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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: Lung Pain


 Scott - Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:46 am

Hello, I am a 36 year old male who has smoked for 20 years. I had a bout with bronchitis about 3 weeks ago, and at that time quit smoking. Since then I have experienced the sensation of not getting enough air, as well as what I consider to be pain in the lungs. Is this normal for me since I haven't smoked in 3 weeks, or could it be something else. Please advise. Thank you.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jul 07, 2003 5:53 pm

User avatar Scott,
How has the H. Pylori problem gone? Nice to see you drop by again.
As for bronchitis, its symptoms (including cough, sensation of shortness of breath and chest discomfort) can remain for some time after the initial episode (upto months). The best person to evaluate your case would be your physician. If the symptoms and the examination reveals any significant details he may request another chest xray.

Best regards,
 Scott - Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:42 am

Dr. Thank you for responding to my concerns. The H.pylori is so far so good, I do have some reflux though, kind of feels like I have a lump in my throat. My only present concern is the air hunger, to describe it I would say my lungs sometimes feel heavy. My doctor prescribed me an antibiotic, as well as an inhailer. I finished the course of pills, but I didn't use the inhailer very long. Should I continue with the inhailer? Should I request a chest x-ray? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:19 pm

User avatar Scott,
If you havent already done a chest xray during the initial episode of bronchitis, then i think it would be a good idea to do one now.

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