Patient :I had chest pain on my left side and lack of breath they thoguht I had pleural inflamation and now they say i have ostocondritis, 1 week and i still have a lot of pain with lack of air, i have beem taking antiflamtory medicines and pain killers , but i dont get better please help
Symptoms: Chest pain left side, back pain , lack of air , very hard pain in the chest upper part and in the middle
Thanks for your query.
Read and understood your history and concerns.o
I hope, EKG done and cardiac problem has been ruled out.
The pain of pleurisy comes on every time you breath in and spread over an area over one side of chest, the Doctor hears classical pleural rub.
In costochondritis - the pain is localized to a particular point/s, is just below the skin, you can have typical pain on touch to that particular point.
I hope the following investigations have been done:
Tests of blood to see for WBC for infection, sugar for diabetes.
X-ray of the chest to see for pleural thickening, pneumonia and any such problems.
Continue with your present treatment of anti-inflammatory and painkillers.
Additional treatment will be as per clinical evaluation by your Doctor and reports.
I hope this answer helps you.
Feel free to discuss further
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