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I have a dull ache on the left side of chest. No cough, although

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I have a dull ache on the left side of chest. No cough, although I have mild asthma. Blood pressure is fine 140/68. I am wondering if it could be a chest infection or, as the ache goes around the lower back, from time to time, could I have a mild kidney infection. Your thought please.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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do you have any clouding of your urine?

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any shortness of breath?

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any fever?

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any other medical problems?

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high blood pressure? diabetes?

Customer: Slight urine cloud, no blood
Customer: no shortness of breath
Dr. David :

I see.

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best to go to the A&E department.

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there they can check your urine for infection.

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and also check an ECG to check your heart as well.

Customer: a little ferverish
Dr. David :

left side of chest dull aches should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out heart related issues

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and they can check your blood test to check for elevated WBC in infection.

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and check for fever.

Customer: no heart or medical problems.
Dr. David :

and if there is an infection, they can give you a course of antibiotics.

Customer: blood pressured controlled with ramapril tabs . Statins and @ asprin
Dr. David :

I see.

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are you willing to go the A&E and see a doctor and get your urine checked?

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do you have a thermometer at home to take your temperature?

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Customer: Will get appointment with my GP in the morning. Difficult to get to a& without car.
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you are welcome

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I hope you feel better

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