Dear customer,I am Dr.Charles and I'm happy to help with your question today.I need the following information from you,so that I can provide you the complete & best answer:
Have you undergone any tests so far?
Is there any other known medical illness?
Is there any loss in weight?
I am online and is waiting for your reply.Kind Regards- Dr. Charles
Hi Dr. Charles,
No, at the clinic they listened to my breathing with a stethoscope and said I was clear. That's the only test so far, no X-Rays.
No, I'm in very good health, excercise regularly, don't smoke, eat healthy.
Is there any loss in weight? No, I'm 175lbs, 5' 11, and have been for years.
Thanks for the valuable info you had given.I've taken a close look at your question & the reply and come up with the following answer:
The symptoms you have described can be due to a condition called pleurisy.It is an inflammation of the pleura, the double layered membrane that covers the lung.This causes pain in right side of chest radiating to shoulder,neck,upper back.
Most probable cause seems to be due to pleurisy.Most likely it is caused by viral infection, or other lung lesions nearby the pleura causing its irritation and inflammation.
Other possibility can be of a condition called costochondritis.Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum.
These symptoms can be due to following causes:a rib fracture,clavicle fracture,stress fracture,inflammation of the muscular tissue like fibro myosistis or myositis.
Most probable cause seems to be pleurisy.
You need following tests:
-Complete blood count(CBC)
-Pulmonary function test(PFT)
Exact diagnosis can only be made after physical & clinicalexamination.So I advice you to make an appointment with your doctor for thesetests & examination to know the exact cause & then treatment will bedone accordingly.
Till than take tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg from the counter. It is available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription
& will help you greatly.
Hope this helped
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Kind Regards- Dr. Charles