... I am a 23 year old female. I was a social smoker but have not smoked for a while. For the past two months I have had a very tight chest. ... (1 replies)
... you should do a xray. (1 replies)
I am so sorry that your are suffering so badly. Have they performed any type of pulmonary function tests on you? At any times did they attempt a course of oral or inhaled steroids?
Sounds like you have been through the RINGER with this - I am sorry:( (1 replies)
... mildly pungent in that place and the inside of my chest feels somewhat "tight", with no shortness of breath, yet a distinct impression thereof. ... (0 replies)
... n run at all now, due to my lungs. It is extremely painful to even go for a slow, light jog. I continue to go to the gym but cardio is out of the question. My chest is too tight and the pain is unbearable. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I would ask for a sputum test & have them send it to lab to see if there is anything growing from it i.e. mycobacterium.
I have had 'all the symptom' you mentioned, and just recently, I also had night sweats, low grade fever, chest/lung pain left side over near heart,
back pain, shortness breath, cough productive with same stuff being let up....
turned out I had ... (3 replies)
... I find it so hard to describe to doctors I get so many different sorts of pains in different areas of my chest and back. ... (3 replies)
... i did do some reading on the scarring of lungs(pulmonary Fibrosis)
can my situation get worst? my dr says not to worry, he said he didnt see the actual cat scan images yes, but just read the report. the report said i had a mild scarring on top of one of my lungs.
this is pretty frightening.
can the other symptoms all be related to this?
constant pressure in chest... (8 replies)
... from the minute i wake up to when i sleep., also about a month after the dry cough started, i have a tight thoat and Hoarseness. i also started seeing blood in my phelm and when i blow my nose. the blood is bright red. ... (8 replies)
... Also, do you have chronic bronchitis, or get bronchitis frequently every time you get a cold? ... (30 replies)
... am, I was walking the halls of our high school when all of a sudden my chest became very tight, my neck seemed to thicken up, my heart began pound as if it was on fire, and a shooting pain began to move down my left arm. ... (2 replies)
... It sounds like you are well informed on this. I did take a spirometry test (I think thats what its called, where I blew into the tube) and the doctor said it was normal. But, at that time my right lung wasn't feeling the tightness I'm describing. Like I said, it's a cycle; my right lung will tighten up then I can make myself cough up phlegm and then it will ease off a... (11 replies)
... At the beginning of May, I visited an urgent care clinic due to shortness of breath and chest pain. ... (2 replies)
... My chest feels "tight" all the time, but if I'm careful, I usually don't cough as much as I did before I started the inhalers. ... (16 replies)
... I'd seek another opinion too - though having a normal PFT is a great sign!
Best of luck and God bless,
Jeff (8 replies)
... thanks for the reply jeff.
i did see a specialist and he is the one who had me take the cat scan.
my PFT was ok.
my doctor does not seem to concerned about this. he just told me, he does not think the lung scarring is causing my symtoms.
i think i should find a new dr.
i left his sectretary 2 messages over 3 days ago. the dr. has not returned my phone call yet.
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... Scaring and cancer are not tied to one another, or in other words scaring won't cause cancer. There are lots of things that can cause scaring in the upper lung area. I know bronchitis is one, and other similar traumas to the lungs. In my case the scaring is noticible on x-ray in the lower lobes, especially in the right lung, but a biopsy shows that the scaring is through... (8 replies)
... i took the cat scan and the dr said i had mild lung scaring on top of one of my lungs.
he said i shouldn't worry about this..
does anyone know what can cause lung scaring and should i be concerned about cancer?
thanks (8 replies)
... I'll watch for your update :)
Jeff (8 replies)
... thanks jeff,
i will be going to a specialist in 2 days.. i will post an update. (8 replies)