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Suggest treatment for sharp stabbing pain in the chest

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Posted on Tue, 28 Jun 2016
Question: Please email answer to me YYYY@YYYY My computer is older and sometimes isn't efficient. I described the pain I am having in the the section below. Can pluracy (sp) be this high? If so, what do I do about it? which MD do I contact, cardio, pulmonary, internal med, I also have a pain specialist and take mser regularly.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Better to consult orthopedic doctor and get done MRI cervical spine.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of cervical spine related pain is more.
Your pain is not continuous. It is intermittent.
Usually pleuritic pain is continuous type of pain which is worsening with breathing and coughing.
So better to first rule out cervical spine related pathology for this pain.
So consult orthopedic doctor and get done clinical examination and MRI of cervical spine.
Please let me know.
1. Do you have cough?
2. Do you have fever?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (38 minutes later)
I thought about a cervical spine problem - I had a MVA abt 30 years ago and had a C4,c5 and c6 bulge but nothing since then and I haven't injured it recently. I forgot to tell you that I have a trach due to life-threatening sleep apnea and this causes coughing and I also have chronic bronchitis which causes even deeper coughing. I just cant understand why the cervical spine problem would radiate to my throat and stomach....?? Thanks for your speedy response - I appreciate it......XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Have you ever undergone PFT (pulmonary function test)?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Sometimes uncontrolled bronchitis due to virally infection cancer also cause pain and throat symptoms.
So please let me know
1. Have you ever undergone PFT (pulmonary function test)?
2. If yes then what were the values of PFT?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Better to consult orthopedic doctor and get done MRI cervical spine. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. By your history and description, possibility of cervical spine related pain is more. Your pain is not continuous. It is intermittent. Usually pleuritic pain is continuous type of pain which is worsening with breathing and coughing. So better to first rule out cervical spine related pathology for this pain. So consult orthopedic doctor and get done clinical examination and MRI of cervical spine. Please let me know. 1. Do you have cough? 2. Do you have fever? Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks