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I have a pain right below my breasts in the middle. Sometimes

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I have a pain right below my breasts in the middle. Sometimes it moves up to between my breasts. Sometimes pain shoots from my right breast and sometimes from my left breast. Sometimes when I talk I have to catch my breath. It doesn't hurt 24/7. I had a chest X-ray, EKG and blood drawn. Dr said my heart and lungs look good.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DOC EK replied 3 years ago.

DOC EK :

Hi

DOC EK :

sorry to hear this

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do you have any other medical problem

DOC EK :

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use reply to respond

Customer:

No, I don't have any medical problems

DOC EK :

any relation of pain with food

Customer:

No

DOC EK :

cough or fever?

Customer:

No

DOC EK :

do you smoke?

Customer:

Yes

DOC EK :

how many a day?

Customer:

About a half pack

DOC EK :

have you reached menopause?

Customer:

I guess. I stopped having periods about 3 years ago but never went thru what everyone else does, night sweets, hot flashes. Never noticed anything different.

DOC EK :

are you taking any medicines?

Customer:

NO

DOC EK :

since how long you have this pain?

Customer:

Since last Monday

DOC EK :

thanks for the information

DOC EK :

it could be a plueritic pain considering history of smoking and difficulty breathing which aggravate the pain

DOC EK :

can be a neuropathic pain

Customer:

Don't know what that means

DOC EK :

a membrane cover the lung and its inflammation can cause pain

DOC EK :

neuropathic pain is a pain due to nerve compression or nerve injury

Customer:

They said the X-ray showed my lungs look good

DOC EK :

in pleuritis x-ray can be normal

Customer:

So what should I do now?

DOC EK :

you should discuss this possibility with your physician and if agree to this can advise you treatment for this

DOC EK :

your thoughts?

Customer:

You mean there is something I can do besides go back to the Dr ?

DOC EK :

have your doctor given you any medicine after getting normal x-ray and ecg?

Customer:

No

DOC EK :

then it is wise to revisit him as its been almost three days and the pain has not settled so as to get the proper treatment

Customer:

OK, thank you

DOC EK :

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