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It is unlikely COVID.
Thanks for the query.
The symptoms you have mentioned not consistent with COVID. The typical symptoms of COVID are fever, cough, body ache and loose stools.
In your case most probably anxiety or smoking related issues are the possibilities.
Avoid unwanted stress and anxiety. If you are worried you can do a COVID test just for reassurance.
It will settle by itself.
I think unnecessary anxiety may be the cause for most of your symptoms.
Cancer and all are very very unlikely.
If a person quits smoking his body tries to adjust the some minor symptoms like chest tightness may experience. It will settle by itself without any treatment.
Coming to fluid retention and pain, I didn’t understand what is meant by fluid retention. Is there any visible swelling or tenderness? Most probably it is due to minor inflammation.
Thank you for your reply. There is not really visible swelling, only tenderness and bloating in my abdominal area. The pain is upon waking just below the ribcage on both sides. It feels like excess water but is painful. The pain usually goes away throughout the day. Sometimes my right kidney hurts too so I worry, and I read somewhere that these symptoms can be related with lung issues too so I worried even more, hence the anxiety. The lung issue does seem to get worse in humidity. I was worried because I quit smoking six months ago, but I guess it does take some time for the body to heal.
It is unlikely significant.
The symptoms are very vague and unlikely related to serious lung conditions or kidney disease.
It may be due to some kind of anxiety.
Avoid unwanted stress. Do you experience any anxiety related issues?