Pain in chest and back
Hi,i am 20 years old and have been smoking since 3 years..from past 6 to 8 months i am getting a terrible pain near my sternum..around sternum..the pain occurs after smoking cigarettes..and gets severe with more cigarettes..it pain alot while moving or changing positions or stretching..the area near the breast bone gets a sharp pain...and recently since 3 days i am getting a sharp pain while breathing deeply in the left side of my lower back..it hurts when i breathe deeply...and the pain in chest near sternum continues..i am worried..am i have any kind of cancer?..is this a severe problem?..please guide me..i am trying to quit smoking ..please help
Doctor Answers (2) on Pain in chest and back
When u know that pain occurs after smoking why do not u quit smoking? as u know smoking cause lung cancer n chronic cough called smoker's cough, u better quit smoking from now onwards.to know exact reason of yr chest pain n pain under yr sternum 1st get x ray chest done,n then avoid eating hot n spicy food n take any good antacid like pentaprazol or smilar.also drink milk, eat banana n icecream or its milk shke which will give rilief to yr pain under yr sternum bone as it could be due to hyperacidty as lot of smoking may cause such kind of pain n cough.Stop smoking immidiately to start with.
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