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Forum Name: Chest symptoms

Question: Advice please...chest pain, shortness of breath, Kyphosis


 Rose32 - Thu May 19, 2005 8:14 pm

Hi, I'm just hoping that someone can give me some advice or general information.

My boyfriend is 19 and has been experiencing sharp chest pain for a some time now. He went to see a doctor about 6 months ago but they couldn't find anything wrong with him. I have been urging him to go to another doctor which I believe he will eventually but he has little faith in doctors as he has seen enough in his childhood, having had to wear a back brace as he had Schuermann's Kyphosis. He still has pain in his back from the kyphosis and I was wondering if maybe the chest pain could be related to it, the pain is not always in the same place and he sometimes has shortness of breath with or without the pain.
What confuses me is that his brother & sister also complain of the pain and shortness of breath although they have not had Kyphosis, so maybe it could be some kind of hereditary thing?
Does anyone have any advice, I just want to be able to tell him something so that maybe he will stop trying to ignore it.
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Fri May 20, 2005 1:31 pm

Kyphoscoliosis can cause chest pain and respiratory problems, I need to see a Chest X Ray before I can comment on this. Siblings also should have CXRs done; who knows if we land up with a hereditary condition??

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