Hi doc … I want to ask, my left chest hurts. Every breath is heavy and painful. Never felt an X-ray of the heart enlarged and inflammation of the lining of the lungs. Already treated, but sometimes the left shoulder and left chest pain.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints of pain in the left chest that you mentioned can occur due to various things, including:
The condition continues to recur, maybe because the condition you are experiencing has not been completely treated or indeed a chronic disease. For example if what you say is a tuberculosis infection. This infection requires regular treatment for at least 6 months, and can even take up to a year if infected with severe bacteria. If before the specified time you complete treatment, it is not impossible that the complaint will persist. Then if you experience chronic diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart disease and kidney disease, then this condition is even more difficult to recover and the treatment is longer, even can last a lifetime.
In essence, your condition can only be known with certainty through direct and periodic examinations. After all, if your condition has dragged on like that, the medicine might not be enough with just what you can get freely. So, in the end you will still need to see a doctor. We suggest consulting your internal medicine doctor for a history, physical examination and support such as X-rays, lab tests, and CT scans if necessary. The handling that you will receive later depends on the results of this inspection. If the treatment from the doctor does not relieve your symptoms, then don't move to another doctor first, but control to evaluate the condition.
Meanwhile, limit physical activity, avoid cigarette smoke, increase consumption of warm water, manage stress well, maintain ideal body weight, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.