Weight Loss Continues To Occur, As Well As Pain On Both Sides Of The Chest And Back?

Hi, I am Aji aged 26 years. In the past month, I often feel pain in my chest and back. Almost every day. I lost weight, and shrank my thighs and buttocks. Even though I eat normally, and my appetite doesn’t go away. I’m confused what kind of pain am I? Until I thought I had HIV, then I went to the test, the results were negative. Please help and find a solution.

1 Answer:

Good afternoon Aji, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints of chest pain, back pain and weight loss for no apparent reason can occur due to several conditions that occur simultaneously or a continuous illness. Among others are:

GERD or Gastrointestinal reflux disease, increased stomach acid which causes symptoms of chest and back pain Tuberculosis, infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis Pleuritis, or inflammation of the lining of the lungs Stress increased activity Increased levels of thyroid hormones or hyperthyroid cancer

In our opinion, a deeper study is still needed, including a history and direct physical examination, as well as possible supporting examinations such as blood tests, EKG or X-rays to determine the cause of the symptoms you feel. However, because the symptoms you are showing are still less typical, we suggest that you first check with a general practitioner, and then when you start to detect where the problem is, proceed to a specialist if it is considered complicated.

Meanwhile, what you can do is to keep getting enough rest, avoid staying up late, increasing your food consumption, avoiding stress and cigarette smoke, and exercising regularly. We wish you and your family good health.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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