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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: Left side chest discomfort


 AJay - Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:09 am

Hi. I'm a 21 year old male with no past surgeries, current medications or family history. I'm a do not smoke. I do have asthma, but not severe, infact I used my inhaler for the first time in years today.

Yesterday I had trouble lying on my left side in bed, it brough a discomfort to my chest which wore off if i lied on my right side. However even on the right it was uncomfortable though slightly less.

Today, the discomfort in my chest is noticable even when sat or stood up. It feels almost as if there is a blockage or norrowing of my airways.

I also have a small lump under my chin which has been there for years. I researched this as saliva glands (i hope). This lump/gland was swollen yesterday to the size of a pea and I could feel it when eating. However today the swelling appears to have reduced slightly. The lump does not hurt in anyway.

It's my chest I'm worried about, what are the possible causes to this? I'm very worried and any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thankyou.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:07 am

User avatar Hi AJay,
When there is any constriction of the passages of the airway, ie., bronchioles, etc. chest discomfort may arise, as well as the feeling of difficulty breathing or getting a "good" breath. One of the conditions associated may of course be asthma. An evaluation by your physician would determine if treatment for this condition should be initiated. Best wishes.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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