stop smoking?
Doctor :   if you want to stop smoking stop it immediately
Doctor :   it is as simple and as easy as you started smoking
Doctor :   just stop smoking and indulge in your activity
User :   hmm
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :   once you stop smoking the chest problem and the pain all over the body and night sweats will all disappear
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
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Doctor :   bye for now
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