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Just a virus, or should I see a doctor?

(9 Posts)
Olivo Sun 31-Jan-16 13:42:24

For. A few days, my chest has really hurt - feels kind of bruised inside. I don't have a cough, or sore throat or anything ,and I am not out of breath. It hurts front and back and I am quite achey all over. Does this just sound like a virus, or should I try and get an appt with the doctor?

Natsku Sun 31-Jan-16 14:27:55

That sounds rather like what I have been suffering with. Does it hurt more if you press your chest? Is there any swelling? Does it hurt more when you breathe? I went to the doctor with this and I was told its Tietze Syndrome. Got better with rest but I overdid it yesterday in the snow and it came back again but seems to have disappeared now.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 31-Jan-16 14:29:44

Would suggest you go and see your doctor; that person needs to listen to your chest.

FlatOnTheHill Sun 31-Jan-16 14:45:14

Chest infection

Olivo Sun 31-Jan-16 14:49:23

It hurts a little bit more when I breathe in and out but no coughing, which I usuallŷ get with a chest infection. Tried my inhalers, didnt seem to make any difference this time.

Guess I'd better try and get an apt this week.

Olivo Mon 01-Feb-16 21:38:56

You were right, eneded up being sent for a chest X-ray and various tests. All the nasties ruled out, it is similar to what you had , Natsu. Now have to try and get some rest.

Natsku Tue 02-Feb-16 05:42:57

Hope you get better soon.

Olivo Tue 02-Feb-16 12:21:55

Thanks, feeling so sore!

Natsku Tue 02-Feb-16 16:43:39

Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs are the best for this kind of pain so take some of them! I was unlucky as I can't take NSAIDs and paracetamol does sod all for this

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