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can you tell me if you get chest pain  with bronchiectasis i am getting pain round ribs under my breasts and at the top above my breasts . i am on antibiotics  just now  xxx

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    Yes I do get chest pain with bronchiectasis. Under my ribcage, under my arm and sometimes around my breast. Not all the time. It's almost like cramp sometimes or a dull ache. I saw a wonderful professor once and he told me pain was common with bronchiectasis patients but they don't really know why. Warm hot water bottle or a wheat bag helps me. If it gets very persistent and painful have a word with the doctor in case it's pleurisy.

    Best wishes

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    Hi there Joyce

    Yrs it is 'normal ' i very often have chest pain when I got an infection and even when I don't.

    That said the pain was more severe than normal so I had an xray last Wednesday which showed up pneumonia so I went straight on to ivs (intravenous anti biotics) you can also get pain with pleurisy so my advice is if it continues ask for an xray.

    Hope this helps.

    Get well soon.

    Rachel xx

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      ​I am sorry that you got pneumonia its good you got the x ray done  Thanks for replying to me its good to know that the chest pain is normal with bronchiectstis ... good luck to you  hope you are feeling better now xx

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    Hello Joyce I had a chest pain last week and I  on antibiotics,go back to the doctors

    if it gets any worse it could be pleurisy ,It can be painful and you can have a sharp pain with it .you may need a course of steroirds

    I hope you better soon

    take care joanne

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      I had a mycobacterum two years ago and was left with a bad cough ,after lots of tests ,I ended up at the chest clinic ,I have only just been diagnosed last wednesday along with a collapased lung ,its been a long road ,but im feeling postive about dealing with bronchiecstis ,I have had lots of good advice and this site makes easier to talk to peolpe with the same problems

      I hope you get better soon

      take care Joanne


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