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left side upper lung/chest pain severe pain he tried to relax to relieve the pain but it still hurts no other pain
45 yr old male with sleep apnea, copd and a smoker he takes isosorb mono tab 20mg one every morning and has a highaneial(? spelling) hernia .
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replied December 8th, 2010
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. The first possibility that is to be ruled out is a cardiac cause like angina or myocardial infarction.

Get an EKG and ECHO along with the cardiac enzymes like Trop T or CK-MB done from a physician to rule it out and these should be done urgently. Once cardiac status is clear, we can think of other possibilities also.

Hiatus hernia can produce a reflux of the acid into the food pipe resulting in the burning pain. As he has got COPD, there’s always a possibility of an infection in the lung along with associated pleuritis resulting in the pain.

Please consult a physician for the same. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.



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