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I’m 34 female had lung cancer half a lung removed

Patient: I’m 34 female had lung cancer half a lung removed and thyroid cancer and had the whole thyroid removed. 2yrs ago on lung and 4yrs on thyroid. Anyways I’ve been having shortness of breath chest pains and back pain dizziness dry lips also lips losing color heart rate seam normal. I’m lost on why I’m feeling this way.

 

 

Symptoms: Chest pains hard breathing back pain headache dry lips also white lips dizziness

 

 

Doctor: Welcome to Ask The Doctor.I understand your concern.Your chest pains seem to be Muscular in nature. However, Cardi ac Chest pain and pain due to Acid reflux should be kept in consideration. It is important to differentiate between the all as the treatment course is entirely different. I would try to explain you the most common presentations of such chest pains. The Muscular chest pain aggravates with movement and dull, diffuse and continuous in nature. It has relation with posture as in your case. The Cardiac chest pain is severe and crushing in nature. It increases on activity like walking, exercising and also radiated to left arm, shoulder blade and nape of neck. So, you should get a Chest X-Ray and ECG done. If the ECG and Chest X-ray are normal, the pain is probably Muscular or due to Acid reflux.For muscular pain I advise to do hot fomentation over the involved area 3-4 times a day. You can also apply Diclofenac Gel locally over the involved area. On taking this treatment, this usually resolves in 5-7 days. In case you have pain in abdomen, and acid reflux, I would advise you to take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone.Share my opinion with your doctor before acting upon it.I hope it helps.Stay Healthy

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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