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Treatment options for pleuritic pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User :   Dear User, You have started the test chat with our doctor. The duration of the test chat is 5 minutes. After the trial period, you will be redirected to the Payment page
User :   Hi is someone there?
User :   To make the most of this 5 min. free trial, while I'm waiting, here is my HPI: 30 y/o female. Sx of Pericordial catch syndrome: sharp, stabbing pain at the level of about my 6th intercostal space. Persistent, for the past 30 min or longer. consistently 2/10 on 10 pt pain scale, but intensified to 8/10 with inspirations. Deeper inspiration makes it worse
User :   I've had these sx before, but never lasting this long. Pain does not radiate anywhere else, and I have having no other sx except some slight anxiety.
User :   pain is on the left side and is most intense near the sternocostal angle, but continues around to the left
User :   I don't kwon why I put 30y/o female, I'm actually 23...
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, can you see what I typed above?
Doctor :   Yas
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User :   goo
User :   good
Doctor :   your symptoms sounds more like a pleuritc pain
Doctor :   but i cannot confirm it
Doctor :   has there been a trauma in that region
User :   no never
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken a pain killer?
User :   2 acetomenophen x 500mg about 1 hr ago for a headache, which has now gone away
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also tried a heating pad, which didn't work
Doctor :   that should relieve this pain too
Doctor :   but do you have any other symptoms?

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