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    What causes pain under the right breast while moving?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: when I push down or move around, it hurts under right breast. any idea? thanks
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Musculoskeletal pain is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.
So do following things for better symptomatic relief.
1. Avoid heavyweight lifting and strenuous exercise.
2. Avoid movements causing pain.
3. Avoid bad postures in sleep.
4. Take painkiller like ibuprofen.
5. Apply warm water pad on affected areas.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these things.
Please let me know if you are having cough and fever.
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 6 hours later
thanks. I do not have cough or fever. If I did, would it be another problem?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes, if you have cough and fever then lung infection can be the cause.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, if you are having cough and fever then lung infection can be the cause for your symptoms.
Since you are not having these symptoms, no need to worry for lung infection or other lung diseases.
Possibility of musculoskeletal pain is more.
So don't worry. Follow advice given in previous answer and you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 24 hours later
I have had this for awhile. can this last that long? thanks
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sorry to say but I don't know about what you are talking about?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
Sorry to say but I don't know about what you are talking about.
Are you talking about pain feeling or cough or fever?
What thing you are asking to stay long?
Please clear my doubts, 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 2 minutes later
so sorry. the pain feeling. I do not have cough or fever
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Don't be sorry. Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
It's OK. Don't be sorry. It's fine.
No need to worry as you are not having cough and fever.
Your pain is mostly musculoskeletal in nature.
And this will improve with the things mentioned in first answer.
So follow advice given in first answer and you will be alright in 1 week.. Hope I have solved your query.
If you are having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
One more quick question, would this muscle pain cause me to gave shortness of breath sometimes when I walk? thanks again
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No, muscle pain can not cause breathlessness.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, muscle pain can not cause breathlessness.
Please let me know
1. Do you have breathlessness on exertion?
2. Or is it at rest also?
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. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 20 minutes later
I am fine when I rest. it is when I walk sometimes or doing something. no problem when resting. thanks
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do you have any other illnesses like Diabetes or hypertension?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
So, you are having breathlessness on exertion.
And at your age, heart and lung diseases can cause similar kind of breathlessness on exertion.
So please let me know
1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you have diabetes or hypertension?
3. Since how many days you are having this symptom of breathlessness? Is it recent one or since long?
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. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
I smoked for many years. smoke about 5 Cigarettes a day now. I do have hypertension. Been having this a few months now. I do have a prescription for Ventolin which helps at times. thanks
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should get done PFT first.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
You should first quit smoking as soon as possible.
It is not good habit.

Since you are improving with ventorlin, possibility of bronchitis is more.
So get done PFT (pulmonary function test).

Please let me know

1. Have you ever undergone PFT?
2. Since how many days you are having this breathlessness?
You may need regular inhaled treatment on the basis 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. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 32 minutes later
I had pft about a year and a half ago. It was fine. I started about 4 months ago on shortness of breath. It is so hard to quit smoking all together. XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Are you motivated enough to quit smoking?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.

I can understand your concern.
You should definitely get done fresh PFT.

You might have developed some defect (obstructive) because you were asymptomatic at the time of last PFT and started symptoms since 4 months.

Another thing is better to enroll yourself in pulmonary rehabilitation center where smoking cessation is practiced.
Please let me know :

1. I can understand that it's a real tough thing to do but are you motivated enough to quit smoking?
2. Why do you smoke? I mean do you have stressful life?

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. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 15 minutes later
I do want to quit. I keep telling myself this is the last one, but it isn't. i did quit and was using electronic cigarettes, but I went back when I moved my mom out here and that was stressful. I was thinking if using those pills they have out. Like, I said, short of breath doesn't happen when I sit. thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should start nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.

In my opinion, you should start Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation.
Psychiatrist consultation, counselling, motivation etc are also important along with NRT to quit smoking.

Don't worry, you will definitely quit smoking. Have faith in yourself..

I forgot to ask about heart issue as this can also cause breathlessness on exertion because you are active smoker and hypertensive too.

So please let me know

1. Is your blood pressure under control?
2. Which drug you are taking for hypertension?
3. What was your last 2D echo report?

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. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 44 minutes later
My blood pressure is under control. I h ad ekg about 3 months ago and it was good. My blood pressure pills begin with the letter l. I dont have them in front if me. Does it make a difference that I am fine when sitting? I have no wheezing. Thanks so much
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, this suggests that you are asymptomatic at rest.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.

Yes, you are asymptomatic at rest and symptomatic (breathlessness) on exertion.
This suggest that your body is not good in exertion.

It does not meet the demand in exertion.
Most common causes for this are lung (bronchitis) and heart (heart failure) related diseases.
Since your ECG is just 3 months old, possibility of heart related diseases is less.
Since you are smoker and improving with ventorlin, possibility of bronchitis is more.
So get done fresh PFT.

It will not only diagnose bronchitis but will also tell you about severity of the disease.
And treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only.

You may need regular long acting inhaled bronchodilator (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS - budesonide or fluticasone).

And quit smoking as soon as possible.
Don't worry, you will be alright.. Consult pulmonologist and discuss all these.

Hope I have solved your query.


You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.

Wish you good health.
Thanks.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 37 minutes later
I so much appreciate your help. If I quit smoking, is there a good chance that my breathing problems will go away?? thanks again for all your help
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes, definitely your breathing will improve.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Thanks for your kind words. It's always encouraging for doctors to hear positive feedback from their patients. I am glad that my advice is helping you.
Yes, your breathing will definitely improve once you quit smoking.
So give you best effort in it. Take help of NRT and counselling in this.
And believe me you will definitely quit smoking and be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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