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A 37-year-old female asked:

R sided chest pain in am. worsens when breathing in and excruciating when bending forward. ? currently on prednisone for lupus like condition.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Go to ER: Pleurisy is a consideration. However, a far more serious condition, pulomonary embolism, is another possibility especially if you have clotting disorders associated with your lupus. Pericarditis is less likely. Have the problem evaluated now. Go to the er if, your rheumatologist is not available.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Call physician: Call your treating physician today. You may have something incidental and no big deal, or you may have something serious. It's hard to diagnose via this kind of email. You may have a perforated organ, rib fracture, lupus complication, and so on. Call your physician now and get their guidance.
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Chest pain: The way you described the pain it sounds like pericarditis, which means inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, a condition that can be causes by lupus. Prednisone may help as well as nsaids. Talk to your doctor/specialist before you try any medications.

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