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Had bronchitis and pneumonia. Feeling fatigue and pressure in rib cage. How to cure this problem?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: i had broncitus and pnuemonia in the right lung during the whole month of dec. Since that time, i have had increasing fatigue and a feeling of pressure under my right rib cage/ shoulder blade. a ct scan of chest and abdoman showed no signs of the pnuemonia last week. I still feel as tho I am breathing shallow because of discomfort when i breathe deeply. I do have an umbilical/ incisional hernia that appeared when coughing so much. the er dr was able to put it into place and i now wear a tight wrap to keepit in place.i have an appt with a pulmanologist this week.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
The increasing fatigue and the feeling of pressure under the right rib cage could be related to a post infection weakness. Since the CT scan of chest has come clear, there is nothing to worry.
The symptoms are likely to gradually resolve by taking a healthy nutritious diet XXXXXXX in vitamin B complex and Vitamin C. Doing XXXXXXX breathing exercises will help in decreasing the feeling of pressure under the rib cage.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

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