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I've been having pain while breathing, it's been 2 weeks

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Hi, I've been having pain while breathing, it's been 2 weeks now. It's on the left side, right next to my breast and today a different pain started and I don't know if it is on my heart or lung
JA: Have you used any medication for the pain?
Customer: yes, paracetemol and brufen
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the pain?
Customer: not yet, I called nhs but they told me to take medicine and see what happens
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no, thank you
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 15 days ago.

Sorry to hear about this

How old are you ?

Is it the first time you are experiencing such pain?

Are you a smoker?

Regards

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Hi, I'm 18, yes, and no I'm not a smoker
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
the first pain was probably the strain of a muscle
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 15 days ago.

Thanks for the details

There are two main possibilities

One is a pleuritic chest pain due to inflammation of pleura

And secondly it could be a muscular pain

Some time gastritis can also cause such pain

As it has been two weeks so it is better to have it examined

Heart related pain at your age seems unlikely

Also the pain you described is not typical of cardiac chest pain

Please do let me know if you have any other question

I am happy to assist till you are satisfied

Regards

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Yeah, i think it's something to do with muscle and pleura
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
that will only go away with proper medication right?
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 15 days ago.

Yes with rest and may be physical therapy

Please do let me know if you have any other question

I am happy to assist till you are satisfied

Regards

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
is it urgent to go see a doctor?
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 15 days ago.

No you can make a routine appointment

Please do let me know if you have any other question

I am happy to assist till you are satisfied

Regards

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
okay thank you so much
Expert:  DR. EHTISHAM replied 15 days ago.

You are welcome