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What causes shortness of breath along with chest pain?

Hi, I m a 25 year old male and over the last week have been experiencing progressively worst shortness of breath and chest pain. My symptoms now are; Shortness of breath (when I breath deeply there feels a squeeze on the side of both lungs) Chest pain on the LEFT side of the chest around the nipple Dull pins and needles type pains in the left calf, left forearm and left side of the neck. Heart Palpitations All my resluts for the following have comback normal; Chest X-Ray Blood Tests ECG Doctors reckon I have an infection in the lining of lungs even though my blood tests show no infection. The only family history is diabetes and deep vein thrombosis. Please reasure me that this is the case?
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

As per your clinical history is concerned, please follow like this:

1) Do a clinical examination by your Doctor [rheumatologist] and do blood differential count only.
2) You can take OTC painkillers like [ibuprofen] along with a prescription medication like [pantoprazole].
3) Discuss with your physio for specific exercise plan.

Do follow lifestyle modification like this:

1) Apply heat or ice. Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad on the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting and then apply Ice.
2) Take Rest and try to avoid activities that make your pain worse.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo
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